There Are Small Holes In The Sole Of The Foot?

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Late night, !, my child is 7 years old. How many days have there been very small holes in the soles of his feet. More precisely around the fingers. What is the cause and how to treat it? Are there drugs that you can buy yourself at the pharmacy? Mhon’s explanation. thanks.

1 Answer:

Hello El Ghina,


Small spots on the soles of the feet or around the toes can be caused by several skin disorders including:

Pitted keratolysis is a bacterial infection on the surface of the skin, most commonly occurring in the soles of the feet or hands. Small hole spots appear because bacteria damage the skin layer. The risk factors are due to moist feet, the use of closed shoes for a long duration, immunodeficiency. The main complaint is the unpleasant foot odor. In addition there are also patients who complain of itching or pain when the foot is tread. The diagnosis of pitted keratolysis is made based on a physical examination, a history of complaints, and supporting examinations of skin scrapings. Pitted keratolysis treatment is the administration of antibiotic ointment, using antiseptic soap to wash feet regularly.

Scabies is Sarcoptes scabiei mite infestation on the skin, can affect all parts of the body including the feet. Symptoms of the skin that arises are reddish holes, especially on the sidelines of the fingers. Generally patients complain of severe itching. Diagnosis based on physical examination, risk factors, history of similar complaints in other family members, ink testing, and microscopic examination of skin scrapings. Treatment using permethrin ointment which is maintained for 24 hours and then rinsed, the treatment can be repeated if necessary. Scabies treatment is important to be done thoroughly, meaning that the whole house (especially the bed) must also be cleaned and other family members who have the same complaint must also seek treatment.

Athlete's foot or tinea pedis is a fungal infection of the foot. Easily arises when the feet are damp, dirty, do not use footwear. Symptoms that appear are itching, accompanied by reddish spots, especially between the legs that are not long followed by peeling skin. Diagnosis based on complaints, physical examination, and examination of skin scrapings. Treated using antifungal / antifungal creams and maintaining foot hygiene by washing feet after externally and drying, changing socks every day, keeping shoes clean, not exchanging socks or shoes with other people suffering from foot fungus.

Consult further about your child's complaints with a dermatologist if there is no improvement. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.

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