Why Does My Foot Itch?

Itchy FeetAs with any part of the body, feet can itch for a variety of different reasons. The most common explanation is a case of athlete’s foot. This is a fungal infection that can start between toes and then spread across the foot. There is usually a noticeable redness and the itching or burning sensation is usually strongest after taking off shoes and socks. 

Whereas an itchy foot is often athlete’s foot, there are other possible explanations. Eczema, psoriasis, and skin allergies. With regard to potential allergens, sometimes the dyes used in socks and shoes—or even the detergent used to wash them—can be responsible for an allergic reaction. 

For an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan, come see us at either our Parma or Rocky River offices.

Dr. Joseph Ripepi
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Ohio podiatrist helping patients with diabetic foot care, foot pain, plantar fasciitis, and sports injuries