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Dry Cracked Heel
Yes: This exposes you to dry cool air, and when there is a change in the weather from moist fall to dry cold winter your heels will crack. Moisturizing your heels work really well. Try to apply the cream and wait about 5 minutes prior to wearing you socks. ...Read more
I have dry cracked heels, & fungus on 2 toenails (may not be fungus, just thick). How should I care for & address both these issues simultaneously?
See below: Use a pumice stone or callous file to scrape away the build up of tissue and then use a good hydrating cream such as foot miracle cream. ...Read more
Yes : Especially if you leave in dry cool area. Apply lots of moisturizer to heels. ...Read more
Why are my feet so ugly and dry cracked heels i maintaine my feet all the time and moisturise them with eura cream as soon as i stop soaking it's back?
Flip flops: Wearing flip flops or sandals with open backs is usually the problem. Also walking barefoot on hard surfaces can worsen the issue. Always wear shoes and sandals with closed backs or straps to keep them in place while walking. Using creams such as urea 40% cream and vaseline nightly with cotton socks can help improve the dryness and cracking. See a dermatologist if not improving. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stepped in poop that went over sandal to dry cracked heels quickly cleaned it but soar where open wound is when woke up middle of night. what now help?
Soaks: Would suggest warm soapy soaks, for about 15 minutes 3 times per da. Also put some lac hydrin over the cracked heels ...Read more
See a podiatrist: The heels can get quite dry and callused, and cracks in them can be sore and get infected. Self-help measures are regular applications of skin emollients, use of heel cups and cushions to make them more comfortable, and use of a pumice stone to file down excess skin buildup. A podiatrist can offer more options to you. ...Read more
Vasoline: Wash the heel and apply vasoline to them, then apply saran wrap and put a sock over it at night. ...Read more
I am a 30yr old male and have had very wrinkled hands my whole life as if i'm 90. Advice? I've also had dry cracked/split heels. I use gel insoles.
Not just hands?: I assume since you mention insoles that it is not just your hands that are dry and "wrinkled" there are systemic as well as inherited conditions that may cause this, as well as nutritional etiology es. My advice is to see a dermatologist and have him/ her rule these out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moisturize: Even vaseline under saran wrap with a sock at bedtime will help...... ...Read more
2 different problems: Acne scars can be improved by dermatologist. Dry, cracked heels need moisturizing cream or lotion applied often. If there is redness or peeling between toes, need to treat athlete's foot with cream like lamisil (terbinafine). Watch for signs of infection: redness, swelling, pain, pus (especially if diabetic or poor circulation). Podiatrist can also recommend treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shoes, lotion. : Wear closed-back shoes (no sandals, flip-flops, or clogs), and apply a thick lotion to your heels every night. If the cracks ever develop into fissures (full thickness cracks through the skin), you should see your doctor to work out a wound care regimen. Some people even need prescription lotion! ...Read more
Daily care: Skin is mostly water. As skin builds up(callusing), the skin can dehydrate and shrink. As it shrinks, surface tension causes the skin to split. This can be painful. Keeping the foot hydrated with cream daily can help. If callusing is severe, then using a cream with urea 40-50% can be very helpful. Using a pumice stone can also help reduce callusing. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer