A crack between the toes

Cracked toes - extremely uncomfortablecracks between toes fungal symptomsa phenomenon that causes many problems and is accompanied by pain. The pain can occur both at rest and with water and dirt. . . into the wound, if the skin of the foot is damaged, walking becomes difficult. If the shoe is made of synthetic material, perspiration will increase, leading to an even worse condition.

The reasons

Cracked toes can be caused by:

  • excessive dryness of the skin due to frequent interactions with abrasive materials (including natural materials - such as sand), chlorinated water, hot air;
  • uncomfortable shoes (narrow, ill-fitting, artificial) that disrupt blood supply and cause increased sweating, so feet are often wet;
  • violation of the rules of personal hygiene;
  • mushroom feet;
  • diseases of the endocrine system (diabetes, obesity, underactive thyroid);
  • dermatitis and allergic reactions;
  • lack of vitamins A and E;
  • increased sweating.

Some women during pregnancy face cracks in the skin, which can also be triggered by unstable hormone levels, vitamin and nutrient deficiencies and other reasons.

Clinical picture

In addition to actual fissures between the fingers, the clinical picture may be complemented by symptoms such as:

  • dryness and peeling of the skin;
  • deformation and yellowing of the nails;
  • purulent discharge from injured tissues (first sign of inflammation);
  • itch.

Depending on the cause of the cracked skin, there may be a rash, redness, and swelling.


Treatment is prescribed by a pediatrician after a preliminary diagnosis. Through visual inspection and laboratory tests, the doctor will come up with a plan of treatment actions that will lead to the elimination of the problem and improvement of the condition.

  1. If the cracks between the toes are caused by a fungal infection, antifungal medications will be prescribed to stop the growth of pathogens and restore normal microflora on the surface of the skin.
  2. When you have hyperhidrosis, botulinum toxin injections will help you sweat a lot. They provide a temporary effect, the duration of which varies from a few months to a year, after which a second procedure is required to maintain the results achieved.
  3. In some cases, the main cause is the dysfunction of internal organs, the treatment method is developed in close cooperation of the specialist doctors.