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Itchy red bumps below ankle, dry skin on feet. Peeling between toes. Worse after shower. Suggestions?

Hi I get little red bumps just below my ankle that itch badly. I also get very dry skin on my feet which I have been using lotion and has helped the dry skin only. In between my toes are peeling and itcg but I have used all kinds of stuff for athletes and none of it seems to work. My feet itch the worst after I shower or take off my socks and shoes. Any suggetstions?
Asked On : Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
welcome to hcm.
i can fell your problem.
itching is a problem which irritates a lot.
usualy area between toes become moist and fungal infection is very common.
though clinically it is not obvious sometimes.
red itchy bumps may be due to various reasons kike contact dermatitis,friction with footware.excess compression etc.
so to reach a confirm diagonosis it need a detail history and clinical examination.
but you can follow some general measures like
1.apply antifungal creams in between toes before wearing shoes.
2.wash your foot twice during office hours.
then dry it and wear shoes again.
3.if possible remove your shoes for few hours during office time.
4.use washed socks daily.
hope this help.
consult a dermatologist if it does not help.
good luck.
Answered: Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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Dermatologist Dr. Kalpana Pathak's  Response
You seem to be having fungal infection of feet. To treat the same a course of oral antifungal like fluconazole along with topical antifungal cream like clotrimazole or terbinafine application will be required at least for a month. For the same, a prescription from a dermatologist might be necessary.
Also keep your feet as much dry as possible. Wear cotton socks and dust your feet with antifungal powder prior to wearing socks and footwear. If possible wear well ventilated foot wear till infection is cured.
Hope that will help.
Take care
Answered: Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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