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    Corns are areas of dry, thick skin that develop to protect areas of your foot from constant pressure and rubbing. Read more →

    I have a lump/growth under my toenail of the big toe at the top right corner of the left foot. It is very tender and is sore all the time. I cannot wear normal shoes as the top of the shoe puts pressure on the area and causes great discomfort. The nail is growing normal from the bed but is raised at a 45 degree angle over the growth. I also have an infection on the other side of the toenails edge as it is being depressed into the flesh causing it to be ingrown. Using fucidin cream on the infection to keep it at bay but not sure what to do for the lump/growth. I keep the free edge of the nail trimmed to below the growth so it does not grow over and at an angle. Doctor said I will have to have the nail removed but that seems a tad drastic. I would like to leave that option as a last resort. Would it be possible to have the lump/growth removed and not the nail or would the nail need to be removed to treat the lump/growth?





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    i had the same thing at the age of 16, its cause by some sort of trauma to the toe which grows of the bone upwards, the only cure is the have the lump removed which does entaile having the nail removed. its a simple operation which is done with you still awake, they just numb your feet so you can feel anything. i was told that my nail would not grow back but it did and 14 years later i still have a nail. id get it done soon than later or its just going to kep growing

    im 14 almost 15 and i cant remember when i first started having these verrucas, i cant wear sandals because of the one growing on the side of my foot in total i have 1 on my left foot [on the ball of my foot] and 3 on my right foot [2 on the ball of my foot and 1 on the side of my foot] ive frozen them so many times and when i start to think they're going they flare up again :S what else can i do?





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    hi im 19. ive had period problems, acn and excess haiir growth all over my body and my doctor recently diagnosed me with pcos. my main problem is thehair growth because ive been on metformin but that has not helped...can you tell me what i could do to slow the hair growth?





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    Hi. I also suffer from excess hair on my jawline and upper lip. I went to see my doctor who prescribed me a cream called vaniqa. This significantly slows down hair growth, although will not remove it. I found that this worked on my upper lip, although not on my jawline. You wont see a difference until about 6-8 weeks. I think you should give it a go. Make an appointment with your doctor, as this costs a fortune if you buy it over the counter. Hope this helps

    Hi ! At the end of January this year, somebody stood on my foot in a club with heels on. For a couple of weeks, my foot was painful and very bruised, however I could walk on it and move my toes so I didn't think I needed to get it checked out. Having previously breaking my ankle and leg, it was obvious to me that my foot was perfectly mobile, despite the bruising.Now ( 3 months after), I still have bruising down the side of my foot and pain if I apply pressure to it or wear tight fitting shoes. I also dance a lot and am experiencing pain in my foot after I have been dancing for a while. Is it worth( or too late )getting my foot checked now? And do you think anything even would be able to be done to it if there was a problem, due to how long it's been left? Thanks for reading!





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    I am 16, nearly 17 and 5 foot 9. My farther is 6 foot 4, and my mum is 5 foot 5. How tall will i get before i stop growing?





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    You stop growing at 21 unless you have a growth problem where you dont stop growing I am 6 foot 5 so youay be taller than that.

    I have a question regarding foot blisters. I know someone who has a blister on the back of each foot. It started out as a normal blister but after 7 years the blister has become very hard and feels like bone. When the foot is upright its like a big lump sticking out of the back of the foot. Like I said its very hard, like bone. What advice is there available for such a problem? Is it something that will need operating on?





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    my left foot has started peeling underneath all my toes(not in between them) and also underneath on the top half of the foot, i've noticed the peeling for a few months and didn't think anything of it, but just recently it has become sore and very smelly, it really smells cheesy and i refuse to take my sock of when my fiance or anyone is present, yet my other foot is perfectly normal.what is it??





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    I have the same probably but im not sure wot this is,its my right foot,but as u say my left foot is fine.

