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Suggest treatment for dry and itchy skin on the feet

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Posted on Thu, 14 May 2015
Question: Hi,

There is a little portion on my feet on which skin gor dry and there is a itching on that part. Can you pleade suggest why this happened and what i need to do to get ride of this.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (25 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly upload an Image

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I have taken note of your query and I will try to help with your concern.

This could be either Fungal infection Or Hyperkeratotic eczema Or Psoriasis.

-Does it affect both the feet Or only one side?

-Is there scaling, fissuring and cracking?

Kindly upload an Image for my review. You may upload an image either at "Reports Section"

Or else

You may also mail me the image at YYYY@YYYY
Kindly mention the subject of this mail as Attention Dr.kakkar.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (4 minutes later)
Hi,

Thank you for prompt reply.
Yes, its on both feet at the bottom. There is no crack and fissuring. But the skin is dry on that part and there is itching.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Urea, Lactic acid based moisturizer+potent topical steroid

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

I have reviewed the Images.

This looks like an eczematous dermatitis, which is basically due to underlying dry skin which subsequently became eczematous.

I suggest you to use an intensive moisturizer.
A moisturizer that contains ingredients like Urea, Lactic acid in a cream form would be good. These are good moisturizing agents for dry, tough skin of soles and palms.
You may mix this moisturizing cream with an equal amount of a potent topical steroid cream e.g clobetasol propionate 0.05% cream and apply twice daily, over affected areas.

An oral antihistamine e.g cetrizine 10 mg once daily will provide you symptomatic relief from itching.

regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Kindly upload an Image Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for writing to us I have taken note of your query and I will try to help with your concern. This could be either Fungal infection Or Hyperkeratotic eczema Or Psoriasis. -Does it affect both the feet Or only one side? -Is there scaling, fissuring and cracking? Kindly upload an Image for my review. You may upload an image either at "Reports Section" Or else You may also mail me the image at YYYY@YYYY Kindly mention the subject of this mail as Attention Dr.kakkar. Regards