Please tell me that foot belongs to a corpse

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32 Responses to Please tell me that foot belongs to a corpse

  1. rt895 says:

    Maybe the first day out of a full-foot cast…

  2. Al Beau says:

    Certain medications for psoriasis cause this peeling of dying of skin layers. Especially on the soles of the feet.

  3. bocopro says:

    Back in the 50s, a whole bunch of us were shovelin grain for a farmer. Most of us wearin what were called “tennis shoes” back then (Chuck Taylor or Keds hi-tops taped at the ankles to keep grain out of ’em).

    One guy wore lace-up boondockers . . . all day, sweatin like a sumnamabotch. Next day — no, two days later — that’s exactly what his feet looked like. Doctor who tended athletes for the 3 major sports said it was ‘zackly like trenchfoot that was common in WWI Europe and WWII in the Pacific.

  4. fjord says:


  5. Padawan says:

    My feet do that once every five or six years. There’s also a foot soak you can buy that you soak your feet in for like ten or twenty minutes that’ll literally peel the skin off your feet in a single sheet.

    • fjord says:

      For bookoo bucks you can get your feet nibbled on by these tiny fish.
      I think its an oriental thing.

      • JeremyR says:

        You can also do it in the ocean off Australia. Fish are a bit larger but…..

      • Padawan says:

        Last I knew that type of pedicure is severely frowned upon in the states. I believe it’s something to do with being unable to change the water because of the fish so other people were picking up foot diseases left behind in the water.

        I’m good though. I wouldn’t subject those innocent fish to the horrors of my nasty feet.

    • Exile1981 says:

      So you shed your skin every 5 or 6 years? Why do I hear the theme from x-files in the background?

  6. bogsidebunny says:

    Trench foot? Probable a homeless bum who’s been sleeping outdoors for years. Scrape the dead shit off, slap on a little running alcohol (keep him from drinking it) and he’s good to go.

  7. Charry1 says:

    wax on, wax off?

  8. warhorse says:

    immersion foot. this is what happens when your feet are wet and in your boots for a few days straight.

  9. Aesop says:

    Nope, not likely. Too pink underneath. That equals circulation.

    Appears to be either an awful burn, or a pretty bad case of immersion foot, like having them inside the same socks and shoes for weeks, from a cursory look. Looks like someone hiked the entire Appalachian Trail non-stop in those feet, without taking off their footwear.

    Whatever the problem, my first question is “What in hell is anybody doing touching them with bare hands???”

    • Mike_C says:

      So we had this crappy psych intern (CPI) working on our Internal Medicine inpatient service. One day mid-winter a bum was admitted via the ER and basically dumped on Medicine. (Guy had no obvious immediate medical problem, but nowhere to stay, etc.) The CPI refuses [yeah, really] to do the intake exam by himself, so our whole team is in the room with him and this poor bum. The bum already has his shoes off, and is laying there on the exam table in his hospital gown and REALLY crusty looking socks. Team leader instructs CPI to remove the patient’s socks (so we can check his pulses, do a cursory Neuro exam, look for sores, etc) and goes back to talking with the patient. CPI is working the socks down, muttering and bitching the meanwhile. Team leader turns back to him just in time to see the CPI whip the sock off the bum’s right foot by pulling the ankle part WAY past the foot, then giving it a jerk. This causes the sock to snap smartly, and releases a dense cloud of dead skin particles, dirt, and stink.

      We were all covered in bum-foot debris and detritus. A couple of unobservant people also breathed in this ad hoc biowarfare aerosol (not me, thank god) and were coughing and cursing. The bum looks at our little herd of choking, cursing people frantically brushing pieces of his foot integument out of our hair and says cheerfully, “That’s the first time I’ve had those socks off in MONTHS!”

      That intern really was crap as a Medicine doctor, and I’m willing to bet he’s a crappy psychiatrist as well. Can’t remember his name, but I can still picture his face. He would have made a nice living as a Hollywood character actor playing the supercilious twit son of the rich man, with his actually fairly handsome but florid face and perpetually constipated/haughty expression.

      Back to the foot in the illustration. I’ve had something that happen to me in patches after hiking too far in ill-fitting shoes. But only the pressure points, not the whole foot.

    • POd American says:

      A 3/8s hand drill with a wire brush should clean that right up.

  10. Derek says:

    Immersion foot. Also known as trench foot.

  11. AlphaDelta says:

    Why post a picture when you can have the video:


    • Padawan says:

      Have you ever seen the Dr. Pimple Popper videos on YouTube? :-D That there is some good viewing!

      • AlphaDelta says:

        lol…. am sure, however, that picture is the video,

        Ps. also the pic is a parmesan cheese meme.

      • warhorse says:

        those are disgusting, and I still have no idea how you watch that while you’re eating.

        • Padawan says:

          For the exact same reason why I get a thrill out of peeling sunburns and popping zits: I’m a weird and twisted individual and it’s your fault if you’re just now realizing it.

  12. MadMarlin says:

    Damn K, is it me or over the past several months has there been an uptick in belligerence with a hint of arrogance in the comments? Lol

  13. Arc says:

    I had this shit happen to me from taking a supplement called carnivore? All the skin started peeling off of my hands and my skin was super fresh and sensitive.

    I should have returned that shit to GNC and showed them my hands, instead my room mate wanted the tub. Sure, why not?

  14. Lylelovett666 says:

    I’ve been there. We use a two part product to clean teak decks called Teaka. Made the mistake one time of cleaning a deck with Teaka,in my bare feet. Within two days that’s what my feet looked like. Didn’t hurt,just sloughed off.

  15. Oswald Bastable says:

    Air brush and detol

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