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Itchy baby toe. What could be the reason?

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I have a baby toe that when I wear shoes seems to make it itch horribly when I don't wear shoes it is fine . Never had any issues before .
Posted Sat, 16 Nov 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
 
 
Answered by Dr. Polash Sannigrahi 50 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Fungal infection of the baby toe

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX

Thanks for your query.

The symptoms as mentioned in your post suggest that you might be having fungal infection of the baby toe.

Management includes:
1. Keeping the feet dry & avoid too much exposure to water or sweat formation.
2. Antihistamine preparations like cetirizine to reduce the itching sensation & provide symptomatic relief.
3. Application of topical antifungal cream like Clotrimazole to tackle the causative organism.

Also avoid wearing tight footwear, as it will cause sweating & predispose to fungal infections.
If you wish to put on shoes, then ensure that both the shoes and socks are clean and dry and have been regularly washed.

Wishing you a Good Health.
Please let me know if I need to clarify further.
Take care.
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Follow-up: Itchy baby toe. What could be the reason? 23 minutes later
Thank you for reply will it go away if I do these things ?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Polash Sannigrahi 17 hours later
Brief Answer:
Your symptoms will be relieved with this

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX

Thanks for your follow up query.

Your symptoms will be relieved with this.
To continue, you can use Clotrimazole powder.
It will keep your feet dry & also provide protection against fungal infection.

Wishing you a Good Health.
Take care.
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