Skin bumps/growths on top of feet, toes, ankles and top of inner thighs below groin
Some years ago I had noticed a few bumps/growths on the top of my feet (sort of middle of the insteps). These were VERY small (1/16th of an inch in diameter), not that visible (my natural skin tone) I went to a dermatologist and he passed it off as simple kerotoid (sp) eruptions and down played their importance. He also seemed irritated that I would care to have them removed. Flash forward a few years (or more) and they have clearly spread over the top of my foot, the ankles and top of my toes. I also believe this same low profile wart/bump has migrated to my upper inner thighs. They do not itch are virtually my skin tone but there presence and the fact that they are clearly multiplying (clustering?) is alarming not to mention becoming unsitely. Recently, I had gone to a Laser clinic to have skin tags removed and the technician noticed the bumps. On a subsequent vist, Laser Gal offered that she had described my problem to a Doctor friend of hers while at a seminar. He seemd to know immediately what it was and that its root cause originated in my nose as a crusty like lesion in the nostril which in time disappears but migrates and manifests itself as these bumps or eruptions on feet, ankles and other places like the inner thigh. I do not have the name of what he called the malady in front of me as I write this but I do remember that he suggested a 2% Bactroban ointment applied in the nostrils 2x daily would do the trick and actually kill whatever is "feeding" these things and promoting their spread and they would disappear in time. He suggested a rather long period of continued use of the Bactroban (2 months??) but when I looked Bactroban up most indications are that it be taken for only a week or so. To his credit I do remember quite awhile ago (predating the arrival of these things) having an unusual scab like crusty presence in one of my nostrils that lasted for a while and then disappeared. How's this all sound to you and do you have any thoughts or suggestions??
I too have these bumps and they have been multiplying. Also was diagnosed by dematologist as Kerotoid eruptions. Mine have spread from feet, ankles, knees to wrists and hands. Do you remember what the condition is called?
At the same time I noticed the bumps I had gone to the dr for what they say is a birth mark. It showed up in my late 20's. I don't believe it is a birthmark. It is a lot of reddish purple spots on the back of a thigh. They tend to raise up and turn black. If scratched they bleed. If left alone they tend to fall off and start all over.
I have the same thing. They are flat and about the same color as my skin, although some of them are a little darker. They started on my ankles, now they are on my ankles, feet, inner thighs and hands. I've to two dermatoloists. One sad that it was warts but did not recommend freezing them off because he said that it usually leaves skin discoloration in black people. The other doctor said that it wasn't warts. I can't quite remember what he said it was. He gave me a prescription lotion that did not work.
im 35. I first saw about 3 small bumps on my feet and 2 on my ankles at about 28. Now I can clearly see ALOT on my feet and ankles and really small ones on my hands. I have looked this up alot and 1 have seen that mine most closely resembles Stucco Keratosis. Since I have not been to a Dr for it yet as it has only began seriously mutliplying latley. I had picked up a topical solution from Walgreens called Kerasal. All the research online ive done on this say Urea can be used and some forms of acids. Kerasal has Urea and salicylic acid. I used this for about a month with some results. Basically some of the bumps shrunk in size and lightened up alot to where you couldnt see them unless you looked hard. But I noticed once i stop applying it. They kinda show up more again. The ones that shrunk got kinda hard too. Almost like you could scrape them right off. If anyone finds out exaclty what this is Id love to know. They are ugly and a little alarming.
I have the same thing. I got a red raised rash that itched on my inner thighs, it lasted about 2 weeks. Shortly after that I noticed the bumps on my feet then I noticed the bumps went up on my ankles and inner thighs. I went to a dermatologist who gave me some kind of foam in can to rub on it but it didn't work. I noticed that when I get in the pool they swell and are quite visual on my feet and I can really feel them on my thighs. Normally they're very small and not very noticable at all but I know they're there and I can feel them. It's embarrassing. I think it started on my inner thighs and spread down to my feet not the other way around. They could have been so small and un-noticable that I didn't give them any attention until I felt them on my feet. When I first noticed them on my feet they itched but haven't since then. I've had them for about 5 years. I'm 45. I would love to get rid of them.
I have the same thing, started on my feet, ankles moved to my legs and hands. They look much worse after I've been in water for any length of time even in the shower. I am 48 and have had them for about 2 to 3 years. I would love to get rid of them too.
