Tiny pustules on one foot

Tiny pustules on one foot

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TallMan

United States

#1 May 29, 2007
Hi, there are tiny pink pustules on the bottom of one foot only. They dont itch. They come in small clusters of 1-3 pustules. There is never what I'd consider a "large" cluster of them. When they surface, only they never "take over" the foot: in other words, they are sporadically and scarcely situated on the sole of the foot.

It seems that more appear on another location on the foot after I "pop" some. If I dont, they'll just remain and fill with more clear puss-like substance. After they have been "popped," they dry out substantially... it seems as if the skin gets mildly flaky or scaly (not sure how to describe it).

The bumps have appeared on the sole of the foot, around the sole's edge, and on the tip of a toe... never on the top of the foot, the ankle, or leg.

It seems they go away quickly when putting hydrocortisone creme on them, but they recur.

I dont have any on my hands or on my other foot. They do no occur with other symptoms (gland swelling, headache, sore throat, etc) that I've noticed.
JoElla

Gainesville, TX

#2 Jun 11, 2007
TallMan wrote:
Hi, there are tiny pink pustules on the bottom of one foot only. They dont itch. They come in small clusters of 1-3 pustules. There is never what I'd consider a "large" cluster of them. When they surface, only they never "take over" the foot: in other words, they are sporadically and scarcely situated on the sole of the foot.
It seems that more appear on another location on the foot after I "pop" some. If I dont, they'll just remain and fill with more clear puss-like substance. After they have been "popped," they dry out substantially... it seems as if the skin gets mildly flaky or scaly (not sure how to describe it).
The bumps have appeared on the sole of the foot, around the sole's edge, and on the tip of a toe... never on the top of the foot, the ankle, or leg.
It seems they go away quickly when putting hydrocortisone creme on them, but they recur.
I dont have any on my hands or on my other foot. They do no occur with other symptoms (gland swelling, headache, sore throat, etc) that I've noticed.
I have this same problem my right foot only. For at least 17 years. I remember when I first got them my mom took me to the doctor and remember some thing about plantars worts, but I don't think that's what it is. I seem to notice them more seasonally, flip flop and tennis shoe difference I guess. Sometimes when I pop them my foot will itch for awhile. It's completly clear liquid that comes out of them. They've not been a bother enough for me to ask another doctor about it tho.
Itchy Foot

Easley, SC

#3 Jun 20, 2007
Same here...I have had these same symptoms for the past few months, and only occur on my right toe. When I pop them (drain), it's a clear fluid and itches. After it dries up, the itching normally goes away. I'm not sure what it is, but it can get quite annoying. No other symptoms with this either.
Me too

United States

#4 Jul 24, 2007
This is exactly what I've been trying to get rid of, too. I've been treating it like athlete's foot, but it really doesn't seem like that's what it is. I hope someone responds to this.
Me too

United States

#5 Jul 24, 2007
Actually, I'm starting to become convinced that it's Pompholyx, or Dyshidrosis, also termed Dyshidrotic Eczema. My symptoms match the description.
zeddy

Luton, UK

#6 Aug 14, 2007
Me too wrote:
Actually, I'm starting to become convinced that it's Pompholyx, or Dyshidrosis, also termed Dyshidrotic Eczema. My symptoms match the description.
Hi

I also suffer from this same problem. It only ever comes on my right foot and is followed by dry skin. I have occasionally had a couple some between by fingers (near the top of them) too, but I always 'pop' them.

It's maddening me. Hope someone knows what we could do about it?!
8 years

Utica, KY

#7 Sep 4, 2007
I have had this same thing on my left foot only for at least the last 8 years. There is another thing I have noticed that is different about my left foot. It is much dryer than the other and the heal cracks and itches. This remains in between episodes of the blisters.

I have wondered if it is some sort of virus, similar to herpes because of the re occurrence factor. But it does not spreed to the other foot even though I sometimes scratch the blisters with my other foot and have busted them before and got the liquid on my right foot and never had an episode on it.

It is very strange, and I have had two different doctors look at it in full blow outbreak, and neither had a clue.

RH
UK Age 29

UK

#8 Sep 19, 2007
I have also had this problem for over 3 years now and it's not only madening but embarrasing too. it used to come and go but now it seems that it's always here and slowely getting worse. It first started after i contracted herpes and i thought that it may be due to that... but they're blisters, so i don't think it is because of that. The weird thing is that it's only one foot. I tried thowing away all my shoes and socks as a last resort, and no, it won't go. It seems like doctors don't know what or how to treat this condition and there are no experts in this field. Could someone please help, as i don't want this for the rest of my life! There has to be a cure.
Hardy

UK

#10 Oct 22, 2007
Ive had the same problem with the tiny bubbles on the right foot since around 5 years now! It was`nt sexual as some have mentioned as at that time i was still a virgin.Ive been given creams and nothing worked, sometimes it will go but is always their.When the area is scratched dead skin can be remoed but the bubbles can get irritated.some form in groups others separetely on different parts of the foot.When popped the liquid dries almost automatically, it does not seem to cause much pain if not scratched however its presence and expansion needs to be eliminated, doctor said its dermatitis but creams still have no effect!
Bridgette

Homestead, FL

#11 Oct 31, 2007
I have the same issues on one foot. Do any of you have ulcerative colitis or gastrointestinal disorders. I was thinking that somehow they may be connected. I also have Herpes as someone else mentioned. I'm trying to find out a common denominattor that we all share. Any other conditions that you all have?

