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What Makes Your Feet Itch So Bad Until You Cannot Stop Scrating Them? Could It Be Infantigo? My Son Has It On Top Of Both His Feet.

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Iris Phillips answered
There could be a couple of reasons why your son is experiencing itchy skin on the top of his feet. Yes, it could be Infintigo. Another name for Infintigo is Impetigo. This skin condition is caused by a scratch or cut becoming infected, and is most likely to happen to children and not adults. Tiny sores will show up that will discharge and then become crusty. That is a telltale sign if he has Infintigo. Unfortunately, this skin condition is highly contagious and can spread to another part of the body or to other people. Infintigo can be cleared up with antibacterial soap and water or by applying a little bit of oil of tea tree onto the infected area.

It could also be Eczematous Dermatitis. This is quite a common malady where the skin is red and irritated from becoming dehydrated. This is usually from using harsh soaps and frequent bathing. It is best to use soaps that are unscented and moisturizers that contain lactic acid. Steroid creams might be the only solution to clear up this condition.

Contact Dermatitis is also a very common cause of an itchy foot. Sometimes, allergic responses are set off when coming into contact with something. This can vary from the interior of a new pair of shoes to stepping on a plant outside when barefoot or even from grass. Obvious symptoms are a red and extremely itchy rash. The skin on the top of a foot can be as sensitive as the skin on the inside of a wrist. Antihistamines and cold compresses could help the intense itching, but for severe cases a skin cream that is steroid-based might be needed.

Another possible cause of itchy feet is scabies. This is caused from an itch mite that crawls beneath the upper layers of skin. The extremely itchy rash is worse at night. This condition is contagious and treatment is with prescription scabicide cream or lotion. Athlete’s Foot is a fungal infection that usually only appears on the soles of the feet and between the toes.
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I have the same problem on my feet. They are so itchy all the time and I cannot stop scratching then until they hurt and bleed. I am 20 now and have never been able to get rid of it since I was about 11 when I first got it. I find the most effective thing for me is to cook oats in a bucket and then let the water cool and for the next couple days I soak them in the oats and its hydrates them and the cool water relieves the itching.
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HI , I have been suffering from this EXACT same thing all year ..I can't take it anymore , whats worse is that I am scarring the tops of my feet terrible by scratching them until they are raw:((  I have been to 3 doctors in NYC and they have so far been unable to help but recently I tried lotrimin ,simple old lotrimin spray(!!) and just cover the entire area 2 - 3 times per day and its helping so maybe it is just the spreading of athletes foot or  some fungus infection - I can't seem to make the doctors understand how miserable this is - they smile and just say its easily treatable but nothing has eradicated it yet - I ll try and post here again in a few weeks . 4-3-2009.
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I know exactly what u mean...mine are that way right now...i have scratched so much they are big sores and hurt
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It could possibly be eczema. My daughter has it on the tops of her feet also and is constantly scratching.
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Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection and would need antibiotics. It would not come and go with the sweating. Athletes foot would be excacerbated by sweating and use of antifungal cream plus antifungal spray to the inside of the boots should sort it out. However, I wonder if the sweat is dissolving something from the boot material - like solvent or dye - that your son is allergic to? This needs further investigation by the doctor, or a dermatologist.
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When you're standing in the shower, urinate on your feet. As silly as it sounds, the urine kills the bacterial infection if it is not gone systematic.

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jo foster answered
Athletes foot. Sometimes itching and redness is only symptoms. You can get over the counter creams from the drug store. It wont hurt to try it but if it doesn't work go to the doctor
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If you have a dog, let he/she lick his feet when the itching starts flaring up.. It helps the itch!

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