Peeling Between The Toes Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand your peeling between the toes symptoms, including 4 causes and common questions.

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Contents

  1. 4 Possible Peeling Between The Toes Causes
  2. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  3. Statistics
  4. Related Articles

4 Possible Peeling Between The Toes Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced peeling between the toes. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

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.

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

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.

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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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.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: foot redness

Symptoms that always occur with non-specific foot rash: foot redness

Urgency: Wait and watch

Irritant contact dermatitis

Irritant contact dermatitis means a skin reaction that is caused by directly touching an irritating substance, and not by an infectious agent such as a bacteria or virus.

Common causes are soap, bleach, cleaning agents, chemicals, and even water. Almost any substance can cause it with prolonged exposure. Contact dermatitis is not contagious.

Anyone who works with an irritating substance can contract the condition. Mechanics, beauticians, housekeepers, restaurant workers, and health care providers are all susceptible.

Symptoms include skin that feels swollen, stiff, and dry, and becomes cracked and blistered with painful open sores.

A medical provider can give the best advice on how to heal the skin and avoid further irritation. Self-treatment can make the problem worse if the wrong creams or ointments are used.

Diagnosis is made through patient history, to find out what substances the patient comes into contact with, and through physical examination of the damaged skin.

Treatment involves avoiding the irritating substance if possible. Otherwise, the person can use petroleum jelly on the hands underneath cotton and then rubber gloves.

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

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

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

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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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 were most often matched with:

  • 50% Allergic Contact Dermatitis Of The Foot
  • 50% Athlete'S Foot (Tinea Pedis)

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

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from Buoy Assistant (a.k.a. the quiz).

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