Skin Conditions of the Foot

Skin Conditions of the Foot

Skin Conditions of the Foot services offered in Camarillo, California

Skin conditions like athlete’s foot and dermatitis can leave your toes itchy, burning, and irritated. At Align Foot & Ankle Center, in Camarillo, California, experienced podiatrist Hai-En Peng, DPM, FACFAS 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 Q&A

What are skin conditions?

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.

What are the symptoms of skin conditions?

Symptoms of skin conditions include:

  • Scaly, peeling, or cracked skin on your feet or between your toes
  • Burning or stinging
  • Inflamed skin that’s red or purple
  • Blisters
  • Open wounds that ooze pus
  • Itchiness
  • Thickened skin
  • An abnormal growth on the bottom of your foot or heel

If you have a fungal nail infection, you might also have brittle, crumbly, or flaky nails.

What are some common skin conditions that affect the feet?

At Align Foot & Ankle Center, the team treats various skin conditions that affect the feet, including:

Athlete’s foot

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

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

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

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.

What happens during a skin condition consultation?

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.