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Does this sound like Athlete's Foot?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 13, 2007
  • 11:19 PM

Occasionally, the skin at the joints of my toes will crack. The area affected almost never bleeds or anything, just the skin will crack, and then eventually (in a day or two) it will fill in. The cracking usually occurs when there is some sort of stress, like if I bend the toes back too far the skin might crack as a result. My feet are almost never itchy, and they don't smell bad. As well as I remember, this cracking began when I was around 10 or so, and has occured on and off for over 13 years now...

When the skin first cracks, it looks just a little shiny/wet (clear liquid) but there is no bleeding and the area around the crack doesn't get red. These cracks are usually about 1/4 inch long, and heal within a couple days. When they are healed, they just look like a small stretched out oval where you can see the difference in skin thickness...

I've never mentioned it to a doctor. Does this sound like athlete's foot, or something else anyone is familiar with?

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