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Doctor insights on: Why Does My Skin Take So Long To Heal On My Foot

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Why does my skin take so long to heal on my foot?

Why does my skin take so long to heal on my foot?

Several reasons: If you have a wound that is taking too long to heal you should have a physician check it out. Age, health conditions, vascular status, nutritional status all play a role in the healing of wounds. ...Read more

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I recently cut my foot, and there is pink hard skin around the cut. It seems to be taking long to heal. I been using antibiotic cream. Is this normal?

I recently cut my foot, and there is pink hard skin around the cut. It seems to be taking long to heal. I been using antibiotic cream. Is this normal?

Without seeing hard: To comment. If your healthy and don't smoke and there is delay in healing why not have it checked out. Tetanus hx on cuts is important as well. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to ice my foot too long? It's protected so no damage to skin, I just was curious if it was even possible?

Is it possible for me to ice my foot too long? It's protected so no damage to skin, I just was curious if it was even possible?

Frostbite: Yes, it is possible to ice your foot too long and give yourself frostbite. 10 - 15 minutes should be sufficient and can be repeated every hour if necessary for pain and swelling. ...Read more

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My foot itches a little. A pus sack forms and more and more of my skin gets infected. Please help me. It has been 3 Months now. It does not heal.

My foot itches a little. A pus sack forms and more and more of my skin gets infected. Please help me. It has been 3 Months now. It does not heal.

See your doctor: You need to see your physician. He/she will obtain a culture of the pus and find out what is causing this infection. Then, you can be adequately treated. ...Read more

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I accidentally stepped on a daddy long leg barefooted. The head was stuck to my foot all night. Should I be worried about the spider's poison?

I accidentally stepped on a daddy long leg barefooted. The head was stuck to my foot all night. Should I be worried about the spider's poison?

No: This arachnid is not a spider. It is in the order Opiliones. Opiliones is a distinct order that is not closely related to spiders within the order Arachnida. It doesn't contain poison glands and it's fangs are too short and its mouth too round and small to bite a human and therefore is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Dr I have a heal spur but my foot continues to swell really bad do you know what is causing this? Pain in the foot leg gets real tight especially the skin it feels like rubber

Dr I have a heal spur but my foot continues to swell really bad do you know what is causing this? Pain in the foot leg gets real tight especially the skin it feels like rubber

Need a good exam: The actual heel spur is rarely the cause of heel pain. The pain is usually from strain and inflammation of the plantar fascia. Swelling can indicate a partial tear of the fascia or Achilles. Pain and tightness in the leg should be evaluated as soon as possible since it can indicate a blood clot. Prompt attention and evaluation is important. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat the dead skin on my foot?

Is on the heels: Moisturize it at night time. Use Pumice stone or Emory board in the shower and then moisturize again before putting shoes and socks on. ...Read more

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Please help! What is this skin rash on my foot?

Please help! What is this skin rash on my foot?

Many possibilties: Fungus, allergic reaction, insect bite or dermatitis are some. See podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Yellow ripped skin between my foot fingers, what could it be?

Yellow ripped skin between my foot fingers, what could it be?

The skin is dry: If the skin is cracked it is dry. There are various causes of this. One to consider is athlete's foot. It can easily spread to the hands via contact. When this skin is dry, it cannot stretch where there is motion. Water from bathing also tends to collect in these areas and can exacerbate the condition. ...Read more

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I have a piece of skin that has separated under my foot. It's seems to have grow detached like something is in it.?

I have a piece of skin that has separated under my foot. It's seems to have grow detached like something is in it.?

Tag, your it.: Anything growing, partially attached, from the bottom of the foot needs to be examined. A specialist should be able to quickly determine the proper treatment plan. My concern is if this piece continues to grow and/or gets ripped loose, an infection could be started and things could get a whole lot worse. It is best to have it examined and remove all doubt. ...Read more

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What could dark brown and thick skin on my foot be?

Needs evaluation: You should have that looked at to make sure it is nothing serious. ...Read more

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What could the hard skin lump be on top of my foot?

What could the hard skin lump be on top of my foot?

See the: Podiatrist or dermatologist without seeing it it is difficult to ascertain if tis is a benign or malignant lesion. See a doc, it might need to be biopsied. ...Read more

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I have an open blister on my foot, there's a piece of skin that's half off on it, should I leave it on or clip it off? Is it protecting it?

