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Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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Is it normal that my 1 year old baby skin is peeling from toes n finger tips? This has been going on on the last 3 months if not more...

Is it normal that my 1 year old baby skin is peeling from toes n finger tips? This has been going on on the last 3 months if not more...

Peeling skin: Peeling skin on the hands and feet of a child can be a sign of allergies, inflammation, infection, or skin damage. More serious causes include severe allergic reactions, drug reactions, and infections. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of dead skin peeling between toes?

How do I get rid of dead skin peeling between toes?

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

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Extremely dry, scaly feet. Saw dr., they didn't seem to think it was athletes foot. No cracking or peeling between toes just on tops of feet. Small clear fluid filled bumps. Extremely itchy. Pain associated with itching. Tried applying aquaphor nightly an

Extremely dry, scaly feet. Saw dr., they didn't seem to think it was athletes foot. No cracking or peeling between toes just on tops of feet. Small clear fluid filled bumps. Extremely itchy. Pain associated with itching. Tried applying aquaphor nightly an

There must be more: So the Dr saw you with severe, itchy dermatitis on top of your feet and did not see features of fungus. What, then, was the diagnosis? Allergic contact? And the treatment was Aquaphor????? Sounds like you need a potent prescription ointment, maybe a short course of prednisone [20mg alternate days for 3 doses]. ...Read more

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What should I do about the bottom of my toes peeling?

What should I do about the bottom of my toes peeling?

Peeling: First thing to do is find what cause is. May be tines pedis which simple medication may help but really have to find out the cause. Don't wear same shoes daily, dry feet really well after bathing too. ...Read more

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How can I stop the skin from peeling between my toes?

How can I stop the skin from peeling between my toes?

Keep the skin as dry: As possible and avoid wearing shoes and socks that make your feet sweat. Try an otc anti fungal cream in the areas affected for four weeks. ...Read more

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Skin on button of 2 big toes peeling off in layers in my 14 mnth grl for 2 mnth. Dr said it fungus. Tried clotrimazol crm1% 4tms-didnt help. What to do?

Skin on button of 2 big toes peeling off in layers in my 14 mnth grl for 2 mnth. Dr said it fungus. Tried clotrimazol crm1% 4tms-didnt help. What to do?

4 times? Even: If it was a fungus four times is not enough to expect a result. Also, fungus is not that common at that age. A mycology scrapping before the medication application could of been confirmatory. If it doesn't improve in 2 weeks time, maybe it is not fungus. ...Read more

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Big chunks of dead skin peeling off my toes, what should I do?

Big chunks of dead skin peeling off my toes, what should I do?

See: A podiatrist or a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. Likely a tineia pedis infection. ...Read more

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What to do with my foot and toes peeling? Is it athlete's foot?

Could be: Fungal infection of the skin can be diagnosed by examining the scrapings (koh prep) in a physician office. If it is a fungal infection, the treatment is straight forward. ...Read more

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Neuropathy of foot. Just noticed a toenail peeling up from toe at cuticle. No pain until today. What could it be? I don't see discoloring at all.

Neuropathy of foot. Just noticed a toenail peeling up from toe at cuticle. No pain until today. What could it be? I don't see discoloring at all.

Don't ignore it: This may be very benign but since you have neuropathy there can be something going on deeper under the nail. Go see a Podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have excema on my foot... Its really uncofortable skin is peeling from between toes just a horrible feeling. What should I put on it to stop the bur?

I have excema on my foot... Its really uncofortable skin is peeling from between toes just a horrible feeling. What should I put on it to stop the bur?

Excema: Excema on the foot has some unique problems. The area can have athletes foot and or a bacterial infection at the same time because of the damage to the area. An exam and possible cultures should be considered. ...Read more

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The skin is peeling between my toes, I have dots underneath the skin on the heel of my foot. I don't think it is plantar warts as the skin is smooth?

The skin is peeling between my toes, I have dots underneath the skin on the heel of my foot. I don't think it is plantar warts as the skin is smooth?

2 different issues: It sounds like you may have interdigital athlete's foot AND plantar warts on your heel. The skin is smooth because you are walking on it and pressing the wart inward, so it remains level with the normal skin. ...Read more

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My daughter had hand foot and mouth and now the skin is peeling off her toes, is this normal?

