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intense itching

by Monica
(Barrington, IL)

Intense itching inside my foot particularly in the heel




I have itching inside my skin on my heel and into the arch of my foot. The itching will not stop. I think it is some kind of nerve pain.
Do you understand the problem? It isn't just a little itch. It itches so bad it is painful, and there is nothing I can do to relieve it.
Please let me know what I can do.

Hi Monica,
Assuming the skin on your foot is clear, then you may be right about the itching being neurological in its origin. You will need to see a doctor as there is prescription medication available for this.
The actual source of the itching will also need to be identified and hopefully your doctor can then alleviate the itching on a permanent basis.
Marc Mitnick DPM

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Jan 06, 2012
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Right foot itches
by: John

The bottom of my right foot, itches at night when i relax, to watch TV. It itches so bad that the skin cracks, and i get the first layer of skin, and it irrates me, my heel and my arch area, and the middle of my foot, drives me crazy, I have tried all kinds of creams, Betamethasone dipropionate ointment, Clobetasol Propionate ointment, Athletic foot ointment, and others, nothing seems to help, is there anyone out there that has, or had the some thing, any remedy. Please help Oh Dr, don't know what to do


Oct 26, 2011
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FOOT ITCH
by: Anonymous

I to suffer from this most annoying problem. I use rubbing alcohol which has really worked for me. It comes at the worst times, driving, walking and intimate times. Rubbing alchol may help. I feel your itch! Good luck!

Sep 23, 2011
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by: Anonymous

I have had the same itching off and on for years. It will last a few days or weeks and then go away for several months. I do think it is nerve related, as I have had two prior back surgeries and have intermittent sensations in my entire foot and leg also; however, I haven't brought to a doctors attention.

Jun 12, 2011
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Arch and Heel itch
by: Anonymous

My Right foot, on the bottom, itches so bad it drives me crazy, by my arch and the heel of my foot, especially at night, i can't stop itching, is there anyone else that this happens to, if someone has the answer let me know.

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