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my middle toe itches and red there is no rash of anykind ...

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my middle toe itches and red there is no rash of anykind and it a little swolling, itches mostly at night
Hi, the cause of itcing is difficult to say but may be due to fungal infection like dermatophyte,insect bites, contact allergy, eczema etc.

Depending on the cause, the treatment will be different.


In case of fungal infection, there are two choices for oral therapy: terbinafine (Lamisil) and itraconazole (Sporanox.) Itraconazole can be used for both Candida and the dermatophytes, but terbinafine can only be used for the dermatophytes.

You need to consult a dermatologist for a clinical examination of your toes.

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