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Sudden Itchy Feet
Athletes foot: Several different fungus types can cause athletes foot (Tinea Pedis). Its spread quite easily. Especially off public shower...from the floors if you do not use flip flops). Topical creams work well. In more severe cases it can require oral treatment with one of several antifungals. ...Read more
Night increases itch: Everything that itches, itches worse at night. That's because you have your mind on more important things during the day; at night, with nothing important to think about, your attention turns to whatever is itching. There are tons of causes of itching, most of which are not serious, but if it's bothersome, you should see a dermatologist and get it sorted out. ...Read more
Athlete's foot: This can be caused by a fungal infection, called tinea pedis (commonly known as athlete's foot). It can also be caused by excessive dryness. Sometimes it is difficult to tell which it is just by looking. A podiatrist could take some skin shavings and send them for biopsy, or start an antifungal cream to see if it improves. If not, moisturizing cream is recommended. ...Read more
Fleas & mosquitos: Both can bite your feet. Although mosquitos usually attack the upper body, some mosquitos do prefer to bite at the ankles and feet. Use deet (40% or higher) and avoid wearing open-toe shoes when outdoors. ...Read more
I have severe itchy feet nd it is also dry. What can I use. This is the first time I am experiencing this?
Skin conditions: That cause foot itching include allergic contact dermatitis (often caused by exposure to soap/detergent), athlete's foot/tinea pedis (fungal infection) or atopic dermatitis. Medical conditions contributing include liver disease, bile disorders, cancers, etc. Physical factors include moisture, irritants from walking barefoot, dry skin, infections. Try moisturizing steroid cream, ? anti-fungals. ...Read more
Could be a number: Of reasons.....I'd suggest you see a doc for an in person exam. Does the skin look normal? Is there redness? Peeling? Any sign of of skin disturbance or swelling? Are you taking any medications? Or have any medical problems? Ae your shoes new? ...Read more
Possibly fungus: Try an antifungal cream if no improvement see foot doc or dermatologist. ...Read more
More, more and more.: Without a more complete description, I'm afraid we are both in the dark. A whole lot of conditions can cause an itchy lump, especially on the foot. Just some considerations are size, color, duration and texture. ...Read more
What causes the sole of the feet to have a continuous tingling itchy sensation for approximately 2 months now?
Periodically over the last year my feet have been itchy in the evenings especially at bed time. What could be causing the problem?
I have this tingly feeling around my body for sometime now, I had also had this rush and itchy feeling in my palms nd feet recently. Can u help me?
Possible allergy: Itching of the palms and soles may be some sort of allergic reaction to something internal or external. Take notice to see when it happens. Do you get this reaction on exposure to heat or cold for example? In the meantime try taking an antihistamine as needed. See an allergist if symptoms persist or if HIves or swelling of lips, etc occur. ...Read more
To start with...: It may be athlete's foot. The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Socks should be a synthetic material like those manufactured by thorlo [http://www. Thorlo. Com/]. 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
Itching of feet: Congestion in venous flow (return of blood to the heart) can cause itching when standing for periods of time. It can also be accompanied by some swelling. ...Read more
Too Many: For something like this it is important to know if you have ingested any new medications, food, etc. Also, whether you have had any changes in environmental factors at home or been to any new regions. If you have any respiratory symptoms (tightness in the chest or throat, wheezing, difficulty breathing), seek medical treatment immediately. Otherwise, schedule an appointment with your physician. ...Read more
Lots of reasons: The list of things that can cause chronic itch are many. Start with properly moisturizing feet and hands, and not over-washing them. Soaps should be mild, no perfumes or dyes. You can try Hydrocortisone Cream 0.5 - 1% 1-2 times a day if available at drug stores in Australia. If the symptoms continue or worsen, see a doctor - SOMETIMES can be due to more worrisome conditions. ...Read more