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Skin problems on my feet

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: October 11, 2021 9:09 AM

Anonymous 58 days

Im a 19 year old female and i have a skin condition to which im unsure of. I had it since I was 13 on the sole of my right feet. I dont think its eczema because it dont look the same to my skin problem. Its red, dry and flaky. It does not itch but i sometimes tend to scratch it. I dont know what type of ointment does it need to fully get rid of it. I always put on lotion or vaseline to keep it moisturized. Throughout the years, i’ve seen some improvement. It is still dry and flaky but its not red anymore. Only certain parts are red like before. Which is on the side of my feet, my sole however are fine. Still dry and flaky but i just put on vaseline. My question is, what can i do to fully get rid of it? What creams or ointment does it need? Please do tell me further details.

Dr Sashini Seeni 58 days
General Practitioner

Thank you for your question.

We understand that you are experiencing red, dry and flaky skin on your feet and you’d like to know how to treat it. We will try to help you out.

For your information, we are unable to advice you on treatment for your foot problem as we need to know what causes it first. Your problem can be caused by eczema, athlete’s foot, calluses or psoriasis. Treatment for each of these causes differs. We advise you to speak to a doctor regarding your problem for further advice on treatment. You can also contact our doctors for a private online consultation.

We hope that this answer has been helpful.
Thank you.

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