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Toe lurgy diagnosis needed! Yucky photo warning!

(6 Posts)
Athyrium Wed 14-Sep-16 20:18:48

Well I have had a problem with my foot all summer. It started on my little toe which went red and then skin peeled off, all down side of my foot too. Wasn't sore, just a bit itchy at times. Then the creases of my toes all went flaky and lumpy, again not sore.Then it got to my big toe. I have been wearing sandals with a toe bar so whether that aggravated the area initially. But now it is sore and itchy and horrible. Doc and pharmacist are adamant it is athletes foot, but I am on my second week of a 'works in one week' cream and it isn't looking or feeling much better yet. Any other possible toe complaints it could be? Or am I just being impatient?

ABloodyDifficultWoman Wed 14-Sep-16 23:09:45

Hmmm. I think it's more likely to be some kind of psoriasis. Is there any sign of blistering before the flaking?

Athyrium Thu 15-Sep-16 10:26:20

Thanks for the reply, yes, it does seem a bit blistery at times. Off to google psoriasis!

Athyrium Thu 15-Sep-16 16:59:28

Eeek! I think I might have it on the palm of my hand now; I have a crop of very small spots under the skin, bit of flaking, and a bit of itching. What on earth is going on? I also have a large wart that has recently grown on my other hand - I am nearly 50 and had got this far without ever having warts (or athletes foot/psoriasis or whatever it is) yet now I am becoming thoroughly manky. I will end up being declared as an SSSI at this rate!

bruffin Thu 15-Sep-16 17:02:44

Try googling dishydrotic eczema

hairymuffet Fri 16-Sep-16 00:38:26

Tbh. It looks like really bad athletes foot to me !!

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