Overcoming Dry Skin On Toenails?
Hello, I want to ask how do I heal dry skin on my toenails ??
Hi رفي احمد فؤخي
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Drying of the skin around the toenail often indicates irritation. This irritation can occur due to wearing improper footwear, excessive scratching or friction, and so on. As a result of this irritation, skin moisture can be disturbed, as a result, the skin can become dry, cracked, peel off, experience sores, or cause itching.
It could also be that the skin around the toenails becomes dry due to other causes, for example:
Seborrheic dermatitis (chronic skin inflammation that makes the skin crack like dandruff, associated with Malassezia yeast infection)
Contact dermatitis (inflammation of the skin due to contact with an irritating or allergenic substance)
Viral, bacterial, or mite infections
Neurodermatitis (chronic skin inflammation triggered or exacerbated by stress)
Xerosis (dry skin)
Psoriasis (an autoimmune disorder that causes the skin to regenerate excessively, is thickened, dry, peels, and experiences sores), etc.
This condition is generally harmless. However, if left untreated, it is not impossible for the dry skin to become wound and this wound is an excellent medium for disease-causing microorganisms to enter and infect the body. Therefore, your complaint still needs serious attention.
Here are the first things you should do:
Take a shower and wash your feet properly
After every activity in a dirty or muddy environment, wash your feet again
Make sure you dry your feet well before putting on footwear
Use a moisturizer on dry feet
Choose footwear that is clean, comfortable, soft, and not too narrow
Does not exfoliate dry feet
Do not apply or administer drugs and any treatment to dry foot skin, unless recommended directly by a doctor
Drink more and consume fruits and vegetables that are good for nourishing the skin
Avoid contact between the skin of the feet with irritating substances, such as detergents
If you feel that there has been no significant improvement after consistently doing the tips above for 1 to 2 weeks, you should check with your doctor or skin specialist in order to get the best treatment.
I hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah