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What is this dry skin on my Achilles tendon and heel?

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Dr. Oliver Wang
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possible fungus

Dry cracked heels could be a sign of a fungal infection.
Other causes include constantly wearing open heeled shoes. You can try otc Lamisil (terbinafine) cream twice a day. A skin culture may be helpful if it doesn't improve with otc meds.

In brief: Possible fungus

Dry cracked heels could be a sign of a fungal infection.
Other causes include constantly wearing open heeled shoes. You can try otc Lamisil (terbinafine) cream twice a day. A skin culture may be helpful if it doesn't improve with otc meds.
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

In brief: I don't know.

It could be an irritant or allergic reaction due to clothing or shoes or exercise; or it could be an unusual presentation of athlete's foot; or it could simply be dry skin.
Someone (preferably a dermatologist) will need to physically look at it to give you a more precise answer.

In brief: I don't know.

It could be an irritant or allergic reaction due to clothing or shoes or exercise; or it could be an unusual presentation of athlete's foot; or it could simply be dry skin.
Someone (preferably a dermatologist) will need to physically look at it to give you a more precise answer.
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