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About 9 years ago I began to have symptoms of what seemed to be Athletes Foot. I was working as a waitress and was on my feet alot and they would sweat. I figured that was the cause of the problem. I treated my foot for Athletes foot and it only helped a little. I ended up with a bubble on the back of my big toe so bad I could not walk on my foot and I had reddish purple blisters( I think ) under the skin of my feet where the skin is tough. I went to a doctor and everyone seemed to be at a loss of words. None knew what it was. The doctor said it almost looked like warts of some sort but that he had never seen anything like this before. Without any treatment it seemed to fade away for a few years so I thought it was gone. It started again about 3 years ago and it still only affects my left foot and has never seemed to spread or be contagious. Once my toes start to itch and I scratch them, the itch will get worse and worse. I feel like I could scratch my toes with a razor and set them on fire and it would feel better than that itch. If you look at my toes they look normal. There are usually no blisters on or in between my toes, it just itches to the bone. I do still occasionally get the reddish bubbles under the skin on the bottom of my foot but it is not constant. If I scratch my toes hard (which feels great) the skin will crack and my toes
get real red and swell alot. Recently I noticed that my toenail on this foot has a fungas and seems to be totally disconnected on one side and my toenail is cracking off. I do not know if this is related. It may just be from something eles since I have had this for years and this has never happened before.
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Michael D. Ebeling
Tampa, Florida 33624
Thanks for a most interesting website, which has helped a lot.
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....I have been told that it is not hard enough to be cut off. Please help, I am not sure what to do now! THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL AND VERY HELPFUL SITE!
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Mansfield Ctr, CT
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Pacific Grove, CA
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