Skin redness

Gout, blisters, athlete’s foot, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, insect bites, or hand, foot, and mouth disease may cause redness of the skin. The skin often appears red before a blister is formed known as a hot spot.

The redness can also be associated with itchiness and pain. The redness can track upwards to other parts of the body in some circumstances and especially if there is an allergic reaction where other symptoms other than redness maybe come apparent. Common causes of skin redness are listed below:
  • Athletes Foot

    Athletes Foot

    Athlete's foot, also known as Tinea Pedis is a skin infection which is commonly thought to occur amongst athletes and those who wear trainers and other non-breathable footwear.

  • Blisters


    A blister is caused by friction between the skin and the inside of a shoe or clothing. Heat builds up causing a swelling under the skin which may or may not have blood in it.

  • Gout


    Gout is a form of arthritis caused by a build up of uric acid within the body which is a waste product of metabolism.

  • Forefoot Pain

    Forefoot pain often originates from the long metatarsal bones in the foot, down towards the toes as well as pain under the ball of the foot. The more common gradual onset injuries include metatarsal stress fractures, bunions, and Morton's neuroma. Sudden onset or acute injuries result from direct trauma or impact and include fractures and ligament sprains.

  • Skin Conditions

    Skin conditions of the foot are common in sports and most are easily avoidable. They include athletes foot, blisters, corns, calluses, and verucca. Most can be treated with over the counter remedies but if you think something is wrong then view our advice on whether see a doctor about your foot injury or skin condition.