Since: Jun 07

Gainesville, TX

#12 Nov 11, 2007
Bridgette wrote:
I have the same issues on one foot. Do any of you have ulcerative colitis or gastrointestinal disorders. I was thinking that somehow they may be connected. I also have Herpes as someone else mentioned. I'm trying to find out a common denominattor that we all share. Any other conditions that you all have?
I do have a gastrointestial disorder of some sort. But no STDs, this has been happening to me since around 1990. I have no clue as to what it is.

Since: Jun 07

Gainesville, TX

#13 Nov 11, 2007
TallMan wrote:
Hi, there are tiny pink pustules on the bottom of one foot only. They dont itch. They come in small clusters of 1-3 pustules. There is never what I'd consider a "large" cluster of them. When they surface, only they never "take over" the foot: in other words, they are sporadically and scarcely situated on the sole of the foot.
It seems that more appear on another location on the foot after I "pop" some. If I dont, they'll just remain and fill with more clear puss-like substance. After they have been "popped," they dry out substantially... it seems as if the skin gets mildly flaky or scaly (not sure how to describe it).
The bumps have appeared on the sole of the foot, around the sole's edge, and on the tip of a toe... never on the top of the foot, the ankle, or leg.
It seems they go away quickly when putting hydrocortisone creme on them, but they recur.
I dont have any on my hands or on my other foot. They do no occur with other symptoms (gland swelling, headache, sore throat, etc) that I've noticed.
Hey do you notice a difference in the problem depending on what season it is. This summer I had nothing come up, but today I had one now that it's starting to get colder.
workingal

Cleveland, OH

#14 Nov 12, 2007
I can tell you all...nothing works...its my left foot only....had it for five yers now...
been to 4 doctors, 3 specialists, allegery test done, even radiation on the feet...have the eczama cream, tried the vitimin E, wrapped foot in vaseline and saran wrap...was given prescription fungal cream, antibiotics,...nothing helps.....part of the problem is anything you put on the surface of the foot wears right off because you have to stand and walk...NOONE seems to have a cure for the problem.....
I personally think is bacterial....
I did find one thing that seems to calm it down and it feels good..I do this before bed.....3 nights a week
Wash and dry feet ...soak infected area in Listerine mouth wash...(use small tray or sponge soaked with listerine)... about 10 minutes....(if you have open wounds this will hurt) the i use Solicane Burn Gel....and rub it in till it id dry on my foot...sometimes repeating the Ssolican... do this 3 times a week and it really seems to help....

Listernine
Solicane Burn Gel = Itching burning, swollen relief...
franco

Shelby, NC

#15 Jun 14, 2008
Yeah I have it on both feet, but very light. It shows up on the inside and outsides of my feet but only a little towards the bottom. I have had the little pustules sporadically on my fingers from time to time. I always thought I got some fungus when I was in the millitary. It is not. I was a medic and know the diff. between fungus and allergic reactions. I really have come to the conclusion that if it is not pompholyx then it must be an allergic reaction to the salt in persperation. I sweat alot and know that the white lines of salt on my clothes mean an excessive amount and my feet must be swimming in salt all day. Salt is very corrosive. I cannot comment on stress but have noticed an increase when stressed out. I am a very stressfull person and stress gets my stomache also. Must be a combination that occurs of stress and sweat and salt and an allergy sensitivity. Bummer cause just when you think they are gone they come back. I will not be a hippie and wear only sandals so I guess I will always suffer a little.
ems

UK

#16 Jun 25, 2008
Ihave these symptoms too - is this what you're all talking about?
http://dermnetnz.org/dermatitis/pompholyx.htm...
chica

United States

#17 Jun 30, 2008
Yea I have something similar, I have bumps in between my toes on my left foot. I put fungus cream on it,calyine lotin, and baking soda,and hydrocortisone creme, and none of the above worked. It itches all the time. They look like little clear bubbles and when they itch to bad i pop them and clear fluid comes out of them. It has been getting so mad that i think i have to go to the doctor asap.
Gary louisville

Lexington, KY

#18 Jul 3, 2008
franco wrote:
Yeah I have it on both feet, but very light. It shows up on the inside and outsides of my feet but only a little towards the bottom. I have had the little pustules sporadically on my fingers from time to time. I always thought I got some fungus when I was in the millitary. It is not. I was a medic and know the diff. between fungus and allergic reactions. I really have come to the conclusion that if it is not pompholyx then it must be an allergic reaction to the salt in persperation. I sweat alot and know that the white lines of salt on my clothes mean an excessive amount and my feet must be swimming in salt all day. Salt is very corrosive. I cannot comment on stress but have noticed an increase when stressed out. I am a very stressfull person and stress gets my stomache also. Must be a combination that occurs of stress and sweat and salt and an allergy sensitivity. Bummer cause just when you think they are gone they come back. I will not be a hippie and wear only sandals so I guess I will always suffer a little.
iv had the same thing. it started right after i got back form quait and iraq. i thought it was someting i got there or a reaction to the many vacines the military pump us with predeployment. no doctor has been able to help me either.
i hope some one figures it out so i can get rid of it once and for all.
Bighelper

Mestre Caetano, Brazil

#19 Jul 11, 2008
I have been having the same problem with my right foot. I, too, first noticed it when I got back from Iraq. I used Hydrocortizone followed by athletes' foot cream and it went away for six months. I am in Brazil right now and was walking around bare foot in my fiance's house and have had a bad reoccurrence. I guess I'm stuck with this disease...I should go and see the VA...
gary

Lexington, KY

#20 Jul 14, 2008
good luck with the VA the hospitals on base dont know what to do but if they figure it out please let me know
TaiPan

Lake Worth, FL

#21 Jul 28, 2008
I have this problem too, and it's exactly like what you all have described, except it's right in the middle of my sole, and it itches like mad until I pop them. My fiancee gets this too, but we both have had it long before we met. I wonder what the hell this is.

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