Tuesday, November 03, 2009

On Hyperkeratosis of the Sole

Well, I suppose this is pretty common?

My mum scolded me once when she saw me peeling all those thickened skin on my sole, saying that after I peeled off those skins I simply throw them on the floor, thinking it’s too small to be noticed. I mean, okay, those skins aren’t really that small pieces of erm, peeled skins, but they’re quite hardened stubborn thickened skin. My entire sole feels like the bottom part of the Timberland boots after a few weeks of leaving them skins intact.

And so, just like how I always do with the self-diagnosed eczema problem I have between the creases at the side of my nose (where I’ll scratch and peel off those shredding skin), I do the same to my sole as well.

Thing is, these thickened sole, after they’re gone, I actually feel more sensation on my feet, which, I think is better than having a senseless sole where you’d probably step onto something and injure yourself without you even knowing. You know, like those peripheral neuropathy that happened in people who was have diabetes mellitus for many years. Not quite likely, but, this cranky brain of mine thought so.

Anyways, as I sometimes would peel and peel and peel those soles and put them in a pile before I dispose them off into the bin, I discovered something interesting. My sole-skin attracts ants! These ants didn’t actually come crawling over sniffing for food and somehow got dispelled off by those smelly shredded skins from the foot. But these ants started to gather around those giant “food” and started to bite it into smaller pieces and carry them back to their nests. Interesting ay?

One man’s “waste” might be other men’s treasure. How very true. I wonder if that’s why the ants replicate faster in my house. And the new generation of ants are seriously ferocious.

Now that I’m on the matter, are the ants mutating because they fed on my sole-skin?

16 Jujus:

[SK] said...

yucks!! you peeled them and left them on the floor, this is so disgusting!! go get some cream to apply, they will work better for you..

Danny said...

i oso got same problem but not as serious as urs la.. maybe cos we stand most of the time.. so the sole thicken faster than others..
i think some foot lotion is quite effective worr.. go try la..

said...

eww~

Gratitude said...
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Gratitude said...

Super EWWWWWWWWWWW!
I'll never use bonito flakes ever again!
+Ant+

Susan said...

hahhaha. Thats funny. i did the same to the skin of my finger tips, after playing guitar for long, you will develop thick skin at the finger tips, i usually peel off or bite off and eat it 'accidently', hahahah...

Evann said...

Good heavens! Use a file!

reanaclaire said...

pssst... dont tell anyone.. one of my diehard hobbies those days!! disgusting, huh?

the happy go lucky one said...

eeekksss... totally cannot accept this sorry... and by the way from my experience, wearing slipper at home (if the house use those floor detergent, or the floor is made of cement), and applying plenty of moisturising cream actually will improve it lor

Medie007 said...

SK, i didn't actually leave them all over, i put it together in one place, and when i feel like i've done enough of scratching and peeling, i'll throw the pile away lor...

danny, dowan try lah. lazy. :P standing a lot is definitely a true fact. wakakakka... time for crocs instead of leather shoes! :P

L2. yeeeeeha. :P

Medie007 said...

gratitude, remember me when u decided to take it again. :P

susan, finger tips? wow. that's a first. :P tho i do peel off some skin at the corner of the nails sometimes too. :P

evan, a file??

Medie007 said...

reanaclaire, pssst, ur secret's safe with me. wakakkakaka

happy go lucky, every man's got a skeleton in their closet lor. i'm not perfect ma. :P

Jerry said...

I shall give u the gross award :D

Anyway, it's just so convenient to throw it on the floor since they are so tiny... Just like how people dig nose and toss them into thin air LOL!!!!

L M said...

Does it hurt? Like did you peel to far until it reached your still living skin?

Maybe you should slap some moisturizer on your soles before going to bed xP

manglish said...

i tot the ants should be choked to death on ur peels...so dry hahahaha

Medie007 said...

jerry, mind u, i don't dig my nose shit and throw it in the air lor, i stick it under the table. waakkakakaka jk.

LM, it does! how did u know? lol

manglish, i was hoping htey would too. but apparently i think they might have some special saliva or sth. :P