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May 9th, 2011
My big toe and the next one are both red and very itchy. I also have small red dots on the top of my foot. The only way I could get any sleep was to use an ice pack and cool the itch. Now I'm soaking my feet twice a day in apple cider vinegar and the itching is much improved. I use salves and lotions to help it heal, spray my bedding and my shoes with antibacterial spray, and change socks twice a day in case it is athletes foot. If it is a fungal infection, you want to be really careful so that you don't reinfect yourself.
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replied May 30th, 2011
red itchy foot bump
I have one itchy raised up dot on the side/bottom part of my foot. Its not like you all's, it just iches a lot, not all the time, out of nowhere, I've gotten a lot of blisters on my feet lately from heels, but this doesn't look like a blister... What do I do??? Question
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replied August 21st, 2011
I think I have the same problem, read my message and compare
I have the same problem, it came up about about 18 months or so ago. One of my big toes just started randomly itching and as I itched, I noticed a few tiny little red bumps start to appear. The next day the toe next to it became itchy and the same thing happened again, tiny red bumps appeared as I itched. The problem spread and it seemed to be that only one or maybe two of my toes would be itchy at the same time. It then spread to the other foot but not all my toes became itchy at the same time. I went to see my GP about it and he dismissed that there was an issue as the red bumps had dissapeared which made me feel stupid. I came home from dance one night and they started becoming extremely itchy because they were hot, they feel like they're burning if you overly itch them. I decided to go to another DR and made my feet hot by wearing 2 pairs of socks just to get them to come out and itch. She gave me this 'Fucidic acid' or Fucidin cream. I used it as followed and the itchyness seemed to go but as soon as I stopped using it they gradually came back. Yet again I went to see anoher DR and they said they didnt know what it was but it could be exzema. More and more creams! Anyway, I'm not, and haven't been currently using anything on them and over the past year they seem to have dissapeared but occasionally appear every now and then however instead of about 4 or 5 tiny bumps it's more like 1 bigger bump (still small) and maybe another tiny bump, centred around my big toe/toes. I have been to see a dermatologist about it, she had no clue as to what it could be but I got given more fucidin cream but had side effects from it so stopped using it. Although very recently I got a refural to some kind of Dr at the hospital about my hands and feet because they are abnormally cold most of, if not all the time. He said they could be linked but did nothing about it. The amount of GP's & specialists I've seen, non of them know exactly what it is.
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replied September 7th, 2011
I joined this forum just to make this post. I too was having a similar problem. Extremely itchy toes, red bumps, seemed to be exacerbated by the shower and felt very hot. I do suffer from eczema, but usually a patch here and there and it goes away with a steroid cream. I tried everything for this itch and nothing relieved it--- I tried Lotramin (it is NOT athletes foot), steroid creams, hydrocortizone cream and benadryl. I had one very strong steroid cream that seem to make the red bumps clear up, but it did not cure the itch.

Before dismissing eczema, know that there are something like 6 different kinds. After visiting my dermatologist twice, I was finally diagnosed with Dyshidrotic eczema. If you search pictures online, you may or may not see what you have. But it is characterized by itching and after you scratch, red bumps. I believe in more severe or the more you scratch blisters appear. It's frustrating bc the cause is unknown. My main reason for posting is that the medicine she prescribed worked to not only clear the bumps and stop the itch, but it keeps it at bay for a while. SHe prescribed me Alcortin-A -- it's a gel type cream. Now when I feel the itch, I apply the gel once and it goes away. I may feel an itch every few weeks, but no where near the severity as when it first started. I also believe that the more you scratch, the more you itch. I want to note that when my doctor prescribed this medicine, I was breast feeding. She said she had something more powerful, but did not want to give it to me because I was breast feeding.

