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Itchy feet

(7 Posts)
Ohdearwhatnow00 Mon 09-Oct-17 22:48:50

My 5yo dd has been getting itchy feet at night and it's happening more and more frequently. I have absolutely no idea what could be causing it as there seems to be no pattern to when it happens. Her feet look perfectly normal when it happens which is always at night and she wakes up quite distressed, she has no dry skin or rashes on her feet and it doesn't seem to matter whether they are hot or cold or whether she's worn socks or not to bed. I give her piriton and rub some moisturiser into the soles of her feet and she settles eventually but I'm at a loss as to what's causing it! Has anyone else experienced this? Any ideas what could be causing it?

Keel Mon 09-Oct-17 22:53:58

I have had this for years but I have really dry skin and also thyroid problems. Could be worth mentioning to dr as mine does get worse when my thyroxine needs adjusting.

Ilovechocolate111 Mon 09-Oct-17 23:02:32

Could it be her blood circulation?

Emmastone123 Mon 09-Oct-17 23:04:37


Emmastone123 Mon 09-Oct-17 23:06:36

If chilblains - calamine lotion helped. Giving the feet and toes a good massage.

Ohdearwhatnow00 Tue 10-Oct-17 07:39:32

Thanks for the replies, don't think it's chilblains as her feet aren't red or swollen, they look perfectly normal. Perhaps a trip to the drs is in order smile

cockneylass Sun 27-May-18 14:41:41

Hi- just want to check if you made any progress towards finding out what the problem is? My DC is currently experiencing the same. No rash and feet look normal, but she complains that they are really itchy. She also comments that sometimes during the day it feels like ‘blood is flowing from her feet into her shoe’. When she removes her shoe there’s no blood there.

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