Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist) Questions Itchy feet

Why could my feet be so itchy?

Lately, the bottoms of my feet have been really itchy and I'm not sure what to do. There are also some bumps on the bottom of them. What could this be? Is it serious?

14 Answers

Itchy bumps on the bottom of the feet could be athlete's foot, a fungal skin infection. See your doc to evaluate and treat this properly.
If your feet sweat often, this can contribute to itching and scaling of the feet. This is likely athlete's foot (tinea pedis). I recommend you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for an evaluation so the proper diagnosis and treatment can be initiated.
Likely it's a form of athlete's foot. May need topical medication. Sometimes we will prescribe oral medication depending on the severity.
Making any medical diagnosis from an email question is irresponsible on the part of the physician. It is important that you seek a professional either podiatrist or dermatologist for definitive answer and treatment appropriately
Itchy, dry scaling skin, occasionally with punctate pustules (bumps) with clear watery drainage if scratched open in a moccasin distribution can be a sign of Tinea Pedis, also know as "Athlete's Foot Rash". Tinea Pedis comes in many shapes and forms and can be very mild to extremely severe. Most respond well to topical anti-fungal medications, but more severe types occasionally require prescription oral and topical medications.
The symptoms you describe are consistence with athletic feet. I suggest you see a physician for a special prescription to help treat this condition.
It is possible you have athelet's foot. May need medication either topically or orally to help.
Possible athletes feet. Over the counter anti-fungal may help. If not after 1 week
Good question, it is likely Tinea Pedis, aka Athletes foot. If it doesn't work with over-the-counter treatments, see a doctor.
Most likely, you have acute vesicular tinea pedis (fungal infection). Use OTC Nizoral Shampoo and wash at pm, but don’t rinse off till am. Then, apply an antifungal like Lamisil or Lotramin. Give it a full 30 days, not the one week people suggest. Wash normally, no special soaks as that often kills normal flora (bacteria) and promotes fungus.
It could be a fungal and or other dermatological condition. If it hasn’t responded to over-the-counter remedies, have it looked at.
Itchy feet are oftentimes related to an athlete's foot infection. A topical anti-fungal applied to the feet 2x/day for a duration of 6-8 weeks often resolves the condition. With that said, there are, however, rarer, much more serious conditions that can also present as itchy bumps on the bottom of the feet. It's always a good idea to have it checked out to make sure the condition is not a serious one.
You probably have a fungal infection on the bottom of the feet called athlete's foot. The first thing to try is to purchase an over-the-counter antifungal medication and apply it to the bottom of the left and right feet for 2 weeks. If your symptoms do not resolve, you should see a podiatrist for further evaluation.
It sounds like it could be a fungal infection (Athletes Foot), but there could also be other issues causing you to itch or to have bumps. My recommendation would be to try an over-the-counter topical anti-fungal cream (ask your pharmacist) and use it twice a day for 2-3 weeks. It it does not improve, see your local Podiatrist.