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Dry, scaling skin on the sole of feet - how to treat it

Tinea Pedis
 
The skin on the foot is up to five times thicker than elsewhere.  So it is possible to have a fungal infection on the soles of your feet without too many symptoms. 
 
In normal skin, a fungal infection would be red, itchy, have little vesicles and appear scaly.
 
In feet it is quite common to have dry, scaling feet without the redness or itchiness. In other words your dry feet may not just be because you are prone to dry feet, but because you have a superficial fungal infection that is drying out the skin.
 
Treatment

An anti-fungal cream with excellent moisturing properties.  At Supplefeet we recommend two weeks use of Tineastat™ a combined foot cream and anti-fungal Azole. 
OR – we use an effective moisturising foot cream and an anti-fungal cream - 
e.g. Calmurid™ plus Lamisil™. Calmurid cream is great as it contains 10% urea and lactic acid to break down the keratin side linkages and soften the hard skin so it is dramatically improved with the urea cream.
 
This can work very effectively.   So don’t put up with fungal infections.  They are very common but with the right treatment will resolve.
 
It is always best to get a diagnosis first as other skin conditions can be confused with fungal infections –  e.g.

  • Dermatitis
  • Pitted Keratolysis (actually bacterial)
  • Psoriasis (especially on toenails)
  • Eczema
  • And many other dermatological conditions. 

 

And finally, foot pain is not normal so see a Supplefeet Podiatrist to get a full assessment and to sort out your foot problems and concerns  - 020 8367 9292.