Constant itchiness under the toenail

My right toe has a constant itch. It doesn't look too different except it it shiny from being itched so much. Except this itch is on the side and UNDER the nail.

I've put on Polysporin and Neosporin and that doesn't seem to help and the only way to itch it is to put like 20 pounds of my weight with my foot on it and press down on it and "move" the toenail! I wouldn't say it really hurts, but rather itches!

It also feels good to scratch it by "moving" the nail back and forth as much as possible. It is not one of those things that one can ignore; the itch is TERRIBLE. It is worse than poison ivy. And itching it feels just wonderful because of how it feels before. It also felt good a while back to bend my toe almost to the point of breaking because the itch had been spread all around my toe. Now it is mostly under my toe. Just rubbing my toe doesn't usually suffice. My cuticles used to itch too, but that's gone. How can I get rid of this itch, and what is it? My toenail is slightly curved, if you need to know that. I have a small but healing cut at the side that has itchiness, too. I have been wearing sandals. I hadn't been in a communal shower for a while. . . so how can I stop the itchiness??? And what is it? I have looked everywhere on the Internet and nowhere is there anything about itchiness under toenails! Please help; it has been going on for more than a week and a half.

Posted By Jen D. on September 15, 2005 at 05:04:22:

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