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Foot itch Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Foot itch. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. How long have you had the foot itch?

    Why: to determine if acute or chronic.

  2. Are both feet affected?
  3. Are there any other areas of the body that are itchy?

    Why: e.g. in flexures such as front of elbow and behind knee may suggest dermatitis; dyshidrotic eczematous dermatitis (pompholyx) has a predilection for the sides of the fingers, palms and soles of feet.

  4. If itchiness of the feet is localized, where on the feet is the skin itchy?

    Why: may assist in helping determine cause e.g. itchiness between the toes may suggest athlete's foot; on soles of feet of infants may suggest scabies; on soles of feet may suggest dyshidrotic eczematous dermatitis (pompholyx).

  5. Have your feet been exposed to anything new

    Why: e.g. new shoes, chemicals ? - may suggest contact dermatitis. Contact dermatitis is always confined to the site of exposure to the allergen.

  6. Have you had contact with another person with a similar skin eruption?

    Why: may suggest scabies, tinea or other fungal skin infection.

  7. Do you have an allergic tendency?

    Why: e.g. asthma, hay fever - may suggest atopic dermatitis (eczema).

  8. Occupational history?

    Why: e.g. workers exposed to hookworm include plumbers, electricians, carpenters, pest exterminators, gardeners and fishermen.

  9. Family history of skin problems?

    Why: e.g. atopic dermatitis (eczema).

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Foot itch:

The following list of conditions have 'Foot itch' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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