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Type 1diabetic. Skin on bottom of second toe rough and cracked open. What's the best waycto treat it. Dr appt on 2/6.?

Type 1diabetic. Skin on bottom of second toe rough and cracked open. What's the best waycto treat it. Dr appt on 2/6.?

Cracked open skin: Nice to know how long this has been going on. It could be a fungal infection (athlete's foot, for example), or as a result of a new pair of shoes. Try a bit of aquaphor healing ointment (no financial interest!) 2 or 3 times daily. This may help. ...Read more

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I have dry cracked skin in my big toes. It started out as just flaky skin but now its spread and I have small bumps on the side of one of them. Help!

I have dry cracked skin in my big toes. It started out as just flaky skin but now its spread and I have small bumps on the side of one of them. Help!

Athletes foot: Athletes feet starts as dry skin and and lead to cracking and some skin changes that you are complaining about. It is caused by fungus, called tinea pedis. You can try an over-the-counter anti-fungal cream for athletes feet. Be sure to apply it twice a day ...Read more

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Cracked skin between pinky toe and very moist and clammy. What could this be?

Cracked skin between pinky toe and very moist and clammy. What could this be?

? fungus: Fungal skin infections are common in this area, and can be easily treated. Get the site looked at and get properly diagnosed and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Wht can I do to heal the crack skin under my pinky toe?

Wht can I do to heal the crack skin under my pinky toe?

Cream: If there is no infection and it is just dry skin, use a urea cream. Make sure there is no possibility of athlete's foot or a bacterial infection. If it does hurt please see a physician. ...Read more

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I'm not sure if I have a cut under my big toe, or if its just cracked skin. It's something that comes and goes, butcauses a lot of pain and discomfort. What should I do?

I'm not sure if I have a cut under my big toe, or if its just cracked skin. It's something that comes and goes, butcauses a lot of pain and discomfort. What should I do?

Skin Fissures: Most skin softeners are inadequate when treating stubborn heel callus and heel fissures. A urea based cream or sal acid based cream is necessary to soften these thick calluses. Periodic debridement with a pumice stone or callus file is also a must. You can even glue fissures together with crazy glue. ...Read more

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Dry skin on bottom of big toe cracked use lotion or antibiotic?

Maybe both: If there is an infection definitely us a antibiotic. If the toe is red and tender get a antibiotic pill. If it is not infected and just cracked you can have your podiatrist trim the margins down and lotion it - often with antibiotic cream and this will heal faster. ...Read more

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No tdap shot also stepped by rusty stairs or rusty spots with cracked open split skin red that's hurts in between toe worry about tetanus?

No tdap shot also stepped by rusty stairs or rusty spots with cracked open split skin red that's hurts in between toe worry about tetanus?

I doubt it. ..: But maybe there are a few too many uncommon events for comfort: open skin, rusty spots, etc. The signs and symptoms of tetanus (lock jaw) are not pain where it entered but muscle spasms, jaw cramping, trouble swallowing etc. But I think a prompt doctor visit is warranted in any case for a brief exam and updating your tetanus vaccine at a minimum. Call today/now. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Will use of ketoconazole leave side effect skin crack - I applied Lamisil (terbinafine) and ketoconazole for tinea pedis 2 weeks. Foot (not toes) skin still cracks?

See your doctor:: If it's not athlete's foot, a correct diagnosis is key to taking care of the cracked, dry skin on your feet with the appropriate treatment. Cracked, dry skin can be caused by various conditions, such as general dry skin, allergic reactions, eczema, and other forms of dermatitis or even a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Can you have athlete's foot without cracked peeling skin? I've had athlete's foot before and it was cracked and peeling skin between my toes. Now I have itchiness and burning between my small toes, but no signs like before. Is this also athlete's foot? Wi

Can you have athlete's foot without cracked peeling skin? I've had athlete's foot before and it was cracked and peeling skin between my toes. Now I have itchiness and burning between my small toes, but no signs like before. Is this also athlete's foot? Wi

Different: Different fungi exhibit different patterns and characteristics. As dr. Fowler suggested, try using an over-the-counter anti-fungal like lotrimin, Lamisil or tinactin, (tolnaftate) twice a day. If you don't see any improvement in a few days, see a podiatrist or dermatologist, as it might not be a fungus.

