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Why does the fungus attack my feet?

Why does the fungus attack my feet?

Fungi: Fungus like dark, damp, warm places. Your feet, especially when wearing shoes fit this criteria very well. Try using an anti-fungal foot powder, or any foot powder that will absorb moisture, like amens medicated powder. If your toenails are affected, you may need to seek professional assistance to cure the problem. There are several oral anti-fungal medicines available, but treatment is long term. ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more


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What does it mean when the bottom of your feet sweat?

What does it mean when the bottom of your feet sweat?

Several things: Could be do to a bacterial or fungal infection could be do to excess sweating (hyperhidrosis). See a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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The bottom of my big toe down to the middle of my feet turn white and wrinkly after working. I know it's because of sweating but why does it hurt??

The bottom of my big toe down to the middle of my feet turn white and wrinkly after working. I know it's because of sweating but why does it hurt??

The pain: Ay or may not be due t the white wrinkly skin, it is plausible it is secondary to something else. A sweaty or macerated foot should not hurt unless there is an opening in the skin or possibly it is causing increased frictional rubbing. ...Read more

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When I get out of the shower my feet itch horrendously, and it only happens when I wash my feet in particular, what is wrong? how can I stop the itch

When I get out of the shower my feet itch horrendously, and it only happens when I wash my feet in particular,  what is wrong? how can I stop the itch

Dry skin?: Do you get a rash from warm water? dry skin? Any signs of flaking skin as if it could be a fungal infection? Try to keep feel clean and dry. A mild cortison cream can help the itching if it is non fungal, but not if it is a fungal infection. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the palms of my hands itch?

What does it mean when the palms of my hands itch?

Irritation: My grandmother used to say it was a sign you were going to come into some money. However superstition aside, it could be from a number of things. Environmental factors such as irritation from soap. Nerve issues, such as nerve entrapments. Or simply, dry skin. Usually an itchy palm is a momentary feeling. If it lasts for a long time, consider seeing a hand surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more

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I get a itch attack on the bottom of my feet when they get hot and sweating what can I do to stop it?

I get a itch attack on the bottom of my feet  when they get hot and sweating what can I do to stop it?

Keep feet dry: The best thing is to keep your feet dry. This can be done by using powder, or there are even special socks that promote keeping the feet dry. Additionally, there are some over the counter sprays to help with that itch when it occurs. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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Both of Feet In Between My Toes Really Itch and It Starts to Burn If i Itch Them Too Much, What Do i Do ? Is This Athletes Foot, It's So Uncomfortabl

Both of Feet In Between My Toes Really Itch and It Starts to Burn If i Itch Them Too Much, What Do i Do ? Is This Athletes Foot, It's  So Uncomfortabl

Likely: Sounds like athletes foot, which is a fungal infection having little to do with athletics. OTC antifungal creams can be highly effective. Used for 1-6 weeks depending on manufacturer's recommendation. Dry feet thoroughly after washing. If this does not work, visit primary doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi:what can I do to stop my toes from hurting, and clear up a fungal infection to them? I have a fungal infection on my toes, and peeling skin in between one toe. My toes hurt, even to wearing socks. My doctor said that the commen medication is very sever

Hi:what can I do to stop my toes from hurting, and clear up a fungal infection to them? I have a fungal infection on my toes, and peeling skin in between one toe. My toes hurt, even to wearing socks. My doctor said that the commen medication is very sever

If : If you have fungal infection between the toes (commonly known as tinea pedis), treatment with antifungal powders (available otc) combined with topical antifungal creams such as terbinafine cream can be helpful. They are well tolerated and help in most instances. If that doesn't help, consider a visit to a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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What does it mean if the palms of your hands and bottom of feet hurt?

What does it mean if the palms of your hands and bottom of feet hurt?

Neuropathy?: Talk to your doctor to see if this might indicate neuropathy. Neuropathy can be associated with medical conditions such as diabetes, inflammatory arthritis, thyroid issues, chemical exposure (including chemotherapy), alcoholism among other things. See a doctor for a proper workup. ...Read more

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Why does the bottom of my foot keep peeling?

Why does the bottom of my foot keep peeling?

Infection: You may have an athletes foot infection, or a dermatitis. It should be examined to determine the problem. ...Read more

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My feet and palms of hands sweat profusely. I've tried deodorant spray but doesn't help. What causes this and what can I do to stop it. ?

My feet and palms of hands sweat profusely. I've tried deodorant spray but doesn't help. What causes this and what can I do to stop it. ?

Hyperhydrosis: There are many reasons for excessive sweating but hyperhydrosis can be treated with prescription medications and topically applied product. There is also a possible surgery for refractory cases. ...Read more

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My palms and feet sweat a lot! What can I do to stop the sweating?

My palms and feet sweat a lot! What can I do to stop the sweating?

Antiperspirant spray: Try antiperspirants to your hands and feet. Foot powders can be useful for the foot. Seeing a doctor can offer prescribed medications that might prove helpful. Keeping the environment cool, dealing with stress and/or any anxiety can be helpful. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why is it that i sweat on my palms and feet.What's the remedy?

Why is it that i sweat on my palms and feet.What's the remedy?

Drysol Rx: There is a prescription medicine called drysol that is great for drying out sweaty feet. it is very potent ...Read more

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What does it mean when the soles and palms of a baby seem to sweat a lot?

What does it mean when the soles and palms of a baby seem to sweat a lot?

Not Much: This is usually a normal varient. The only issue is that the skin there may become irritated. Drying and moisturizing prevent problems. ...Read more

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Hi doctor ! I used to have eczema in my toes, not anymore the problem is that part of my feet turns so red and my nails still yellow.(not itchy)?

Hi doctor ! I used to have eczema in my toes, not anymore 
the problem is that part of my feet turns so red and my nails still yellow.(not itchy)?

The nails can be : Checked for fungus....the redness could be many different things...since I can't see it hard to comment but if not sure it can always be biopsied... ...Read more

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Can u get fifths disease on palms of hands? I've read that is doesn't affect that area but mine spread down arms to my palms and it's itchy?

Can u get fifths disease on palms of hands? I've read that is doesn't affect that area but mine spread down arms to my palms and it's itchy?

Uncommon but...: Fifth disease often causes rash over trunk, spreading to arms, buttocks, and thighs. Infrequently though, red to purple colored rash affects hands and feet (papulopurpuricgloves-and-socks syndrome). ...Read more

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What does it mean when your palms feet and hands have sores on them?

What does it mean when your palms feet and hands have sores on them?

See a doctor: Please see your doctor as soon as possible. There are several conditions that cause sores on the hands and feet. Some of them are uncomfortable, like eczema or psoriasis, but others can be more serious, like syphilis. Please see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why do the bottoms of my feet itch so badly? It is a deep itch inside my foot, but horrible. No red skin or rash. Not scaley. Thanks!

Why do the bottoms of my feet itch so badly? It is a deep itch inside my foot, but horrible. No red skin or rash. Not scaley. Thanks!

Nerve problem: This is most likely due to a nerve irritation under the skin. There are multiple causes for this and seeing your podiatrist would help by getting you on the right medication to stop the itching and burning. ...Read more

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