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Should athlete's foot hurt so much you are tempted to cut your toe off?
I have athletes foot (I think) I've had it on and off for years between my little toe and the next one on my left foot:it comes I treat it, it goes, no biggie.
Recently though I have had a bit of irritation between my big toe and the next on the same foot. I thought it was probably a bit of hard skin on the ball of my foot scraping between my toes. (I'm painting a pretty picture here aren't I? )
Yesterday it was really getting on my wick, so I had a good look and the skin on the side of my big toe was just peeling off, so I cleaned it with surgical spirit and applied athletes foot powder. I have washed it, cleaned it with tea tree oil, dabbed powder on it and now my whole toe is throbbing like mad and I am considering amputation.
I just use athletes' foot powder/cream. The bit in between my big toe is going away now I have just started ignoring it... I think it might be not be athletes' foot because it started to go away when i stopped using the cream/making sure I washed really thoroughly with soap...