Do your feet itch badly?
Are they getting red and sore?
Itchy feet are annoying and can be painful.
Have you ever just had to quickly take off your shoe and get to that itch fast!
However, if you continue to scratch your feet you can cause redness and sores making the condition worse.
Here are some tips to help with your itchy feet.
First, you want to find out the root cause of the itch.
As we always like to say prescription before diagnosis is malpractice.
This will allow you to start with the most effective treatment for whatever is causing your feet to itch.
Here are a few questions to start with:
Fungal infections are commonly contracted in public places like showers or pools.
It is most commonly known as athlete’s foot.
It is mostly found around and in between the toes and can cause a yellowing of your toenails.
You want to make sure that you keep your feet dry and make sure that they are clean.
There are certain over the counter creams that you can get to treat athlete’s foot, but it is always a good idea to consult with your podiatrist.
It is a good idea to wear clean socks and to let your feet breathe as much as possible.
Common skin conditions that can cause itchy feet are:
If you think that your “itchiness” is being caused by a skin condition, it is best to see your podiatrist so that they can thoroughly examine your feet and recommend the best treatments.
All you have to do is a quick Google search to find many different home remedies for itchy feet.
Please use caution when trying any home remedies to provide relief for your itchy feet…
… some can cause more harm than good.
We always recommend seeking the advice of a qualified professional foot doctor before trying any treatments on your feet.
If you have itchy feet and would like to get fast relief, give us a call today to have one of our podiatrists examine your feet.
You can reach us at 301-937-5666 or simply click here to request your appointment online.