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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Foot Odor And Peeling Feet

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What can you about really bad athletics foot, there is real bad peeling of skin black skin comin off the bottom of the foot. The odor is horrendous?

What can you about really bad athletics foot, there is real bad peeling of skin black skin comin off the bottom of the foot. The odor is horrendous?

Several things: There are plenty of topical creams and gels that you can get over the counter at any pharmacy or supermarket. Proper hygiene and ensuring the places you bath or shower are clear of fungus are important. More recently, companies are promoting ultra violet lights that go into your shoes and kill various types of fungus.

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Smelly Feet (Definition)

Smelly feet or bromodrosis, as it is called, is described as an odor given off from the feet as a result of sweat reacting with bacteria on the foot. The odor is often described as cheese-like, ammonia like, ...Read more


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What can cause your feet to peel?

What can cause your feet to peel?

Possibilities: Fungus, dermatitis/eczema, allergic reaction and trauma (burn of some kind) are what comes to mind.

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What causes foot to peel? Has seen derma, rec'd cream but still peels. No pain or itching.

What causes foot to peel? Has seen derma, rec'd cream but still peels. No pain or itching.

Dermatitis/fungus: Various skin conditions including fungus, allegic reaction to material in shoe or sock (contact dermatitis), eczema or manefestation of another condition could be the cause. Did the dermatologist do any diagnostic testing such as a biopsy. What type of cream was prescribed? If the medication is not for the correct condition, it won't work. Sometimes oral medication or other therapy may be needed.

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When I go to a warm  city like scottsdale or hawaii my feet start peeling after a few days. Cause an?

When I go to a warm  city like scottsdale or hawaii my feet start peeling after a few days. Cause an?

Athlete's foot?: You may have athlete's foot (tinea pedis). It can be a chronic, recurring condition that gets worse in warm or humid climates. Here's a link to more information, including over-the counter treatments: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/athletes-foot/ds00317. If the description doesn't fit or the over the counter treatments don't work, see your doctor.

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What causes water blisters on feet which pop and peel?

What causes water blisters on feet which pop and peel?

See a dermatologist: Dyshidrotic dermatitis is another possible cause. Sometimes it is allergy to rubber or leather.

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Can anyone tell me what causes feet to begin peeling hide?

Can anyone tell me what causes feet to begin peeling hide?

It can be due to: A fungal infection, but also just dry skin and irritation. See dermatologist for answers

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Is there an insect bite that causes hands and feet to peel?

Is there an insect bite that causes hands and feet to peel?

Probably not.: Unless there were dozens of insect bites located specifically on the hands and feet, it would be very unusual for a typical insect bite to trigger the hands and feet to peel. More likely is post-streptococcal infection or something called "hand-foot-mouth disease". Dyshidrosis is a skin condition that can cause peeling of hands and feet--typically associated with sweaty palms and feet that itch.

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The bottom of my feet are peeling and cracking. I heard hypothyroidism can cause this...Is that true?

The bottom of my feet are peeling and cracking. I heard hypothyroidism can cause this...Is that true?

Can be: There many diseases that can be involved. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.

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One of my feet is always peeling due to an internal fungus. The meds that I would take cause kidney problems. What else can I do to stop it.?

One of my feet is always peeling due to an internal fungus. The meds that I would take cause kidney problems. What else can I do to stop it.?

Fungus: About what sort of internal fungus are u speaking? Peeling foot may be athlete's foot fungus, that can be treated with otc cream like lamisil (terbinafine). Foot soaks with epsom salts & tee tree oil can help as can soaks in 10% bleach solution (1 cup bleach to 10 cups water) followed by plain water rinse. Dry thoroughly. Sterilize socks & footwear. Oral antifungals challenge liver more than kidney.

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Causes of itching feet, mainly heels. For past 3 days. No rash or peeling?

Causes of itching feet, mainly heels. For past 3 days. No rash or peeling?

Athletes foot: Almost always, itching feet involve times pedis or athletes foot, a fungal infection. It is often accompanied by small blisters or papules, re rash, flaky skin etc, but not always. See ur podiatrist or start w otc Lamisil (terbinafine) cream twice daily for two wks. If it persists, def see ur podiatrist or dermatologist to rule out another dermititis.

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The toenails on my right foot have started curving under on the sides and the skin around them is peeling. What causes this and what do I do?

The toenails on my right foot have started curving under on the sides and the skin around them is peeling. What causes this and what do I do?

Toenails: From your description it sounds like ingrown nails that may be complicated with bacterial infection or fungal infection. Seek the help of a podiatrist. Good luck!

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Do you know of any STDS that would cause major peeling on the bottom of your feet? It is painless and does not itch at all just sort of alarming

Do you know of any STDS that would cause major peeling on the bottom of your feet? It is painless and does not itch at all just sort of alarming

STD is unlikely: Non-STD problems are much more likely. The two STD related problems that might cause this are syphilis and a condition called keratoderma blennorrhagica. KB is a rash that can occur with reactive arthrtis, which can be triggered by chlamydia or gonorrhea. Syphilis and RA both are rare in women in the US. In any case, see your doctor for professional evaluation. Good luck!

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My son's palms of hands and soles of feet are peeling. No itching or redness. This has occurred several times. What causes this?

My son's palms of hands and soles of feet are peeling. No itching or redness. This has occurred several times. What causes this?

Peeling hands, feet: Peeling of extremities may have several causes like after strep infections!, kawasaki disease. Fungal illnesses, psoriasis and a condion known as erythroderma.

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Can chemical peel cause severe irritations of sensitive skin? My skin is very sensitive to various skin care products and environmental factors. I would like to have a chemical peel of my feet and buttocks to rejuvenate my skin and make it smoother. How c

Can chemical peel cause severe irritations of sensitive skin? My skin is very sensitive to various skin care products and environmental factors. I would like to have a chemical peel of my feet and buttocks to rejuvenate my skin and make it smoother. How c

Yes: If you are sensitive to the ingredients in the peel, there is a potential for severe reactions. A skin test on an inconspicuous area should be done before doing the peel on your entire face. Other options are crystal free microdermabrasions, ipls or laser treatments since no chemicals are used.

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What causes the skin between toes to itch and peel? The rash is on the tops of my feet as well. It spreads to my arms and chest but much less severe

What causes the skin between toes to itch and peel? The rash is on the tops of my feet as well. It spreads to my arms and chest but much less severe

Fungal infection: Is usually the most common cause of itching/peeling skin between the toes. If it is a fungal infection, it can be spread to other parts of the body like your arms, chest; for example, if you dry your feet with a towel then use on the rest of your body, it is possible to transfer the fungus to the rest of your body. You can try an OTC fungal cream for now and see your doctor if doesn't work.

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Toddler red peeling hands and feet (2 weeks) doctor says caused by Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) but says can't do anything about it. Is that correct? We just wait? She ok?

Toddler red peeling hands and feet (2 weeks) doctor says caused by Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) but says can't do anything about it. Is that correct? We just wait? She ok?

Skin desquamation...: ...can be produced by several factors secondary to inflammation- infection (like in strep and staph secondary to some toxins they produce...exfoliatin), fungal infections can produce peeling too as atopic dermatitis can...