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Doctor insights on: Dry Skin On Bottoms Of Feet

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I am a heroin addict have been for 5 yrs. My question is I have developed a growth of thick dry skin on the bottom of my feet is this from heroin use?

I am a heroin addict have been for 5 yrs. My question is I have developed a growth of thick dry skin on the bottom of my feet is this from heroin use?

No: This is not a side effect of heroin use, but there are many more serous medical issues that can be occurring that are much more serous, even deadly. There are ways to get clean. Please see an addiction specialist who will help. ...Read more

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Something on the bottom of my foot. A lot of dry skin around it. Cleared dry skin and it's flat with a bubble looking thing. Advise/explanation? Help!

Something on the bottom of my foot. A lot of dry skin around it. Cleared dry skin and it's flat with a bubble looking thing. Advise/explanation? Help!

Bubble Up.: Bottom of the foot things as you have described can only be one or more of a few options. Foreign bodies, punctate callus or a wart may fit the bill. Without offering up to much flannel, I'm putting my money on a wart. To not waste valuable time, you need to get an expert opinion. ...Read more

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I have a cut on the bottom of my foot. I also have dry skin on the soles of my feet and they can get very cold. Could this be because of my diabetes?

I have a cut on the bottom of my foot. I also have dry skin on the soles of my feet and they can get very cold. Could this be because of my diabetes?

YES.: You're young. How long with diabetes? What's your A1C-should be below 7. Cold feet, dry skin could be what's called autonomic neuropathy, associated w/ diabetes. Make sure you see your PCP as indicated, and a podiatrist for that cut. ...Read more

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I have these small water like bumps on the bottom of feet & they itch & hurt sometimes but after a few days it becomes like dry skin. Why & what is it?

I have these small water like bumps on the bottom of feet & they itch & hurt sometimes but after a few days it becomes like dry skin. Why & what is it?

See below: Any type of rash needs to be looked. Start by making an appointment with your primary care doctor and take things from there. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do about a dry skin spot on bottom of foot?

What can I do about a dry skin spot on bottom of foot?

Apply moisturizer: If it doesn't go away see podiatrist as it may not be a simple dry spot. ...Read more

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How to soften dry skin on your feet?

How to soften dry skin on your feet?

Soften skin: Use a moisturizer daily. One for feet is great or your usual body one will work. A pumice stone used before you apply the moisturizer can be helpful. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best stuff to buy to help dry skin on feet!?

Help please? What is the best stuff to buy to help dry skin on feet!?

Clarisonic for feet: Is great to start with. It really smoothes the skin of the feet, but if not able to get then make an appointment with your dermatologist for stronger Urea based compounds to help. ...Read more

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I have dry skin espicially feet and some times tear. What should I do?

Dry skin: It is a fact of life. We use them so much! A moisturizer with glycolic or Lactic Acid should help. Apply it after shower, and use a pumice stone or similar implement to physically smooth them down. ...Read more

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How to cure from dry skin (xerosis) on feet?

How to cure from dry skin (xerosis) on feet?

Eucerine cream: Try Eucerine cream on feet twice a day. When you put it on at bedtime put on socks over the feet to keep the cream on. Avoid soaking the feet in water. ...Read more

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What is it when there is a bubble of dry skin on your feet?

What is it when there is a bubble of dry skin on your feet?

Bubble of dry skin: Several things could cause dry skin with blistering on your feet including dyshidrotic eczema, fungal infections, autoimmune diseases, and friction blisters. If it doesn't resolve on its own, I would recommend evaluation by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What r the light brown patches on my feet? Feels like dry skin

What r the light brown patches on my feet? Feels like dry skin

Tough Call: This is a challenging question because a photo of what you are describing would provide a lot of insight into the cause of your problem. You should see a dermatologist to check this out. This could be many things including, Tinea pedis (fungal infection), Dishydrotic Eczema, Lentigenes, Psoriasis and many other things. Get it checked out. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do I put for a dry skin I have on my feet, open cutt is on there too?

What do I put for a dry skin I have on my feet, open cutt is on there too?

