Help! The soles of both my feet are so incredibly itchy and sore. It feels as if there are pea sized bumps under the surface of the skin, but the top layers have gone hard, flaky and are very itchy indeed. Feels as if I just want to gouge out chunks of skin, it's so itchy. Have just had a good scratch in the bath and now they look even worse. I've been using Sudocreme and savlon to try and relive it but it's getting unbearable. Pharmacist thinks it might be chilblains but can't give me any cream as I'm breastfeeding. Any tips? Here are the offending itchy parts in technicolor glory:
That is manly and looks like athletes foot. I had it once. Itches like a fucker - only thing that cleared it up was a proper anti-fungal cream. It's not like your going to slather it on your nips. Anyway- if you get nipple thrush while breast feeding they give you cream to put on your nipples that it fine to BF with. I would pop along to Dr - it must be driving you mad.
Update - Daktarin cream for athletes foot is working like a dream. It got a lot worse before I discovered this but it's clearing up after only a couple of days. The only bugger is now that there a massive 2 inch long crack along the ball of my foot upon which - upon good MN advice - I'm going to pumice the hell out of, slather lansinoh cream all over and see what happens.