What causes rashes on the feet in a diabetic?
I do not have a history of diabetes and have good balance. I exercise regularly.
Athlete's foot most probably
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Dry, scaly, peeling and itchy skin of the feet is likely to be due to Athlete's foot. Athlete's foot is caused by fungal infection
You can follow the below measures to treat athletes foot
-Keep your feet always clean and dry
-Do not try peeling the skin as it can injure healthy skin
-Apply Lotrimin anti fungal ointment
-Wear sandals instead of shoes to prevent sweating.
-Keep your feet moisturized. Apply moisturizing lotion.
If you do not notice any improvement in 7 days, I'd suggest to follow up with your primary care provider to look for an alternate diagnosis like eczema, psoriasis.
The numbness you are describing is unlikely to be due to skin problems. Numbness affecting feet is likely due to peripheral neuropathy. Nerve conduction studies can confirm the diagnosis. Since you are not diabetic, other possible causes of peripheral neuropathy like vitamin B12 deficiency, demyelinating disorders need to be looking for.
I would like to know further regarding the circular sore on the ankle. Please describe whether the sore is rash or an ulcer. If possible, attaching a picture of the sore will be really helpful. You can simply attach/upload it to the reports section of this web page.
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