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Dr. Matthew Cerniglia
Board Certified, Podiatry
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Is liver spots on the soles of feet a signal of a health condition. I have a lot and no sun exposure to my feet?

Is liver spots on the soles of feet a signal of a health condition. I have a lot and no sun exposure to my feet?

See below: Liver spots are not commonly seen on the soles of the feet and more likely simply moles. If you have noticed an increase of hyperpigmented/dark irregularly shaped spots on your feet i encourage you to see a dermatologist or foot specialist who may want to biopsy these spots. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Thomas Inwood
Board Certified, Podiatry
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Extremely cold soles of feet! Feel numb like ice. Painful dry soles and just noticed brown spots appearing on one sole of foot. Feels icy cold swollen?

Extremely cold soles of feet! Feel numb like ice. Painful dry soles and just noticed brown spots appearing on one sole of foot. Feels icy cold swollen?

Cold feet: You don't mention if your feet warm with socks or under a blanket. If they do not , seek medical attention right away. The dry skin can be related to circulation as can the discoloration. See your podiatrist or your dermatologist . ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
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Soles of feet have been swollen and sore feels tight and stiff. Skin is drying and now developed brown spots?? I have pain in my feet and cannot sleep

Soles of feet have been swollen and sore feels tight and stiff. Skin is drying and now developed brown spots?? I have pain in my feet and cannot sleep

See your doctor: First, you need to know if you have a systemic illness causing this. If not, your doctor may refer you to a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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Took ibuprofen now my temp is norma for 3 days now, but now facial rash&scalp also, red itchy spots on palms of hands & soles of feet. What do I do?

Took ibuprofen now my temp is norma for 3 days now, but now facial rash&scalp also,  red itchy spots on palms of hands & soles of feet. What do I do?

Allergic reaction: If the rash appeared after taking Ibuprofen and not before, then it can be an allergic reaction to it. Some people develop hives from such medications called nsaids. You may need to take an antihistamine to help you with the rash but i would avoid all nsaids, until you are evaluated by a doctor. If you need to take something for a fever, from now on take Acetaminophen instead. ...Read more

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Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
Board Certified, Podiatry
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What to do if I have red spots on both palm and sole of foot! help asap?

What to do if I have red spots on both palm and sole of foot! help asap?

Have it examined: red spots on both the palm and sole may be something minor like a contact dermatitis or more serious like viral condition or underlying systemic disease. Don't second guess and delay having it examined. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
Board Certified, Orthodontics
32 years in practice
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Hello, I do hill walking as a hobby, and i get sore soles of feet. I wear boots and thick socks designed for task. Like spot blisters. Can u hl thanks?

Hello, I do hill walking as a hobby, and i get sore soles of feet. I wear boots and thick socks designed for task. Like spot blisters. Can u hl thanks?

Moleskin: In areas of pressure, try using moleskin a soft sueded covering with one side adhesive, this may help. Consider the type and fit of shoe wear as improper fit or inappropriate shoe/boot type may be the source of irritation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
39 years in practice
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What causes dark spots at the bottom of feet?

What causes dark spots at the bottom of feet?

Maybe you stepped: On something without realizing it. But melanoma, a deadly pigmented skin cancer, can occur on soles, too. You should have a doctor look at it. ...Read more

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Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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What are the dark spots on the bottom of my feet?

What are the dark spots on the bottom of my feet?

Is it new ?: Do you have any medical condition ? Is it changing in size or in nature ?Does it cause you symptoms ?Please see your doc and have a look at it ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Board Certified, Dermatology
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My feet are always dry and have a dark hard gray spots! I have to go to spa to clean and smooth! is there another solution?

My feet are always dry  and have a dark  hard gray spots!  I have to go to spa to clean and smooth! is there  another  solution?

Keratoses: Keratotic (so-called "stucco") lesions are common on the feet and elsewhere on the body. They are not dangerous but certainly are annoying. Try an otc lotion, such as lac hydrin or amlactin, with Lactic Acid or salicylic acid in it, to soften the top layer of skin. If those lotions aren't strong enough a dermatologist can prescribe one of a number of stronger preparations. ...Read more

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