Posted by Alan
on May 11, 2000 at 14:45:44:
In Reply to: Peeling skin (fungus?) posted by Joshua Cathey on October 28, 1999 at 13:55:01:
: I've had a toenail fungus problem since I was a toddler - 5 of my nails are thick, hard and yellowish. I was prescribed "Sporanox" about 8 months ago. It was a "pulse pack" - I took 3 pills a day for a week, then nothing for three weeks, then 3 pills a day for a week, and so on. I was given a 3 month prescription and my nails were supposed to grow out normally within a year. Well, they started to really improve after a couple of months but I must not have taken the pills for long enough, because they are reverting back to their original condition and getting worse - but that's not my real concern. I just mentioned this because it could be related to my new problem.
: The skin on my toes and the bottom of my feet are peeling like I've never even heard of before. I am peeling patches of skin up to 2 inches square - some of my toes peeled of in one single piece. About two weeks before it started I had noticed that my feet were itching and irritated, then one day it all just started to peel. I no longer have any irritation but I'm getting concerned about the peeling - it's gone on for about 2 weeks now.
: The itching seemed to start when the weather got cooler and I started wearing socks and shoes instead of my summer-long sandals. I can't be certain that's when it started, though.
: I'm really concerned now because one of my fingers just peeled today - the rest still look normal though. The new skin under the peeling seems fine as well, and it hasn't peeled as of yet.
: Is this just a severe case of athlete's foot, or is there a known condition that matches these symptoms? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
I think It is a severe case of Athlete's foot...It happen to me several times. I just used some new stuff from over the counter....called LAMISIL .....actually Terbinafine Hydrochloride Cream 1% I originally got it under prescription but later it was over the counter. I works well.... I guess this foot fungus thing can come back all the time...or really never goes away.