If you are like me and are reading this on a weekend during your first encounter with this awful condition, don't fret. As I mentioned above, I tried just about everything in my house and literally was about to pour rubbing alcohol on my feet to try and relieve some of the itching, I came across something in my medicine cabinet that I thought I would try. It's called Domeboro or "Burroughs Solution." My vet actually told me to go to the pharmacy to pick it up for my dog when she had a hot spot. I figured, if it worked for my dog (hot spots are extremely itchy) then maybe it would work for me. Luckily, it did. It was the only thing that relieved the itching. It won't cure it, but can certainly give you some relief until you see a dermatologist. FYI-- my pharmacist didn't recognize the name Domeboro-- but when I asked for Burroughs solution, she brought Domeboro to me, so you may want to write down both names. I think it costs around $15. It's a soaking solution-- don't skimp on the mix-- you have to mix each package with a specified amount of water. I would sit with my feet in a plastic bin for about an hour-- but I felt almost immediate relief. Also-- I mixed it with cold water as the warm and hot water seemed to exacerbate the itch. Good luck and I hope this helps. I know how incredibly awful this condition can be.
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replied November 1st, 2011
thank you everyone for posting all this online, I was feeling like the only person on this planet that had this and the athletes foot spray just would not work. This started for me 4-5 years ago and like most of you it happens during winter months. I was diagnosed with Reynaulds syndrome, but I didn't know that it could be related to that. Its just very frustrating bc like all the of you the ithching keeps coming till you give in and then it itches more when it didn't seem to itch any worse before the scratch and they start burning and hurting to some nights i was close to tears and then the red bumps would come....yada yada yada...anyway from someone who feels all of your pain thanks for all your comments and suggestions I am sure to try all of them till I find (hopefully) what works for me Smile
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replied November 16th, 2011
Dry, red, itchy toes
Hey y'all i have the SAME symptoms!! Dry, red, itchy toes.. so much to where the dry skin peels off so much my skin feels brand new!! crazzzzyyy.. i get the TINY bumps from time to time.. i have been to the doctor once for it.. he gave me A LOT of cream to use... soooo he must have known it wasn't going to 'rid' me of this problem!! UGH. He also gave it to me for my elbows, they get dry and itchy... which i figured both were linked to eczema.. but the cream helps my elbows but not my toes!!

I know it gets worse when my toes get HOT.

I never had it before a couple of years ago.. i noticed it happened when i bought these neon colored socks from the dollar store and i wear my tenis shoes a half size smaller because i HATE loose tennis shoes.. sooo i think with the new socks and tight shoes. it created this MONSTER that has NOT gone away!!!! I HATE IT.

The contact dermatitis sounded like a winner to me because it sounded like my situation when i came into contact with those new neon socks... ughhhh...

i hope i can some day be relieved of this annoyance, foreverrr!!
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replied December 25th, 2011
Evil Foot condition that must die.
I have the same condition. But it spread all over my toes and hands and right now they all itch. It is unbearable and I got in an extremely bad mood. its weird when after a while of being there it dries so much that my spots become scaly. I get this once a year ever since the year 2009. Mad Why?! i don't know. how do I get rid of it? I don't know but it went away after the tormented winter. How was I able to bear this monstrocity? lots and lots of anti-itch creams.oh and If you have any advice...ANY...tell me.....please? Shocked

benedryll might help. if that was the cream i used last year... Question
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replied April 4th, 2012
Sounds like you have contact dermatitis. No cure but sudden onset can be caused by stress. Check out the images on google to see if they look like what you have.
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replied January 17th, 2012
Red Itchy spoys on toes
I have the same problem with last few weeks, at night drives me mad. Started using FUCIDIN its a cream, really good seems to be doing the job and clearing it up.
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replied February 5th, 2012
I have the same thing.

