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Foot Dermatitis Specialist

Chicago Surgical Clinic -  - Surgery Center

Chicago Surgical Clinic

Surgery Center located in Arlington Heights, IL

If you experience itchy, dry, rough skin or a rash on your feet, you might have foot dermatitis. At Chicago Surgical Clinic in Arlington Heights, Illinois, board-certified providers diagnose and treat your condition to reduce discomfort and eliminate other unpleasant symptoms. Call the Chicago Surgical Clinic office to book an appointment or request one online today.

Foot Dermatitis Q & A

What is foot dermatitis?

Foot dermatitis is a condition that causes skin inflammation. Eczema, contact dermatitis, and other skin problems might result because of foot dermatitis. Treatment at Chicago Surgical Clinic can reduce undesirable symptoms and improve the appearance of your feet.

What are the symptoms of foot dermatitis?

Common signs and symptoms of foot dermatitis include:

  • Itchy skin
  • Dry skin
  • Redness
  • Rash
  • Bumps
  • Burning skin
  • Blisters
  • Thick or hardened skin
  • Swelling
  • Ulcers
  • Bleeding skin
  • Crusty or scaly skin

Your symptoms might be mild, moderate, or severe, and even debilitating in some cases. You should seek treatment at the first sign of skin abnormalities.

What are the risk factors for foot dermatitis?

While foot dermatitis can happen to anyone, some factors boost your risk of getting it. Examples include:

  • Immune system reactions
  • Allergic reactions
  • Genetics
  • Environmental factors
  • Exposure to some skin care products
  • Exposure to chemicals 

Stress and constant worry also can cause foot dermatitis and its symptoms, or make your symptoms worse.

Complications that could develop with untreated foot dermatitis include viral or bacterial skin infections. You may have a difficult time staying active because of discomfort linked with foot dermatitis, which can cause problems for your overall health and wellness. 

How does my doctor diagnose foot dermatitis?

To find out if you have foot dermatitis and develop an effective treatment plan, the team at Chicago Surgical Clinic discusses your symptoms and reviews your medical history. They evaluate your feet in areas affected by dermatitis and might recommend blood tests, skin biopsies, or allergy skin tests before discussing treatment options with you. 

What are common treatments for foot dermatitis?

Common treatments for foot dermatitis include:

Home remedies

Examples of home remedies for foot dermatitis include moisturizing your feet after a bath or shower, protecting your skin from irritation, decreasing stress, wearing comfortable shoes, avoiding scratching your skin, and steering clear of irritating skin care products.

Medical treatments

Medical treatments for foot dermatitis include moisturizing creams, topical medications, biologic injections, and oral medications. Your specialist might recommend more than one type of treatment to achieve the best outcome. They can make changes to your treatment regimen if needed. 

To learn more about foot dermatitis or get treated for it, call the Chicago Surgical Clinic office or schedule an appointment online today.