A Skin rash on the foot can have a variety of causes. It may be a form of eczema, which is usually very itchy. It also may be an allergic reaction to something with which your feet have come into contact, such as materials in your shoe or poison ivy. Another common reason for a skin rash is athlete’s foot, which is caused by a fungal infection.
Eczema is a general term that includes many conditions that cause inflammation of the skin. The symptoms of eczema vary, but thay generally appear as dry, red and extremely itchy patches of skin. Small blisters may sometimes form.
Eczema can occur on any part of the body, including the foot. It occurs in both children and adults and is not contagious. There is no known cause for eczema, but it often affects people with a family history of allergies.
Athlete’s foot, an itchy foot condition that causes the skin to flake and peel, is caused by a fungus.
Keeping your feet clean and dry can help. So can over-the-counter athlete’s foot medication. Just
be sure to use the medication until the fungus is completely gone. With current medications, two
to three weeks of treatment may be enough to treat athlete’s foot fungus. Stubborn cases of
athlete’s foot may require a doctor’s care.
Only by having the skin rash examined will you be able to get a precise diagnosis.
Skin Rash, no matter how mild, is not natural. If you are experiencing pain or noticing a change in your feet you should seek medical care right away. Early care can help prevent the condition from worsening. Contact Podiatry Group of Georgia today to schedule your appointment or book you appointment online.