What’s that rash on your foot?

Do your feet itch?  Are your nails turning a yellow color?  Or is there a rash crawling slowly up your foot?   If one of these conditions is you, you need to get evaluated by a podiatrist fast, before it spreads and gets worse!

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Your feet happen to be one of the most common areas to develop a rash, with the most common skin rashes being fungal infections, psoriasis, and eczema.

  • Fungal infections occur as a result of dark, warm, moist environments, like what you’ll find in your old, sweaty tennis shoes.  It is even more likely to occur if your sweat excessively.   Also called Athlete’s foot, fungal infections are the most common skin problems on the feet. The skin infection is often treated with either topical or oral antifungal medication, depending on severity.
  • Psoriasis is a more chronic rash and presents as a thick, grayish white plaque.  The rash is a result of an autoimmune condition and often requires topical steroids and oral anti-rheumatic medication.
  • Eczema is a dry, patchy rash that’s often seen on the top of the foot.  It can be itchy and occurs more often in babies and children.  Eczema is often caused by irritants such as detergent or dyes, but it can sometimes be hereditary.  It usually requires strong moisturizer and topical steroids.

If you have a rash on your feet, click or call Kansas City Foot & Ankle as soon possible so that one of our doctors can properly diagnose your condition, and help you get your healthy skin back!  Your feet will be glad you did!  Call 816-943-1111 today.