Why does my skin take so long to heal on my foot - Doctor answers

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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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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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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