feet itching on the bottom

By Jhanese Latest Reply 2011-10-05 23:36:46 -0500
Started 2010-08-04 20:09:01 -0500

i get this itching on the bottom of my feet and no matter how hard i scratch my feet the itch does not go away. does anyone else suffer with that?

4 replies

BurlT 2011-10-05 23:36:46 -0500 Report

Have the same itching & burning .Try using either hot (hot as you can stand without burning or blistering) or ice pack with cover on it ,as so not to frost bite the soles of your feet .Also you can use itch relief gel (extra strength) . May give only temporay relief .But any relief helps.

Harlen 2010-08-04 20:42:15 -0500 Report

I did at one time when my #'s where high I got my #s down and soked my feet in epson salt cool water .It worked for me.
Best wishes

GabbyPA 2010-08-04 20:48:09 -0500 Report

Another thing that works is using a nice rich heel balm. I don't use anything with perfume or fragrance in it, that burns. But I use Flexitol and that seems to calm my feet.

GabbyPA 2010-08-04 20:17:29 -0500 Report

That itching could be a couple of things. It could be athletes foot and if you go barefoot a lot or in public places, that could be bugging you.

The more likely thing is neuropathy. It is when the nerves are damaged and they send confusing signals to your brain. It can be a feeling of cold or itch. It can be a burning feeling or a numbness or tingle.

The better BG control you have the better this can be, but it also depends on how damaged the nerves are. I would schedule an appointment with your doctor or podiatrist and have them help you out.