Do you have itchy rash on the arch or heel of your foot?
Itchy foot rashes are very common and because the arch of your foot is very thin and delicate, it is a prime target for feeling the effects of the itching and irritation. The most common reasons of rashes are eczema, dehydration of the skin, dermatitis due to irritation by a material (sock, or shoe) and athlete’s foot (tinea pedis). These common causes are usually very easily treated since the offending agent can be removed or corrected and the fungus easily treated compared to the more difficult nail fungus.
What are symptoms of an itchy foot arch rash
– Red or violet skin color
– Inflamed skin
– Blisters if very severe (Assume acute fungal infection or athlete’s foot)
– Flaky dry skin (assume chronic fungal infection)
– Peeling skin
– Bleeding and scarring from scratching
Prevention and correctable causes of an itchy foot heel rash
The most common causes of itchy foot arch rashes usually are skin irritations, that should be removed such as the socks, shoes, or detergents that may directly irritate your feet. The second major cause is skin dehydration, which can be prevented by wearing thinner socks, moisturizing your feet after taking a bath or shower. The third common cause is hygiene – simply frequent washing, however moisturizing may take care of it. The fourth major cause of rashes if fungal infection which will need an athlete’s foot medication to get rid of the problem.
Other causes and explanations include:
– Allergies to a material
– Dehydration (low humidity and wet feet that need to be moisturized)
– Overly sweaty feet due to bacteria (pomphylox which may need medication and moisturizing)
– Overly sweaty feet due to heat (need better socks)
– Insect, tick or flea bites
– Sock material irritation
– Shoe material irritation
– Soap, laundry detergent or perfume irritation
– Pregnant women hormones
– Poor foot hygiene
– Lack of moisturizing after bathing or showering
Runners, it is easy to prevent itchy foot rashes, so be proactive and prevent itchy rashes, so do it.