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Peeling over foot area, swelling and itching over big toe, increased sensitivity. Remedy?

Okay, so my right foot by the toes area the skin has been peeling for no reason then just a couple days ago my big toe swelled up it itches but hurts really bad at the same time. It s red in some areas and a purple in other, on the side of my big toe there s a spot that hurts the worst and is making the top of me foot VERY sensitive. It hurts to put any preasure on it at all! What do i need to do??
Asked On : Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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Athlete's foot, a common fungal infection, causes peeling, itching and stinging skin on the big toe. The fungus can also spread to the toenails, resulting in crumbling. Your chances of getting a fungal infection increase when the skin is wet for long periods of time.

An over-the-counter medication such as butenafine or clotrimazole treats athlete's foot infections. Use the medication and directed and keep the feet dry. If nonprescription methods aren't getting rid of big toe peeling, contact your doctor.

Avoid bare feet while in public places, such as locker rooms and pools. Select socks made from natural materials, like cotton.

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Answered: Sat, 24 Aug 2013
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