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Old 05-12-2004, 08:35 AM   #1
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Question Painful, burning, peeling feet!!!

About 6 months ago, I started having some real problems with my feet. The bottom of my feet (only where weight is applied, so not on my arch) turn bright red, like sunburn, and are sore, itchy, and feel like they are on fire. I notice that it is worse at night and that it is really sore during the day. They also peel a lot, but only on the sunburnt feeling area (not on the arch). I saw a foot doctor but he doesnt know what it is, he feels it is due to my dysfunction with my autonomic nervous system. He said it was not athlete's foot or anything like that, it's more with the nerves. Anyway, I know this is simular to what people with diabete's go thru, and I was wondering if anyone could offer any solutions to help with the pain?

PS: i have already switched socks (not cotton) and spray my feet with deodorant before I put on my shoes (to help stop excessive sweating) Also, morning/night I apply johnson's baby oil gel, and soak in epson salt when I can..but there has to be something more I can do!!!

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Old 05-14-2004, 08:00 PM   #2
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Re: Painful, burning, peeling feet!!!

My daughter, who is a college student, came home from school this week and showed me the bottom of her foot. There is an area with a diameter of about 2 inches which is circular on the back half of her foot. It is cracked and peeling and discolored and is very uncomfortable...she says it hurts to walk, etc. I told her to try soaking her foot in epsom salts, but I don't think she's done it yet. If that doesn't help, I am sending her to the doctor. I really don't like the way it looks. It's not red, like yours, but it is painful and peeling. Wonder if it's the same thing?
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Old 05-14-2004, 08:03 PM   #3
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P.S. Why don't you go to your health food store and buy aloe vera gel and use that for a couple of weeks? It is so healing, and it sure couldn't hurt! Plus, it's only 5-6 dollars for a good size bottle, so you're not out very much. My friend borrowed mine for an allergic reaction on her face, and she couldn't believe how much it took the pain and red a sting out. Hope it helps you!
mary e

Old 05-16-2004, 07:00 AM   #4
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Re: Painful, burning, peeling feet!!!

Try going to Dr. Scholl's foot powder for the sweaty feet.

Also is there any chance the you change clothes detergents about the same time? Another thing to think about is if the soap is getting rinsed out of your socks, hardwater can keep the soap from rinsing out and irritating the skin on your feet. Or maybe even a combination of soap and deodorant could cause irritation.

Old 05-18-2004, 12:37 AM   #5
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Re: Painful, burning, peeling feet!!!


I, not too long ago, was searching out help for my mom. This is how I found this place. Anyway, not thinking I would be back I posted a thread Severely cracked hands and feet. Something like that. Only I posted it as my problem and not hers. She has been suffering terribly.

She found a specialist who told her that she has eczema. We will see.

I found a site on the net with pictures. Some of the pictures I found look a lot like her hands and feet. They are not eczema though. You should take a look and see if any of the pictures look like what you have.

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