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Fri Jan 22 14:33:41 UTC 2010

Why does my feet itch even though I clean them daily. They itch when I am driving and in a meeting. Could it be nerves?
Asked By: hisham  
Category: Type 2

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2010-01-31 19:53:23.0

Dear reader. You have feet that itch. There are many possible reasons that feet can be itchy. Dry skin and particularly dry skin in winter can cause feet or other skin to be itchy. Another reason might be a fungal infection such as Athletes Feet. Perhaps you are allergic to something used to wash your clothes or bedding. Maybe you use alcohol swabs on your feet to clean them and find that your feet are drying out. I would ask your doctor to examine your feet and try to look for possible reasons that can be corrected with ointments or other medications.
Answered By: Janice Fisher
Accreditations: RD, LD, PHD, CDE, BC-ADM
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