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Warts

Warts are caused by a virus that penetrates the skin, forming a raised, fleshy bump. They can crop up on any part of the skin, including the feet. Some warts…

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Ulcers

Ulcers are persistent wounds or sores that do not heal properly or become chronic. Ulcers on the feet occur mainly due to reduced nerve sensation, poor circulation, vein dysfunction, and…

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Swelling

Edema is the swelling of one or both feet, ankles, and/ or legs due to fluid accumulation. It can occur as a result of various medical conditions and is fairly…

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Skin Allergies

Skin allergies occur when the skin becomes inflamed and irritated from exposure to or contact with a particular substance. The two types of contact dermatitis, or skin allergies, are irritant…

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Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin condition that can appear on the legs and feet, as well as other body parts. It is a chronic disease of the immune system wherein new…

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Lesions

A skin lesion is a variation on the skin’s surface, where the affected area is a different color or texture from the surrounding skin. Skin lesions can appear on any…

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Gangrene

Gangrene, or dead body tissue, occurs when blood flow and oxygen are cut off or severely restricted. Gangrene can result from bacterial infections deep frostbite, or open sores that do…

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Frostbite

When outdoor temperatures drop to near or below freezing, frostbite can occur after exposure to cold conditions for an extended amount of time. Frostbite can involve damage to the skin,…

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Foot Odor and Sweaty Feet

Since the feet have over 250,000 sweat glands, problems with foot odor are quite common. The condition of smelly feet can arise from sweaty feet due to the accumulation of…

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Corns

Corns form on the toes due to friction or pressure from rubbing against footwear or even other toes. The friction and pressure thickens the skin and inflames underlying tissue. Corns…

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