I have red, itchy bumps on some of my toes

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Initially, I thought it was just athlete's foot, so I went to my local GP and got some steroid cream to assist with the chronic itching. When that subsided, I began to use a general antifungal cream. That seemed to fix it, but 3 weeks later and the itching is back, on 3 toes in particular. The area is dark red and there are bumps that look like blisters.

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    Is the itching worse at night? I had scabies once, doctor took a while to diagnose and I had little red clear bumps on my toes like that, the itching was worse at night and in bed.

    Also had the bumps under my feet as well.

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    Hi Sar, you don't have scabies...  I have the same thing. Do you have allergies?  Chances are, you have eczema on your feet. It is called dyshidrotic eczema, and I have had it for years.  I had a skin test from a podiatrist, who ruled out athlete's foot to be sure. I feel for you, as it is ITCHY, with the more you scratch, the it hire it gets. 

    Aside des from steroid cream, my Dr recommended putting Vaseline petroleum jelly on my feet at night while in bed, then putting socks on right after. I was (am) skeptical this will work, although after a few nights, it really seems to be helping.  Good luck!

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