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    The Skin on the sole of my right foot seems to peel off in strips. The skin seems to be paper thin in places.It leaves my foot raw looking and sore. It is not itchy and only effects the sole of my foot and not my toes. There is no smell. this has went on for a number of years, my g.p gave me a hydricortizone cream but it made no change. HELP





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    Has any on got any solutions to essessive hair growth on facial and other areas that would help black people? I have had this growth on my upper lip chin... everywhere a man has it.. only problem is I'm a woman.. so it's embarrassing.





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    hey i have a simaliar problem and cnt stand it any longer... have u tryed laser? im thinking of havin it done but want it tgo work!!!

    I suffer with sesamoiditis (left foot) and so have special insoles to help alleviate the pain. However, I still get a fair bit of pain from this condition which leads me to compensate with my right foot. Now my right foot suffers with 3 neurovascular corns, clustered together at the balls of the foot. I have regular treatment every 8 weeks from a NHS Podiatrist. However, the pain from these corns (feels like broken glass), returns after just 4 to 5 days. My work involves a lot of walking but the pain and constant limping is making life so difficult and depressing, I'm beginning to wonder how much longer I'll be able to go on like this? Is treatment really the answer or is there a cure out there somewhere?





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    Hi did you get any help from your post ?

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    Hello,I am 31years and i have got this athletic foot and its very dry and inbetween my toes there's growth and it smells alot each time i takes off my shoes, however, i cannot put on sandal because of the very dry foot i have got which is embarass me within my household. I have shown it to my GP and i was prescribed with Betnovate cream and it doesn't help at all, could you please help me out of my mistery conditions.Ehank you.





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    I am asking concerning two of my toe nails on my right foot. They aren't yellow like the pictures above but are white and deformed a little bit. I also have athlete's foot so maybe this is a cause. What can I do to return my nails to normal? Also, is there a certain way to trim the toe nails to prevent in-growth? Thanks, Ryan, New Orleans





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    Should do! It's probably grown a lot already, but your body is growing at the same time, and unfortunatly it's not growth on the same scale... You can have a height growth spurt...but your Penis isn't grow 2 foot bigger in a year if you get the idea? Whatever happens, don't be embarassed by it, there's always going to be someone with a bigger willy, but there's always going to be someone smaller one too. The spots could just be sweat glands, unless you've had unprotected sex you've not got much to worry about! Hope this helps!

    I have had problems with the big toe nail on my right foot for about 3 years after the nail was cracked and came off. The nail that grew back is very sensitive and thick. There's also a small growth at the cuticle which isn't painful, but it catches when wearing socks as it sticks out from the nail. The growth is black at the root, like dry blood or a bruise. Does anyone have an idea what might be causing this or how it can be treated?





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    I suffer bunions [69 year old male]. The nhs. arranged to remove both of them at manchester royal july 09 [mr i fayyaz].I had the right foot only done [thank god] they cut open my foot big toe to instep and cut between my big and second toe.cut off the bony growth broke the long bone in my foot formed it in a sort of arch and put stapels in it to hold it till the fracture healed. They stitched up and dressed it with a C cast put me in recovery gave me some crutches sent me home [10 hours total] so far so good. after 2weeks I returned to hospital as my foot was discharging and swollen I was given anti bio,s told back next week. did that same again did that. eventually they xrayed aug 14 and found that staple they had put in was hanging out and they would have to remove them. The earliest it could be done sept 4 that was duly done and was it painful.I thought for a time I would lose my foot.[one way to get rid of bunions I suppose] 5 different courses of anti bio,s nurse to change my dressings and inactiverty [gained nearly 2 stone]I am just about now recovered but my toe is still pointing NNE the lump has gone from the side of my foot to the top the scars look like a road map and I cant walk very far. and there is still the other one to do.





