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Old 12-09-2005, 09:22 PM   #1
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Cracked skin under big toe

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I've noticed that I have been getting cracked skin (it hurts because it's like a large cut) usually under my big toe. It comes and goes. Anyone experience this annoying issue too? By the time I make an appoitment to go see a doctor, it's gone. These cuts (usually one big one) come and go throught the year. Lately it's been more persistant. Could it be a sign of diabities? I am not diabetic, but had gestational and my mom is Type II.

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Old 12-09-2005, 09:45 PM   #2
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Re: Cracked skin under big toe

I used to get the same from being in the sea alot(salt water) and walking barefoot.
Get some feet cream to soften your skin.

 
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Re: Cracked skin under big toe

anton botha

Thanks for the reply. I am ALWAYS barefoot! I can't stand to wear socks inside.

 
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Re: Cracked skin under big toe

Fungus could be causing the cracking. Try using anti-fungal cream (Lamisil) and see if it corrects the problem. Also, when you wear shoes, change every day to allow time for shoes to dry out good. Always wear socks when wearing closed toe type shoes.

At night use a good cream for dry skin, under toes but not between toes and rest of feet, sleep in socks. You can mix a little Lamisil along with a cream for dry skin at night.

 
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Re: Cracked skin under big toe

sounds more like a dry skin problem use a good lotions like johnsons extra healing lotion
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Re: Cracked skin under big toe

Make sure it doesn't get infected. Diabetics are prone to foot infections that don't heal. Try Polysporin anti-bacterial ointment.

 
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