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Skin Cracking (Definition)

Fissuring in outermost layer of ...Read more


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How likely is melanoma on a "mole" flat to skin, sole of foot has been there AT LEAST 10 years, doesn't seem to have changed and approx 4-5 mm.?

How likely is melanoma on a "mole" flat to skin, sole of foot has been there AT LEAST 10 years, doesn't seem to have changed and approx 4-5 mm.?

Unlikely: If not changed in 10 years not melanoma, keep eye on it, if does see dermatologist, if worried get it frozen off or cut out for peace of mind and any other moles[irregular borders, colors, shape, growing yes get off. ...Read more

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Soles of feet are red, tender look swollen. Hard and peeling skin on the back of toes, hard skin and sore. Used athletes foot 5 days didn't help?

Soles of feet are red, tender look swollen. Hard and peeling skin on the back of toes, hard skin and sore. Used athletes foot 5 days didn't help?

Tinea Pedis: It sounds like a tinea pedis or athletes foot. Fungus can be very resistant to medication. Put lotrimin (clotrimazole) AF cream as well as hydrocortisone cream 15 three times a day for a week. Also, dry feet and toes carefully, then apply gold bond powder into your socks immediately after bathing or swimming. Good luck. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is the main cause for feet skin cracking and dryness?

What is the main cause for feet skin cracking and dryness?

Virginal/ruff contac: Skin will comfortably callous over time; too quick will cause additive tears. Cocoanut oil several times a day +slow down.
If this fails after 5 to 8 days, a thorough dermatological exam is a must. From nutrition to exotic infections & syndromes must be considered as well as as a herald of a more general malady.
Pls. Don't wait. ...Read more

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Wire sliver 1/2" long sole of foot finally got out today ok?

Wire sliver 1/2" long sole of foot finally got out today ok?

Pesky slivers: Wire slivers, more than wood, have a way of working their way out. That is good for you. Now watch for signs of redness or swelling. If concerned, see a professional. ...Read more

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Foot swellng, pain and burning feeling on soles of feet, what to do?

Foot swellng, pain and burning feeling on soles of feet, what to do?

Swelling pain: There are a lot of possibilities here. See your podiatrist for an exam and treatment ...Read more

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What would cause random feeling burning on the sole of foot?

What would cause random feeling burning on the sole of foot?

Burning feet: Many things can cause burning of feet like diabetes, low back issues, nerve damage neuroma. Get it checked. May need nerve conduction study. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms tingling on sole of foot. What is it?

What are the main symptoms tingling on sole of foot. What is it?

Tingling: Tingling is the symptom. This could be arch claudication or nerve entrapment such as tarsal tunnel syndrome. See your podiatrist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Blister on sole of foot, what to do?

Blister on sole of foot, what to do?

That depends: On cause of blister and medical history. For example if your diabetic - see a foot doc right away and don't tend to by yourself. If healthy and an isolated blister with a sterile instrument after skin cleansed you can pierce the roof to drain the liquid. Do not remove the blister just drain then apply bandage and allow to dry out. ...Read more

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What is causing my foot pain and painful lumps on soles of feet?

What is causing my foot pain and painful lumps on soles of feet?

Plantar fibromas: Plantar fibromas can be made pain free by shrinking them with interlesional steroid injections. ...Read more

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What is treatment of painful corn on medial side of sole of foot?

Corn: Are you sure of the anatomy term? It may be a wart or callous which receive totally different treatments. See your podiatrist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Sudden foot pain and numbness on sole of foot. Really painful, comes & goes over last 2 wks. Not diabetic. What could it be?

Sudden foot pain and numbness on sole of foot. Really painful, comes & goes over last 2 wks. Not diabetic. What could it be?

Nerve: Most common causes are:

herniated disk causing pressure on one of the nerves going to the foot (radiculopathy). Tarsal tunnel syndrome also can cause these kinds oif symptoms.

See a neurologist or an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Burning soles of feet after running, could this be related to athlete's foot? Is long term use of OTC anti-fungal foot powder advisable?

Burning soles of feet after running, could this be related to athlete's foot? Is long term use of OTC anti-fungal foot powder advisable?

MRI, Evaluation: I suggest checking the nerves of you lower extremity with NCV (nerve conduction velocity test. Also have an evaluation by your local Podiatrist as your running shoes might not be right for you. ...Read more

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I'm pretty sure I still have athletes foot and it isn't going away with creams! What else can I do?? Itches burns and tingles. On soles of feet! Thnx

I'm pretty sure I still have athletes foot and it isn't going away with creams! What else can I do?? Itches burns and tingles. On soles of feet! Thnx

Consider a powder: For athletes foot to help reduce moisture and improve comfort. Powders, sprays, creams and ointments that contain antifungal medication are appropriate. Treating or replacing the shoes you have been wearing, and decontaminating the shower/tub may help reduce re-infection. Sometimes, prescription oral medications are used. ...Read more