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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you teach me how to cure my heels' skin cracking problem?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Keralyt Gel: There is a prescription topical that is helpful for thickened cracked skin called keralyt gel. Keralyt gel is used for the removal of excess keratin in hyperkeratotic disorders, including scaling associated with psoriasis or thickened skin of palms, heels and soles, corns and calluses.
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Happy Feet: Agree with dr f. Prevention: moisturize your feet with cream or ointment before bedtime. Then wear socks to bed. (some people even wrap their feet with Saran wrap so it really soaks in. Good luck!

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is up with my skin on my heels? Its drying and cracking

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Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dermatology 53 years experience
Dry Heels: There is a chance that your dry heel skin, is not merely dry skin but a kind of rash. Psoriasis can cause very thick dry like skin on the heels, and also at times, on the elbows, knees, scalp, and behind the ears. There is also a kind of dry skin on the heels that comes in women who are having the menopause. Try a cortisone cream, once a day, and a good moisturizer, once a day, to see if it helps.

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