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Why is my foot getting itchy every few days for no reason?

Why is my foot getting itchy every few days for no reason?

Fungal infection: You may have a fungal infection. The problem is that this can spread to your shoes which can then re-infect you. #1 - wear clean socks every day. #2 - see your doctor or a podiatrist to have your feet looked at and possibly started on an antifungal medication. #3 - get from the pharmacy or your podiatrist a spray to use on all your shoes to kill any fungus. ...Read more

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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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Every time I have my cycle it's heavy for the first 2 days then it's just a few drops on my tampons after that. It's been happening for years but no o?

Every time I have my cycle it's heavy for the first 2 days then it's just a few drops on my tampons after that. It's been happening for years but no o?

Heavy periods?: You have to define "heavy periods" in terms of blood flow, tampon number, and/or time frame. Many women would consider a two day period a "blessing in disguise." However, if your first two days are changing tampons every 30 minutes, then you need to see a GYN MD with the answers to my first sentence in hand to know if it is normal or not. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why my period is getting later and later each month. It's not stress!

Is there a reason why my period is getting later and later each month. It's not stress!

Irregular menses: Regular menstrual interval is between 21-35 days , from first day of menses to first day of menses. In young women the proliferative phase(first part of the cycle preparing for ovulation) may be greater than 14 days. This is not abnormal as long as you are ovulating. If you are not ovulating then menstruation can either be absent or very erratic. ...Read more

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Since October I've beenj getting bruises on my feet and ankles for no reason. Why is this?

Since October I've beenj getting bruises on my feet and ankles for no reason. Why is this?

I would recommend : You see your doctor to follow up. They may need to do bloodwork to ensure everything is okay. ...Read more

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Why is my period so long right now when it's usually only a few days? I need some advice.

Why is my period so long right now when it's usually only a few days? I need some advice.

Need consultation : This question requires much more information to answer. A full consultation with one of us here or in person with your doctor is recommended ...Read more

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My 11 month has been having runny nose for almost a month.It reduce for few days n then is back again.What should I do. The doc say its allergy. ?

My 11 month has been having runny nose for almost a month.It reduce for few days n then is back again.What should I do. The doc say its allergy. ?

Antihistamine?: Have you tried antihistamine? Be sure to rule out food allergies as well. If the problem not controlled by antihistamine , consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am still sore a few days after working out?

Is there a reason why I am still sore a few days after working out?

Muscle breakdown: Physical exercise cause muscle tissue to be broken down. If they tissue breakdown is excessive due to over exertion than you may have a condition call rhabdomyolysis. If the soreness is severe and not improving, see your physician for blood work as your kidneys could be as risk of injury. ...Read more

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My heels have been numb for almost a year now. I mostly wear flip flops or no shoes. I also stand for long periods. No pain. Why is this?

My heels have been numb for almost a year now. I mostly wear flip flops or no shoes. I also stand for long periods. No pain. Why is this?

Flip the Flops.: A reasonable beginning to evaluating your symptoms would be for you to begin wearing appropriate shoes with a cushioned sole and insole. Stop going barefoot and wearing flip flops, as it seems logical that these are the proximate cause, or at least aggravating your condition. After the switch, then reassess your symptoms and then, if no improvement, begin exhaustive neurological studies. ...Read more

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I am 6 months pregnant and for the past month or so every day when i blow my nose there is blood. Why is this?

I am 6 months pregnant and for the past month or so every day when i blow my nose there is blood. Why is this?

Nosebleed, pregnant: Your blood vessels can dilate or fill up with blood in response to the hormonal changes your body goes through. If you have nasal congestion too, you might have something called a pyogenic granuloma which is a benign growth in the nose seen in pregnant women occasionally-have someone look at it is the best thing to do. ...Read more

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I have been feeling sick and tired all day for three days now is there a reason why ?

I have been feeling sick and tired all day for three days now is there a reason why ?

