So i know lots of you wear cycling shoes and wear them every day and sweat in them. wel i have this weird/painful prob with my big toe. I have been living in korea and this was 3 months back in monsoon season my shoes got soaked in the rain, all the way thru to my socks. i got to office, and didn't notice till like lunch time. later that day on the big toe the side of the nail started itching, then hurting like deep between the edge of nail and skin.
this went away. and then 3 months went by. recently the toe has had these nasty blisters erupting (not friction blisters, i wear flip flops everywhere), also it itches, hurts, area around nail is swollen. i can peel layers of skin off easily. its not dry and flaking off, just peeling off. sometimes since the toe skin is so thick the blisters can't erupt thru and they dry up under the skin, so they form like brown calluses that itch and i have to peel open and wash. the edge of the toenail is turing white and it think because is not connected to the skin underneath anymore and i think this infection is going underneath the nail now.
it is truly disgusting, bothersome, and painful. I tried tolnaftate (antifungal cream), hydrocortisone, foot powder, even citrus from fresh squeezed grapefruit. nothing helps and its getting worse and spreading (blisters are forming farther from original area).
I am going to see a doctor in a week i hope. I thought my body could fight this and i even took special care of my toe, washing it and peeling off dead skin. well i give up. i think i need antibiotics now.
anyone had this prob before? I looked online and the closest thing i can think of is it's a rare athlete's foot vesicular infection. I will keep you updated on what doc says.