I noticed though my feet were very cold before it happened, my room is kinda in the conservatory and it's snowing outside so my floor is very very cold and i was running aound with socks on to the point where my feet felt freezing. SO before bed im trying to warm up and my feet and then slowly they start to itch and then finally itch so much around the edge of my toes mostly the edge of my small toes and now very sore (that was last night its morning now) and they are pretty swollen but Raynaud's sounds like what that is because Im perfectly healthy and this has never happened before and it seems to happen when they get very very cold first.
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replied February 11th, 2012
swollen itchy painful red toes
I !**@! out thinking I had a terrible fungus infection after seen my toes first with red spots then getting swollen, itchy when hot but painful when cold, I blamed my boyfriend for using my feet pedicure set, how wrong I was! now I know IT'S CHILBLAINS!!! :-O
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replied February 17th, 2012
I had no clue that so many people had this same problem!! I Have been having this for a month and I am finally starting out a low-purine diet bc I think that it may be caused from peanuts or over excessive peanut/legume consumption. Furthermore I've made a mixture with organic olive oil, yucca root powder and garlic powder. This i've applied 3x daily and the itching has gone away. Contact me if you want to talk about this because I'm interested!!
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replied February 22nd, 2012
I had no clue that so many people had this same problem!! I Have been having this for a month and I am finally starting out a low-purine diet bc I think that it may be caused from peanuts or over excessive peanut/legume consumption. Furthermore I've made a mixture with organic olive oil, yucca root powder and garlic powder. This i've applied 3x daily and the itching has gone away. Comment back if you want to talk about this because I'm interested!!
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replied February 27th, 2012
Itchy, red spots on toes
Mine started out with minor itching which mostly happened at night when I got into bed. But then it escalated after one of my toe nails fell off. Which freaked me out.

The itching was out of control and I thought maybe I had athletes foot. None of those medicines worked. I then noticed the red spots which up close looked kind of blistery. Once those showed up I went to a podiatrist and she said that I had a bad fungal infection. Most likely due to a ...wait for it.. pedicure. Ugh. Never again.

The first gel she prescribed for me Naftin. Worked for 24 hours. Then a cream. Still no relief. She finally gave me an oral medication(I cannot remember the name but if someone needs just reply to my comment and I will get it) since she said it was so bad. Within 48 hours I wasn't itching. I have been on it for only 4 days but I see the red dots starting to fade and am actually able to sleep. Apparently this treatment should be done for 3 months to make sure it does not return. Crossing my fingers that my toenail and feet look good for summer so I can wear flip flops again.

Hope this helps!!
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replied April 22nd, 2012
hot itchy toes red spots on toes swollen red toes chilblains
I have been looking for answers about this for a year or so and have finally accepted it is Chilblains - I have lived in Minnesota and Montana most of my life and many times i have gotten my feet WAY to cold and heated them up too fast - hot bath, by a fire, etc, which makes you vulnerable to Chilblains. Then, for whatever reason, circulation problems, wearing flip-flops in 45-50 degree weather, I got my first bout of this a few years ago - everyone is right - it is really bad at night when I want to sleep, happens for 2-4 days, then goes away until the next time. Sometimes it's so bad I massage my toes with steroid cream, which helps, but it may just be the improved circulation from massaging cream into my toes. Anyway, not much you can do, but there's lots of advice on the web if you search for Chilblains.
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replied January 8th, 2013
In September I woke up to a terrible itch on the bottom of my right big toe. It was a crazy itch that made me wide awake and my toe swell to twice its size. From then on every night around 2-4am the itch wakens me every single night. It spread to my second and third toes and only itch on the top, not in between the toes at all. No cracked or broken skin, no insect bites, no nothing. I wake up start itching toes swell up and turn red and you can see hard bumps under the skin but not visible on top of skin. Showers make it act up also. But all day long for hours and hours nothing at all.

I went to my Dr. and he gave me steroids and a steroid cream also.....it took three days for pills to work and the cream did nothing. on the last day of steroids the itch came back with a vengeance. I wake up every night and cant go back to sleep. I feel like I am going crazy. I tried so many things and nothing works. Garlic, olive oil, cold gel stuff, hanging my foot off the bed and not under covers, which worked but could not stay in that position for more than two nights.

I wish I could post a picture on here so you could say OMG yes that is what I have too. It is not athletes foot, it is not chilblains...those are very contagious, my sons would have it too, my other foot would have it, my last two toes would have it!!!!!!
It is one foot, three toes and only the tops of them.
It has been 17 weeks with no answers from doctors. I have another appointment in two weeks, I hope I find out what the heck this is....I am so tired from three hours of sleep per night.
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replied January 28th, 2014
My toes burned all summer,spring,winter,fall, doctor gave me gabapentin for neurological pain, now I have large red bumps look like blisters, but nothing in them just on the second and third toe on each foot and itch so bad after I have socks and shoes on for more than an hour. Washed socks in free and clear detergent, not the answer. Don't really know what doctor to see, foot, dermatologist,or neurologist.
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