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How can I get rid of eczema on my foot? Soak in bleach?

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Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Dr. Diamond

Is correct. There are several causes of dry, flaky and itchy feet, including eczema, lichen planus, allergic reactions, fungal infections and even bacterial infections.
The key to successful treatment is based on an accurate diagnosis. But none of these conditions respond to bleach, and you can cause harm by soaking your feet in bleach.

In brief: Dr. Diamond

Is correct. There are several causes of dry, flaky and itchy feet, including eczema, lichen planus, allergic reactions, fungal infections and even bacterial infections.
The key to successful treatment is based on an accurate diagnosis. But none of these conditions respond to bleach, and you can cause harm by soaking your feet in bleach.
Dr. Howard Fox
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No Bleach

Eczema of the feet must be distinguished from athlete's foot, a fungal infection.
If eczema, then frequent moisturizer and occasionally a steroid ointment or cream will work.

In brief: No Bleach

Eczema of the feet must be distinguished from athlete's foot, a fungal infection.
If eczema, then frequent moisturizer and occasionally a steroid ointment or cream will work.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics

In brief: Tinea Pedis

Eczematoid lesions in your feet are called tinea pedis cause by fungus infection.
They grow in dark sweaty feet so you need air or wear sandals ocasionally.They respond to antifungal cream like lotrisone, Nystatin or lamisil (terbinafine).

In brief: Tinea Pedis

Eczematoid lesions in your feet are called tinea pedis cause by fungus infection.
They grow in dark sweaty feet so you need air or wear sandals ocasionally.They respond to antifungal cream like lotrisone, Nystatin or lamisil (terbinafine).
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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