Red, Itchy Skin

During the last few months I have experienced several symptoms that have slowly been getting worse. The skin on my feet has become dry and has started to severely crack. It is also extremely itchy and sometimes even painful. I thought this would simply go away on its own but am now realizing that it might be more serious than I thought. Help!

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for the question. It sounds like you may have a fungal infection. Do you notice any white scaling on your feet? Without examining your feet it is difficult for me to say if it is simply dry skin (xerosis) or a fungal infection. Typically in patients with conditions similar to yours I will have them mix a topical anti-fungal cream with a urea-based cream. Both of these creams can be prescribed by your Podiatrist. It typically takes 4 weeks for skin conditions to resolve. Good luck!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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