Many reasons: Donna, There are many possibilities for fatigue and malaise (feeling sick), ranging from minor viral illness to mono to anemia, and many many other things. If the feelings don't improve within several days, go see your doctor, who can take a full history and examine you. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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For past few months keep on getting bothersome nasal congestion that makes me really uncomfortable few times a week on 1 side only. what should I do?

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For past few months keep on getting bothersome nasal congestion that makes me really uncomfortable few times a week on 1 side only. what should I do?

?: That affected side may be the one next to the A/C at your home, office or car, anyways, besides using the saline nasal wash, you may want to consult an ENT to make sure nothing abnormal on that particular side, meanwhile you can try OTC Flonase or Nasocort, nasal sprays as needed, but read the labels carefully , and do not overuse it without medical supervision, good luck ...Read more

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I get a blood blister on my tongue for no reason it's stays for about half an hour then disappears why does this happen?

I get a blood blister on my tongue for no reason it's stays for about  half an hour then disappears why does this happen?

Sure? Blood Blister: If you are sure it's a blood blister: thinning of a blood vessel wall could cause "ballooning" when the pressure goes up, then collapse when the pressure goes back down. The concern is if this blister doesn't resolve and gets cut, getting it to stop bleeding could be difficult. Have it checked out with an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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My right foot feels cold . The last two days this has happened. I generally have cold hands and feet but longer than a day is odd . Why ?

My right foot feels cold . The last two days this has happened. I generally have cold hands and feet but longer than a day is odd . Why ?

Blood pressure: Generally it could be related to blood perfusion or vascular perfusion to your feet and hands. It may also be related to winter temperatures and your body natural protective reaction to keep most warm blood to your core. Good luck. ...Read more

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My eye has been twitching for a couple of months now & it's is give me bad head archs to, is this bad? I do we're glasses!

My eye has been twitching for a couple of months now & it's is give me bad head archs to, is this bad? I do we're glasses!

Anxiety?: You describe a nervous tic. Many people develop such a tic due to anxiety. They may also develop headaches. Your question suggests that you are anxious about these events. Try relaxation exercises and calming methods. Rest your eyes and neck frequently. Adjust your computer screen, be sure your glasses are correct, and rest often while reading. ...Read more

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Why is my foot getting itchy every few days for no reason?

Fungal infection: You may have a fungal infection. The problem is that this can spread to your shoes which can then re-infect you. #1 - wear clean socks every day. #2 - see your doctor or a podiatrist to have your feet looked at and possibly started on an antifungal medication. #3 - get from the pharmacy or your podiatrist a spray to use on all your shoes to kill any fungus. ...Read more

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About twice a month I get a very itchy rash on the inside of my foot. What could this be?

About twice a month I get a very itchy rash on the inside of my foot. What could this be?

Fungus or allergy: The two most common reason would be a fungus or an allergy. Luckily, there is a product that would treat both. Ask your doctor for a trial of lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone)...Using this periodically may solve the problem! ...Read more

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I have had a red itchy patch on my foot close to my ankle for almost a year nothing will get rid of it?

I have had a red itchy patch on my foot close to my ankle for almost a year nothing will get rid of it?

See a doctor: Best to see a podiatrist or dermatologist. You may need a biopsy of the area to determine what it is & how to treat it. ...Read more

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I have a tiny raised red spot on the bottom of my foot on the soft bit, it's really itchy and hurts when i itch it won't go away how do I get rid x?

I have a tiny raised red spot on the bottom of my foot on the soft  bit, it's really itchy and hurts when i itch it won't go away how do I get rid  x?

Hard to diagnose: Without more of a history and an examination. How long have you had this? Was there any injury or environmental exposure? Cortisone cream may help itching but see a foot specialist. ...Read more

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I get really sweaty feet and a really sore and very very itchy rash on the arch of my foot and it hurts to walk so much after. ?

I get really sweaty feet and a really sore and very very itchy rash on the arch of my foot and it hurts to walk so much after. ?