If you do see an improvement, keep using the cream twice a day for 30 days, since fungal spores live for 30 days. If you keep getting athlete's foot, you might want to keep using an anti-fungal cream once a day for life. There is also something called a steri-shoe, which is an ultraviolet light that will sterilize the insides of your shoes in 40 minutes. If you keep getting reinfected, you might want to invest in that. I've attached a link. ...Read more

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Anybody knows what causes it cracked and itchy foot skin that is not wet nor smelly?

Anybody knows what causes it cracked and itchy foot skin that is not wet nor smelly?

Can be fungal: Or it can be eczema or another cause...See a professional to help figure out which. ...Read more

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Skin crack on the ball of my foot sometimes can be painful and can bleed. What could this be?

Skin crack on the ball of my foot sometimes can be painful and can bleed. What could this be?

Crack in foot skin: Hello ~ every one will tell you this is due to dry skin on the feet and tell you to moisturise. However its most often due to fungal infection, like athletes foot. Get some OTC LAMISIL (terbinafine) -AT apply twice daily for about a month - 6 weeks, apply your moisturisers in between the cream applications. If it does not go away see a dermatologist because you may need ORAL LAMISIL (terbinafine) for 90d to cure permanently ...Read more

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Very painful spot on my foot the skin is dry/cracked at the spot and it looks black underneath the skin what is this?

Suspicious.: Any skin lesion, on the foot or not, that is dry, painful and has a black color is to be considered suspicious. It is a simple matter to have it examined by a professional to begin the process of identification. ...Read more

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My left foot started to crack and I the skin on top started to fold back so I started to peel it and it won't heal. What do I do?

Fungal: An exfoliating scrub and antigungal medicine by mouth and topically. See a doctor on healthtap or in there office to help you with medication. ...Read more

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A few months ago, I had athlete's foot. This time its just plain circular patch that's cracked, feels dry, red, & itchy skin (top of foot).Is it different?

A few months ago, I had athlete's foot. This time its just plain circular patch that's cracked, feels dry, red, & itchy skin (top of foot).Is it different?

There are different: Rashes with different causes. We won't be able to diagnose you with the available information. You would need history, physical examination and often lab tests to accurate assess this. Take care. ...Read more

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Can athlete's foot cause a secondary infection if the skin is NOT cracked or peeled? Because my foot is all swollen up to the ankle.

Can athlete's foot cause a secondary infection if the skin is NOT cracked or peeled? Because my foot is all swollen up to the ankle.

Something else......: You need to see a doctor. It can be many things, but it is almost certainly not related to Athlete's foot! ...Read more

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I have very dry very itchy skin on just one of my feet. It spreads and sometimes there are small bumps. Also my skin will crack and bleed on that foot?

I have very dry very itchy skin on just one of my feet. It spreads and sometimes there are small bumps. Also my skin will crack and bleed on that foot?

Rash: It's important to have an accurate diagnosis prior to rendering effective treatment. You may have eczema or a fungal infection. One may even need to biopsy to rule out a more serious condition. You should see a Dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I can't bend my cracked toe. Should I be worried?

I can't bend my cracked toe. Should I be worried?

It depends: It depends on what you mean by "cracked". Is the skin cracked or is the bone cracked? You may want to have it looked at either way. ...Read more

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Is my dad's back cracked if he can not touch his toes?

Is my dad's back cracked if he can not touch his toes?

Mine isn't: And I can't touch mine. Some people are not so flexible. Does not mean his back is cracked...Does he have pain? ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a broken / cracked toe?

Pain/swelling.: A broken or fractured toe usually presents with pain and swelling of the toe after some type of trauma. The toe may be crooked or out alignment. X-rays will be needed to confirm fracture and guide treatment. ...Read more