Dermatology Community
Itching
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Dermatology issues, such as: rashes, acne, birthmarks, skin infections, rosacea, and general skin care.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Itching

I have a constant itching in a  specific spot.  There is no rash or redness. This is one spot on the bottom of one foot. It is one specific spot. I have had this problem in other areas. It will be a localized spot and then after time it will go away.   It is very  bothersome because it will sometimes wakes me up at night to have it scratched. This has been going on for several months.
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Hi Bill,

I JUST posted a similar comment. My spot is in the center of my back. I'm not sure if its stress related or not. I usually feel it during the more stressful times of my life. It started in 2007. I too have no visible signs of rash or bumps. Just a constant itch. I also shared in my comment that I have a friend that passed away in 2007 from a skin cancer called Mycosis Fungoides. Her symptoms started out about 7 years earlier as a consistent itch on her hands. She thought she had contracted a fungus of some sort from the gym. As the years progressed, and continually being told it was Eczema, her body became overwhelmed with more itching, dry skin and finally tumors. She was eventually diagnosed with cancer. That is my biggest fear. Cancer. Hopefully you and I are suffering from bad nerves and can treat it with a simple day at the spa or a pill. Good luck to you.
Blank
563773_tn?1374250139
Hello,
One of the possibilities in your case is contact dermatitis to the material of the socks. When a foot is hot and sweaty, the sock sticks to the foot. The sock and foot then rub against each other and it may cause itching. Wear shoes that fit properly and keep feet as dry as possible. Change socks regularly and use foot powder to help keep your feet dry.

If the symptoms persist then other possibilities like fungal infections, atopic dermatitis(eczema),contact dermatitis, neurodermatitis(lichen simplex), pompholyx and internal diseases like diabetes,kidney or liver diseases have to be ruled out.

Please get your blood sugar levels evaluated. Also consult a dermatologist and discuss the above possibilities with him. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.




Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dermatology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Dermatology Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
PMDER1
San francisco, CA
995833_tn?1375604252
Blank
maatson
Other
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
diane493
209987_tn?1334790318
Blank
tschock
AB