can anyone tell me what's going on with my foot? pic attached

(19 Posts)
missapples Sat 09-Apr-16 21:49:07

Just on one foot, been like this since last summer but I blamed it on summer months, my feet always tend to crack with flip flops and the summer weather. However never healed.

Really sore, wanting it fixed for my hols next year.

I cover in oil and cotton socks every day and have done for about a year now

missapples Sat 09-Apr-16 21:49:53

Forgot the pic!

SlinkyVagabond Sat 09-Apr-16 21:52:02

Flexitol or ccs(?) cream.And file every day. Cured the cracks I'd had for 30 years. Anything without a decent percentage of urea in it is useless.

Gusthetheatrecat Sat 09-Apr-16 22:01:42

I visited a chiropodist when my heels cracked last year. She took off all the dry skin, and said that the dry skin around the cracks was stopping them from healing. Sure enough, not long after my visit they healed up. She was also very polite about how awful my feet had got - said she's seen worse!

missapples Sat 09-Apr-16 22:01:51

Sorry what's ccs?

missapples Sat 09-Apr-16 22:03:23

Chiropodist isn't a bad idea! I will try and find out.

missapples Sat 09-Apr-16 22:03:27

Chiropodist isn't a bad idea! Just one visit)

FoggyMorn Sat 09-Apr-16 22:08:49

Looks like Pompholyx to me. Google it smile

There are different theories as to the cause. I suspect that for a lot of people there may be an autoimmune component to it. Mine resolved completely on a wheat and gluten free diet (it cleared up along with other more serious conditions).

Mine was bad enough that parts of the foot would split open and bleed- the cycle of itchy blisters and peeling of skin layers makes the skin quite vulnerable to splitting.

SlinkyVagabond Sun 10-Apr-16 13:52:17

Ccs is another urea rich foot cream. Chiropodist, get them sorted and stay on top of it.

ImperialBlether Sun 10-Apr-16 13:54:26

Is there a chance you might be diabetic? Surely it should have healed in this time?

GertyTheGert Sun 10-Apr-16 14:05:22

I had exactly the same as you - I had had a cut on the side of my heel which never healed - and as the other person said, when I eventually visited a chiropodist, they told me the hard (dead) skin around it needed to be removed in order for it to heal up. Took quite a few visits because, like you, I left it thinking nature would eventually get rid!! No, its not a defo sign of diabetes - the chirop said the dead skin "intervened" the process. She also mentioned Flexitol but only AFTER the dead skin has gone. x

Dreamqueen Sun 10-Apr-16 17:32:08

i had the same on the ball of my foot. after using every foot cream i could find the doctor gave me some antifungal stuff. it took a while but did the trick.

NaiceVillageOfTheDammed Sun 10-Apr-16 21:22:51

Book in for chiropodist. If they can't sort it out, or think it might be something else they'll let you know.

missapples Sun 10-Apr-16 21:25:14

Thanks everyone, it isn't the Pompoly... Looked at the pics and I've deffo had that before but on my hands with very bad episodes of infected eczema as a child. No blisters just skin that wants to peel and peel away. My heels don't feel thick skinned.

No not diabetic. I'm only 32, very healthy, don't really eat much sugar apart from gust content of wine at the weekend

Think it's a chiropodist isn't it... Are they expensive? X

321zerobaby Sun 10-Apr-16 21:27:51

I was thinking along the lines of eczema too.

missapples Sun 10-Apr-16 21:32:09

Had eczema all my life, but on the sole of my feet? X

missapples Sun 10-Apr-16 21:34:50

Today's pic,sad

TheWeeBabySeamus1 Sun 10-Apr-16 21:36:18

My DSis used to get eczema on the soles of her feet. Steroid cream and getting plenty of air to them helped.

Wolpertinger Sun 10-Apr-16 22:19:00

Flexitol with 25% urea. CCS has urea but not enough. It stings like crazy on the raw bits at first but they will be healed in under a week.

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