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Doctor insights on: Feet Itching While Breastfeeding

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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My daughter stepped on a wasp and now she's complaining about her foot itching?

My daughter stepped on a wasp and now she's complaining about her foot itching?

Allergic reaction: She may be having an allergic reaction to the sting. If it is itchy and it looks like a rash but not swollen and painful then it is probably just a skin reaction. Apply topical cortisone cream to the area, ice it and possibly take some benadryl (diphenhydramine). It should feel better in 1-2 days. ...Read more

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I am experiencing foot itching. The following also describes me: Foot redness. What should I do?

I am experiencing  foot itching. The following also describes me: Foot redness. What should I do?

Athletes foot : Most likely athletes foot fungus but can be contact dermatitis. If just red then wash well and moisturizer. If there is a flaky rash then try OTC Lamisil cream for a few days. If no better then try OTC cortisone cream. If that doesn't help see a podiatrist or dermatologist ...Read more

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What to do about this horrible foot itching at night?

What to do about this horrible foot itching at night?

Foot itching : You want to see a your local foot doctor or dermatologist to biopsy the skin to identify the cause of your symptoms. It sounds like a athletes foot or tinea pedis. Most probably a standard anti fungal cream will be prescribed with possibly a anti fungal sprain for all your shoe gear will be advised. ...Read more

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What do I do about this horrible foot itching at night?

What do I do about this horrible foot itching at night?

Iktching: Cortisone will help the itching. However determining first the cause of the itching is advisable. ...Read more

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How to cure foot itching probably related to icky hotel?

How to cure foot itching probably related to icky hotel?

Identify etiology: Could be bacterial, fungal, viral, excessive dryness, poor hygiene.If soap/water, cleansing with rubbing alcohol, and an otc topical antifungal doesn't improve symptomology in 2-3 weeks, an office visit is required. ...Read more

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I am experiencing foot itching and foot pain. The following also describes me: Foot redness. What should I do?

I am experiencing  foot itching and foot pain. The following also describes me: Foot redness. What should I do?

Be evaluated.: Possibilities for what you describe include infection, gout, arthritis or effects of trauma. For these possibilities, and evaluation of the foot would be a wise idea. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can stop feet itching?

Can i tell me how i can stop feet itching?

Find out the cause: Of itching. For instance, you could have athletes's foot. Your physician can help to accurately diagnose the reason you itch so that an appropriate treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I wake up with hands and feet itching - could be allergies?

I wake up with hands and feet itching - could be allergies?

Yes, maybe.: Itching can be due to allergies but there are other diseases that can make you itchy, like liver dysfunction. You should make an appointment with an allergist to make sure you don't have any risk factors or physical finding suggestive of a more serious underlying condition. If not, they will try treating you with antihistamines. ...Read more

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Why is my foot itching around plantars wart?

Why is my foot itching around plantars wart?

Virus: Because warts are caused by a virus the skin irritation may cause and itching reaction. If it is being treated by a topical medicine the medicine may be an irritant creating the itching. ...Read more

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What causes foot itching around my plantar wart?

What causes foot itching around my plantar wart?

Plantar wart: Walking on a wart can cause irritation and inflammation of the involved skin. This can cause tenderness and/or itching. ...Read more

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I am experiencing foot itching. Burning and skin is peeling in between my toes. This has been going on for months now. ?

Be evaluated: There are multiple considerations, sometimes it can be related to a system or local contact reaction to something you are or were exposed to, there are other possibilities as well. A medical check up would be a good place to start. ...Read more

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There is a terrible eczema rash on my feet.Itching results in bruise nmarks...Please recommend an oitment?

There is a terrible eczema rash on my feet.Itching results in bruise nmarks...Please recommend an oitment?

See a dermatologist: Itchy scaling rash on feet could be eczema or it could be due to psoriasis, contact dermatitis or a fungal infection. A dermatologist can do a scraping to determine if there is fungus there and then prescribe appropriate treatment. If eczema cream is applied to fungal infections they will get worse, and antifungal creams do nothing to treat eczema. ...Read more

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I am experiencing foot itching and toe inflammation. The following also describe me: Foot redness, Toe swelling, and Skin rash. What should I do? It has been itching since last night. I went hiking but no one else got itchy feet.

