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Should athlete's foot hurt so much you are tempted to cut your toe off?

(21 Posts)
hugoagogo Wed 31-Oct-12 21:39:59

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? grin)

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. sad

What to do?

Footle Wed 31-Oct-12 22:49:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

DeadQODy Wed 31-Oct-12 22:53:28

It's great when you fiddle with something .... I have had a verruca for years but have suddenly, a month ago, decided it needed to go.
3 x cryo at the drs and then last night, excision under la.

Oh my actual god the pain.

Verruca didn't hurt

FriedSprout Wed 31-Oct-12 22:53:45

No expert, but sounds like an infection to me. What she said ^

DoingTheSwanThing Wed 31-Oct-12 22:54:59

could have something to do with the tea tree oil in an open wound... makes my eyes water!

hugoagogo Thu 01-Nov-12 13:56:07

Ouchy dead That sounds hardcore. shock

My throbby toe is a lot less throbby today grin

I had a good look at after I got out of the bath this morning and it looks about the size of a penny on the side of my big toe-a big red sore. bleughh

Anyway, it's less itchy and less sore so I am assuming the 'treatment' is starting to work.

I will keep you up to date if you can stand the excitement. grin

digerd Thu 01-Nov-12 18:40:20

Think culprit is the surgical spirit, not to be used on an open wound/torn skin.
We used surgical spirit on our toes to harden and desensitise the skin when ballet dancing in point shoes

hugoagogo Thu 01-Nov-12 19:26:52

I used surgical spirit on my cs wound with great effect, as it dries and cleans. grin

It feels better tonight, I think the traipsing around with dd trick or treating last night added to the throbbing a bit as well.

Wallace Thu 01-Nov-12 19:37:14

Are you me?

I have athletes foot between the same toes.

Recently I have also had " bit of irritation between my big toe and the next on the same foot"

Hooray a yucky foot twin grin

hugoagogo Thu 01-Nov-12 20:04:16

<Checks self> No I'm not you, unless you are currently watching downton abbey and mumsnetting instead of writing an essay? grin

So how are treating your fungus?

hugoagogo Thu 01-Nov-12 20:06:47

sings - (belatedly) 'This foot is your foot, this foot is my ,foot o wait that's&#65279; your foot, no. wait, it's my foot.' grin

hugoagogo Thu 01-Nov-12 20:07:41

&#65279?? confused What happened here?

Wallace Thu 01-Nov-12 21:38:43

It's spreading to your brain grin

Wallace Thu 01-Nov-12 21:40:48

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...

hugoagogo Thu 01-Nov-12 21:43:37

It would explain a lot. wink

NellyBluth Thu 01-Nov-12 21:53:41

DP's longest lasting present to me is athlete's foot hmm Bastard

I use the spray, but I've got about a dozen bottles around the house so that wherever I am when I take my shoes off or put them on I can find some.

hugoagogo Thu 01-Nov-12 21:56:21

My poor foot is freezing right now,(the heating has gone off) but I am cheering myself up with the thought that it will stop the fungus from multiplying. <deluded>

QOD Sat 03-Nov-12 23:20:57

I wonder if I can upload a photo of my foot? I'll try ... You'll want to gouge your eyes out

QOD Sat 03-Nov-12 23:25:28


NormanTheForeman Sat 03-Nov-12 23:32:37

Are you using Mycil powder or something like that? If so, STOP IT AT ONCE!!!!!!! And get some Lamisil cream/ointment. It's the business and sorts athlete's foot really quickly. Really.

hugoagogo Fri 09-Nov-12 23:01:26

<fuck me qod that verruca looks well ouchy>

My athletes foot is soo betterer, tea tree is the bomb! it was all pink new skin after 3 days.

I wonder what other things it can do?

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