My daughter had hand foot and mouth and now the skin is peeling off her toes, is this normal?

HFM: It could be. This also a symptom of resolving scarlet fever. That is a rash caused by strep throat. Especially, if her fingers, and groin area are also peeling. Call your pediatrician, to be sure. ...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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My five yr old daughter has peeling fingers and toes, she has had in the past month, chalazion on RT eye, ear infections, sore throat (neg strep test)?

My five yr old daughter has peeling fingers and toes, she has had in the past month, chalazion on RT eye, ear infections, sore throat (neg strep test)?

Needs check: A negative quick strep does not rule out strep some times a virus like infectious mono can be the culprit
your child may need some bloodwork to R/O Kawasackie desease ...Read more

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What does it means when in between your toes is Peeling?

Could be: Athletes foot/fungus, infection. Please get checked out to be more certain. ...Read more

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What can I do if my skin under my toes are peeling. What should I do?

What can I do if my skin under my toes are peeling. What should I do?

See below: Wash well with soap and water and if you think you have athletes foot start using an anti-fungal. If not fungal then use a cortisone cream. ...Read more

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The skin on my toes is peeling and I didn't touch it. What could this be?

The skin on my toes is peeling and I didn't touch it. What could this be?

Fungus is a: Possibility as is dry skin. Eczema is another possibility. You can try a moisturizer or antifungal, if no improvement see a foot doc or dermatologist. ...Read more

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My son's feet and especially toes are peeling. Is this serious?

My son's feet and especially toes are peeling. Is this serious?

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

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Woke up with extreme peeling on my big toe and right under it. Big thick pieces of skin. Cause?

Might be a callous: Often caused by biomechanical issues. However, since I can't see it, it's merely a guess and I would have to refer you to an in person exam. ...Read more

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Bottom of toes are peeling. I run often and hiked in Peru for 2 wks followed by 2 wks in humidity of Honduras. I did stay in hostels. Fungus? Heat?

Bottom of toes are peeling. I run often and hiked in Peru for 2 wks followed by 2 wks in humidity of Honduras. I did stay in hostels. Fungus? Heat?

They're everywhere.: There is only one way to know for sure. You need to hike right over to your local dermatologist or foot specialist for a chat. Direct observation and testing will narrow the possibilities. ...Read more

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My baby has peeling skin on her toes. Is this ok?

My baby has peeling skin on her toes. Is this ok?

Probably: Very young babies (under 1 month) peel frequently and this is very normal. Older babies may peel as a result of dry skin. However there are some skin conditions snd infections that may cause this so pls mention to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have type 2 diabetes and the skin in between my toes is peeling should I be concerned?

Tinea pedis: Probable fungus. Ventilate feet, barefoot much of the time at home. Do not wear sox in bed. Otc creams can be used, including lamasil (terbinafine), lotrimin (clotrimazole), and others. The generics are the same, only cheaper. Use 2x a day for at least a month and maybe forever. Do not be concerned about others because we are all exposed to the fungus. Symptoms occur for a variety of reasons, inc. ...Read more

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1 year olds fingers and toes are peeling, it isn't bothering him. What could cause this? Should I take him to a doctor?

1 year olds fingers and toes are peeling, it isn't bothering him. What could cause this? Should I take him to a doctor?

Peeling toes: There is a virus that can cause peeling of the fingers and toes, accompanied by fever, sore throat, stiff neck, and meningitis like picture that needs to be ruled out. This is a dangerous viral infection and getting medical attention is a must. If other symptoms are not present, it may be a contact dermatitis causing the skin to peel. See your pediatrician to evaluate this presentation ...Read more

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Right big toe is peeling on top of toe. It has been doing this for a month or so. Its not itchy or anything jus everyday I have dead skin on it.

Right big toe is peeling on top of toe. It has been doing this for a month or so. Its not itchy or anything jus everyday I have dead skin on it.

Could be several thi: It doesn't have to be itchy to be athlete's foot. See a local podiatrist for the right diagnosis as they can biopsy it, but also can sometimes tell what it is from an exam. ...Read more