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Recurring tiny itching bumps on sole, leaving circular flat spots. Skin problem?

Hello Sir,
In 2011 winter I got some tiny itching bumps on my sole, in 2 days this bumps left tiny circular flat spot removing sking at its inner circular area like flat pit, they covered half portion of sole, they lasts for a month and disappeared. Now they started appearing again but only in number of 2-3 bumps.
They do not contain any fluid.
Can you please help me to know what is happening to my skin

Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response

It seems that you are having either irritant or allergic contact dermatitis.

It may be due to soap,water,grass,shoes,socks,dust,carpet,wool,house dust mite and so on.

Thorough clinical examination and history may clinch towards the culprit agent.

Blood tests should be done to rule out anaemia, DM,HIV,thyroid dysfunction, internal diseases..etc

After identification, causing agent should be kept away.

Local application of mild steroids with antibiotics may be helpful.

Oral anti histaminics,steroids in tappering doseand antibiotics may be taken.

But, you consult dermatologist for perfect diagnosis and treatment.

Avoid soap, dettol bath may be taken.

I hope you got my answer.


Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Answered: Fri, 28 Jun 2013
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Dermatologist Dr. Kalpana Pathak's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
From the description provided, I could think of two possibilities.
Pitted keratolysis where multiple pits form over sole. These is usually seen in persond with hyperhidrosis or who sweat excessively.
Pompholyx where severely itchy bumps form which heal with peeling of skin.
Pk requires application of fusidic acid cream ehile pompholyx requires steroids
Kindly consult a doctor so that exact diagnosis can be made in your case
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Answered: Fri, 28 Jun 2013
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