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Question: Itchy red Skin problem on feet


 jlf - Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:31 am

Been to skin doctors and three foot doctors. Have used Clotrimazole (10mg), naftin (2g) a week's worth of internal herpes meds. Symptoms: red, itchy, very dry, throbbing feet. Deep splits. The redness is creeping up the sides of my heels. Doctors say a case of athelete's foot, but nothing is helping. Tryed changing soaps, shoes, etc.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:14 pm

User avatar Hello,
If the doctor says athlete's foot, you should continue the treatment prescribed. It may be necessary to try a different antifungal medication. You might try going barefoot as much as possible to allow your feet to dry out well. Also, if you perspire, changing socks during the day might also help. I would also recommend only 100% cotton socks. Some people can only tolerate white.

Best wishes.

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