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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Peeling Between the Toes

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced peeling between the toes. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Allergic Contact Dermatitis of the Foot

    Allergic contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes irritated and inflamed following physical contact with an allergen. Common products known to cause allergic dermatitis include plants, metals, soap, fragrance, and cosmetics.

    1-2 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    foot redness, foot/toe itch, scabbed area of the foot
    Symptoms that always occur with allergic contact dermatitis of the foot:
    foot redness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.Athlete's Foot (Tinea Pedis)

    Athlete's foot is a common fungal infection of the feet and/or toes. Warm, moist environments and community showering are common causes of this type of infection.

    With treatment, athlete's foot should go away in about 2 weeks. However, it often comes back, especially if the same shower or bathroom are used.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    foot redness, foot/toe itch, foot skin changes, spontaneous foot pain, peeling between the toes
    Symptoms that always occur with athlete's foot (tinea pedis):
    foot redness
    Symptoms that never occur with athlete's foot (tinea pedis):
    toe injury
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  3. 3.Non - Specific Foot Rash

    A rash is an area of irritated or swollen skin. Often, rashes are unidentifiable and some variation of normal. For example, scratching one's arm causes it to turn red (which is caused by mast cells releasing chemicals into the local area), but that's completely normal.

    1-2 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    foot redness
    Symptoms that always occur with non-specific foot rash:
    foot redness
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  4. 4.Irritant Contact Dermatitis

    Contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes red, sore, or inflamed after direct contact with a substance. This condition most often affects skin of the hands, and may occur after repeated and prolonged exposure to substances such as water, detergents (soaps, bleach), solvents (such as gasoline), acids, powders, dust, and soil. The onset of the skin reaction is usually within 48 hours of coming in contact with the substance.

    1-2 days.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    rash with well-defined border, itchy rash, red or pink, rough patch of skin, painful rash, red rash
    Symptoms that always occur with irritant contact dermatitis:
    rash with well-defined border
    Symptoms that never occur with irritant contact dermatitis:
    fever, black-colored skin changes, brown-colored skin changes, blue-colored skin changes
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Peeling Between the Toes

  • Q.Do you have a rash?
  • Q.Is the red area flaky and rough to the touch?
  • Q.Are there small cracks between your toes?
  • Q.Did your symptoms start after you were exposed to glues, fragrances, preservatives, hair dyes, soaps, detergents, or other common household chemicals?

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Peeling Between the Toes Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced peeling between the toes have also experienced:

    • 16% Foot Peeling
    • 10% Foot / Toe Itch
    • 5% Toe Pain
  • People who have experienced peeling between the toes had symptoms persist for:

    • 30% Less Than a Week
    • 28% Less Than a Day
    • 25% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced peeling between the toes were most often matched with:

    • 50% Allergic Contact Dermatitis of the Foot
    • 50% Athlete's Foot (Tinea Pedis)
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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