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Folliculitis Soles Feet
Rash started in dec & looked like a shaving rash. Spread all over my legs looking the same. Now it spread to my back (different look) top of feet, arms, hairline. Biopsies say no dermatitis, folliculiti?
Less vigorous: There are certain structures or conditions that over vigorous foot massage can inflame. 1st is the nerves in your hoot. They are in between the metatarsal heads and can be enlarged (morton's neuroma) and hurt by undue pressure. Unstable toejoints or fixed deformities of the toes can also become inflamed by ill applied massage. Remember not all pain during massage is beneficial! ...Read more
Don't: On the bottom of the heel, the spur is rarely the problem. For that focus on stretching, proper shoewear, low impact activity. If its the back the heels the same applles except in that case (achilles tendon), surgery can become necessary to clean out tendon and remove spur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few reasons...: If there is not enough blood flow to keep it alive, if it is too infected to be salvaged, if it it too traumatically injured (usually crush injuries). The main reasons though are infection (especially in bone) or lack of blood supply to be able to heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fungus is normal: Fungus is a normal inhabitant for all of us. We all tend to either respond or not respond to this infection, meaning our own immune system. Certainly, some locations may expose one to a highly concentration of the fungus, but remember you have it already. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below.: Foot fungus can often be treated with an over-the-counter cream called Lotrimin (clotrimazole) AF. For prevention, you should make sure you are drying your feet well after activities where you are sweating a lot, dry between your toes after showering with a towel and even with a hair dryer set on cool. You can use corn-starch based powder to absorb extra moisture. See your doctor if the above don't work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer