Feet Problems

By 80sgirl71 Latest Reply 2010-03-30 22:40:36 -0500
Started 2010-03-29 17:34:40 -0500

I recently got athletes foot between my pinky and fourth toe. It burns, itches, and hurts. I am going to the doctor on Thursday. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to deal with the symptoms until I go to the doctor?

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Miminv 2010-03-30 10:40:31 -0500 Report

Another thing to watch for is neuropathy it can feel like burning and dry skin can make it itch and hurt. If the burning and itching happens after you have eaten it could be neuropathy(nerve dying)in your feet. It can also happen even with good levels too.

80sgirl71 2010-03-30 22:40:36 -0500 Report

Thanks for the advice. Now I am more concerned with the fact that the skin on the bottom of my little toe has cracked. It is now an open sore. I am really freaking out. This is a diabetic's worst nightmare. Glad I am going to the doctor in two days.

Pam from KCMO
Pam from KCMO 2010-03-30 05:30:46 -0500 Report

I'd be interested in knowing what your doc says. My problem is sweaty, stinky feet. The podiatrist says its because of the diabetes - but it's really embarrassing. I'm looking forward to our "summer dress code" at work because I won't have to wear pantyhose and can wear open-toed (aerating!) shoes. No problem then.

MAYS 2010-03-29 18:10:43 -0500 Report

You have what is known as a " Toe Web " Athletes foot infection, it's one that occurs between the fourth and fifth toes.

As a diabetic this can be simple but also tricky !

Simple because all you can do is wash your feet and pat them dry, you can moisturize the tops and bottoms of your feet but do not place anything between your toes, this is not recommended because between the toes are moist and thus can become a breeding place for bacteria, do not apply any type of anti fungal cremes, sprays or ointments without your doctors approval, most are not recommended for diabetics.

Tricky because there are many products that can help, but as a diabetic, simple is always better. ( Consult your doctor )



GabbyPA 2010-03-29 18:06:14 -0500 Report

I hate it when my feet burn that much. There are many over the counter items that you can use, but if yours is cracked you want to make sure it doesn't burn more.
Here is a link to some treatments to that burning itching feeling. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/athletes-foot-treatment-overview

Since you are going on Thursday, I would use caution. You don't want to make it worse, specially as a diabetic. Keep a very close eye on it and if it seems to be getting worse, ask your doctor if you can see him sooner.

Roy531 2010-03-29 17:52:53 -0500 Report

Have you tried an antifungal cream, I haven't had that problem since I got out of the service 40 years ago, that is what they gave me to put on it then and it got rid of it.

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