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I get a skin split under my toes often. It goes from one foot to the other. I have tried anti-fungus Which didn't help. What can I do to stop it.?

I get a skin split under my toes often. It goes from one foot to the other. I have tried anti-fungus Which didn't help. What can I do to stop it.?

Split skin: On toes tends to be a problem with going barefoot. The skin gets very dry and cracks. It can also happen with feet that sweat a lot. With the wet dry cycle the skin gets macerated and then cracks. It is important to keep your feet clean and dry. Wear a different pair of shoes daily, alternating at least two. Powders may help, don't go barefoot often if that is the problem.

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The skin under my baby toe has split what should I do?

The skin under my baby toe has split what should I do?

Skin split: You may have a fissure and can be quite painful. If you are diabetic you need to see your podiatrist asap otherwise try some neosporin and bandaid but should see your local podiatrist anyway. You could get an infection.

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What creams can I use to split skin underneath the small toe?

What creams can I use to split skin underneath the small toe?

Moisturizing lotion: Best is moisturizing lotion twice a day. If it doesn't work after 7-10 days see a foot specialist.

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The slin under my pinky toe has split and the skin is thick and hard what should I do?

Sometimes this: Is fungus. I would apply a topical antifungal cream. I would not remove any thick skin I would leave that to a foot doctor.

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The skin under one toe has split open, usually happens to 1 of 6 toes always the 3 middle toes. There is calloused skin directly above the split, I'm sure it's from wearing flip flops and being barefoot. How do I help it heal faster?

The skin under one toe has split open, usually happens to 1 of 6 toes always the 3 middle toes. There is calloused skin directly above the split, I'm sure it's from wearing flip flops and being barefoot. How do I help it heal faster?

Wear shoes: You've really provided your own answer. Wear shoes for a couple of months and keep your toes clean and dry. If the problem persists after that, see a doctor for professional advice.

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What causes the skin behind the little toe to split? My 3 year old grandson is having this problem.

What causes the skin behind the little toe to split? My 3 year old grandson is having this problem.

Keep dry and clean: Peeling and cracking of the skin between the toes can be due to several reasons; 1) sweaty feet with socks that let moisture linger 2) athletes' foot 3) eczema For the first, keep feet dry, use cotton socks and let shoes dry out. For the second using a fungal cream such as Tinactin (tolnaftate) can help. For the eczema, work with doctor to use hydrocortisone cream to heal and lotion that keeps moisture away.

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Didn't see my 4 yr old in the floor and I ended up stepping on his heel and over extending my pinky toe, the skin under it has split. Any suggestions?

Didn't see my 4 yr old in the floor and I ended up stepping on his heel and over extending my pinky toe, the skin under it has split. Any suggestions?

Toe Split..: The treatment will depend on the severity if the split. If the bleeding is uncontrollable, then to urgent care you go. If only a minor split, provide the basic first aid treatment. Clean first, apply a topical antibiotic and then dress the toe. As the days progress, watch for signs of infection. At first sign call your doctor for advice and possible antibiotics.

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What causes spongiotic dermatitis and how should it be treated? I've had this for 8+yrs and no cure. Fingers, one toe and now palm skin splits-bleeds.

What causes spongiotic dermatitis and how should it be treated? I've had this for 8+yrs and no cure. Fingers, one toe and now palm skin splits-bleeds.

Pompholyx Eczema: Eczematous dermatitis represents an inflammatory response of the skin to many different external & internal stimulants. The cause of many forms of eczema is unknown & the diagnosis is often difficult. There are many different types of eczema. A dermatologist is recommended. Topical corticosteroids should be tried but they are unpredictable & improvement may be temporary.

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No tdap shot also stepped by rusty stairs or rusty spots with cracked open split skin red that's hurts in between toe worry about tetanus?

No tdap shot also stepped by rusty stairs or rusty spots with cracked open split skin red that's hurts in between toe worry about tetanus?

I doubt it. ..: But maybe there are a few too many uncommon events for comfort: open skin, rusty spots, etc. The signs and symptoms of tetanus (lock jaw) are not pain where it entered but muscle spasms, jaw cramping, trouble swallowing etc. But I think a prompt doctor visit is warranted in any case for a brief exam and updating your tetanus vaccine at a minimum. Call today/now. Good wishes:)

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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.

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I feel a shockwave shooting sensation from my head to my toes, what could this be?

Perhaps spinal cord: You may be describing l'hermitte's sign (named for a neurologist). It is a shock running from the neck into the rest of the body. It can be seen in multiple sclerosis and various spinal cord problems. I suggest you see your doctor.

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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!

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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 :].

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Why is it that my babies body feels cool from head to toe?

Why is it that my babies body feels cool from head to toe?

Babies: Babies have poor temperature regulation and cn feel cool