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White Skin Between The Toes
May be mechanical: Many times this finding is secondary to mechanical irritation caused by adjacent toes rubbing together. Most commonly the 4th and 5th toes. As the toes contract (hammer), the bones in the toes shift slightly allowing the bone in adjacent toe to rub leading to callus formation. This can become quite painful. See your podiatrist for an evaluation and treatment options. Dr l. ...Read more
Pale white skin in-between toes, appears to have a hole on it. Looks deep (Crack on skin?), no pain. Very itchy!!
Had cut & wound on same toe. Took anti b for 7days but today while dressing the thin white skin peeled & I see pink inside. What is it. Can it get wound.
Be seen: It is hard to say without seeing the wound directly. Sometimes the skin can get macerated and be white appearing and the tissue that you are describing as being red may just be healthy granulating tissue filling in the area. It is just hard to say without seeing. I would followup with a medical provider until it is clearly healed. ...Read more
Sounds like you have and ulcer.
See a podiatrist asap. ...Read more
Topical antibiotic: And a band aid.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possible fungus: R an over the counter antifungal agent ...Read more
Couple of things: Soak the foot in warm water with a mild dishwashing liquid, when the tissue becomes loose, use a towel in a back and forth motion to scrape out the skin. ...Read more
Hi Drs I have dark spots under my feet, they seems to be growing slowly. My skin also sheds from the ankle down and between the toes. What could it be?
Foot skin rash itchy and spreading between toes, what to do? I have used curash that stops itchiness for a few hours.
Fungal foot rash:
It appears to be athlete's feet often a rash due to sweating. Aerate your feet at home and wear sandals instead of a closed shoe or sneaker.
You can apply over the counter med: Lotrimin cream 1%
3x/d for a month or so until rash resolves (slow growing). Welcome to Health tap! Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more
I have excema on my foot... Its really uncofortable skin is peeling from between toes just a horrible feeling. What should I put on it to stop the bur?
Excema: Excema on the foot has some unique problems. The area can have athletes foot and or a bacterial infection at the same time because of the damage to the area. An exam and possible cultures should be considered. ...Read more
I developed a red itchy subsequently bumpy skin rash after using tea tree oil on toenails. The rash is on the top and between toes, now shiny.
Allergic reaction: It seems you may be allergic to the tea tree oil and it may have dripped on and between the toes causing the rash and itching. Discontinue using it and topically apply a cortisone cream. You can also take oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine). If this does not resolve, see your podiatrist. ...Read more
What causes the skin between toes to itch and peel? The rash is on the tops of my feet as well. It spreads to my arms and chest but much less severe
Fungal infection: Is usually the most common cause of itching/peeling skin between the toes. If it is a fungal infection, it can be spread to other parts of the body like your arms, chest; for example, if you dry your feet with a towel then use on the rest of your body, it is possible to transfer the fungus to the rest of your body. You can try an OTC fungal cream for now and see your doctor if doesn't work. ...Read more
There are small clustered pimples on the sole of my foot, around it is white and ooze clear liquid with dead skin holes. It is not between toes. What?
Pitted keratolysis: Or possibly dyshidrotic eczema or pustulosis plantaris. May need to see a dermatologist. Meanwhile, ventilate feet. Go barefoot at home. Use baking powder (sodium bicarbonate) in sox. Apply Clotrimazole (miconazole, ketoconazole) cream or benzoyl peroxide gel. Benzoyl peroxide is also used for acne. Be careful as it will bleach fabrics. Pitted keratolysis is not serious. It is an overgrowth of cer. ...Read more
Itchy between toes, hurts to walk, toes may be slightly swollen, skin feels tight, peeling skin with a few wounds between toes and on top of toes.?
Foot fungus: You most likely have a fungal infection called Athletes foot or tinea pedis. Get some Lamisil (terbinafine) or Lotrimin cream OTC and use it twice daily. Expose your feet to the air by wearing flip flops or sandals. Soak the feet in white vinegar or Epsom salts daily. If it doesn't improve or you see red streaks going up your leg see a doctor immediately. ...Read more
Skin on all toes and some fingers are constantly peeling. Skin is dry. No redness, itch or tenderness. Skin between toes are turning white. I'm black!
Really dry, cracking, peeling skin on and in between toes, also small dry spots on hands and fingers and penis is also dry?
Sometimes: I have seen corns between the toes with a brownish color. This may be due to the normal color of the skin if you are a person of color. Brown skin may also be due to the top layers of skin drying out, could be from medication (if you put betadine on them), could be dried blood which can sometimes look brown. Could be a mole or skin cancer. If you suspect this, see a dermatologist or podiatrist. ...Read more
Nerve compressed: Usually it involves the nerves being compressed and inflamed or otherwise called a neuroma. The third interspace of the foot is the most common and called mortons neuroma. Usually an cortisone injection with orthotic/nsaid use helps alleviate the pain. Surgery involves either removing the nerve or more recently decompressing the area where the nerve is located if conservative therapy fails. ...Read more
Genetics: Because as an embryo, we all have webbed toes until close to birth. However, sometimes genetics or intra-uterine (mother's womb) conditions may pre-dispose some to have webbing inter-digitally. It's not considered a major deformity, but a cosmetic nuisance. ...Read more
See a podiatrist: You could have a severe athletes foot infection. They may recur do to irritation of the toe rubbing together. ...Read more
What is best way to remove corns from between toes? I shave it down but it keeps coming back. Any suggestions?
Corns: Corns are skin growth over areas of increased friction. Most corns can be removed by using corn remover (salicylic acid) and leaving over night, followed by removal of dead skin with a pumice stone. This can take a couple of weeks of every night treatment. Alternatively, they can be removed surgically. ...Read more
I always get dryness and itching between toes in summer...kindly tell me the reason why I get this and do recommend me any ointment or medicine.
Itching between toes: The most common cause is a fungal infection, known as tinea pedis or Athlete's Foot. The fungus flourishes in warm, moist, dark environments, such as between your toes. It is easily transferred from one person to the next, at gyms and in showers. Over the counter topical creams, lotions and powders are treatment options. There are always other more serious causes, which require a visit to your MD. ...Read more
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