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snafzig
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On the last visit to the doc I told her my feet itch ALL THE TIME...sometimes (most of the time) I scratch the tops of my feet until they bleed! The shower is clean...my husband does not have athlete's foot...I use hydrogen peroxide and an athelete's foot spray...but the itching is now affecting my sleep. Any suggestions?
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mollythed
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snafzig (11/21/2009)
On the last visit to the doc I told her my feet itch ALL THE TIME...sometimes (most of the time) I scratch the tops of my feet until they bleed! The shower is clean...my husband does not have athlete's foot...I use hydrogen peroxide and an athelete's foot spray...but the itching is now affecting my sleep. Any suggestions?


It could be early signs of neuropathy, although I think numbness at the tips of your toes would be more typical in that case.

On the other hand, it could be something as simple as dry skin. The easiest way to check that out is to try using lotion daily. The usual recommendation is NOT to apply it between your toes, since that could cause excess moisture there. Some people like to apply it at bedtime and then wear cotton socks overnight. You could try it for a few days and see if it helps.

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snafzig (11/21/2009)

On the last visit to the doc I told her my feet itch ALL THE TIME...sometimes
(most of the time) I scratch the tops of my feet until they bleed! The shower
is clean...my husband does not have athlete's foot...I use hydrogen peroxide
and an athelete's foot spray...but the itching is now affecting my sleep. Any suggestions?


What type of an itch is it Snaf? Is it a "dry" itch, or does it have a burning
sensation with it?

Really dry skin sometimes comes along with diabetes, but a "burning" could
indicate, as Molly said, a type of neuropathy.

Dry the dry skin relief treatments with creams first. If that doesn't work go
back and tell the doctor that you need to find out what this is because it's
affecting your sleep.

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direction and run quick!

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powerwalker2
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Snafzig, what Molly said about dry skin. I was also thinking that, and your peroxide and spray may be contributing to that. Would back off on it if it's not working. Any lotions or soaps should be fragrance free for sensitive skin. Sarna anti-itch lotion has this sensitive skin version which may help. What kind of socks are you wearing? You should stick with white socks, and no wool, if you have a wool allergy like I do. Also be sure to keep feet dry, and let them breathe. You may need to change socks several times a day, and when you're just sitting around, take shoes off. Shoes should be of a breathable material, such as running shoes are made of. Thorlos socks wick the moisture away, and are very soft and soothing to wear. But doctor should be able to prescribe, or at least suggest, something.
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southbeachgirl
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It could be a sign of vascular changes in your feet. I used to have itchy calves, particularly my shins, when I wasn't normalized. I used Eucerin cream for my dry skin and it helped. Just as a matter of habit, I slather lotion on my feet and put socks on a few hours before sleeping. Some people can sleeps in socks, but I can't. It keeps my feet looking nice.
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Since your feet itch, and you are obviously concerned (justifiably), then get an appointment with a podiatrist. They can check out both the dryness of the skin and check the responses to see if there is any nerve damage.


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