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    My 9 year old son has been suffering for about 4 months. My doctors has refured him on to podiatrist. There was a mess up with the appointments and a new one was made. Mean while my son has now been waiting for months and his problem is spreading under his big toe nail. His had antibiotics with no resault except for a small bit of pain relief. He has a growth under his nail causing it to push up the nail. The grownth has circulation and hard skin over it. I've been using emmoliant to remove the dead skin. The growth is larger and the nail is coming away from the skin bed where the growth is. The skin around the top of the nail is coming away from the nail slowly too, the nail is going whiter and becoming out of shape due to the pressure of the growth pushing it up. What can i do to help him? what do you think this could be? Im cleaning, Trimming, Filling, using emmolient ever night, soaking his foot. Its made no difference and still worsening. He hates me trying to care for it as it hurts so much. Shoes are gunna be a problem soon. Please help.





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    I am 44 and i have deformed right foot size 2 and a size 6 left foot. I have operations on the right foot to try and straighten foot and toes but it has not worked. My right leg is very week and thinner than the left. The left leg and foot is my life saver as it keeps me upright and walking. I also have a curved spine! SHOULD I HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH CP BEFORE NOW?? For the last 2 years my left foot is hurting at the ball of my foot when standing and walking like a stabbing pain and then the foot goes numb and I can't move I became paralysed to a point trying to move the foot leg to the nearest seat. I have been to hospital and they have said I have CP I have never been told this before?? What do I do?? The said I have to get a operation now on the left leg to stretch tendon??





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    Hello, I need help. I have had a foot complaint for around 7 years now and it started with intense itching around the little toe on my right foot (only affects one foot) of course the first thought is athletes foot but I do not get a build up of fungal. Over the years this has spread to all the other toes and all along the sole of my foot. My whole foot itches so bad I cannot describe it! And the skin is so dry. However it does not have the sponge effect as people have mentioned here. Also some of my nails have been effected having a yellowish colour and grow ridged and brittle. This is horrible for me and can never build up the courage to go to the doctors. I really want my foot back! Please help give me some idea of what this could be.





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    This sounds exactly the same as I have - Have you had any response as to what it could be?

    I have the. Same problem I don't know how to. Make it better

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    I am a 15 year old girl who has suffered from bunions most of my life. Around 15 months ago I consulted the NHS about my problem, which I later had an operation in which they sorted my feet out by removing the bunion and re-aligning my tose... However they only did one foot of the two. The foot that they opperated on has left two scars around 10cm and 4cm. After my surgery my foot was fine but I still have a lot of redness left on my foot where there is still a lump on the side of my right foot. On my left foot that I haven't had operated on I still have a bunion that wont seem to go down, it's at the same point as my left foot's was. Is there anything I can do to sort out my feet?





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    i started with one veruca on the bottom of my big toe and now i have... Let me see... 5 on my big toe, 1 on the ball of my foot just under my big toe, 1 on the ball of my foot just underneath my big toe and one in the crease between the ball of my foot and my second toe. They do not cause me any pain and because they are on the underside of my foot they are not noticable. They are just very annoying and i would like to get rid of them before they spread onto the heel or onto the other foot. I have tried bazuka gel but it didnt work and made my skin peel which didnt make my foot look very attractive, is there something that does not do that and will keep my feet looking nice so i can wear sandles as summer is not far away?





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    Firstly I really must know which foot it was my right foot not left :)whoops. I am sat here now two days after surgery on my Right foot, I am feeling fine with minimal pain and have got pain relief to take. I have a shoe to protect the bandaged foot and crutches to help me get around. I am under no illusion my foot is going to take a long time to heal but I can get around. Hope everyone is doing great those who had there op or are looking into having a bunion to be done.

    For any foot problems - please contact your local NHS Podiatry/Foot Health Service for free treatment and advice. In many areas you can self refer or you may need to be referred via your GP. Podiatrists train for at least 3 years in the treatment of foot conditions. This can cover anything from diabetic foot problems to heel pain, sport injuries, ingrowing toenails, verrucas, thick toenails, foot deformities, corns, Athlete's Foot, cracked heels and any other foot aches and pains. I am an NHS podiatrist!





