red spots & itching after long walks

I am training to walk in a marathon, and am now walking 16-20 mile distances. After a recent 16 mile walk, my feet (most severely near the ankle but spreading over most of the foot)beagn to itch uncontrollably. I noticed red spots on my feet when the itching began, about an hour after I finished walking. Nothing will stop the itch- I've tried icing the affected ares, soaking the feet, Cortizone ointment and lotion. The red spots and itching remain several hours after the walks.

I never had any problems during shorter walks, and my feet don't sweat overly much. Any suggestions would be most appreciated, since I still have a lot of walking left to do :-)

Posted By Trish on September 07, 2002 at 19:49:07:

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