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why are the bottom of my babys feet sticky

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Yes unless the doctor is already aware of the problem.I am worried about infection.
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A 9-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: By 6 months baby has gained enough crude control of arms and legs to explore them by mouthing. Fingers (by 4-5 mo) and toes&feet (by 6months) are read ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Everybody does: Everyone sweats on their feet. Sweat glands are in many parts of the body. Some people may sweat more than others, but everyone sweats! babies typic ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Babies can get fungal infections of the skin, which is what "athlete's foot" is.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Blake
44 years experience Podiatry
Sensitive Feet: There are more nerve endings on the bottom of our feet than any other area of the body per square inch. That makes them very sensitive. But sensitivit ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
Wrinkled: Without an evaluation and a bit more history it is difficult to say definitively as it could be a number of things. See your podiatrist for an evalua ... Read More
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Many possibilities: Here is general advice re foot pain causes: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/foot-pain/basics/causes/sym-20050792 As you can see a variety of possi ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Not sure: I have been a hand surgeon for almost 20 years and I have yet to see green hands. If you have had any bruising anywhere below your elbow, the old bloo ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
7 years experience Podiatry
Multiple reasons: There are many possibilities for redness on the bottom of the feet, from normal flushing, swelling, sweaty feet, to autoimmune reactions. Provide mor ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hormonal changes: Hormonal & circulatory changes associated with pregnancy cause these symptoms.
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
19 years experience Dentistry
Unclear: More information is needed but it could be either you stepped in something sticky or you may need to clean your feet very well.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
Arches: Everyone is put together differently . True weakness can be organic , but you may also be referring to flat foot and all that it entails. See your p ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Possible neuropathy: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Is it new ?: Do you have any medical condition ? Is it changing in size or in nature ?Does it cause you symptoms ?Please see your doc and have a look at it
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Fungal infection: Try an over the counter antifungal such as Lotromin
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Have them looked at.: Purple toes could indicate a problem with the circulation or trauma to the area. Have it looked at by a professional.
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A female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Edema.: Are you feet swollen?
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Have it evaluated: Some causes of swelling may include trauma infection and problems with the veins please have it evaluated and treated appropriately.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
47 years experience Neonatology
Not a problem: It is common for infants to have peeling skin on their hands. Sometimes a little lotion may speed the process. Not to worry-this will go away by itse ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Petechiae: These may be leakage of blood from capillaries in the skin and can be caused by vasculitis(inflammation of these tiny blood vessels) which usually is ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
29 years experience Pediatrics
New: if this is something new and recent, you may have hand foot and mouth disease
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: You are describing a fungal infection where thickening and discoloration are occuring of the skin & nails.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
I would consider: Dry skin, or fungus as the more common reasons particularly on the feet.

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