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How To Get Rid Of Dead White Skin Between Toes
May be mechanical: Many times this finding is secondary to mechanical irritation caused by adjacent toes rubbing together. Most commonly the 4th and 5th toes. As the toes contract (hammer), the bones in the toes shift slightly allowing the bone in adjacent toe to rub leading to callus formation. This can become quite painful. See your podiatrist for an evaluation and treatment options. Dr l. ...Read more
Couple of things: Soak the foot in warm water with a mild dishwashing liquid, when the tissue becomes loose, use a towel in a back and forth motion to scrape out the skin. ...Read more
I have severe calluses on the top my toes and was wondering how to get rid of them? I cut off the dead skin every so often but it always comes back
Toe callus: Most of the time, calluses are due to friction and pressure from the toes against your shoes. You can keep trimming off the callus skin but on until the pressure is removed, it will keep growing back. He may want to try something to relieve the pressure or consider possible surgery to fix any deformity within the toe itself. ...Read more
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 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
Toenails - pleural?: Would recommend evaluation by a podiatrist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pale white skin in-between toes, appears to have a hole on it. Looks deep (Crack on skin?), no pain. Very itchy!!
Try: Gentle exfoliation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Get seen...: I am not sure what you mean by dead skin in your private area but I suspect it might be something more than that so I would suggest you see your doctor for exam and final diagnosis. ...Read more
Exfoliation can: Help to remove excess dead skin.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have rosacea. Since I can't exfoliate, how do I get rid of dead skin cells? Are there over-the-counter products that can help?
Careful: Patients with rosacea tend to have very sensitive skin and often can not (or do not need to) have any (extra) exfoliation. The exfoliative creams including salicylic acid, glycolic acid and topical retinoids are to be avoided. Keep in mind that gentle washing causes a slight exfoliation and that is often just enough. ...Read more
Exfoliation: For general exfoliation of the "dead skin" cells on your face simple washing with a mild cleanser should do just what you want. If you are trying to "rejuvenate" then this may require a more aggressive approach such as an abrasive skin cleanser. However, do not expect your skin will reverse it's aging with just face washing. ...Read more
I have a hole underneath my skin on my toe, do you know what it could be? What can I do to get rid of it?
It could be a hole: Are you diabetic? Do you have feeling in your foot? I would recommend you see a foot doctor. ...Read more
See below: There are topical acids that can be used but you need an exam to make sure they are warts. ...Read more
Do you mean: A corn? File it with an emory board. ...Read more
I am not sure I: Understand your question. Materials are expelled for uterus after delivery. ...Read more
See below: Clean with soap and water and apply a topical antifungal medication. ...Read more
Antifungal: Use an antifungal cream to the skin. ...Read more
If your referring: To a corn and your not diabetic or have poor circulation, you can file with a emory board. Na foot doctor will be able to trim the corn with a scalpel. If there is an underlying bony prominence you may want to opt to have the doc do that (often done in hospital as outpatient) so that the corn doesn't reappear. ...Read more
Urea cream: Urea cream (like Aqua Care or Carmol 20) can be used to soften hard skin to allow it to be shed. ...Read more
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