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A 24-year-old female asked:

Very sore red swollen soles of feet?? they were hard and peeling so i've been using athletes foot but feet are swelling abnormally and hurt??

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Hard to say: Without examining you as you may have two independent problems like plantar fascitiis with athletes foot. Are you flatfooted? Or does your foot pronate? Do you get pain on the first few steps in the morning? Peeling on the bottom is usually athletes foot or occurs after swelling as the skin contracts and sheds epidermis.
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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Infection?: This may be caused by something you came in contact with...it is likely infection or a severe inflammatory reaction. See your doctor to help narrow down the diagnosis so you can be treated and get better.
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Last updated Oct 16, 2018

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