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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User :   i feel itching on the bottom of my feet (sole) often and i am uncomfortable with that and i feel like rubbing left feet with right feet and vice versa... the whole feet are itchy can you suggest me in gettin grelieve from this
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed
Doctor :   since when are you having this problem?
Doctor :   do you have habit of walking bare feet?
User :   no not long time walk
Doctor :   is the skin in soles very dry? do you tend to get cracks in heels?
User :   it has been from last two month
User :   yah often i feel dry
Doctor :   please provide your age, gender, height, weight, details of past medical illness and treatment.
User :   no cracks but feel dry and feel to rub my feets each other
User :   30, male, 5' 7'', 63 kg, last time i had encounterred same sensation 5 years back
Doctor :   ok. have you checked your sugar status?
Doctor :   is there history of diabetes in family?
User :   yah sugar level normal, yah for my father but not severe
Doctor :   I would suggest you to go ahead with these steps for relief and also diagnosing the problem.
Doctor :   1) get sugar levels checked, FBS, PPBS, and HbA1C (glycosylated hemoglobin)
User :   other sensations are when i rub my feel over the bed i feel like dry and some shakiness in the bocy
Doctor :   2) soak your feet in mixture of 1 sppon of hydrogen peroxide mixed in 1/2 bucket of warm water for 2-5 minutes.
Doctor :   3) next scrub it with scrubber, using mild soap, and transfer to next 1/2 bucket of warm water with little lavender oil or tree tea oil (2-5 drops)
Doctor :   for next 10 minutes
Doctor :   4) get a deworming done for yourself every year
Doctor :   5) use moisturising lotion to keep feet soft after the wash and scrub is over
User :   explain abt deworming?
Doctor :   6) if the problems do not get solved, then go ahead with examination done by dermatologist
Doctor :   dewoprming is a procedure in which medications are given to eradicate common helminthic infection
Doctor :   your doctor will prescribe your deworming tablets which you need to take once every year
User :   can you tell me the what kind of infection i had medical name
Doctor :   if your sugar tests are found to be fluctuating, then you will need to control diet and get started on treatment
Doctor :   they can be protozoal or helminthic infection.
Doctor :   in common man's languagethe same is called as 'worm in stomach'
User :   ok
Doctor :   helminth infections can range from infection with tape worm, to roundworm to pinworm etc
User :   but there were no worm symtoms , no other symtoms on my feet
User :   r u there?
Doctor :   you may not be able to see them as the eggs penetrate the feet, they cause the itching
Doctor :   and eggs are microscopic
Doctor :   yes I am here
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?

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