Re: Swollen itchy toes

I suffer from the same thing and my family practice doc thinks it odd. It shows up randomly, goes away randomly and there is usually a span of months if not years between occurances. It is a red patch of slightly swollen, moderately itchy skin on the topof my left middle toe and the top of my right second toe at and above the joint below my cuticle. I have heard about something called Chilblains (chilbains?) and it sounds strikingly possible especially since I live in Fairbanks Alaska, though the last time it showed up was in the summer (70 degrees or better). Any comments on the likelihood of this being the ailment would be great. Otherwise, I will try to work up the $ to see a podiatrist or just suffer til it goes away.


: Dear Doc,

: It's been about 2 weeks that 3 smaller toes of each of my foot became red/purple, itchy, and swollen. This only affects the top part of the toes (by the cuticles on the first knuckle).
: Although I live in the midwest but I most of the time I stay in the warm/cool environment, my shoes are comfortable. I don't think this is Athlete's foot.
: Please let me know what it is called and any treatment that I can do at home?

: Thank you very much,

: John

Posted By Megan on March 14, 2003 at 15:35:42:

In Reply to: Swollen itchy toes posted by John Kapinski on March 11, 2003 at 22:32:08:

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