creepy callous eating holes in foot

all my life I have had a thick-soled foot. if my feet get damp for a day or two, small holes the size of a pencil lead appear and deepen, sometimes filled with whatever else is in my shoe (like socklint or if I am hiking, dirt). the longer it goes the more holes till the hole sole is covered. I don’t ever let it go that far. I keep it in check by changing socks often, NEVER re-wearing a pair without washing, and gold bond powder. it is not painfull and whatever is eating the skin stops at the live tissue underneath. its just very creepy looking.
never seen anything like it and haven’t found anything to make it go away. its just a cosmetic thing so I have not seen anyone about it. email me if you want to see a pic.

1 Comment found

    Vivian Abrams DPM

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    What you possibly have (and this is just a guess) is pitted keratolysis. You might want to try Certain Dri which is an anti-perspirant available without a prescription. You use it in the evening after your bath or shower, and it controls the sweating. You might consider seeing a podiatrist or dermatologist for further help if this does not help.


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