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Weird Foot Thing

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CityTiliDie Sun 03-Feb-13 06:58:51

It is most likely to be one of two things.

Either a fungal infection which is most common between the 4th and 5th toe and can be very sore. the best treatment is an anti fungal cream and powder

or it could be a soft corn which is only really treatable by a professional.

Either way go to a foothealth clinic and have it treated. Both treatments are painless and will really work.

SophieLeGiraffe Sat 02-Feb-13 20:17:27

Yes I think you might be right. What a pain though, more time off work! Was rather hoping I could stick my head in the sand on this one.

Thanks for the hugs, I won't tell anyone.

I think that your foot needs to be seen by a doctor, as you might need a course of antibiotics to treat the infection.

Keep going with the citalopram too.

I sometimes have anxiety dreams about my teeth falling out, and they feel very real at the time, so sympathy hugs for you (I don't care if it's against some unspoken MN rule).

SophieLeGiraffe Sat 02-Feb-13 20:03:56

I am currently sufferring from anxiety, specifically related to a belief that my teeth are going to fall out. It means I try not to eat unless I have to, sometimes ignore it when I feel hungry and am quite prescriptive with what I will eat. Porridge, fine. Cheerios, not fine. Mince, fine. Chicken ok. Steak, pork, lamb, bacon, no way. I can't bear salad leaves or cucumber (too crunchy blush)

Anyway I am now on Citalapram and waiting for CBT so all fine. I can eat most days at the moment but I no longer eat for pleasure. Bonus - have lost weight!

So now I have something wrong with my foot. some kind of infection between litte toe and the next one. I've had (for years) something a bit weird there but after visiting pharmacist then doctor at the time and neither seeming bothered I just left it. Sometimes I have to dig out a bit of dead skin and then it feels better again. But now something has really flared up and it's so painful if anyone touches it I yelp. It hurts to walk and is generally uncomfortable. I am very aware of it.

I went to the chemist today and just got some athlete's foot stuff off the shelf but I'm not convinced that's what it is. Naturally I am of the belief that I am going to lose some toes blush. I am also less concerned about losing toes than I am teeth. I really would rather lose toes. So instead of this replacing the teeth anxiety it is sort of a bit underneath it.

Anyway, point is, now two toes look swollen and you can see an infection in the form of a red line going from between those toes into the middle of my foot.

So um, I guess some advice on the foot would be great.

Disclaimer, my Dad is a recent-ish amputee, I know losing limbs is nothing to joke about. Flippancy is my way of dealing with things.

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