Hi. Would you (or anyone) happen to have any idea what causes the soles of my feet to itch so bad I can't hardly sleep or put shoes on? It's really awful!! I scratch them on everything!! The concrete steps are wonderful to just push down & rub my feet on the edge. I haven't scratched them bloody raw yet, but I'm afraid I might pretty soon. They also itch from the soles up about 4 inches on the inside/instep area. It's driving me NUTS!!
Could it be diet? Lack of something in my diet? Allergy?
Okay, just to make sure to rule everything out that I need to rule out, what are your other symptoms? Please check the FAQ link for a post on "how to get help" which gives examples of what kind of symptoms help me to help you (I check things most doctors would not). :) It's rare that a single symptom is not connected to any others, so the more info I have the more accuate I can be in my suggestions to you.
Hi Shelley, thanks for replying.
My dosha (according to 2 tests) is pitta, my blood type is A+ and I'm about 60 pounds overweight.
As far as other symptoms, I really haven't noticed anything. There's no cracks or peeling, just intense itching. Like it's deep inside & I can't quite get to it. They tingle sometimes too (sometimes all the way up my legs), which just makes me need to scratch more. It's been going on for a couple of months. I can't think of anything I'm doing different. I've been at work & had to take my shoes off & scratch my feet on the soles of my shoes before. Luckily I usually wear hiking boots with good rough soles!
I'm really getting desperate, thanks so much for any help!
Hi! Thanks for more details, are those your only physical complaints really? No digestive upsets, low back pain, previous injuries, headaches, frequent urination, diarrhea, brain fog, irritability?
You said the itching was deep, so it's not a topical itch like one you can scratch? It's one you can't get to? It's not really your skin that's itching but somewhere inside? Any numbness or burning ever?
Is it both feet simultaneously? Do you itch more on your feet or entire body when you sweat? Do you itch less when barefoot?
Any swelling anywhere?
You said it started two months ago. Anything in your life change 2-3 months ago? Anything happen with your diet or spine? Change in socks or shoes? Visit to a humid climate? change in water supply, even if just temporary?
"No digestive upsets, low back pain, previous injuries, headaches, frequent urination, diarrhea, brain fog, irritability?" No, none of these.
It's deep, but scratching does help if I scratch REAL hard. There is a little numbness sometimes, but not always.
Both feet itch at the same time, and sweating doesn't seem to make a difference. Going bare foot helps a little, probably because I can scratch without a big effort when it first starts. Once it gets started, if can't scratch it right away, it's hell to get stopped!!
The only thing that I've changed in the past 2 months is I stopped drinking tap water completely. I used to drink it once in a while, but now I only drink reverse osmosis purified water and occasionally spring water.
This is why I'm so confused about it.. I don't think NOT drinking tap water would cause this (I'm not gonna start drinking it again to find out!) & I haven't changed anything else.
Hmmm! Interesting. Something we've discussed a lot here on CureZone is the problem with filtered water. You can't not drink filtered water because tap water sucks, but there are problems with filtered water too. The filters remove all the good alkaloids right along with the bad minerals, so you end up with a kind of dead, negatively charged water that not only doesn't give you minerals but also attracts good minerals to neutralize the water and that means it leaches you of good minerals.
So you need to add a good Sea Salt to your diet, use that instead of table salt whenever possible, and see about getting more minerals into your diet in other ways. You can spike your water wtih bottled liquid trace minerals; take EmergenC or another supplement; eat more dark, leafy greens, broths and whole grains.
Numbness and itching both is all about the quality of the tissue and the nerves/blood feeding it. That means minerals, essential fatty acids, and removing whatever blockages are there to the circulation.
I'm not a nervous system anatomy expert so I'm not sure if there's anywhere along the spine/pelvis that could affect both feet. But I think the nerve branches for each leg are totally separate, so that means the circulatory problem is probably vascular or cellular. The odds of both feet suffering nervous constriction is pretty low unless you bought a pair of really cruel shoes. ;) Cellular means lack of minerals/electrolytes, vascular means cayenne pepper tincture, light exercise and occasionally elevating your feet would help.
Oh and try a foot bath with Epsom Salts and baking soda every night for half an hour. :) That will help to ionize the area. A good large handful of Epsom, a smaller handful of the baking soda.
Does she eat "good". I think it depends on who you ask and what day it is! We are both trying to eat more healthy foods but still need to better transition into that. We really like Sheley's 80/20 theory and plan to try to follow a meal plan like that. If you did that, then you should be able to still enjoy your chocolate ice cream craving! We make a trip to our local outdoor creamery at least once per week. That is our treat. The rest of the week we try to eat well, exercise, etc. So we feel it is okay to splurge like that occasionally.
It can't be soy and tofu all the time! Not that we eat that stuff......but you know what I mean!
Hi, I have never been on here but could use some advice. I have every single symptom above, I have been disabled and bed-ridden for 2 years now. I am 31 and was a marathon runner and high school teacher. One day I woke up and could barely move or think straight.
I wake in the morning with my whole body swollen, my eyes either dry or crazy watering, liquid trying to come out of my ears, head fog so bad I am not in reality all day, allergic to all foods and nearly everything I put in my mouth. It all comes in the morning ata 9:30 when my gut starts bubbleing, the bubble comes and then im belching, foggy brain, whole body is tired, legs and muscles ache, mouth and tongue and fingers swell up, itching all over my body incluing my feet butt and lady parts. I am literllly this way all day-and it is all coming from my gut. There isnt a minute in the day when my guts arent having stuck gas that wont come out. It all builds up and thats when I feel like I am going to explode, my brain swells, and I cry hysterically for hours. I cant even think straight to try to help myself. When the bubble moves down my head will begin to clear and then water is comine from my eyes and ears. If water isnt released I am hysterically crying for hours. I cry 24 hours at a time at least every other day-Drs say it is constant histamine reaction and I am allergic to eveything.
