U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Dallas, Texas
A 33-year-old female asked about a 34-year-old male:

My husband has very swollen feet with burning, peeling skin he has a history of eczema and they hurt to move. it doesn't itch. is this a foot fungus?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Not necessarily: If his feet are very swollen this can cause cracks in the skin and cause the skin to blister or peel. This could be due to eczema or just from the swelling. They can be painful due to the skin being broken to move them. Best to have them checked out, he may need a steroid cream, compression, or it could be a fungal infection, but the only way to know would be to have them looked at.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Mar 7, 2020

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.