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All of a sudden my wifes foot starting itching really bad. It began to swell just underneath her toes. The swollen area turned a white color and the area around it is red. Mild discomfort a lot of itching. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
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In brief: Sounds like she

Might have a bacterial or fungal infection between her toes which is causing an abcess or cellulitis.
She should see a podiatrist asap. He would be able to make a quick diagnosis and if infected place her on appropriate antibiotics. If this what she has, i would recommend oral antifungal agents as well. Until she gets an appointment, she should elevate her foot, and try and stay off it.

In brief: Sounds like she

Might have a bacterial or fungal infection between her toes which is causing an abcess or cellulitis.
She should see a podiatrist asap. He would be able to make a quick diagnosis and if infected place her on appropriate antibiotics. If this what she has, i would recommend oral antifungal agents as well. Until she gets an appointment, she should elevate her foot, and try and stay off it.
Thank

In brief: Try cortisone Cream

May be from bug bite or contact dermatitis.
This can also be an infection.Is there a wound or break in skin. Any pain? If cortisone does not help and swelling persists, see podiatrist.

In brief: Try cortisone Cream

May be from bug bite or contact dermatitis.
This can also be an infection.Is there a wound or break in skin. Any pain? If cortisone does not help and swelling persists, see podiatrist.
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