I have been diagnosed with lyme disease, chronic systemic candida (I have had yeast for at least 2 years if not longer-but 2 years I have had it vaginally which means it is infested my gut and maybe other places as well), food allergies, possible parasites, ammenoria. I havent had a period in 10 years. Last year after treating lyme for 2 months I got a little better, actually started my period, but only that one time, and then I tanked again and now my gut is even worse from the antibiotics. I cant seem to get rid of this candida and my body is having constant allergic reactions to it all day.
I know this is a lot, and there is still a lot more I can write about what I have been through the past two years. I have tried everything. Right now I currently have a dr in Wisconsin who has me on amphoterecin for yeast strictly in the gut, monistat every day vaginally, vancomyacin I just started for possible SIBO, and next he wants to start me on a anti parasitic. I also just started taking cloves to see if that would help. I am just feeling so helpless. The head stuff and the crying is the worst part. I never know what is going on in the world and I feel like I am constantly dreaming all day long.
Does anyone have ANY ideas? I would say the only things I responded to was the first round of abx-but then I got worse, enteragam, and low dose naltroxone.
I just started LDA (low dose allergen immunotherapy) with my integrative dr and we did a shot for candida and foods-I am currently allergic to everythin still. I am losing weight like crazy and have no food left to eat. I could use any advice anyone has. THank you so much and God bless.
You're drunk!! That's why you're dizzy and can't think straight!
Now before you start thinking, "I am not drunk I don't drink".. Alcohol is made w/ Brewers yeast yes? There was a guy on tv... 20/20 I think. He got pulled over for something minor and the cop thought he was drinking. Gave him a breathalyzer and he FAILED.. The GUY DOESN'T DRINK!
It's called Auto-Brewery Syndrome. too many starches ferment and create alcohol in your stomach.
Has this ever been brought up by any of your doctors?
Hi, I have the same problem with my feet and all of those symptoms you've described "No digestive upsets, low back pain, previous injuries, headaches, frequent urination, diarrhea, brain fog, irritability?" are totally what's been happening may be you could tell what it is?
Just tossing this out there... do you have any type of fungus? Athlete's foot or something? I remember, like 10 years ago, the first day I had athlete's foot (or realized it). Business as usual and then SUDDENLY my feet ITCHED like CRAZY and I could not possibly scratch them enough. Topical over-the-counter ointments and powders, etc. solved that problem but only when I used them, which was years. I used them everyday to keep the problem at bay. Moving to the equator helped, as now I wear sandals everyday to keep them ventilated, as well as using a foot file to exfoliate everyday. I'm sure there's body imbalances and terrible stuff involved, but the thing that helped the MOST was urine therapy. Kept the morning's first urine all day, and that evening (a bit "old" by then) I made some feet bags and slept all night with that on my feet. Sorta stung a wee bit and I was nervous all night that it would leak onto the bed. BUT the next morning they were so smooth and since then, no problems, although I still keep them exfoliated. I know it's gross but anyway I highly recommend that to anyone with athlete's foot.
But your symptoms don't sound exactly like mine - I am just tossing it out there as a possibility.
No sign of any fungus/athlete's foot. My feet are smooth, soft, and healthy looking.
Thanks for your input though, and if I ever do get athlete's foot I'll remember to pee on them!! LOL!! I've read about all kinds of benefits from UT, and I'm sure it's all true, but I haven't gotten past the "ick" factor yet.
Yes, I also have this symptom. Do you have high blood Sugar and cholesterol? Or, do you take any supplements or medicines that may have caused some liver damage?
Your symptom sounds to me like Type 2 Diabetes OR liver damage.
Change your diet and lower your blood sugar. Your bad cholesterol may be high also. Get exercise and lose weight as soon as possible. It might not be too late. There are a couple of dietary supplements that may help you. These are SugarBalance and Cholest-Off. You can probably find these at your local CVS or Walgreens.
In addition to these, start eating more fiber in your diet. I like psillium husk fiber and a special fat-absorbing fiber called chitosan. Chitosan capsules can be taken 30 minutes before you eat and will help absorb the fat that you eat so that it is expelled in your stool, rather than stored in your body. I've lost a lot of weight using this and other things like apple cider vinegar and green tea.
Being overweight or obese leads to many diseases including diabetes and heart disease. Please don't take this lightly. Make the changes immediately!
I spent 5 years figuring this one out. Doctors were no help at all. Recently, I quit taking Aleve,which is naproxin, for my arthitis and inflamed joints. Within 2 weeks, my feet were cured. The itch was deep in my toes,and made me wana dig holes in them. I am sooooooo happy. Hope this may be your cause, and maybe it will help you too.
Change either your washing powder or woolly socks, both of them irritated my feet in the past, I am allergic to wool, which causes a rash which looks like athletes foot.
When we changed washing powder last year it seem to be fine until about December when the itching began.
After trying for months all sorts of medication for athletes foot, witch hazel, tea tree cream, salt, vinegar, Bicarb Soda, etc. etc., nothing got rid of the itch other then a short relieve for a few hours perhaps for one day at the max.
We changed powder back to the previous brand and within 48 hours the itch was gone. Hope that it may alleviate someone's misery as it did mine.
Just wash feet and use socks that contain no wool and/or change your washing powder, good luck!