Itchy feet has many potential causes. Somtimes it can be something as complicated as diabetic neuropathy causing nerve damage in your feet, causing it to feel certain sensations. Other times it can be simple, such as a mild cause of athlete's foot. Further still, it can be sometimes an auto-immune disorder such as psoriasis. Either way it is a good idea to visit your podiatrist to find out the cause and treatment.
The main difference between diabetic neuropathy, psoriasis and athlete's foot is their appearance. Diabetic neuropathy has no appearance, as is directly correlated with how well you blood sugar is being taken care of. Psoriasis has a red plaque with a silver scale, and can affect more places than just the foot. Athletes foot has a dry appearance and gets worse the more you moisturize it. Also, athletes foot can be contagious, whereas psoriasis and neuropathy are not.
A podiatrist is the only person that is trained in a specialized field in medicine for anything concerning the lower extremity, foot and ankle, that’s why it is important for you to visit your podiatrist if there are any problems concerning your feet. If there you have any other questions feel free to contact Dr. Theall’s and Dr. Saleh’s Gentle Touch Foot Care office for all your foot and ankle needs and concerns at 973 673 – 3668.