Foot fungus that causes peeling skin

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By Mayo Clinic staff Your skin is exposed constantly to environmental elements, such as sun, wind, heat, dryness or excessive humidity, that can irritate and damage it. Repeated irritation can lead to skin peeling.

Less frequently, skin peeling — often accompanied by itching — results from a disease or condition, which may start someplace other than your skin. Sometimes, reaction to a medication can cause skin peeling. Conditions that may cause skin peeling include:

  • Allergic reactions. You can develop a rash on your skin and eventually peel from repeated contact with something to which you're allergic, such as certain fabrics, latex, detergents or cosmetics. Less commonly, a food to which you're allergic may lead to skin peeling.
  • Infections. Some types of staph and other infections plus fungal infections, including ringworm, athlete's foot and jock itch, can cause the skin to peel.
  • Immune system disorders. Certain conditions — such as a group of rare skin disorders (pemphigus) and toxic shock syndrome — can cause skin to peel.
  • Certain types of cancer. Some types of cancer, such as adult non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, can cause a skin rash that can eventually lead to peeling skin. Some cancer treatments also can affect the skin in ways that lead to peeling.

Specific diseases and conditions that can cause peeling skin include:

Causes shown here are commonly associated with this symptom. Work with your doctor or other health care professional for an accurate diagnosis.


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Jock itch or in this case butt itch
Causes And Symptoms
Jock itch is caused by a tiny fungus which grows best in dark, damp conditions. It's a common fungus which often infects men who perspire heavily or are obese. It can be transmitted to your groin from your feet. You probably know the symptoms: chafed, itchy, or irritated skin in the groin, inner thighs, pubic or anal areas. You may have it at the same time you have athlete's foot. It usually happens when you've been perspiring heavily, during sports or hot, humid weather

What the experts have to say

2011-02-03 12:46:36 by -

"Prevalence of the condition is affected by personal hygiene and daily activity. Athlete's foot is most common in men from the teens to the middle age and in people with compromised immune systems."
"Most individuals with athlete's foot have no symptoms at all and do not even know they have an infection."
"People with diabetes, HIV/AIDS, cancer, or other immune problems may be more prone to all kinds of infections, including fungus

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  • Avatar Ropes The skin at the bottom of my feet is peeling?
    Oct 17, 2011 by Ropes | Posted in Other - Health

    The skin at the bottom of my feet peels, especially after I get out of the shower. What can I do to fix the problem?
    Any help is greatly appreciated!
    Thank-you so much!

    • If it's dry skin flaking off, use a pumice stone and apply a good moisturising cream.

      It can be due to a fungus infection. When athlete's foot is caused by a fungus and it can be treated with antifungal me …f which are available over the counter.
      Rub between your toes with surgical spirit if the infection is fairly localised.
      More extensive, try over-the-counter such as clotrimazole, econazole and miconazole.

  • Avatar Toe nails feel very sensitive especially after playing soccer. whats up how can i make it go away?
    Jul 11, 2012 by | Posted in Skin Conditions

    My husband plays soccer and his nails are taking a hit, bad. his toe nails are very sensitive.
    hes given up soccer for months and the sensitivity is still can he make it go away.
    also, his feet are reallllllly dry, like cracking/peeling skin dry.
    i know its not fungus, his feet dont smell and they arent yellow or anything.
    happens when nails are long or short.

    • Sounds pretty painful. I'm assuming they're probably pretty sore from all that kicking. You should probably go to the doc to check it out. The sooner the better, I'm pretty sure he'd want to play soccer again soon. Are his toenails long? It might also be the cause.