5 Common Rashes That Can Cause Foot Pain and Irritation

By Walkrite Foot Clinic March 17, 2017

Foot pain and irritation can be caused by many different things, some of which are quite common. Verse yourself with these five simple reasons for foot pain and irritation and identify these common rashes faster than ever.

5) Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Ate something and find yourself breaking out in hives? Take a hike through the woods in flip-flops and find your foot irritated? You may be experiencing the effects of allergic contact dermatitis. Allergic reactions can make themselves known in many different ways, including irritation on your foot that can cause pain. Though symptoms can appear rather quickly, they are not contagious.

4) Irritant Contact Dermatitis

Similar to allergic contact dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis can be caused be coming into contact with something. Typically caused by chemicals that damage the outer layer of skin, irritant contact dermatitis can vary in intensity depending on how badly the skin was exposed. Other causes include – cleaning products, detergents, soaps, or other household items. Though similar in exposure to allergic contact dermatitis, irritant contact manifests itself in a different way. Rather than hives, the skin can appear dry or cracked and may cause foot pain when putting on shoes.

3) Eczema

With a staggering twenty-five percent of all children suffering from eczema, it has become quite a common disease. Though it is unknown how eczema is caused, the disease can flare up in uncomfortable ways, one way is by breaking out over your foot with dry, inflamed skin that can be quite itchy. These flare ups can be caused by many different factors and are known for staying in creases, like between toes or between the ankle and foot. Though there is no cure for eczema, there are a few ways to reduce the symptoms after a flare up can happen.

2) Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

This highly infectious disease can come with some very painful symptoms. Usually contracted by coming into contact with another person with the disease (trends point to the disease doing better in warmer weather), it can cause great foot pain and irritation, fever, blisters, dehydration, and sore throat. Treatment for the Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease includes reducing irritating symptoms which can last for quite a few days.

  • Athlete’s foot

Caused by wet shoes or sweaty feet, Athlete’s foot is a very common cause for foot pain and irritation. A fungal infection that covers the skin of your feet, Athlete’s foot is also a contagious infection that can be transmitted through things like locker rooms, or showers. Symptoms may vary, but can include dry skin on the soles or sides of foot, itching on the foot and toes, burning, and even blisters on your feet. This infectious disease can even spread to your toenails as well. Though treatment can take time, Athlete’s foot can be treated with topical medications to battle the fungus. If the fungus still proves troublesome the doctor may also prescribe oral medications as well.

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