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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Thickened Skin on the Sole of the Foot

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced thickened skin on the sole of the foot. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Callus

    A callus is a hard, thick layer of skin that develops when the skin experiences lots of friction and pressure. A callus may cause discomfort, but is of no big concern.

    Should go away immediately by trimming excess skin, and will not reappear if shoe inserts are used.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    thickened skin on the foot, thickened skin on the foot with visible lines
    Symptoms that always occur with callus:
    thickened skin on the foot with visible lines
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  2. 2.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

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  3. 3.Plantar Wart

    Plantar warts are found on the soles of the feet. They can be very painful. Many of them on the foot may cause problems walking or running. Plantar warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), and can be picked up by walking barefoot in public places, especially pools.

    Warts can be treated but may go away on their own with time.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in the sole of the foot, thickened skin on the foot, thickened skin on the foot without visible lines, skin thickening resembling a plantar wart, rash
    Symptoms that always occur with plantar wart:
    skin thickening resembling a plantar wart, thickened skin on the foot, thickened skin on the foot without visible lines
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  4. 4.Acromegaly

    Acromegaly is an uncommon condition where the body makes too much growth hormone, which is a hormone made by the pituitary gland that stimulates growth and repair of various body tissues. In most cases the excess hormone comes from a small non-cancerous growth in the pituitary gland.

    Surgery is effective in returning hormone levels to normal, but body abnormalities will remain for life.

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    headache, fatigue, joint pain, weight gain, vision changes
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Thickened Skin on the Sole of the Foot

  • Q.Do you run for exercise or sport?
  • Q.Do the skin's natural lines go through the thickened skin?
  • Q.Do you have flat feet?
  • Q.Do you have high arches?

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Thickened Skin on the Sole of the Foot Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced thickened skin on the sole of the foot have also experienced:

    • 13% Foot Peeling
    • 9% Dry Skin
    • 9% Foot / Toe Itch
  • People who have experienced thickened skin on the sole of the foot had symptoms persist for:

    • 76% Over a Month
    • 6% Two Weeks to a Month
    • 6% Less Than a Week
  • People who have experienced thickened skin on the sole of the foot were most often matched with:

    • 50% Irritant Contact Dermatitis
    • 50% Plantar Wart
  • 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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