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Can psoriasis cause redness and itchiness in toes?


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Dr. Divya Banu M

Published At July 2, 2020
Reviewed AtAugust 18, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have some infection like redness and itching in toes. I am afraid, is it an infection or psoriasis? It is there since last 4 months and progressing slowly slowly. On consultation with doctor, I took Itraconazole 100 mg BID, Montelukast with Desloratidine OD and used Amorolfine ointment for three weeks but no cure.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Hope you are staying safe. I saw the attached photo and have read your history (attachment removed to protect patient identity), as the interdigital spaces (between the toes) are unaffected it does not look like a fungal infection to me, and if it was, it should have been subsided with the anti-fungal treatment that you took. I wanted you to answer few of the queries to rule out psoriasis: Was the interdigital spaces affected at any time? When you itch? do you feel it flaky/ bleeding or does water or discharge come out from it? Are any other lesions present , especially on scalp, elbows or knees? Any history of prolonged exposure to water? Any relevant family history of psoriasis? It looks more of like an eczema or allergy to me, and so the Clobetasol Propionate ointment will be beneficial, or even better you can use Clonate G (with antibiotic, combo of Clobetasol and Gentamycin) cream once daily application in night, tablet Cetirizine 10 once in the night for it itching and also Dermadew Aloe lotion in the morning and the afternoon for two weeks. Please do not panic and even after two weeks it is not reducing you can do fungal or bacterial culture study from the area to rule out or even take a biopsy to rule out psoriasis.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese
Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese


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