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Doctor insights on: Dry Cracked Heel

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Are dry cracked heels hereditary or does environment play a factor?

Are dry cracked heels hereditary or does environment play a factor?

Indirectly: No, not directly because skin type and excessive sweat glands are genetic which pre-disposes someone to cracked heels, but wearing flip flops or open backed sandals and exposure to fungus is environmental. ...Read more

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How can you cure dry / cracked heels?

How can you cure dry / cracked heels?

Mositurize: Try doing it at night and aplying Saran wrap and a sock to sleep. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have dry cracked heels from being barefoot all day?

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

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Can you tell me about remedies on dry, cracked heels?

Can you tell me about remedies on dry, cracked heels?

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

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My second problem is dry cracked heels; can you help me?

My second problem is dry cracked heels; can you help me?

Creams and ointments: Try using creams and ointments with urea in them. This will soften and moisturize. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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After DVT in R thigh my skin is much softer - no calluses or dry cracked heel. Why?

After DVT in R thigh my skin is much softer - no calluses or dry cracked heel. Why?

Rt. Thigh skin softe: Rt. Thigh skin softer after DVT, because after relief of DVT veins shrink to normal. Skin becomes normal after exercise by strenthening the surround muscles. Due to anticoagulants blood is thinner. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for dry cracked heels?

What is best treatment for dry cracked heels?

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

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What is the best treatment options to treat sore, dry, cracked heels?

What is the best treatment options to treat sore, dry, cracked heels?

Vasoline: Wash the heel and apply vasoline to them, then apply Saran wrap and put a sock over it at night. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Can you tell me about recommendations for cracked, dry heels?

Moisturize: Even vaseline under Saran wrap with a sock at bedtime will help...... ...Read more

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How can I improve dry feet and cracked heels?

How can I improve dry feet and cracked heels?

Moisturize them: If regular moisturizer is not working try going to sleep with Saran wrap on the feet under a sock after applying the moisturizer. Alternatively a high concentration urea cream is often helpful. (over 40%). ...Read more

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How to treat dry cracked skin on heel, without softening skin too much?  

How to treat dry cracked skin on heel, without softening skin too much?  

Dry skin: You can try removing the dry cracked area carefully. There are creams that will help with this - urea in them. Soaking can dry the skin as the oils leave the skin especially when soaked in epson salts. ...Read more

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My skin is dry and having cracked heel. I have acne scars. What kind of cream I have to use?

My skin is dry and having cracked heel. I have acne scars. What kind of cream I have to use?

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 more

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What can I do about cracked and dry heels?

What can I do about cracked and dry heels?

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

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How can I repair the dry cracked skin on my heels?

How can I repair the dry cracked skin on my heels?

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 more

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I have really dry heels. Not cracked just dry. And sometimes its like that near my toes. Is this tinea? What can I do to get rid of it?

I have really dry heels. Not cracked just dry. And sometimes its like that near my toes. Is this tinea? What can I do to get rid of it?

Dry feet and Tx: It could be a fungal infection vs. Certain vitamin or mineral deficiency as well. You could just have dermatitis from your shoe material, too. See a podiatrist or your primary care doctor for best diagnostic approach. ...Read more

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