Foot Skin Disorders

Foot Skin Disorders

Foot Skin Disorders are extremely common. They are mainly due to neglect, wearing ill-fitting shoes, and simple wear and tear. These Foot Skin Disorders include: blisters, bunions, corns and calluses, claws and mallet toes, hammertoes and toenail fungus. But the most common cause is athlete’s foot. Follow our complete guide for handling any foot skin problem, form dry, to itchy, to hard skin, and to any bumps that may appear on your foot. Get Started NOW!

Skin Problems:

Athlete’s Foot (Foot Fungus)

Athlete’s foot is a common fungal infection. Walking in barefoot in public places such as locker rooms can cause this infection. It is called Athlete’s foot since it is commonly seen in athletes. This condition is contagious and is sometimes hard to cure. This is especially true if the affected person suffers from conditions that weaken the immune system.

If you have dry itchy skin on the bottom of your foot, you might have Athlete’s foot.

Athlete’s Foot Home Remedies.  (This link provides a list of suggested home remedies that might improve or even eradicate athlete’s foot)

 

 

 

 

Dry Cracked Skin

 

Skin usually relies on oil producing glands (sebaceous glands) as a source of moisture. The skin of the feet however relies on sweat glands (eccrine and apocrine glands), and therefore is more prone to dryness. Visit this page in order to find more information about the most common causes  of Dry Cracked Skin and how to treat this condition at home.

 

 

 

Itchy and Red Skin

The skin is the largest organ of the body and it suffers many afflictions. The most common affliction being itchiness and irritation. There are many factors that can cause itchy and red skin. The causes can range form allergic contact dermatitis, dry skin, to athlete’s foot. Visit this page in order to view a detail description of the causes and their symptoms as well as potential treatments.

 

 

 

 

 

Callus Foot Pain

 

A Callus or Callosity is an area of the skin that has become tough and hard in response to repeated irritations such as pressure and/or friction. As a result, calluses can be a cause of foot pain. Visit this page to get a detailed overview of the causes of calluses, their treatments and what you can do to prevent future calluses.

 

 

 

Foot Psoriasis 

 

Foot psoriasis is an autoimmune disease characterized by a rapid rate of multiplication of skin cells on the foot and other areas of the body. As a result, skin cells build up on the feet and cause the formation of scales and thick white or silver patches that are dry itchy and painful. Unlike athlete’s foot, fungi do not cause psoriasis. Psoriasis is a genetic condition that is not contagious.

 

 

Toenail Psoriasis

 

Same as foot psoriasis, toenail psoriasis is a genetically inherited autoimmune disease that causes the overproduction of cells and thickening of tissue. Toenail psoriasis is not as common as fingernail psoriasis. Thickening of toenails is usually caused by a fungal infection, but psoriasis cannot be completely ruled out as a cause of toenail thickening and pain.

 

 

 

 

Bumps, lumps and Nodules:

 

 

Foot Skin Disorders