Why Does The Skin Peel Between My Toes?


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Florent Lefortier Profile
The most common cause of peeling skin on the feet is Athlete's Foot.

However, it's also possible that you've just got a bit sweaty, and that a lack of airflow between your toes has caused the skin to die and flake off.

What Is Athlete's Foot?
Athlete's foot is a fungal infection that causes the skin on your feet to flake, peel and itch.
When the skin splits, even more bacteria can enter the wound, and the infection can cause pain and swelling.

What Causes Athlete's Foot?
Athlete's foot is usually picked up in warm, damp places - like swimming-pool locker-rooms - as the fungal bacteria thrive in these conditions. You can pick up Athlete's Foot from other people, too, which is why it's best not to share footwear with anyone.

How Is Athlete's Foot Treated?
Between 30 and 40% of cases will actually clear up without treatment, but it's better to get some antifungal cream from your chemist or drugstore, as there's a good chance that the condition will get worse if you don't treat it.

Keeping your feet dry by applying talcum powder can also help get rid of the infection.

With correct treatment, Athlete's foot should go away within five weeks. If it doesn't, you might need to see your doctor for a stronger form of treatment.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
It might be because your feet sweat while wearing sneakers, and friction causes your skin to peel.
vivian dritsa Profile
vivian dritsa answered
It may be Athlete's Foot. You should go to your doctor to get it treated.

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