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How Can I Treat Extremely Dry Skin On The Tops Of My Toes
Depends on...: ...The cause, as usual. If it's due to the material (or dye) in your shoes, you may need a cortisone cream (and new shoes). In all probability it is not athlete's foot, which occurs in between toes, not on top. If it's just dry skin, other areas of your body should be dry too - so if it's localized to your toe tops, i'd suggest you see a dermatologist and get a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin lacking adequate moisture feels tight and uncomfortable. This can result from impaired lipid production within the skin leading to water loss. Patients with eczema are prone to dry skin. Other possible causes include low environmental humidity, excessive use of soap, or internal causes such as hypothyroidism. Application of moisturizing cream or ointment immediately ...Read more
My dad has realy dry skin on the tops of his toes on both his feet. They don't itch. Just dry. What causes this and what can be done?
I've got extremely dry skin on my toes my cuticals, thick toenails for 3 yrs now & its painful but w/ no ins. I can't go to dr anything OTC to help ?
Suggestion: Your description may be a symptom of an underlying condition so i recommend that if this doesn't work, go see a dermatologists who can often perform routine tests in the office. I recommend looking for the highest strength salicylic acid and urea cream you can get otc and apply one in the am and one in the pm. These will hydrate and exfoliate and smooth out thick nails. Let me know what you find. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: On what it is. If its due to a bone spur the skin can be removed but will grow back. See podiatrist for the cause and treatment. Cream with urea may help some too. ...Read more
There is dry skin on the outside of my right pinky toe what can I do to help it, it is not sry on the other toe?
Attach Photo: Attach a photo ...your question is too vague... Dr Z ...Read more
My toe is red and extremily itchy it's flaking off dry skin n hurts so bad been this way for about a month what should I do ? I have soaked it
Athlete's foot: Itching and skin flaking on the foot is characteristic of athlete's foot which is caused by fungus. There are various over the counter remedies for the fungus at the pharmacy but often you need prescription medication to get rid of it. The fungus lives in your shoes so you need to treat them as well. See a podiatrist if it doesn't get better with over the counter medication. ...Read more
Tinea pedis: A very common cause of rash on the toes is tinea pedis or ring worm (athlete's foot). Very often the outer part forms a ring thus the term ring worm. Other causes are eczema, contact dermatitis, pitted keratolysis, erythrasma and others. I would recommend an over the counter antifungal. If this fails seek help from a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain at the base of my big toe when i bend it, i thought it was just dry skin but i fixed that and still pain.Do I have a bone spur or what?
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