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Swelling, itching, numbness after wearing wet shoes. Treatment?

at work on day i was wearing my normal shoes and i work with bathing dogs. My shoes got soaking wet and i was not able to change out of them until i got home. the next day i woke up with a swollen itchy almost numb feeling middle toe. it also had a bump on it. Now it has spread to the left toe next to it. it feels the same. just more itchy and the middle toe is now only sensitive to touch. I want to know what it could possibly be and how i could treat it.
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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welcome to healthcare magic forum
thank you for your query
i understand your concern regarding your skin problem.
it look like fungal infection of skin .
it is due to constant wetting of skin.
fungus grow in humid environment.
you need to keep your skin as dry as possible.
you can wear water resistant shoes to keep skin dry.
applying anti fungal powder will help you.
in severe case you need some oral medicine also.
for itching you can take anti histaminic medicine.
better to consult dermatologist for proper treatment.
i hope i answered your query
Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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