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    hello i am heavy on my feet i get through shoes like theres no tomorrow I've been through shoe within 4 weeks or less is there any advice

    I have 3 verrucas on my feet,2 on my right foot and 1 on my left foot.I started off realising I had a big verruca on my right foot,I checked the other foot and found another one (it was smaller) and a few weeks later I spotted one on the side of my big toe on my right foot. I think it might have spread from one of my verrucas.My big verruca is painful when I touch it or walk on it for too long,I'm going to try duct tape and hopefully it works!





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    Hi, I think i also have some form of athletes foot. I have 2 large cracks under my big toe, very dry , flaky skin either side of my foot. and on warm day small pimples pinky red in colour, which when they burst leak a water. when i scratch my foot it gets more and more itchy. please help i have used a/foot sprays and creams no help.





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    A year ago I had an operation on my foot. I had a large growth around the joint of my big toe, where it connects to my foot, which was causing me great pain. The operation involved shaving part of the bone. My medical notes didn’t refer to the problem as a bunion, but as degeneration of the bone. Unfortunately, I still feel a lot of pain now. I wear MBT shoes, but I still feel a pain below the joint, and above it on the top of my foot. I have spoken to the doctor about this, and have been told that the only available option to me now is to have pins put in place, which would disable the joint. If possible I would like to avoid this solution, although I have been told of no other option, I wonder if there is any other solution that you may know of that could help? For information, I am 57, female, and have never worn ill-fitting or high heeled shoes.





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    You have exactly the same prob as me, I too had the bone shaved off but it has grown back after just 2 years. Mine is caused i believe thro too much mobility in my mid foot area. Orthotics alone dont seem to solve it. Try extra support (to reduce the mobility) by lining your shoes with thick padding around the mid foot area to reduce the mobility. My foot hurt for a bit after the op but rarely does so now. I am also 57 and feel i may as well be 92. I wear walking boots most of the time but now even they are feeling tight and my third toe blisters where the bunion is pushing it across. I suffer from hypermobility which is why my third toe slides too, it is murder, you have my thoughts.

    I have a growth on my small toenail, coming out of the cuticle above my nail head. It is causing me great discomfort and making my foot go numb





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    I really am not sure if it is verrucas or whatever but I'm going on holidays soon and I don't want them on my foot. I've had them ever since I was 8 or 9. At first they hurt but I more or less don't feel them at all. It's either verrucas or corns or even just hArd skin I don't know. I have 22 on my left foot and 9 on my right foot. They are really discusting and I don't want to have to be self conscious because l have little wart like things on my foot. Someone please help me, I'm 14 so I can't order something fancy online. Please help me please PLEASE!!??





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    Hi, I have been confined to a bed for 3 years and wear shoes only when I use a wheelchair for 2to3 hours a week. I am developing a growth similar to a bunion on one foot. It is not painful. What is it?





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    I'm 16 and when I was 13 I remember getting a bunch of verruca's on my foot. I only got shot of them last year but everything I tried didn't work! So I had my foot frozed and it got rid of them. After that, I started getting an ithcy foot in the exact area where I had the verruca's and its extremly itchy. When I sweat, or when i've been wearing socks I feel like I need to rub my foot across the carpet to stop it itching. But after I do this, blind spots start appearing afterwards and they're really itchy and my skins all broken. The itchyness is just not bareable at all! Is this athletes foot and if so how can i get rid of it?





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    I have a large patch of verrucas on my heel on my right foot. Then a huge one on the bottom of my foot, and a couple on my big toe on the same foot. Ive tried everything the freezing, the gel, the fileing stuff etc. But it dosent work. What do you reccomend as ive had them for about 4 years and dont go away. I dont know if this is realted but since i got these veracers on my feet a wort has appeared on my foot also, but this wont go away either. Ahh what to do? Thanks x





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