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A 49-year-old member asked:

the tops of my feet are really itchy. what could be the cause?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Possibly fungus: Try an antifungal cream if no improvement see foot doc or dermatologist.

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A 54-year-old female asked:

My calves and the tops of my feet are covered with red splotches. They don't itch, but they look awful. Some are starting to appear on my forearms.

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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
RED SPLOTCHES: Your "red splotches" can be a result of many things: reaction to medications is a common cause. There are things we do not know about you: male or female? Age bracket? What medications do you take? How long have these blotches been with you? Your should see your regular physician or, better still, a dermatologist.
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A 22-year-old member asked:

I have brown-reddish spots on my feet? It doesn't itch and it's been there for years now.

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Stasis: These could be associated with varicose veins. An evaluation for underlying venous disease is indicated. The color change is permanent.
A 22-year-old male asked:

On my feet it gets itchy and when I scratch white bumps appear and it gets even more itchier. What could be the reason for this?

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Dr. John Despain
Dermatology 37 years experience
Fungal?: Its either fungal (athletes foot, what we call tinea pedis) or dermatitis. They are treated totally differently. On a practical basis, try an over the counter antifungal cream designed to treat athlete's foot; if it does not clear a prescription steroid cream may do the trick. Or see a derm up front and know for sure what you are treating.
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A 41-year-old male asked:

Why do my feet get restless in bed ? They feel like they have a weird kind of internal itch that drives me crazy

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Dr. Mohammed Younus
Psychiatry 31 years experience
RLS: More than likely you have restless leg syndrome; urge to move your legs especially at rest, night time causing sleep disturbance, gets better during activity. Primary rls; cause unknown, secondary rls; causes, iron deffeciency anemia, thyroid problems, varicose veins, vit e and c deffeciency. Treatment; secondary, treat the cause. Primary, medications such as ronipirole helpful.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

Why does my feet itch profoundly after being wet long periods of time?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Fungus: Excessive moisture can facilate fungus, as well as other forms of dermatititis. Avoid excessive exposure to moisture and dry thoroughly.

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