First--: I would treat the open wound first. Once that is healed use a good moisturizer after bathing with feet still moist as it will penetrate better that way. ...Read more

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Why are my feet seemingly covered in tough, dry skin instead of normal skin?

Calluses, xerosis: You may have calluses or xerosis or both. Calluses cause a thickening of the skin under areas of the feet that take on more pressure than other parts of the foot. Xerosis is just excessively dry skin but can sometimes be related to other medical issues. There are also some callus disorders that are inherited. A podiatrist can help. ...Read more

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Dry skin on my feet and skin peels off easily. How could I stop my skin from tearing off?

Dry skin on my feet and skin peels off easily. How could I stop my skin from tearing off?

Tinea pedis: Tinea pedis is a fungal infection of the feet, common in people who wear closed shoes that trap moisture. It is characterized by flaking, cracking and peeling of the skin. This condition is treated with over the counter medications specifically for this purpose, and is prevented by keeping the feet dry and avoiding exposure from public showers, etc. ...Read more

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Extremely dry skin (left foot), what to do?

See below.: Try moisturizing cream to start. If not successful, see podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of the dry skin on your feet?

How can you get rid of the dry skin on your feet?

Topical moisturizer: Try using a topical moisturizer twice a day. You may benefit with using a pumice stone or an emory board to scrape away any dry callus areas. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best stuff to buy to help dry skin on feet!?

Products with urea: Helps as do the large files to remove thickened dead skin then use a heavy moisturizer and cotton sock over night, also AM lactam helps ...Read more

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How to get rid of dry skin on my feet?

How to get rid of dry skin on my feet?

Moisturize them: Also make sure they are dry and your not mistaking dryness for fungus. ...Read more

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How to get rid of really dry skin on elbows and feet?

How to get rid of really dry skin on elbows and feet?

Hydrate skin: I usually suggest a cream such as eucerin be applied to wet skin 2 to 3 times a day. I also suggest urea creams for more difficult cases. ...Read more

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Dry skin n peeling on hands n feet.

Dry peeling skin: There are a number of causes of dry peeling skin. You can use a cream like lachydrin (lactic acid) twice daily to improve the symptoms. I think 5% is otc while 12% is prescription. Fungal infection is one of the causes of scaling so if it is not resolved see your doctor. ...Read more

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On my right foot there are what I guess patches of irregularly shaped white flaky skin? I am not sure if it is just dry skin or athlete's foot.

On my right foot there are what I guess patches of irregularly shaped white flaky skin? I am not sure if it is just dry skin or athlete's foot.

Or other?: This could also be a number of other foot disorders including psoriasis, porokeratosis plantaris, plantar warts, etc. See a dermatologist or podiatrist ...Read more

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I have really dry feet and my heals have dry skin and scaly, I peal off a ton of skin but it just grows back to being hard and sometimes itchy normal?

I have really dry feet and my heals have dry skin and scaly, I peal off a ton of skin but it just grows back to being hard and sometimes itchy normal?

Dry Feet: Dry feet can be caused by a variety of problems. Problems as serious as skin diseases and possibly fungal infections may be the cause or simply exposure or lack of moisture. A podiatrist can help you differentiate. If you are certain that it is related to dry skin regular use of cocoa butter or eucerin type cream could resolve the problem. A pedicure might be a fast way to begin the process. ...Read more

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I have dry skin on feet peeling (after running), any suggestions?

I have dry skin on feet peeling (after running), any suggestions?

O'Keeffe's: O'keeffe's makes a product, besides working hands, specifically for dry, peeling feet. But make sure you change your socks all the time and wash and thoroughly clean the feet in some soap that will not promote drying. ...Read more

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I have extremely dry skin on my hands and feet for some reason. What can I do to make them soft and silky?

I have extremely dry skin on my hands and feet for some reason. What can I do to make them soft and silky?

Efas, lachydrin (lactic acid): Avoid irritating chemicals, add essential fatty acids to your diet such as flaxseed oil or omega 3-6-9 to increase the content of essential fattynacids in the skin. Externally use barrier repair creams such as cerave. Soaking your hands in water and then trapping the water with barrier repair creams. Prescription creams includeeletone, hylatopic ointment etc. ...Read more