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Foot Skin Hardening
Raynauds, chronic swelling-hands & feet, joint pain & grinding, gerd, spider veins 3+yrs. Now skin hardening dr. Took biopsy & ana- is it scleroderma?
Please be in the care of a rheumatologist. This is not a joke of a diagnosis. You should be tested immediately for scl-70 antibody also called topoisomerase i. If positive two options are possible systemic scleroderma and systemic le.
Do not delay and good luck to you! ...Read more
See a doctor: A hole in your foot is not normal. You need to see a podiatrist for treatment. ...Read more
Who has developed thick skin on the bottom of their feet from going barefooted that cracks and bleeds?
Use a skin lotion/moisturizing cream on your heels on a regular basis. Use of a pumice stone can be helpful and is a safe way to gently remove buildup. This often needs to be done on a regular basis.
If you have dry heels with painful cracks, or are diabetic or have peripheral vascular disease, seek care from a podiatrist. ...Read more
Topical keratolytics: Several moisturizers over the counter have ingredients that over time will help minimize thicker skin: look for products that have one of the following ingredients: lactic acid, urea, salicyclic acid, alpha-hydroxy acid. The caveat is that you have to continue using ingredient to maintain benefit. ...Read more
Many choices: Your primary care doctor, an urgent care or walk-in clinic, or a podiatrist can all examine and treat, including removing callus and/or draining an infection if necessary. If you are diabetic, have poor circulation or there is a very deep/complicated/badly infected wound, you may need to see a podiatrist or general surgeon, but even then primary or urgent care can get you started. ...Read more
Callus removal: Calluses build up from wear and tear, and may be worse with dry skin. Otc home remedies include a pumice stone or pediegg type of device (helps to soak feet first), or many salons can do a pedicure. If severe, if blisters or bleeding underneath callus, or if you have diabetes or sensory nerve problems, best to see primary care doc or podiatrist. A good moisturizing foot cream can help prevent. ...Read more
No!!: Absolutely not. If you do, there is no barrier against an infection. Let it heal and the blister will resolve on its own. ...Read more
Hi, I have 5 small bumps under my left foot and its pain when I walk. The bumps is in black in color and have a thick skin on it?
What could be causing the joints on my second toe of each foot to be sore, swollen, and hot with thick skin?
Consult a podiatrist.
Are yoru shoes well fitting? ...Read more
I am experiencing foot swelling, foot numbness, foot tenderness to touch, foot pain and foot redness. The following also describes me: Thick skin. What should I do?
Skin hardening: Increased toughness of body's outer layer of tissue. ...Read more
It could be fungus: Toenail fungal infections, onychomycosis, are characterized by thicking of the nail plate, discoloration (usually yellowish brown) lossening of the nail and accumulation of debris between the nail plate and nail bed. It is also possible that you are developing a corn on the end of your toe as a result of the toe being too long or becoming deformed. A quick exam can determine this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How could you get rid of the thickened skin under a toenail. This is not a fungus. Just thick skin?
Exactly what it says: If your skin is losing its normal pliability and feels "hard" under your fingers, it's "hardening". If it feels thicker than normal skin, it's "thickening". And if it reflects more light than normal, it's "shiny". Those changes are often used to describe scleroderma and its clinical variants, especially when accompanied by stiff joints & cold fingers/toes. ...Read more