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Athletes Foot Or Eczema
How to determine if it is athletes foot, eczema, or psoriasis. I have been told all 3. It does spread, itches, and has small fluid filled bubbles.
The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions prominent symptoms include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more
I have read up on athletes foot. The symptoms seem to match up. But what I have is not contagious and it doesn't spread. Is it eczema?
Maybe: A certain kind of eczema on the feet is called dyshidrotic eczema. It is often confused with fungal infections or contact dermatitis. A dermatologist can sort out if you have one two or all three of them on your feet. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001835/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rash on the inner top of my foot. It is red, dry, it itches and hot water hurts so bad. Eczema or possibly athletes foot?
Difference between eczema and athletes foot? Between 2 of my toes is itchy and scaly skin, I've itched so much the skin is raw and bleeding a little
Itching: can be a symptom in both athletes feet and eczema. Most Podiatrists can tell the difference on first glance, however if there is a question about it a skin biopsy can be taken. Most important is to get an accurate diagnosis or the proper treatment to prevent spreading and to prevent infection. ...Read more
Inflammed skin: Scaliness, redness, itching and burning in the skin of the foot are common signs of fungal infection. Try an otc antifungal medication as directed on the label. If it does not improve or worsen see a doctor. It might be a bacterial infection, eczema or other issue that requires a different approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have bad athletes foot since i was 16 and im 30 nowi have tried everything and it will go away for a couple of days but comes back. What can I do?
Help! I've been having chronic condition, similar to athletes foot, but not quite. What could it be?
Dry scaly feet: It could be athlete's foot or atopic dermatitis or contact dermatitis, etc. You can try to prevent athlete's foot by wearing sandals, changing shoes/socks often and after exercise, using foot powder, washing and drying feet often, and avoiding wet public floors and wearing other people's shoes. A dermatologist will do a KOH prep of a scraping of your skin to confirm the diagnosis. See one. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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