Why do my feet itch?

Itchy feet can be a nuisance and strike at inopportune moments. For many people, feet itch simply from having dry skin. The summer is often when people notice feet being itchy due to being barefoot a lot. The dryness of winter causes people to put on moisturizer more often than in the summer. Having diabetes or poor circulation can make a person more prone to dry skin as well, leaving feet at risk for being itchy.

Having a fungal infection such as athlete’s foot can also make feet itchy. Again, this happens often in the summer when feet are sweaty and exposed to areas where fungal bacteria love to live such as swimming pool decks and shower rooms.

Contact dermatitis is another reason you might have itchy feet. It is a red, itchy rash that is a result of being in contact with an allergen or irritant. A new cream or ankle bracelet can cause a skin reaction such as dermatitis. Skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis can make feet itchy as well so you may have to do a little research to find out the true source of your itching problem. 

Dr. Danciger can offer many treatment options for itching feet and underlying conditions that cause them. Find some relief and contact his office today to schedule an appointment.

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Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle