Skin conditions like athlete’s foot and dermatitis can leave your toes itchy, burning, and irritated. At Align Foot & Ankle Center, with offices in Camarillo and Santa Barbara, California, experienced podiatrists Hai-En Peng, DPM, FACFAS; Nicole Mehr, DPM, AACFAS; and the team have years of experience treating skin conditions that affect the feet and toes. Call the nearest office to receive treatment for foot-related skin conditions today, or book online.
Skin conditions are diseases, microorganisms, or allergens that irritate or damage your skin and/or nails.
If you develop a rash on your foot (or between your toes) it’s crucial to get it checked out. Without diagnosis and treatment, the infection might spread to your nails or other parts of your body.
Symptoms of skin conditions include:
If you have a fungal nail infection, you might also have brittle, crumbly, or flaky nails.
At Align Foot & Ankle Center, the team treats various skin conditions that affect the feet, including:
Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that causes raw, itchy, and peeling skin. Mild cases typically respond to over-the-counter treatments, but if you have diabetes or another health problem that affects your circulation, it can increase your risk of more serious issues.
Nail fungus, or onychomycosis, refers to a fungal infection of the toenails. Nail infections typically begin as a small white dot. As the fungi go deeper and spread, it causes your toenails to become thick, brittle, and crumbly.
Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is a noncontagious condition that causes red, itchy skin. There’s no cure, but healthy lifestyle changes, like daily moisturizing can relieve uncomfortable symptoms.
Plantar warts are hard, painful growths that form on the weight-bearing areas of your feet. At Align Foot & Ankle Center, the team offers several types of wart treatment, including prescription-strength topicals and cryotherapy.
At Align Foot & Ankle Center, a skin condition consultation begins with a review of your medical records and a discussion of your symptoms. Next, your provider examines your feet, ankles, and toes looking for redness, swelling, or other signs of irritation.
Most skin problems are visible to the eye, but your provider might collect a biopsy sample for testing, if they suspect an underlying problem, like a fungal infection.
Call the nearest Align Foot & Ankle Center office to receive treatment for a foot-related skin condition today, or book online.