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I THINK it's Tinea

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  • Posted By: AUSUSA
  • September 1, 2008
  • 01:29 AM

Hi all,
I have had this problem for about 5 years. But I refuse to go to the Dr's because, well I HATE feet, and mine are not exception, and thruth be told, I am embarrassed to show anyone.
Although its not very bad. I have a part of my foot that is itchy....real itchy. Its my little toe and the two toes next to that. It's itchy on the surfce, and sometimes in between my toes. I know I shouldn't, but i do itch them...I get some relief, but I dont know when to stop, and more often than not I end up breaking the skin. Sometimes the skin between , my toes splits and its really painful. It's only on my right foot. I've never had this problem on my left foot. I've also noticed that the itch is worse when I wear my "cheaper" synthetic shoes. This might lead one to believe that I may have an allergy to synthetics in my shoes, but wouldn't both of my feelt become itchy?
I have tried Tinea Cream and Powder, but it doesnt seem to help.
I dont know if this beholds any relevance, but I am also prone to excema.
Any advice would be great!!
Thanx heaps :)

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  • I had a similar problem and it ended up being chilblains as i have horrible circulation. Do your toes go purple and numb often during the colder months or in cold/wet conditions? Do they burn as well as itch? The itchy toes will usually swell a bit and appear red and "shiny". If this is the case, a simple chamomile lotion or even moisturising cream will help. Also, don't heat your feet up (hot water bottle, heating etc) to gain relief as this will just cause the itching to worsen. Keep your feet warm with thick socks. Or it could be something completely different ;)
    Star88 4 Replies
    • September 1, 2008
    • 00:57 PM
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  • Sounds like a foot fungus; you need a fungus RX to apply and soak for ten minutes or leave on...the only way to get the RX is to see a doctor or live with it.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • September 1, 2008
    • 04:43 PM
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  • Sounds like excema. Scratching to the point of breaking the skin can cause an infection which, in turn can cause more itching, burning, pain. Excema is often at first diagnosed as tinea, especially because large patches can look like ringworm. If it doesn't respond to a fungal cream, well, you don't really need to have a DR. tell you it's NOT fungal. Treat with an anti-bacterial cream-you do need this from a DR. Over the counter stuff probably won't work, if you still think it might be fungal, you can take both meds--alternating between the two. You can always call the DR. instead of going in, explain the problem and ask that he/she call something in for you. Good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 1, 2008
    • 08:34 PM
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