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Posted by noname on August 08, 2000 at 09:46:16:

In Reply to: Re: Peeling skin (fungus?) posted by yoyo on August 08, 2000 at 09:21:56:

: : : : : 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.
: : : : : Thanks!
: : : : reply: I too have a similar problem but only on my
: : : : left foot. My big toe nail is yellow white and all surrounding toes are peeling and very itchy.
: : : : The skin has peeled so much I am getting a weird sensation from my big toe when I walk. It feels like energy running out through the top of my toe.
: : : : I'm sorry I don't have an answer to your problem but maybe someone else has.

: : : Follow up:
: : : I have both toenail problems and peeling skin on bottom of my feet. Also small white scaly patches on my legs which I suspect are fungal in origin. No answers but keep looking.

: : A possible answer to all of your questions:
: : A coworker of mine had problems with nail fungus for years and tried many different treatments, but to no avail. However, he recently used a product called Nonyx, a topical, all natural nail fungus treatment and has found great success. I think it is made by a company called Xenna. I hope that helps.

I've had a peeling skin problem since I was about twelve(I'm now Forty-eight.) It seems to come and go and the skin that peels off, or which I have to remove because it itches, is very dry, cracks and gets infected. Last summer I became determined to rid myself of this plague and was very forward with my health care providers in asking for treatment or diagnosis of said condition, which I believe is also on the thumbs and index fingers of both hands. Initially I thought the presentation on my hands was unrelated, but now I believe these are the same condition. The Docs said, "contact dermatitis, allergy to chemicals I worked with in my job, eczema" and now finally, fungus infection , which I am treating with Ketoconazol. I tried, before going to the medical world, applying wart removing creams, which did help slough off the dry dead skin (I covered the patches with band-aids and then the next day applied neosporin to the affected areas.) I continued this for months with occasional "good" periods free from pain although the condition never went away. The first doctor, I went to (dermatoligist) said it was eczema and gave me Lachydrin to apply twice a day - Did nothing. So in total desperation I started taking 400mg. vitamin E and two teaspoons of codliver oil as well as putting Vitamin E on each affected area and covering with a large gauze pad and achoring it with micropore tape. After about a month my hands showed a huge improvement. I recently went to an old country family doctor(friends had said he was an incredible diagnostician with skin stuff.) One of the patches on my feet had gotten infected. He said what I had was a skin fungus ( over the past months the big toe on one of my feet had presented with a nail fungus, too) and he prescibed the Ketoconazol. I've been using it for a few weeks and it doesn't seem to be the miracle cure I had hoped for, although I've also slacked off taking my vitamins. I'm going to go back to the oral vitamin therapy and give the Ketoconazol another week or two. After that I may resume the topical application of Vitamin E. There is also an auto-immune disease which can cause peeling of skin, but I don't know much more than that. Good luck!

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