?athlete's foot: You could consider a trial of athlete's foot spray (usually lotrimin or tinactin spray) which are active against yeasts,e.g. Candida albicans.
It is a moist environment that allows for growth of these fungi on the skin of the feet. Give it a try for the next few days and determine if it settles down. Otherwise, see a physician. ...Read more

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Lumps at the base of my skull. Seems like swollen lymph nodes, this way off and on for mths, ear pressure/fluid. Hand/foot itching, numbness. see dr?

Lumps at the base of my skull. Seems like swollen lymph nodes, this way off and on for mths, ear pressure/fluid. Hand/foot itching, numbness. see dr?

Yes!: Anything that has been an ongoing problem for months needs to be checked. If there was a simple explanation, you would have found it. Since the symptoms were not temporary, it is important to find out what is going on. So do get checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've been breastfeeding for about 2 months. Recently i've experienced armpit itching during feedings. What can be causing this & how do I fix it?

I've been breastfeeding for about 2 months. Recently i've experienced armpit itching during feedings. What can be causing this & how do I fix it?

Several things: These are symptoms that require a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after obtaining this informstion, can he/she adequately diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

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2mth baby has oral and anal mycoses, i feel itching and redness under nipples bcoz im breastfeeding, can I continue nursing her or I should stop?

2mth baby has oral and anal mycoses, i feel itching and redness  under nipples bcoz im breastfeeding, can I continue nursing her or I should stop?

Continue but treat: I assume you are talking about thrush and diaper rash. You should be treating these as per your doctor. Your nipples should also be treated, but assuming you've discussed treatment options and proper cleaning with your doctor, you should continue breast feeding unless the pain is prohibitive. ...Read more

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I have dark discoloration under my breasts. No itching, peeling, or pain. I have small breasts and I am breastfeeding have been for almost 2 years.

I have dark discoloration under my breasts. No itching, peeling, or pain. I have small breasts and I am breastfeeding have been for almost 2 years.

Melasma : Melasma on the chest is not as frequent as in the face. The patches are usually symmetric and may have a "moth-eaten" appearance to their borders. Melasma due to pregnancy usually regresses within a year after delivery; however, areas of hyperpigmentation may never completely resolve. ...Read more

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I stopped breastfeeding for my 19 month old baby. Aftr 1 week its got normal..then two breast are itching .

I stopped breastfeeding for my 19 month old baby. Aftr 1 week  its got normal..then two breast are itching .

Still going strong: Check your breast for any sign of yeast infection to cause itching around nipples, or mastitis with which you may have redness or tenderness also. Since after stopping breast feeding, your internal clock still needs a little time to send the signal to stop producing milk, you can expect to feel unease for a while. ...Read more

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I had tiny brown spots appear on my right hand seemingly overnight. There is no pain or itching. I am breastfeeding; could this be vitamin deficiency?

I had tiny brown spots appear on my right hand seemingly overnight. There is no pain or itching. I am breastfeeding; could this be vitamin deficiency?

Probably not: Since breastfeeding moms have been, and usually still are, taking prenatal vitamins or once-a-day multivitamins, having vitamin deficiencies to the point of actually getting symptoms are unlikely. If there are any other symptoms present, a primary care doctor can evaluate the rash and other symptoms. ...Read more

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Why does my palm of feet itches ?

Why does my palm of feet itches ?

Dry Skin, Fungus: The most common causes of itchy skin on the soles of your feet are dry skin and athlete's foot which is caused by fungus or yeast. Even if you do not see or smell anything odd, i'd suggest trying a simple over the counter anti fungal cream applied every day and see if the problem resolves. If not, see a doctor. Terbinafine and Clotrimazole are commonly available otc antifungals. ...Read more

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My hands and feet itches on the inside?

My hands and feet itches on the inside?

Many possible causes: 18 y/o Female says My hands and feet itch on the inside? There are many possible causes like Contact Dermatitis from touching something or applying lotions/ creams that one is Allergic to. Could also be Systemic causes like Diabetes, Hepatitis, Skin Disorders like Psoriasis, Smoking, Food allergies or even Nerves (Neuropathies) and life Stress. Best to see Dermatologist if Symptoms persist. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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