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How can I toughen the skin on soles of my feet?

How can I toughen the skin on soles of my feet?

Toughening skin: Walk barefoot! It takes a while but any skin exposed to constant friction will thicken in response. It is what happens when a callus forms. ...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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The skin on my feet peels off and very dry, I tried foot & heel balm but doesn't work.

The skin on my feet peels off and very dry, I tried foot & heel balm but doesn't work.

Desquamation of feet: Desquamation, skin peeling, many possibilities. Most common is athlete's foot. Can treat with anti-fungal cream, clotrimazole. Eczema, severe dryness of skin, treat with Hydrocortisone cream. Other possibilities; skin allergy, other infections... If not better see your md. ...Read more

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My feet are swelling skin is dieing breaking open I thought it was athetics foot but there is a patch on the bottom it is round this is very pain full

My feet are swelling skin is dieing breaking open I thought it was athetics foot but there is a patch on the bottom it is round this is very pain full

You: You should definitely go and see a podiatrist right away. What you probably have is an infection and or an abscess on the bottom of your foot. If you do not go and visit a podiatrist, this infection may get worse and ytour foot will swell even more.

What the doctor will need to do is to make an incision and drain all the pus from your abscess. After that, you he or she will clean the wound and dress it with a topical antibiotic ointment such as bactroban (mupirocin). You will most likely need to take some oral antibiotics as well.

But whatever you do, don't just wait thinking it will resolve. It's better to go and visit a specialist than waiting. ...Read more

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How can I avoid dry scaly skin on my feet: could it be athletes' foot?

How can I avoid dry scaly skin on my feet: could it be athletes' foot?

Dry scaly feet: It could be athlete's foot or atopic dermatitis or contact dermatitis, etc. You can try to prevent athlete's foot by wearing sandals, changing shoes/socks often and after exercise, using foot powder, washing and drying feet often, and avoiding wet public floors and wearing other people's shoes. A dermatologist will do a KOH prep of a scraping of your skin to confirm the diagnosis. See one. ...Read more

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I have no rash or anything visible on my skin yet I have this intense itching mostly on my feet and its not athletes foot mostly at night any ideas

I have no rash or anything visible on my skin yet I have this intense itching mostly on my feet and its not athletes foot mostly at night any ideas

Neuropathy?: Would need to get a complete medical history. Itching on the feet with no apparent skin rash can be caused by neuropathy or other neurological condition. ...Read more

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Why do the bottoms of my feet itch so badly? It is a deep itch inside my foot, but horrible. No red skin or rash. Not scaley. Thanks!

Why do the bottoms of my feet itch so badly? It is a deep itch inside my foot, but horrible. No red skin or rash. Not scaley. Thanks!

Nerve problem: This is most likely due to a nerve irritation under the skin. There are multiple causes for this and seeing your podiatrist would help by getting you on the right medication to stop the itching and burning. ...Read more

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I have very dry very itchy skin on just one of my feet. It spreads and sometimes there are small bumps. Also my skin will crack and bleed on that foot?

I have very dry very itchy skin on just one of my feet. It spreads and sometimes there are small bumps. Also my skin will crack and bleed on that foot?

Rash: It's important to have an accurate diagnosis prior to rendering effective treatment. You may have eczema or a fungal infection. One may even need to biopsy to rule out a more serious condition. You should see a Dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Do I have a foot fungus? How can I get rid of dead peeling skin on my feet? I have very dry feet, the skin on the bottom of my feet have been peeling for as long as I can remember, I tried using a pumice stone, soaking them, getting a pedicure, but noth

Do I have a foot fungus? How can I get rid of dead peeling skin on my feet? I have very dry feet, the skin on the bottom of my feet have been peeling for as long as I can remember, I tried using a pumice stone, soaking them, getting a pedicure, but noth

There: There are several conditions that can cause peeling of the skin on your feet. Any process that triggers rapid renewal of the epidermis on your feet will contribute to thickened, peeling skin; in many cases this problem is merely due to an occupation that demands a lot of walking or standing.
Your doctor can readily diagnose a fungal infection by obtaining a skin scraping and examining it under a microscope. If this doesn't reveal the cause of your peeling, he/she can investigate for other potential causes (circulation problems, dyshidrosis, ichthyosis, autoimmune disorders, etc.).
If you haven't seen your doctor about this issue yet, I recommend you do so. ...Read more

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How can I toughen the skin under my feet?

How can I toughen the skin under my feet?

Why do want to do: That? Toughening the skin may cause cracks in the skin and predispose you to infections. If you insist; try going around barefoot, though I do not recommend it. ...Read more

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How can I toughen the skin underneath my feet so I can walk on the beach?

Toughen skin: There are many situations in a person's life when having tough skin can mean the difference between living with pain and living pain-free. Tuf-foot is used regularly by athletes including distance runners, world championship baseball teams and professional basketball teams to care for and toughen their feet and hands. ...Read more

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I have hard skin on the major pressure points of the soles of my feet which can be scraped off daily and then grows back very rapidly what is this?

Hyperkeratosis: This is thick dead skin that forms, especially if you walk barefoot or use thin socks. Make sure your socks are thick and use an exfoliating moisturizer like amlactim or urea cream. ...Read more

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The soles of my feet burns and now the skin on my feet are somewhat reddish. The burning is not stopping. What is happening? Should I go to er?

The soles of my feet burns and now the skin on my feet are somewhat reddish. The burning is not stopping. What is happening? Should I go to er?

NEEDS TO BE CHECKED: If it is fed and burning it needs to be checked and you can go to er if you can not get an appointment with your doctor right away
it may be an infection like cellulitis or some other condition. ...Read more

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The soles of my feet have developed hard skin that heat up when I run, what is it and how do I get rid of it?

The soles of my feet have developed hard skin that heat up when I run, what is it and how do I get rid of it?

Activity related: It all depends on the type of activity you do on a daily basis. If you run frequently make sure that the shoe you are wearing is appropriate for the activity. If you are experiencing burning pain there is a syndrome called talar tunnel syndrome which is nerve irritation especially in those that put pressure on their feet a lot. If prolonged persistent symptoms try to see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have redish spots/bumps under the skin on the palms of my hands and soles of my feet. What is it? Are my hands contagious?

I have redish spots/bumps under the skin on the palms of my hands and soles of my feet. What is it? Are my hands contagious?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have pimple like spots on the palm of my hands and soles of my feet. They are white headed and when they pop the skin dries out and flakes away.?

I have pimple like spots on the palm of my hands and soles of my feet. They are white headed and when they pop the skin dries out and flakes away.?

Pustules: On the hands can be acropustular psoriasis, infection, bacterial or viral, as well as rashes due to contact or allergens, a PCP if this is an acute issue or a dermatologist for chronic cases. First you need a diagnosis ...Read more