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Question: Strange skin on soles of feet


 elfen - Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:25 pm

Dear Sir/ Madam,

for a while now my boyfriend has had very strange skin on the soles of his feet. When wet, his feet change texture in ways different to the usual "raisiny"-texture.
Doctors have previously said that the texture is due to bacteria that survive because he sweats a lot. They never gave him any remedy, and his feet are still the same.
The soles look very scary, and almost fungus-like, and unfortunately it causes him a lot of emotional discomfort. He hides his feet whenever there is a trip to the beach, pool or lake.
Attached you'll find four pictures of his feet to illustrate his problem.

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We are trying to figure out what may be wrong with his feet, and if it can be treated in any way.

I thank you in advance for your time and understanding.

Mrs. Foot
 John Kenyon, CNA - Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:38 pm

User avatar Hello -

From the pictures it would seem your husband does have a simple fungal infestation which is likely to recur in those who are already predisosed. It doesn't always cause a great deal of discomfort, but it can, and can also be odiferous as well. There are any number of anti-fungal remedies available, so the doctor's failure to treat this is perplexing. Maybe a second opinion is in order.

Hopefully this is corrected soon, so your husband won't have to be bothered with this. Good luck to you both.

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