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What Causes Dry Feet To Crack
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fast Dry Skin: Lowered relative humidity at home or in the workplace can cause dryness of the skin, especially in the winter time. There are also some medications that can be responsible for excessive skin dryness. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Tingling in the hands and feet at the same time can occur with hyperventilation (can be mild enough that you cannot tell you are hyperventilating; occurs with anxiety), & peripheral neuropathy (nerve disease). Peripheral neuropathy has many possible causes including diabetes & autoimmune diseases (eg lupus). Could be 2 different things at once; e.g. Carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis of spine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold urticaria.: Cold urticaria is one of the physical urticarias which produces redness, swelling and itching in cold exposed areas. Often diagnosed by placing an ice cube on the forearm or hand for a few minutes and observing the reaction which should leave a red swollen and itchy patch in the outline of the ice cube. ...Read more
Numbness: When hands and feet intermittently fall asleep, the first thought should be a circulation problem such as when an individual falls asleep on their arms or legs. This causes mechanical obstruction of blood flow. A second common cause is anxiety or panic attacks. While neurological problems are a small possibility, it is unlikely that a singe neurological problem would effect both arms & both legs. ...Read more
Eczema or allergy: Dry skin could be a sign of atopic dermatitis or eczema which is a dry skin hypersensitivity reaction. This can happen with irritation or contact with a cosmetic ingredient causing an allergic reaction. Using topical cortisone creams and moisturizers can help. Also need to evaluate your makeup to see if you're allergic to one of the ingredients. ...Read more
2 options: Some cases are due to the prolonged build up of certain gases that are able to escape the joint once a certain pressure is reached and movement is occurring. Arthritis will cause similar symptoms with a more frequent occurrence, happening repeatedly after seconds rather than every 20-30 minutes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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