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Insane itchy heel in early mornings, wakes me up every night. Won't let me sleep anymore. no visible rashes. no dry skin. What is it what do I do?

Insane itchy heel in early mornings, wakes me up every night. Won't let me sleep anymore. no visible rashes. no dry skin. What is it what do I do?

Hormonal control.: Night time itching is commonly treated with anti fungal and steroid creams, and if it works, great. Too often though, there are no outward appearances of skin disruption, dryness or infestation. In those cases, the topical treatments are useless. It is thought that perhaps, the effect of what is known as the circadian rhythm, may be the underlying cause. You need to see a competent specialist. ...Read more

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What causes itchy heels?

What causes itchy heels?

A couple things...: The two main things that cause itchy heels are, first, dry skin, and second, superficial fungal infections. As long as you do not have any neuropathy, you may want to consider trying ucerin on your heels or vaseline wraps with socks overnight. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a cluster of hard white lumps on my heels which can be very very itchy?

I have a cluster of hard white lumps on my heels which can be very very itchy?

Itchy Heels: It would be an unusual presentation of athlete's foot, but possible. The itchy part is typically athlete's foot. The hard white lumps are not. Perhaps you can send a photo of what is looks like. You can also buy some topical anti-fungal cream and apply twice daily for 2 weeks. If the problem goes away, you will have the made the diagnosis. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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Are itchy bumps on my heel athletes foot?

Are itchy bumps on my heel athletes foot?

It could be...: Athlete's foot. The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Dilute vinegar soaks are good as well. Dry the inside of your shoes by placing them up-side down over an air return vent at home overnight. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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