My mother has dark patches on the sides and soles of her feet. When her feet are dry, they feel hard to the touch, and when her feet become wet, the skin on them starts to peel. And they seem to be increasing. What could it be?
From your description, it seems that the black patches in your mother's leg are due to dry foot. Moisturizing is essential as it helps the skin to become soft, smooth and less likely to crack. Use a moisturizing cream with urea or lactic acid. It will help to exfoliate the dark thickened skin. Also, soak the foot in warm water for about 10 minutes and then scrub with a pumice stone. Fungal infections can also occur on foot, but usually, that occur in one foot. It slowly spreads, and it is associated with itching. Keep the foot dry and clean always. If you have further queries, feel free to contact for more information. It may be dyshidrotic eczema.
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