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Contact dermatitis of the foot is an inflammation of the skin in response to an irritant. This irritant is something with which the foot has come into contact, such as materials and chemicals with which shoes are made, poison ivy or harsh chemicals. When the skin of the foot...
/conditions/contact-dermatitis 1/10/2018 11:22:38 AM
Skin cancer  is a general term for three distinct cancers that can appear on the foot: melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.   Basal cell carcinoma , the most common type of skin cancer, appears on sun-exposed areas as a smooth, raised bump or a sore ...
/conditions/skin-cancer-of-the-foot-and-ankle 1/10/2018 1:34:44 PM
Ulcers, which are open sores in the skin, occur when the outer layers of the skin are injured and the deeper tissues become exposed. They can be caused by excess pressure due to ill-fitting shoes, long periods in bed or after an injury that breaks the skin. Ulcers are commonl...
/conditions/wounds 1/10/2018 2:18:13 PM
There are many potential causes of cracked heels. Dry skin (xerosis) is common and can get worse with wearing open-back shoes, increased weight or increased friction from the back of shoes. Dry, cracked skin can also be a subtle sign of more significant problems, such as diab...
/conditions/cracked-heels 1/10/2018 11:25:45 AM
Sunscreen on Your Feet? Doctors urge sunscreen use and exams to prevent skin cancer on feet   Many people do not think about their feet when applying sunscreen, but did you know that the skin on your feet is highly susceptible to melanoma and other forms of skin canc...
/article/sunscreen-on-your-feet 7/8/2016 12:00:29 PM
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, i...
/conditions/eczema-of-the-foot 1/10/2018 11:40:52 AM
Webbed toes (also known as syndactyly) is a rare condition seen in approximately one in 2,000 births. Those with this condition have two or more toes that are partially or fully joined by a flexible skin bridge. Syndactyly most commonly affects the second and third toes, but...
/conditions/webbed-toes 1/10/2018 2:16:17 PM
Ulcers, which are open sores in the skin, occur when the outer layers of the skin are injured and the deeper tissues become exposed. They can be caused by excess pressure due to ill-fitting shoes, long periods in bed or after an injury that breaks the skin. Ulcers are commonl...
/conditions/ulcers 1/10/2018 2:10:52 PM
A callus is a thickened area of skin on the foot caused by pressure and repeated rubbing, such as from a shoe or sock. The rubbing causes the skin to produce a layer of protective skin (a callus). Calluses vary in size and can become painful. There are a number of treatments...
/conditions/callus 11/8/2017 2:45:03 PM
Smelly feet is a common condition in children and adults who wear shoes on a daily basis. People with smelly feet may also suffer from sweaty feet. Most people with this condition will have sweaty and smelly feet year round, not just in the hot summer months. The odor is pr...
/conditions/smelly-feet 11/8/2017 2:46:35 PM
A corn is a small circular thickened lesion in the skin of the foot. It usually forms due to repeated pressure on the skin, such as the rubbing of a shoe. The name "corn" comes from its resemblance to a kernel of corn. A corn is different from a callus in that it has a centra...
/conditions/corns 1/10/2018 11:23:54 AM
Foot odor is a common condition in children and adults who wear shoes on a daily basis. People with smelly feet may also suffer from sweaty feet. Most people with this condition will have sweaty and smelly feet year round, not just in the hot summer months. The odor is produc...
/conditions/foot-odor 1/10/2018 11:58:34 AM
Frostbite occurs when a body part is exposed to extreme cold. If conditions are cold enough for the water within the tissues to freeze and form ice crystals, cell death can occur. The feet, hands, ears and nose are particularly prone to frostbite due to their location away fr...
/conditions/frostbite 1/10/2018 12:02:55 PM
Staphylococcus aureus is a type of bacteria that can be spread through the skin or open wound contact and is known to cause serious illness and infection if contracted. In recent years, certain types of staph bacteria, such as drug-resistant MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphy...
/conditions/staph-infections-of-the-foot 1/10/2018 1:47:20 PM
Varicose veins are usually due to improperly functioning valves within the veins. The veins typically appear prominent or look raised. The condition can cause swelling of the legs, ankles and feet. The skin may become discolored due to leakage of blood into the surrounding ti...
/conditions/varicose-veins 1/10/2018 2:11:24 PM
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