Fungus Among Us: Sweaty feet can sometimes be treated by using regular tea and soaking once one to two times a day for 2 weeks but with the rash is best to be evaluated by a podiatrist to make sure that rash is treated appropriately. A bacterial and fungal infection which happen frequently with your condition of hyperhidrosis (sweaty feet). ...Read more

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What could be reason that my feet suddenly red itchy?

What could be reason that my feet suddenly red itchy?

Athletes foot: If on the sole of your foot then athletes foot if on top and bottom then sensitive to sock or shoe. ...Read more

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On my feet it gets itchy and when I scratch white bumps appear and it gets even more itchier. What could be the reason for this?

On my feet it gets itchy and when I scratch white bumps appear and it gets even more itchier. What could be the reason for this?

Could be a form of: Fungus. As no picture can be seen go the " bumps" that would be my first guess and i would recommend a topical antifungal agent. ...Read more

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The top of my foot has been hurting really bad for a few days now. It hurts when i walk. And now its itchy? Why would it be itchy

The top of my foot has been hurting really bad for a few days now. It  hurts when i walk. And now its itchy? Why would it be itchy

Foot pain: If there has been an injury or mild trauma to your foot then during the healing phase some patients state they feel itchiness. This may be due to specific anti-inflammatory healing cells working in the body at the level of injury. ...Read more

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I have a red itchy rash looking thing on my foot, lasting for over 4 days. Ideas?

I have a red itchy rash looking thing on my foot, lasting for over 4 days. Ideas?

Many possibilities..: Itchy rashes can be from many causes, such as: allergic reactions to various things (such as parts of shoes or socks), hives, fungal skin infections, viral or bacterial infections, medication causes, heat rashes, reactions to creams or lotions, internal problems (such as kidney disease, auto-immune disease), etc... That means a rash that persists or is worrisome should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a pea size bump on my foot that is very itchy especially at night. Had it for few days now, extremely itchy what do I do?

I have a pea size bump on my foot that is very itchy especially at night. Had it for few days now, extremely itchy what do I do?

A,V or M.: A pea sized bump could be just about any thing including animal, vegetable or mineral. The itchiness might be controlled with a topical steroid cream/ointment. Take a picture now and after some treatment. If no improvement then see a doctor for a more focused treatment plan. ...Read more

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I was recently bitten by an ant and about three to four days later, a line of red, itchy bumps developed on my foot. What could it be?

I was recently bitten by an ant and about three to four days later, a line of red, itchy bumps developed on my foot. What could it be?

Infection: Could be an infection or an immune response to a toxin in the ant bite. Try Benedryl OTC. If not improved in a few days, see your PCP ...Read more

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Hello, I have a very itchy circle around a hard hard blister on top. I have no idea what it is...its been on my foot for 2 days now. It started off as?

Hello,
I have a very itchy circle around a hard hard blister on top. I have no idea what it is...its been on my foot for 2 days now. It started off as?

You do have an : Idea as you stated it was a blister. I think you mean to say you don't know how or why it is there.... Sometimes doctors don't either. Sometimes we would treat it and then if it came back we would try and figure out how it originated. ...Read more

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Hi.,25 m here..its rainy season in India.my foot has some red marks from few days.its itchy but yesterday yellow sticky pus came from it..what is tha?

Hi.,25 m here..its rainy season in India.my foot has some red marks from few days.its itchy but yesterday yellow sticky pus came from it..what is tha?

Cellulitis: It's infected and showing signs of a cellulitis of the foot if not lower leg. You would be wise to see your doctor as soon as possible. Treat this now before it gets out of hand. ...Read more

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What can I do for an itchy rash on my foot?

What can I do for an itchy rash on my foot?

Depends on cause.: This rash would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose it. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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I have a dark itchy rash on the top of my foot. What should ido?

I have a dark itchy rash on the top of my foot. What should ido?

1 foot or both?: If 1 foot it is chronic nummular dermatitis which will improve with a prescription steroid cream. It is not contagious and the cream is safe. First the itch will stop, then the color will slowly (months) fade. ...Read more

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