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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 ?
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. Whats 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
No, not unless : That area is infected as well.Get a more detailed answer ›
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