Why Are My Feet Itchy?

Itchy feet can be very uncomfortable and not knowing why they are itchy can make it even worse. There are a few different causes for having itchy skin on the feet.

Dry Skin can cause the skin to become itchy, as it can cause the skin to be flaky and uncomfortable. It is important to apply a cream to the feet daily but depending on the state of your skin, it may change which type of cream your podiatrist will recommend for you.

Dermatitis can cause itchy skin. It is a term used to describe inflammation of the skin. Dermatitis is a common condition that is not contagious. It causes the skin to blister, ooze or crust. It is caused by contact of different substances including soap, poison ivy or some jewelry.

Psoriasis, a long term skin condition that affects joints, can cause the skin to be itchy and uncomfortable. The cause is unknown but it is thought to be a genetic condition and certain things can trigger psoriasis, including stress.

Tinea pedis/athletes foot, which is a fungal contagious skin infection, presents as a red scaly rash. It is very common to contract a fungal skin infection if attending a public pool or showers when not wearing thongs.

It is important not to scratch your skin when it is itchy as you do not want to damage the skin and allow an infection to get in or allow for any more discomfort.

If you are suffering from itchy skin on your feet that won’t go away, don’t hesitate to book an appointment with one of our skilled podiatrists. They will undertake a thorough assessment, distinguish what is causing your itchy skin and provide a tailored treatment plan.


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Melissa Biedak

Melissa Biedak


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