I have an open blister on my foot, there's a piece of skin that's half off on it, should I leave it on or clip it off? Is it protecting it?

Leave it on: And see foot doctor as soon as possible. You need sterile environment to do work on foot. A foot doctor take care of it. ...Read more

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What can I do to deal with thick skin around a hole on my foot?

See a doctor: A hole in your foot is not normal. You need to see a podiatrist for treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do to remove the hard skin on the ball of my foot?

What should I do to remove the hard skin on the ball of my foot?

Callouses: You can go to a podiatrist and have them professionally trimmed, use more cushioned insoles, friction minimalizing socks (thor-lo's), use a pumice bar or stone, otc callous trimmers at a pharmacy, regular moisturizer to keep the skin soft, etc... ...Read more

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Why does the sole of my foot slough and peel big thick pieces of skin?

Why does the sole of my foot slough and peel big thick pieces of skin?

Some possibilities: Fungus, inflammatory dermatitis, allergic reaction or even some form of trauma. See podiatrist or dermatologist for evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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During a kung fu competition, I hurted my foot. I kicked my enemy' s head. What can I do?

During a kung fu competition, I hurted my foot. I kicked my enemy' s head. What can I do?

See a podiatrist: To see how bad you hurt the foot. You may need an x-ray. I hope you did not injure your enemies head to bad. ...Read more

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Have this thing on my foot. The skin just opened up. It is all red around it and very sensitive.

Have this thing on my foot. The skin just opened up. It is all red around it and very sensitive.

Foot sore: Please see your doctor. Are you diabetic? That MAY be the reason for that type of sore but there are others. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have small holes on the skin of the bottom of my left feet its not hurting its like some one stabbed my foot with a bunch of toothpicks.?

I have small holes on the skin of the bottom of my left feet its not hurting its like some one stabbed my foot with a bunch of toothpicks.?

Be seen: There can be many different reasons for your symptoms. Calluses, warts, clogged sweat glands, athletes foot and infection are some of the common reasons. You should be seen in person or virtually for a proper diagnosis and correct treatment plan! ...Read more

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I just had a bunch of warts surgically removed from the bottom of my foot. Now my skin is bumpy and patchy does this mean it is growing back?

I just had a bunch of warts surgically removed from the bottom of my foot. Now my skin is bumpy and patchy does this mean it is growing back?

Not surprising.: Surgically removing warts, especially from the bottom of the foot, has a very questionable success rate. Don't be alarmed if you see warts returning. The other problem with wart removal on the bottom of the foot is the inevitable residual scar tissue at the incision sites. This scaring can sometimes worse than the original wart. Care must be taken when deciding the best treatment regimen. ...Read more

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For the first time in the last 5 days, there is a gradually spread of SHOCKS with ITCHING PAINS on the right half my body. From my foot to head?

For the first time in the last 5 days, there is a gradually spread of SHOCKS with ITCHING PAINS on the right half my body. From my foot to head?

Anxiety: Symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiological changes include nausea, sob, insomnia, dry mouth, aphasia, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Hi there I need some advice. I have some hard skin in the sole of my foot that hurts. Have you got any advise that can help. Thank you in advance?

Hi there I need some advice. I have some hard skin in the sole of my foot that hurts. Have you got any advise that can help. Thank you in advance?

See a podiatrist: Urea 40% cream or Ammonium Lactate Cream are both very good at softening painful corns and callouses. These can be found over the counter, although it's usually easier to get a prescription. They don't necessarily remove the corns, because they are caused by pressure. Pumice stone and offloading the area with orthotics or wider shoes help. Surgical correction is also sometimes necessary. ...Read more

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I have small white dots of skin on bottom of my foot in multiple spots. Dots have small holes, and holes aren't deep. It's not painful. What is it?

I have small white dots of skin on bottom of my foot in multiple spots. Dots have small holes, and holes aren't deep. It's not painful. What is it?

Athlete's foot: Is the first thing I would suspect. The fungi eat skin, and can leave holes. Tinea pedis (to sound nerdy) is easily fixed with a topical anti fungal, such as tolnaftate. Go for the generics, they're cheaper.

Have you changed what your feet see? Walking on hot sand barefoot? New flip flops? If there's anything new, try changing back.

If these don't work, and the problem persists, see a doctor. ...Read more