How To Get Rid of Pitted Keratolysis ONCE & FOR ALL!
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What is Pitted Keratolysis?
Pitted keratolysis is a common but relatively benign skin condition that affects the soles of the feet and, less commonly, the palms of the hands. It is characterized by the formation of small, shallow pits or depressions on the affected areas of the skin.
The condition is primarily caused by the overgrowth of bacteria, particularly Corynebacterium species, which leads to the breakdown of the superficial layer of the skin.
The exact cause of pitted keratolysis is not fully understood, but several factors are believed to contribute to its development.
These factors include excessive sweating, warm and moist environments, prolonged occlusion of the feet (such as wearing closed shoes or boots for long periods), and poor hygiene.
People who frequently wear tight footwear or participate in activities that cause their feet to sweat excessively, such as athletes and soldiers, are more prone to developing pitted keratolysis.
The main symptom of pitted keratolysis is the presence of small pits or depressions in the affected areas.
Trypophobia is the irrational fear of small holes or bumps on the skin
These pits can vary in size and depth and are typically clustered together. Other common symptoms include an unpleasant odor (often described as “cheesy” or “sour”), whitish or grayish patches on the skin, and a soft and crumbly texture of the affected skin. The condition is usually painless, but some may experience mild itching or discomfort.
Pitted Keratolysis Home Remedy Options:
Pitted Keratolysis Home Treatment:
Treatment for pitted keratolysis aims to eliminate or control the bacterial overgrowth and improve the affected skin’s condition. It typically involves a combination of self-care measures and medical interventions. Some common treatment options include:
Good hygiene practices: Regularly washing and drying the feet or hands, especially after sweating or exposure to moist environments, can help reduce bacterial overgrowth.
Antibacterial soaps or washes: Using antibacterial cleansers that contain ingredients like benzoyl peroxide or chlorhexidine can help eliminate the bacteria responsible for pitted keratolysis.
Topical antibiotics: Applying topical antibiotics, such as erythromycin or clindamycin, directly to the affected areas can help control bacterial overgrowth.
Aluminum chloride solutions: Applying aluminum chloride hexahydrate solutions can help reduce sweating and create an unfavorable environment for bacteria.
Footwear modifications: Wearing open-toed shoes or sandals, allowing the feet to breathe, and avoiding tight or occlusive footwear can help prevent the recurrence of pitted keratolysis.
Absorbent foot powders: Using foot powders containing ingredients like talc or zinc oxide can help absorb excess moisture and reduce bacterial growth.
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Dr. Tomasz Biernacki received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine in 2013; he completed his Surgical Reconstructive Foot Surgery & Podiatric Medicine Residency in 2017; he completed 2 separate traveling Fellowships in Diabetic Surgery, Skin Grafting & Nerve Surgery. He is double board certified in Podiatric Medicine and Foot & Ankle Surgery separately. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” about himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Biernacki is a licensed podiatrist in Michigan. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Biernacki and you. It would be best to not change your health regimen or diet before consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions regarding a medical condition.