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What Cause Dry Ashy Feet
Dry skin: This can be difficult to answer without seeing your feet. Psoriasis can cause scales to form. I would recommend a dermatology consult. The skin is constantly renewing itself. The dry scales are the old skin shedding. There are numerous moisturizers that could be tried. Many podiatrists handle skin problems of the foot, ankle and lower leg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My feet have been dry lately and sometimes they peel and it's not even winter what could be the cause of that?
Fungus: Or athletes foot try an OTC cream (antifungal) ...Read more
Scaly feet: The common causes of malodorous, dry, scaling feet is fungal infection, which may be aggravated by poorly ventilated foot wear. Your body's natural level of sweating is also a factor. Finally, your skin may be sensitive to certain materials in foot wear, like leather, tanning chemicals, or latex. ...Read more
War of the worlds.: Although there are several conditions that can account for dry and scaly feet, the common fungal infection, or athlete's foot, tops the list. When the conditions are right, a fungus infects the skin. As the infection increases, the skin begins to crack. The cracking can then allow bacteria to invade the tissues. The odor is from the dead and dying bacteria and fungi. ...Read more
Hi I wanted to know what can I use for really dry crack feet? More like my heels cause is very dry and crack. Please help.
Vaseline: You may try using Vaseline ointment or vegetable shortening (yes, home remedy) at night and wrap your feet with plastic wrap when you go to sleep. Wearing socks would be fine also. If your feet do not improve after a few weeks, then you may need to see your doctor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My feet feel dry and hot at night and it makes it hard to sleep this has been going on for about 1yr now I'm a 28yr old male. What's the cause of this?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Several causes. ...Read more
Might be: Fungal....Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Especially if you leave in dry cool area. Apply lots of moisturizer to heels. ...Read more
I keep getting small water bubbles on my sole. It only happen on 1 foot and the bubbles are usually in a cluster. They are rather painful but will just burst on their own n dry upin a few days. What could cause those plse? Thanks!
No, not unless: That area is infected as well.Get a more detailed answer ›
My dad has realy dry skin on the tops of his toes on both his feet. They don't itch. Just dry. What causes this and what can be done?
My skin on my foot becomes dried and itchy. I have diabetis. What causes this and what's the best medicine I should take? Please help.
My feet are in great condition and always have been. I just have extremely dry & hard skin on the ball of my pinky toes. What's the cause pls?
So I'm not:
Sure what "the ball of your pinky toe" is. But, I think your describing the proximal interphalangeal joint. People get dead skin or a corn there as the joint is slightly bent and rotated and it rubs against the shoe.
If this is the situation be mindful of your shoes or see a foot doc that can perform a minor procedure to cut a little bone away so that the problem goes away. ...Read more
What kind of diseases could cause burning and tingling in the feet? I also wake up with very dry mouth
My 3 month old has had for the past two hrs, clammy wet feet and hands. Otherwise he is dry, no fever. What causes that?
Nothing special: Some kids are just that way.Get a more detailed answer ›
Often, palms/hands & soles/feet itch after shower (sometimes maddeningly)No new soaps, meds, etc. Skin isn't dry. Hydroxyzine doesn't help. What causes this?
I am used to being at sea level and I on vacation at 7800 feet. The air is dry and the altitude is cause nose bleeds. What can I do?
Assimilate: Going immediately from sea level to 7800 feet can cause symptoms of altitude sickness including headache, nausea, dizziness and in extreme cases, shortness of breath and confusion. Staying at a slightly lower elevation for 24-48 hours to assimilate will help. Otherwise stay well hydrated and avoid heavy exertion for the first few days. A humidifier can help with dry air causing nose bleeds. ...Read more
I have a dry foot that caused a large incision, the doctor gave me a medicine called fucicort cream but its not helpfull. What can I use?
How dry I am.: Try to follow me here. A dry foot will crack and often does as the tissue dries out. To apply anything other than an ointment could be just adding fuel to the fire. If there is an associated infection, it must be treated at the same time. You might benefit from a consultation from a dermatologist of podiatric physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer