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What's wrong with me. Help please. Rash on foot.

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  • Posted By: SeekingAdvice
  • April 6, 2011
  • 11:37 PM

Hello, I'm new here and looking for some advice about a skin rash I've had for about a year now. Here are some facts and information that might help, along with pictures.

Started about a year ago.
I'm a 25 year old woman, no known major medical problems.
Was a small red rash on the top of my second toe on my left foot.
Spread over a year to take over the whole toe, growing onto my big toe, spread to my middle toe and has wrapped around. Also is spreading to the top of my foot.
Very itchy sometimes, skin pulls off on my toes, sometimes is wet or damp.
Gets very dry too, to where it starts cracking.
Doesn't smell, the dampness has no odor either.
Skin comes off in little wet patches exposing bright red skin. Sometimes it flakes off when it's very dry.
Has made my toenails and my large toenail which doesn't even have a rash around it, thick and off-colored.
Can even pull my toenail off without too much pain sometimes.
Can see thick skin? Or even scabs? underneath my toenails.
Thought it was athlete's foot at first, but no one else I share a bed/bathroom/tub/shoes/anything with in the past year has gotten it, and anti-fungals haven't worked.
Is swollen, red, and even creating wrinkles on my foot.

I have tried multiple treatments including:
Antibiotic ointments, antibiotics, antifungals, multiple lotions and steroid creams, soaks, oils, vitamins and supplements, even mouthwash and vicks vapor rub (from reading other forums)
I have tried different soaps and lotions, detergents, etc although I'm 99% sure this isn't the cause.

I do have Psoriasis, have had it since I was born. But I rarely flare up anymore. Last time I had a very long, bad flare up was 4 years ago or so, on the backs of my thighs.
Took a year to clear up.
Please help with any ideas or suggestions. I can't afford to go to any doctors right now, so I'm taking advice/suggestions until I'm able to go.

Warning, these pictures are pretty gross.
Here is a picture of it:

Here is a picture of the inside of the nails.

Here it is in comparison to my other foot.

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  • I haven't found any advice on this forum, so I will try elsewhere. Thanks though. Moderator - You can delete this thread if you wish, I won't be updating or posting anymore.
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