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Is this Dry Skin, a Fungal Infection or something more serious?

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by johnjames, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. johnjames

    johnjames New Member


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    Hi all, just wondering if anyone can help identify what is going on with my foot.

    Ignore the circular patch of dead skin located at the top/middle of the picture, that is a blister which has just recently healed over (Due to route marching, as i'm in the army).

    1) The skin looks to be dry and hard, however my other foot is completely healthy.
    2) It does not itch, and neither is it painful.
    3) The hard and dry skin is only affecting my the sole of my foot, not my toes or the skin around the toes.

    I'm worried it could be something more serious than dry skin or athlete's foot.

    Thank you
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2016
  2. johnjames

    johnjames New Member

  3. Belinda Longhurst

    Belinda Longhurst New Member

    Hi,

    Yes, this has the hallmarks of tinea pedis - fungal proliferation/athletes foot. The white, chalky manifestation between the skin lines indicates the fungus on your feet (which is part of your skin flora to combat bacterium) is having a bit of a party. In the right environment; damp and dark in military boots, these will over proliferate, indicating treatment with a potent fungicide is required. Tinea does not always itch and is often only seen on one foot and both palms.

    My personal favourite treatment is topical terbinafine cream, which should be applied daily for a minimum of 4 weeks.
    Cheers,
    Bel
     
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