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What causes itchy heels?

What causes itchy heels?

A couple things...: The two main things that cause itchy heels are, first, dry skin, and second, superficial fungal infections. As long as you do not have any neuropathy, you may want to consider trying ucerin on your heels or vaseline wraps with socks overnight. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the causes of itchy white bumps on my leg?

What are the causes of itchy white bumps on my leg?

Keratosis pilaris: It could be keratosis pillars which is a benign condition which is caused by blocked follicles. Follicultis could also cause this. Please see your doctor as the treatment for each condition is different. ...Read more

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What causes foot itchiness from standing for a period of time?

What causes foot itchiness from standing for a period of time?

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

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Had athletes foot. Now my body is feeling itchy, can foot fungus cause that?

Had athletes foot. Now my body is feeling itchy, can foot fungus cause that?

Doubtful: Foot fungus uncommonly spreads to the rest of the body. One must consider other causes of your itching if persistent, especially if no rash is present. ...Read more

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Very itchy foot, cause and treatment?

Very itchy foot, cause and treatment?

Many possibilitis: Itchy feet can be caused by many things including fungus, contact dermatitis, infection and eczema. See your doctor to find out so you can get the correct treatment. ...Read more

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What causes itchiness in between my toes of my right foot?

It depends: Usually this is due to a fungal infection but there are several other causes as well. You may need an antifungal or possibly a skin scraping to confirm the actual cause. You should see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Itchy burning rash on the back of my leg and upper arm, cause?

Itchy burning rash on the back of my leg and upper arm, cause?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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14 days ago swollen itchy area on outside of lower legs, one week later it causes swollen round areas on tops of knees and now where leg meets by butt?

14 days ago swollen itchy area on outside of lower legs, one week later it causes swollen round areas on tops of knees and now where leg meets by butt?

See doctor: If the problem is progressing after over a week, it is time for you to consult your doctor. The best guess I can give you is poison ivy but one needs to make sure that there is nothing more serious. ...Read more

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I have a rash that itchy, burning, and is painful on my left leg. I also have vericoss veins. What cause this?

I have a rash that itchy, burning, and is painful on my left leg. I also have vericoss veins. What cause this?

Itchy rash: It will be hard to give you an answer without looking at the rash, you need to see your doctor about it for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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When I was a child the palm of my hand was red raw and sore. The skin would flake off and it was itchy. The ball of my foot also did it. Cause?

When I was a child the palm of my hand was red raw and sore. The skin would flake off and it was itchy. The ball of my foot also did it. Cause?

Possible allergy: It could have been an allergic reaction to something coming in contact with both your hands and feet. It could have been a type of eczema called dyshidrosis. It's unlikely that it was athlete's foot, which doesn't typically affect the palms, especially in children. Without seeing the rash, that's about as far as I can take it. ...Read more

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Red/purple blemish on sole of mother's foot, (48 yrs) About 7mm not painful or itchy, no history of skin cancer what benign condition could cause this?

Red/purple blemish on sole of mother's foot, (48 yrs) About 7mm not painful or itchy, no history of skin cancer what benign condition could cause this?

Depends: A photo would be helpful... this description could be a number of things and it is difficult to say without seeing it. Common benign lesions on the bottom of the foot are warts, calluses, clogged sweat glands, foreign bodies, abscess, moles and blisters. ...Read more

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Used ground flax seed daily until broke out with itchy red bumps on hand, leg and arm. I did scratch and caused terrible sores. Swell now on my face?

Used ground flax seed daily until broke out with itchy red bumps on hand, leg and arm. I did scratch and caused terrible sores. Swell now on my face?

Stop flaxseed: This may be coincidental although it is possible that you may be allergic to flaxseed. If the problem continues after 10 days off of flaxseed, it is unlikely to be related to it. The sores may be from an infection or something more serious. See your doctor soon. ...Read more