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Athletes Foot Peeling
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Extremely dry, scaly feet. Saw dr., they didn't seem to think it was athletes foot. No cracking or peeling between toes just on tops of feet. Small clear fluid filled bumps. Extremely itchy. Pain associated with itching. Tried applying aquaphor nightly an
There must be more: So the Dr saw you with severe, itchy dermatitis on top of your feet and did not see features of fungus. What, then, was the diagnosis? Allergic contact? And the treatment was Aquaphor????? Sounds like you need a potent prescription ointment, maybe a short course of prednisone [20mg alternate days for 3 doses]. ...Read more
Is it ok to peel or scrub off dry white scales/flaked off athletes foot? Would it be worse? The flakes are falling off everywhere when I don't.
Yes but use medicine: antifungal topical medication will work better to clear your condition. ...Read more
Most like fungus: It is probably a fungal infection. Use a good topical antifungal as labeled, i like Lamisil (terbinafine), but most will work. If this does not improve in a week or two or gets worse, see your podiatrist or dermatologist for an evaluation. Dr. L. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Topical Antifungal: Most athlete's foot responds well to topical antifungals, many of which are available over the counter. It is important to apply twice daily to clean, dry skin. Ask your pharmacist to direct to the location of the topical antifungals they carry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hand is peeling, cracking, very rough and dry. Areas look similar to athletes foot. Gets better and then worse but wont go away. Had for 6 months now?
Dishydrosis: Pts have episodic rashes of the hands and feet with or without vesicles (or clear blisters) that are assoc with very dry painful cracking skin. Thought as a type eczema know as dishydrosis ; balance of thick moisturizing ointments such as eucerin/ aquaphor like ointments balanced w avoiding over "dampness" leading to the vesicles ; cracking to treat. Rotating shoes ; frequent sock changes help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer