9 Main Causes Of Itchy Bottom Of Foot

Itchy feet? It could be one of these 9 main causes of itchy bottom of foot

Itching on bottom of feet, even if uncomfortable, are usually seen as harmless, just a nuisance, but did you know that it can be an indicator of more serious diseases, such as psoriasis, peripheral neuropathy and even be a sign that your blood circulation does not is it good?

Of course, you should not worry about any itch on bottom of foot, as this may be a symptom of dehydrated skin, for example, but it is interesting to know what the risks are, if you have this recurring symptom.

1. Psoriasis:

Psoriasis is a relatively common, chronic and non-contagious skin disease. It causes symptoms such as red spots, dry scales, dry skin, itching and pain.

According to the Brazilian Society of Dermatology, its cause is still unknown, but "it is known that it may be related to the immune system, interactions with the environment and genetic susceptibility".

The disease also has no cure, but it can be treated according to the patient's needs. Specific ointments and creams, medications and photo-therapy can be used.

2. Dry skin:


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The skin of the foot is a region that becomes dry with some ease, because, in addition to not having sebaceous glands, it is forgotten during the hydration routine of many people.

As dryness can cause intense and persistent itching if left untreated, so the tip here is to choose a nourishing moisturizer and apply it to the area every day after your shower. When choosing the product, choose one that contains urea or salicylic acid in the formula, as this will help remove dead skin.

3. Peripheral Neuropathy:

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that affects the nerves of the body, causing symptoms such as pain, tingling, lack of strength, sensitivity in specific regions and itching. Generally, the disease affects mainly the feet and hands, which may be due to diabetes mellitus, leprosy, severe malnutrition or autoimmune diseases.

If there is suspicion, it is necessary to seek a doctor so that he can tailor treatment to the needs of each case. Medicines can be prescribed to relieve pain and physiotherapy to rehabilitate the affected areas.

4. Poor circulation:


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Poor circulation consists of the difficulty for blood to pass through the veins, causing symptoms such as cold hands, swelling in the feet, tingling and itching in the feet and legs and pain in the legs with the appearance of varicose veins.

The problem is more frequent in women, it can become more intense in pregnancy and cause severe swelling in the feet.

5. Athlete's foot:


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Athlete's foot, also popularly called chilblains, is a type of ringworm of the skin caused by fungi that mainly affects regions on the sole and between the toes, causing severe itching and flaking.

It usually occurs in people who spend a lot of time with sweaty feet confined in tight shoes. Treatment consists of applying antifungal creams or ointments.

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6. Bugworm:

The foot bug is a small parasite called  Tunga penetrans , which enters the skin, mainly the feet, where it develops quickly, causing symptoms such as pain, itching and redness.

To treat this infection, the parasite has to be removed by a professional. In addition, camphor or salicylated petroleum jelly creams can be used to facilitate treatment, or even antiparasitic.

7. Allergy:

Itchy feet can also be an allergic reaction caused by food, cosmetics, medicines, sun or insect bites, for example, and cause symptoms such as itching, redness, peeling, irritation and the presence of red or white spots or pellets.

Find out what was the cause of the allergy and see a doctor to treat it in the best possible way.

8. Hand-foot-mouth syndrome:


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Hand-foot-mouth syndrome is a very contagious disease that causes symptoms such as high fever, sore throat, lack of appetite, the appearance of thrush in the mouth and small blisters on the hands and feet, which can cause severe itchy bumps on bottom of feet

9. Dyshidrosis:

Dyshidrosis causes the appearance of small, fluid-filled blisters on the hands and feet, which cause severe itching. 

It is generally more common in the summer and, although it is not known for certain, it is associated with the production of sweat and emotional factors, which can aggravate or even trigger dyshidrosis. So these are 9 main causes Of itchy bottom of foot. To treat, it is necessary to seek a dermatologist.

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