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Forum Name: Fungal infections
Question: Possible Athletes foot?
|SamAdam - Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:11 am||
Im not 100% sure what this is. googling athletes foot I can't find anything that looks like what I have. Anyways, My toe has been quite itchy for about a week now. I figured it was just dry skin, so i kept it moist with lotion. After that didn't help, I resorted to google. Not finding anything there, I came here. What i have is small bumps on my toe that itch like crazy, generally at night. Eventually they turn into what appears to be water blisters and then they disapear. Then of course it starts all over again.
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:09 pm||
A fungal infection is possible. I would also be suspicious of a condition called dyshydrotic eczema. This is basically eczema induced by moisture from sweating.
The two conditions are treated differently so I would recommend you have your doctor take a look at this to see what is actually going on. This way you can get a proper treatment plan.
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