Feet Sore And Peeling Skin? 2 Things That Can Cause This And What You Can Do About It

If your feet feel sore and your skin is peeling, this can be due to many things. Fortunately, once the problem is found it can generally be treated so your feet will get back to normal. To help you, below are two things that can cause this to happen with your feet, as well as the treatment for each one.

Dry Skin

If the skin on the bottom of your feet is very thick this can be due to dry skin. This is because the skin does not shed at all and keeps building up until it gets very thick, then a band of dry skin develops on top. Once the dry skin starts your feet will start peeling. This can make your feet feel very uncomfortable, but you can do something about this.

There are small tools that you can purchase that are made to remove dead skin from feet. Two of these tools that work great are a foot file and a pumice stone. Wet your feet in warm water and then use the tool that you choose to gently rub back and forth on the dry, peeling skin.

For a natural treatment, soak your feet in lemon juice for approximately 10 to 15 minutes. This works great because lemon juice has acid that eats away at the dry skin. This also softens the dry skin and makes it much easier to remove with the tool that you chose above.


If the skin on your feet looks inflamed and red, then you may have a type of fungal infection on your feet, such as athlete's foot. Unfortunately, this type of fungus is hard to treat, and it may take time for antibiotics and other medicine to work well but it will eventually go away. You can also have this type of infection if the only symptom you are having is peeling skin. Because of this, make sure you see a doctor even if you feel no pain or itchiness.

If you do not get this type of infection treated, it will spread quickly down between your toes and can even get into your toenails. Once this happens, it is much harder to treat.

One easy way to get this infection is from being in a moist environment or if your feet constantly sweat when you are wearing socks and shoes.

If you continue to have problems with the skin peeling on your feet, you should make an appointment with a podiatrist, which is a foot doctor, to determine what is causing this.