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Doctor insights on: Skin Coming Off Toes

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Why the skin around toe is thick?

Why the skin around toe is thick?

Callus: Calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin that develop when your skin tries to protect itself against friction and pressure. They most often develop on the feet and toes or hands and fingers. If you're healthy, you need treatment for calluses only if they cause discomfort. For most people, simply eliminating the source of friction or pressure makes calluses disappear. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more

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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What can I use to remove that dry, rough, crusty skin off my toes?

What can I use to remove that dry, rough, crusty skin off my toes?

Topical Substance: Apply topicial medications such as kerasol, over the counter, rub with an emory board or consult a podiatrist for prescription medication. ...Read more

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How long will my cut toe take to heal? I accidentally shaved off about 2 layers of skin and its not stitchable, how to i help it heal faster?

How long will my cut toe take to heal? I accidentally shaved off about 2 layers of skin and its not stitchable, how to i help it heal faster?

Apply topical: Antibiotic and bandaid. Monitor closely for any signs of infection, for example redness, continued pain, drainage, swelling then go see a doctor. ...Read more

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Skin numbness in my big toes?

Some thoughts: A key point your doctor will want to know is if this is happening in both big toes or just one. If you're getting numbness in both toes, then you will likely be tested for things like diabetes, anemia, thyroid function, lead, and certain infections. If it's just happening in one toe, sometimes this can be caused by trauma or compression of a superficial nerve. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What causes chronic broken skin on my toes?

What causes chronic broken skin on my toes?

See a doctor: Dry skin, athletes foot infection, bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Why does dead skin build up under your toes?

Probably callous: Probably callus, could be alot of causes, including friction. If bothersome, let a podiatrist check you out. ...Read more

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Does anyone like touching cold skin, especially toes?

Does anyone like touching cold skin, especially toes?

I'm not sure...: ...Where you are going with this, but I have had patients tell me that they enjoy warming up cold areas of their bodies (ears, usually) for reasons that are not clear, at least to me. You mentioned toes, so if you're saying that your spouse has cold feet in bed, try telling him or her to wear socks to bed. ...Read more