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Question: Athletes Foot?


 kramericaOH - Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:42 pm

About a week ago I started noticing a mild itch in several spots on both of my feet. I've been getting bitten up by mosquitoes this year so I didn't think much of it. Over the course of the week it became more itchy and I started to wonder if it might be athletes foot. Then today at work it got to the point I had to take my shoes off to be comfortable. Like an idiot though, I went for my usual 3 mile Friday run after work and now my right foot has 2 spots that are now both itchy, and a little red and swollen. My left foot just has a mild itch in one spot. Does this sound like athletes foot? I've had it once in the past, but only experienced the itch and the burn, not the swelling. I also didn't run regularly then though either.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:06 pm

User avatar Hello,This would sound more like an insect bite reaction than athletes foot.Tinea infections of the feet are quite common but more on the dorsal side than the upper. Inter digital involvement is common.Dry types,macerated,bullous,and moccasin types are recognized.They too can be quite itchy but are more flat than raised blotches.In your case calamine lotion external applications may be useful.If persists do get tested for fungal scraping too.Contact dermatitis to rubber could cause similar findings.
Best wishes.

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