Don't say I didn't warn you. I cropped the photo a bit so you don't have to look at my hairy old man hobbit toes. You're welcome. My foot has been itching like crazy for a few days and my mood has been off. After a bit of scratching without investigating, assuming it was pollen in the air, I noticed that between my two largest toes on my left foot there's a nice lump with some dead skin in the middle. It looks suspiciously like a bite. If I scratch it, my whole foot starts to itch. I thought at first it was a spider bite, but then io9 told me that spider bites aren't usually spider bites. All that did was make me a temporary hypochondriac with achy joints as I worry about coming down with MRSA.
I'm pretty sure it's not a flea or a bedbug. But that leaves me wondering what crawled between my toes and was offended by my dreams of tap dancing. A lot of cortisone seems to be helping and I'm less concerned about MRSA with the redness confining itself to the immediate area of the...whatever it is.