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Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot

Posted by Alison [147.84] on June 22, 2004 at 18:14:59:

Every so often I get really bad itching feeling on the bottom of my
right foot. It will come and go and usually is on the bottom of the
big toe or ball of my foot. What could this be and how can I treat it?



Re: Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot

Posted by Gregory [5.1009] on June 22, 2004 at 21:12:44:

In Reply to: Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot posted by Alison [147.84] on June 22, 2004 at 18:14:59:

It could be that your footwear doesn't "breathe" or is incorrectly fitted to your foot. The former will create an athlete's foot-like condition,
and the latter will irritate the nerves of the foot, producing pain in the form of itching. You should look to see if the problem is further
up. Your whole leg might have fallen asleep, and the waking up manifests down at the bottom. Have you consulted with a foot doctor yet?

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Re: Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on June 23, 2004 at 07:29:30:

In Reply to: Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot posted by Alison [147.84] on June 22, 2004 at 18:14:59:

Hi, Alison.

How long has this been going on?

Walt



Re: Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot

Posted by Alison [147.84] on June 24, 2004 at 14:40:29:

In Reply to: Re: Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on June 23, 2004 at 07:29:30:

Hi Dr. Stoll,

Itching and burning in the two areas I've mentioned have been
happening for a couple years now off and on. It will come and go.
I had bad athlete's foot about 6 years ago on two toes, but that
went away after using a foot spray.



Re: Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on June 25, 2004 at 07:03:49:

In Reply to: Re: Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot posted by Alison [147.84] on June 24, 2004 at 14:40:29:

Thanks, Alison.

If a neuropathy has been ruled out by testing, my suggestion would be bracing that is causing intermittant pressure on nerve endings. Eliminating the bracing would be my approach.

Let us know what you learn.

Walt



Re: Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot

Posted by KMD [517.155] on June 25, 2004 at 12:26:38:

In Reply to: Re: Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on June 25, 2004 at 07:03:49:

Hi Walt,

Can you explain more about neuropathy? I have had deep intermittant itching on bottom of my foot for several years, and my dad says he has the same thing. What would the neuropathy be (are there different types of it?) and would there be other symptoms? If a person has this, what would it mean?

Thanks! *+* KMD *+*



Re: Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot

Posted by Alison [18.6] on June 25, 2004 at 12:52:31:

In Reply to: Re: Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on June 25, 2004 at 07:03:49:

Thanks, Dr. Stoll. Where do I go to have this kind of test done. Also, you don't think it's another case of athlete's foot?



Re: Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on June 26, 2004 at 07:55:48:

In Reply to: Re: Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot posted by KMD [517.155] on June 25, 2004 at 12:26:38:

Hi, KMD.

There are at least metabolic and structural neuropathies--to be determined by electrical testing.

Hope this helps.

Walt



Re: Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on June 26, 2004 at 08:02:47:

In Reply to: Re: Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot posted by Alison [18.6] on June 25, 2004 at 12:52:31:

Alison,

Unless you see something on the skin, it likely is not yet athlete's foot.

These kinds of tests are electrical and are done by neurologists.

Walt



Re: Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot

Posted by Alison [18.6] on June 26, 2004 at 12:14:33:

In Reply to: Re: Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on June 26, 2004 at 08:02:47:

It does look red in the spots that itch, but that's it.



Re: Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot

Posted by KMD [517.155] on June 26, 2004 at 12:49:10:

In Reply to: Re: Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on June 26, 2004 at 07:55:48:

Thanks Walt, it's all pretty foreign to me. This is not something I have come across in writing the book. I used to see a neurologist for my prolactinoma (something that I have chosen to leave alone instead of taking bromocryptine or having surgery - since I am functioning fine why mess with it). The only time I had heard of "neuropathy" was when I talked to a friend of mine who has MS. She thought my occasional blurred vision could be explained by this, but now I think it is diet related.

Foot itching symptom safely ignored as long as I continue to work on Wellness?

*+* KMD *+*



Re: Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on June 26, 2004 at 13:35:47:

In Reply to: Re: Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot posted by Alison [18.6] on June 26, 2004 at 12:14:33:

Thanks, Alison.

Have you considered "neurodermatitis"?

Walt

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Re: Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot (Neurodermatitis?) Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on June 26, 2004 at 13:45:13:

In Reply to: Re: Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot posted by KMD [517.155] on June 26, 2004 at 12:49:10:

Thanks, KMD.

Have you considered "neurodermatitis"? That is where the itch that is scratched causes the spot to itch more. If you can keep from touching the area, and this is the problem, the itch will start to disappear within a week and be gone in a month. It is kind of like breaking a habit if this is the diagnosis.

Let us know what you learn.

Walt



Re: Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot (Neurodermatitis?) Archive.

Posted by KMD [517.155] on June 27, 2004 at 12:11:27:

In Reply to: Re: Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot (Neurodermatitis?) Archive. posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on June 26, 2004 at 13:45:13:

Hi Walt,

Another new one on me. Once it starts itching and I start scratching it definitely itches more, so maybe it is neurodermatitis except that I can go weeks or more with no itching at all only to have it flare up again. I would guess there have been times of no itching or scratching for more than a month, but it always comes back eventually. It's always in the same spot too - I'm guessing 6+ years. When it itches, it really really itches (and seems to itch from underneath the skin where you can't reach it) so you almost wish you could cut yourself there to relieve it!



Re: Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot (Neurodermatitis?) Archive.

Posted by Nutmeg [86.74] on June 28, 2004 at 00:26:28:

In Reply to: Re: Severe Itching on Bottom of Foot (Neurodermatitis?) Archive. posted by KMD [517.155] on June 27, 2004 at 12:11:27:

Hi KMD,

I have had something like this too, in a couple of spots on my feet, and occasionally in others. If I try to scratch with fingernails, it becomes super-sensitive, so I don't want to scratch, but it still itches and I usually end up banging my foot on the floor, or rubbing it with something, like my other foot, to make it stop. Weird. Seems like I can never get to the itchy area because it keeps moving just out of reach.

I sometimes go to a healer who does meridian work on and through the feet. She's getting additional training and certification as a reflexologist. Each time I see her, she's learned more about reflexology. Each callous, line, tender spot, etc. has a meaning and a cause (like palm-reading), and there are relationships between areas of the feet and organs and systems of the body. It seems like she's been right-on about the few things she's told me so far. I had a real bad spot on the side of my foot below the ankle bone. I've sprained that ankle numerous times and always figured it hurt because of nerve and soft-tissue damage. She always said it was something else entirely (can't remember, but it might have been bladder).

I'm sure there is a medical explanation for this problem, but maybe the cure is to become aware of the root cause (in the emotional, spiritual, and/or physical realms) and work on that.

Wishing you the best,
Nutmeg

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