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Posted by Richard on December 30, 1999 at 17:45:41:

In Reply to: Re: Peeling skin (fungus?) posted by kim on November 29, 1999 at 06:23:46:

: : 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.

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