Itching between the toes

Itching between the fingers is a fairly common disease among the population.itching between toes symptoms of fungusItching rarely exists on its own as a disease. More often than not, this is just a symptom of another illness. Finding the cause of the itch isn't always easy. It can be anything: from genetic problems to fungal diseases.

Itching is the patient's uncontrolled need for constant mechanical actions on the skin - scratching. In most cases, pruritus is neuro-allergic, but sometimes pruritus is an independent disease, in which a pronounced picture of dermatological disease is not observed. In some cases, it is considered a symptom of a skin disease, in which signs of a dermatological disease are identified during a physical examination.

Itching is never characterized by a clear clinical picture, even in the most severe cases of the disease, only traces of scratching can be noted. Particularly susceptible to itching are areas of particularly tender skin, such as at the bend of the elbow, in the groin area, and between the fingers and toes. Usually, the disease presents continuously, some patients report intermittent itching, especially worse at night.

General information

Itching may manifest as red, flaky skin. It is also common to have moisture in itchy areas. All this is a protective reaction of the body against the occurrence of itching.

If you start to feel an itch between your fingers or toes, you should check the skin folds where the irritation is. You can see:

  • redness, change in the shade of the skin;
  • peeling of the layers of the epidermis;
  • signs of an allergy (irritation);
  • rough skin in the itchy area.

All of this suggests that, probably, you will soon have to see a professional dermatologist. You can also treat yourself. However, in this case, no one can guarantee the outcome of the treatment. You may not only not improve the situation, but also make it worse.

With self-treatment, measures such as personal hygiene, limiting exposure to allergens, and other simple tricks will help. However, if the cause lies in a fungal disease or other serious medical condition, such as a genetic predisposition, it should be treated by a professional physician. You should not do what you can do better and safer.

Causes of itching between the toes

The causes of itching between the toes can vary and it is difficult to make an accurate self-diagnosis.

However, if you have recently been exposed to an allergen that makes you uncomfortable, this could be one of its manifestations. Even if such a reaction had never been encountered before.

Also, a fairly common reason is poor personal hygiene. Each person should take care of clean body hygiene, change underwear and shower daily.

Dry skin is also one of the common causes. In this case, don't worry too much. You just need to consult a doctor, choose the right cream and apply it to the skin.

General causes of itching:

  • mycosis;
  • untimely change of linen (toe);
  • allergic manifestations;
  • dry skin;
  • contact with sick pets;
  • genetic predisposition to the disease.

Usually, each symptom can be successfully treated at home (except for genetic abnormalities). To do this, all you need to do is consult your doctor and prescribe a high-quality treatment that is right for you.

How and where is the treatment?

You should consider seeing a doctor as soon as you notice the first signs of itching. However, if it's an allergic reaction, chances are the itch will go away on its own. If you are sure that you are not allergic, then you should take this matter more seriously.

First, you need to think about how often you change your underwear, perform cleaning procedures, etc. v. Perhaps, to get rid of the unpleasant itch, it is enough just to increase the frequency of such procedures.

In case of fungal or lichen diseases (in pets), it is necessary to contact a private clinic or district clinic for advice by a qualified doctor. For more severe diseases, he will determine the exact cause and treatment of the disease.

In this simple way, you can get rid of the itch that keeps you from working normally and your personal business.