I have checked a few other forums on this same issue and no one seems to have any answers. I have the bumps on the tops of my feet and around my ankles and I just want rid of them. I believe they are some type of warts but I'm just not sure how to treat them.
Yep,I have the same bumps,that started on my feet and up the backs of my calves,also on my hands and inner arms. One of my calves has gotten worse and is irritating. My father has terrible skin and Im afraid i"ll get as bad. It is worse during winter months when skin is dryer. If anyone has any info of getting rid of this I would like to know.
I have these small, flesh-colored bumps on my feet, ankles and tops of hands. They were diagnosed as Stucco Keratosis. I am a 34 year old woman, so wanted these gone because they were unsightly and I was embarrased by them. These are genetic (my dad has them as well). I've tried Salex lotion, Aldara, Amlactin, Keratol, Retin-A, and other prescription medications that did not work. Finally I went to a cosmetic dermatology laser clinic, and the doctor is removing them with an Erbium laser. They apply a numbing cream first for an hour, and then he lasers off the lesions. It is not painful, but a little bit uncomfortable. In the first treatment, he removed 100 lesions from my feet. My feet are a mess right now (sore and spotted with scabs) but I hope then when these scabs heal, my skin will be improved. The stucco keratosis should not reappear where he has burned them off, but they will most likely appear in other areas. I anticipate that the laser treatments will be a yearly thing so that I can keep them under control.
No OTC or prescription creams worked for me. I was starting to lose hope that I would ever find a way to get rid of these spots. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this is the solution I've been looking for.
I have this too. I have not brought it up to my doctor but it is very disturbing....I thought I might have contracted it from the foot bath at a pedicure place but I didnt know for sure.....this started about 4-5 years ago, I am 48.... Feel better now that I know others with this issue, please let me know if anybody finds some solutions in treatments...
I have them as well. Noticed them about 5-6 years ago on my inside ankles. I'm 43 now. I remember my father having the same thing, only more pronounced. I can only assume mine will develop to look like his did. So far mine have not spread anywhere else, at least that I've noticed. I have not mentioned it to my dermatologist because it seems from what I've read that none of them know what it is anyway. My father went to the derm.. for it and got the same response. I've ignored it for a while hoping it would go away, but it's very noticeable now and I'm kinda concerned..
My son had warts on his inner thighs and the doctor suggested getting them lasered off and said he would have scars - since he was only 4 I did not want to put him through that so I looked for a natural method to get rid of the warts - I used Thuja cream, 2x a day for a bout 2 weeks. The warts dried up and fell off - left no scars and never came back.
I just noticed a few bumps on the tops of my feet similar to what everyone is describing - I am going to try the Thuja and report back
Hello, I would like to pose a question. Do any of you have high cholesterol? I too have these bumps and so does my brother, he was told by a doc recently I t was cholesterol bumps? I too have high cholesterol but refuse to take the statin drugs they keep prescribing. Please respond with your answers and maybe we can get to the bottom of these frustrating bumps. Namaste
I am 49 and have stucco keratosis, as well. My Dad has them but just a handful of the spots. Unfortunately, I have them covering my feet and ankles and now up my calves, thighs and arms. So gross! I have tried multiple treatments and nothing has worked. I used to love summer and now I dread having to wear shorts or sandals.
If anyone tries something that works, please post!
I have the exact same thing! I'm 47. First noticed a few small spots on the tops of my feet. Now spread to my ankles and tops of my hands. I had the same crusty nose sore thing too awhile back but it went away. My dermatologist keeps giving me this Mometason Furoate Cream 0.1% and tells me it is just dry skin. It doesn't help at all. I'm very self conscious of these bumps and want them gone! Help!
Hello~I too have these flesh colored bumps on the top of my feet, lower legs and inner thighs. My mother has these bumps as well. She and I both have high cholesterol for which we take medicine. I would love to hear any news on how to get rid of these bumps.
I am 55 and noticed the bumps starting to show up on my lower ankles about two years ago. They have now started popping up on my upper thighs so I saw your post and have decided to get the cream you used on your son. I didn't see where you posted if it worked for you but for $15 I am willing to give it a try. I will let you know if it works on my ankles, upper feet and thighs. I appreciate your submission because until now I had thought that I was just losing my mind and had something that no one else had and it was scaring me a bit. Just knowing that I am not the only one experiencing this has been good news for me!
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.