Common Foot Rashes: Why Do I Have Bumps and Redness

foot rashes picture There can be several reason why you have a foot rash. One common type of rash is athlete’s feet which is a fungus infection that attacks the feet between the toes, on the soles of the feet, or even on the tops of the feet. It is caused when your feet got in contact with a surface that was touched by someone with it. Tinea is the fungus that is most common when you’re talking of either fungus infections of the feet, or crotch area. Yeast, particularly one called Candida albicans, can be the cause of your feet getting a rash as well. In both cases, antifungal remedies are helpful.

There are many different antifungal creams, including Tinactin, Lotrimin, ones which contain Chlortrimazole or Miconazole, Tolnaftate, etc. If you used one certain kind and it doesn’t work, try another. Also, you should wash the feet well first, then dry them thoroughly with a hair drier because one of the main reasons you get athlete’s feet is because your feet are always moist. Put Gold Bond Powder in the shoes. The menthol that’s in the powder will help keep the fungus dead, and the talc will dry up and absorb the moisture. There are also natural remedies including grapefruit seed extract and tea tree oil that have anti-fungal properties. You can take a few drops of grapefruit seed extract in water daily to improve your condition. Tea tree oil is applied externally.

Some other reasons for a rash on the foot can include heat rash , hiv infection, chicken pox and shingles. Figuring out the reason behind the rash is the best way to get the remedy without wasting time.

Contact dermatitis can be an allergic reaction to one’s socks or materials in the shoes that can result in a rash. Try changing to white cotton socks and avoid nylon. Also, if you recently changed foot powders, mositurizers or bathing ingredients see if these may be causing your foot rash. Some people cannot tolerate products which contain perfumes, fragrances or additives. Be aware that talc can contain asbestos along with the talc, so make sure that your talc says ‘No Asbestos’ on it. Also, never inhale talc, as it can cause silicosis of the lungs.

Measles can cause foot rashes, but you’ll have them all over your body, not just on your feet if that’s the case. There would also be a fever and other symptoms.

Dry skin causes foot rashes and in that case try rubbing some vitamin-E on your feet or using a different moisturizer. Soaking your feet in a warm bath of Epson Salts and water has always been a remedy for ailments of the feet over the centuries. Viruses, bacteria and fungus are inhibited by salts. Also, rubbing tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, thyme oil or oregano oil on your feet twice a day can be useful to get rid of the Tinea Pedia fungus .

There are many kinds of foot rash and some very rare forms include q fever, syphillis, ichthyosis , erythema nodosum and pyoderma gangrenosum,

Don’t forget that insects bite your feet. If you sleep with a sheet that’s too short, mosquitoes love taking advantage of those available surfaces. Red ants can also attack the feet causing fire ant bites if you are outside barefoot in the summer leaving a very itchy red rash.

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2 Responses to “Common Foot Rashes: Why Do I Have Bumps and Redness”

  1. A rash that my brother got on his feet was from little bugs that weren’t mosquitos but looked like them. It drove him really crazy and they really blew up because he is allergic to so many things.

  2. I avoid going barefoot now after getting attacked by red ants and having the worst itchy rash on my feet.

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