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Peeling skin on feet

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Dana_Heath, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. Dana_Heath

    Dana_Heath Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ok so short info:
    17 y/o
    Diagnosed 10 1/2 years ago
    Type 1

    I went to the foot people (forgotten the proper term sorry) when I was first diagnosed, but then they never contacted me since. Recently I got a letter from the foot place saying I'm due an appointment.
    And they haven't had any available appointments since contacting me. But this past few weeks I've noticed the skin on my toes has started to come off. And just after getting out of the shower, as I went to dry my feet I saw how bad they'd gone since a few days ago.
    Any ideas what's happening and if it's anything to worry about?
    I'm quite worried now.
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  2. col101

    col101 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Personally I wouldn't worry but I would bet it checked out to make sure there's no infection. If podiatrists can't fit you in there's always gp or ring 111 for advice. Hope it turns out OK
     
  3. Deespee23

    Deespee23 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Looks like it could be fungal? Do your feet itch? You need to seek advice asap.
     
  4. Dana_Heath

    Dana_Heath Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No itching at all. But have recently not known when my feet are warm or cold unless touching them @Deespee23
     
  5. steve_p6

    steve_p6 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It does look like Athletes Foot. Antifungal cream for feet and powder for shoes should sort but check with GP if concermed.
     
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  6. 75Bedford

    75Bedford Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Maybe pop into your local chemist and ask them to have a look and suggest a suitable treatment.
     
  7. Dana_Heath

    Dana_Heath Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    So some type of cream/ powder?
     
  8. 75Bedford

    75Bedford Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    If its a fungal infection like Athletes Foot (which it does look like it could be) then yes an anti fungal cream for feet and powder to put in your shoes/socks, but ask the pharmacist first, please don't just go and buy some.
     
  9. steve_p6

    steve_p6 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just pop into Chemist and ask them but Athletes Foot cream/powder is what I meant.
     
  10. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Go to your GP for a proper diagnosis, as is the best way to sort the problem out.
     
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  11. Dana_Heath

    Dana_Heath Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    So short term- foot powder/ cream.
    Long term (when I can get an appointment) see the doctors rather than the foot person or can the foot people issue prescriptions?
     
  12. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I do not really know if a Podiatrist (foot person) can writes scripts up. I have never asked mine for one, always asked the GP.
     
  13. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    No podiatrist is licenced to diagnose but not to prescribe. Unless things have changed of late.
     
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  14. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Dana, some areas have a walk in podiatry clinic for urgent issues. I know near where I live there there is one every morning, and diabetics and others at risk of foot problem (in my area at least) are able to self-refer.

    In your shoes, I would call the number on the letter you have received (I imagine there will be a phone number on the letter) and explain what you are experiencing and they will be able to guide you - either by puting you through to the correct area or in another way.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
  15. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Must be the same here then, I will ask mine, as I go to see them next Thursday to get my toenails cut.
     
  16. Dana_Heath

    Dana_Heath Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ok I'll give that number a ring but book in to the doctors at the same time just in case for prescription etc
     
  17. Deespee23

    Deespee23 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, but it just jumped off the page at me....:happy:.....but yes, I agree with AndBreathe - a spot of specialist advice would not go amiss...

    Take care
     
  18. Fido78

    Fido78 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Dana! To my untrained eye, this looks exacly what I had before diagnosis 2 years ago. It looks like pompholyx rash or when it peels it is called keratolysis exfoliativa. You should go to a derm and get a definite diagnosis.

    take care
     
  19. asparagusp

    asparagusp · Guest

    I had a little peeling underneath my feet recently. Is it not just skin renewing itself and that eventually it will all go on its own accord. Make sure your moisturise your feet but not between your toes as that can cause fungus. Good luck!
     
  20. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    You could pop into pharmacy and ask if the pharmacist can have a look at your feet, good luck I hope your feet get better soon ( and look better too)
     
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