Cracks between toes

Cracked toes-very unpleasantCracks between the toes with fungal symptomsA phenomenon that causes many problems and is accompanied by pain. Pain may occur when resting, or when water, dirt, etc. enter the wound. If the skin of the leg is damaged, it will be difficult to walk. If the shoes are made of synthetic materials, sweating will increase, which will worsen the situation.

the reason

A ruptured toe can be caused by:

  • Excessive dryness of the skin due to frequent interaction with abrasive materials (including natural materials such as sand), chlorinated water, and hot air;
  • Uncomfortable (narrow, unsuitable size, man-made) shoes will disrupt the blood supply and cause a lot of sweating, resulting in constant wet feet;
  • Violation of personal hygiene rules;
  • Foot fungus
  • Endocrine system diseases (diabetes, obesity, thyroid insufficiency);
  • Dermatitis and allergic reactions;
  • Lack of vitamin A and E;
  • Hyperhidrosis.

Some women face skin breaks during pregnancy, which may also be caused by unstable hormone levels, vitamin and nutrient deficiencies.

Clinical picture

In addition to the actual cracks between the fingers, the clinical symptoms can also supplement the following symptoms:

  • Dry and peeling skin;
  • Deformation and yellowing of nails;
  • Draining pus from the injured tissue (the first sign of inflammation);
  • Itching.

Depending on the cause of the skin rupture, a rash, redness, and swelling may also occur.


After the initial diagnosis, the podiatrist will prescribe medication to the patient. Through visual inspections and laboratory examinations, doctors formulate a treatment operation plan, which will lead to the elimination of the problem and improvement of the condition.

  1. If the cracks between the toes are caused by a fungal infection, antifungal drugs should be prescribed to prevent the growth of pathogens and restore the normal flora on the surface of the skin.
  2. When hyperhidrosis is involved, botulinum toxin injections will help eliminate excessive sweating. They provide a temporary effect, with a duration ranging from a few months to a year, after which a second step must be performed to maintain the results obtained.
  3. In some cases, the main cause is dysfunction of internal organs, so close cooperation with configuration experts is required to establish treatment methods.