Itchy feet is a terribly irritating problem that makes it hard to focus on anything else. Not only is it embarrassing in public, but it frequently ruins the chance at a good night’s sleep. In Wednesday’s post, we discussed common causes of itchy feet such as athlete’s foot, bug bites, dermatitis, diabetes, and dry skin. White Plains podiatrists from The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine have five more common culprits behind foot itching.
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Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
If your feet are constantly itching, you may wonder what causes itchy feet, and whether it’s a serious concern or not. Here in our White Plains office, podiatrists at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine treat patients with itchy feet with many different underlying causes. The prevalence of itchy feet seems to increase significantly over the winter months, so we thought we’d share ten of the most common reasons for itchy feet in our two-part series.
Most people assume a general practitioner or dermatologist would treat a skin condition like eczema, but podiatrists also treat eczema when it’s found on the feet. In fact, eczema is the most common skin reaction that podiatrists encounter. By definition, eczema is a form of dermatitis (inflammation) of the outermost skin layers. An acute “flare-up” can cause intense itching, redness, edema, discharge, dryness, flaking, blistering, cracking, bleeding, oozing, and crusting. It’s often confused with athlete’s foot, but athlete’s foot rashes come in a very specific pattern, in between the toes or along the sides of the feet. In today’s post, we’ll talk about different types and treatments for eczema of the feet. If you live near Manhattan or Westchester, be sure to visit us for an accurate diagnosis.
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