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How can I treat extremely dry skin on the tops of my toes?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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What can be done to get this dry skin part off my toe?

What can be done to get this dry skin part off my toe?

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

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Dry skin and eachy blister between toes?

Dry skin and eachy blister between toes?

Blister between toes: Tinea pedis can appear as a rash with small blistering & itching between toes & on the bottom of the foot. You need to be evaluated & treated in person to ensure your healing! ...Read more

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Have a rash on some of my toes itchy and very dry skin?

Have a rash on some of my toes itchy and very dry skin?

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 more

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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?

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?

Hammer toe?: If the toe is curled or stiff its most likely rubbing on the inside of your shoe causing a callus. Put a small patch of moleskin on it and and wear a wider toe box shoe ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Perhaps you: Have pain as a result of having a funtional hallux limitus and so the mpj doesn't flex well and more pressure gets placed on the bottom portion of the toe. That's something i'd look at. ...Read more

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Really dry skin on big toe knuckle? How can I get rid of this?

Really dry skin on big toe knuckle? How can I get rid of this?

Hand cream: Most dry skin problems respond to simple moisturizing. The trick is to apply consistently until the skin softens. Also be careful not wear irritating shoes. If the problem doesn't resolve, see a podiatrist who can prescribe a stronger skin softening agent like urea cream. ...Read more

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Dry skin on bottom of big toe cracked use lotion or antibiotic?

Maybe both: If there is an infection definitely us a antibiotic. If the toe is red and tender get a antibiotic pill. If it is not infected and just cracked you can have your podiatrist trim the margins down and lotion it - often with antibiotic cream and this will heal faster. ...Read more

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Toes purple turn purple when sitting always cold and dry skin on top. Have had nerve test on legs and imaging tests. Doc says don't worry. What to do?

Purple Toe: The blue (or purple) toe syndrome consists of the development of blue or violaceous discoloration of one or more toes in the absence of obvious trauma, serious cold-induced injury, or disorders producing generalized cyanosis. The major general categories are: (1) decreased arterial flow, (2) impaired venous outflow, and (3) abnormal circulating blood and (4) cholesterol micro emboli. ...Read more

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Do I have athletes foot the side of my big toe was burning itching and red now its peeling with hard dry skin n red underneath my third toe peels als?

Do I have athletes foot the side of my big toe was burning itching and red now its peeling with hard dry skin n red underneath my third toe peels als?

Likely: It is probably fungal (athlete's foot). Sometimes there is also bacterial infection. Use some OTC creams and keep toe webs and feet dry. ...Read more

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Extremely dry skin (left foot), what to do?

See below.: Try moisturizing cream to start. If not successful, see podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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On my right foot there are what I guess patches of irregularly shaped white flaky skin? I am not sure if it is just dry skin or athlete's foot.

On my right foot there are what I guess patches of irregularly shaped white flaky skin? I am not sure if it is just dry skin or athlete's foot.

Or other?: This could also be a number of other foot disorders including psoriasis, porokeratosis plantaris, plantar warts, etc. See a dermatologist or podiatrist ...Read more

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Something on the bottom of my foot. A lot of dry skin around it. Cleared dry skin and it's flat with a bubble looking thing. Advise/explanation? Help!

Something on the bottom of my foot. A lot of dry skin around it. Cleared dry skin and it's flat with a bubble looking thing. Advise/explanation? Help!

Bubble Up.: Bottom of the foot things as you have described can only be one or more of a few options. Foreign bodies, punctate callus or a wart may fit the bill. Without offering up to much flannel, I'm putting my money on a wart. To not waste valuable time, you need to get an expert opinion. ...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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So I have ridiculously dry skin on my right foot and foot lotions don't work. What could I use? And I don't have eczema

So I have ridiculously dry skin on my right foot and foot lotions don't work. What could I use? And I don't have eczema

A few options: In most cases, dry skin problems respond well to home and lifestyle measures, such as using moisturizers and avoiding long, hot showers and baths. If you have very dry and scaly skin, your doctor may recommend you use an over-the-counter (nonprescription) cream that contains Lactic Acid or Lactic Acid and urea. Treatments may also include hydrocortisone-containing lotions. ...Read more

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What can I do about a dry skin spot on bottom of foot?

Apply moisturizer: If it doesn't go away see podiatrist as it may not be a simple dry spot. ...Read more

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One of my foot has skins similiar to dry skin and is peeling away. There is also two redish nodes inside the skin near to the ark. What's causing this?

Foot dermatitis: This could be either eczema or athlete's foot, a fungal infection of the skin. Please see your dermatologist, who can do a skin scraping, particularly of those reddish nodules, to look for fungal organisms in the skin. In order to see these fungal organisms it is important not to use any antifungal creams for 2 weeks prior to seeing your doctor as using the cream may interfere with findings. ...Read more

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I just got my cast of from my ankle. How can I wash my foot, can I just lotion to help the dry skin?

Check with surgeon: The best source to answer your question is to check with your surgeon or physician who placed the cast. They typically have particular ways that they recommend caring for your wounds, which will allow them to standardize monitoring and follow-up. The concerns would be inflammation or infection in the skin, which could become dangerous. ...Read more