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Homemade Foot Cream For Dry Feet
Can lymasil help get rid of dry feet? My podiatrist gave me a cream but doesn't work he recommended lymasil.
Put cream on dry feet and covered with plastic. Now have light patches of black "mold" on soles of feet. How to clear it?
A simple test.: A microscopic analysis is the only sure way of confirming the black "mold" theory. It could just as easily be a chemical reaction between the ingredients in the cream, plastic and skin, especially under the specific circumstances. Stop the cream therapy and keep the feet clean. The "staining" of the skin may take some time to clear. Be cautious, further treatment could harm the skin even more. ...Read more
Lots of options: Dermatologists recommend Cetaphil, its thick, not perfumed. Alternatively you can use corn buskers lotion, available on amazon. My personal favourite is coconut oil with a little essential oil of your choice. Apply after washing or bathing for best results. If no change after a week, see a dermatologist. ...Read more
What to do if I have really dry cracker skin on my one foot What to do if I have tried all kinds of creams for it anyone got any tips?
Dermatitis/eczema: See a podiatrist or dermatologist. In the mean time try moisterizing cream and avoid no socks and backless shoes. ...Read more
Few months ago I start having itching problem in the foot stepin its gets dry and it start to move to my other foot I'm using curel cream pls help?
Athlete's foot: Go to the pharmacy and ask for an anti- fungal cream for athlete's foot that contains either Clotrimazole or terbutaline in the ingredients. This should clear up the problem in a couple of days. If it doesn't then you need to see a doctor for an oral anti- fungal. If areas are cracking, red, swollen, and painful, then you have developed a secondary infection and will also need antibiotics. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my feet are always very dry. I used a ped egg, along with Vaseline and heavy cream. cracks still remain?
Extremely dry cheeks, hands and feet. Tried everything creams wise. Was on Accutane 4+ years ago and to this day the dryness didn't subside. Help!
Ceramides: Dry skin now is not related to previous accutane. Best remedy is to rub in a small amount of cream twice a day. This is most effective if used immediatly after in water (shower). Newest and best so far for dry skin is a cream containing ceramides. There are several. A new one is eucerin eczema care cream. Avoid caustic soaps (ph over 7) dove soap is popular for this. ...Read more
My feet are always very very dry. I used a ped egg, along with vaseline and heavy cream. How can I get rid of the cracks?
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
I have very dry and cracked feet. Tried lotions and creams. Patches of skin are coming off making it painful to walk. Any suggestions?
Lotion often: This is very common. Callusing is a build up of dead skin. As the skin dries out, it shrinks. The tension on the skin, as it shrinks, causes the skin to split. This can split into live skin causing pain and at times, bleeding. Using a foot cream with urea can be quite helpful. The higher the urea content, the better. We use 40-50% urea in a cream. If not severe, use a good lotion daily. Dr l. ...Read more
I have a dry foot that caused a large incision, the doctor gave me a medicine called fucicort cream but its not helpfull. What can i use ?
How dry I am.: Try to follow me here. A dry foot will crack and often does as the tissue dries out. To apply anything other than an ointment could be just adding fuel to the fire. If there is an associated infection, it must be treated at the same time. You might benefit from a consultation from a dermatologist of podiatric physician. ...Read more
Hi, I'm looking for a diagnosis for a skin condition I have been having. My feet are severely dry and cracking. They are also very itchy. I've treated it as athletes food by using OTC creams but that has done nothing. I went to a walk in clinic and they d
For over 2 yrs my feet will overheat and blister while i'm barefoot in ac. I can't even wear shoes. They are very dry. All creams just burn them more?
Unusual: I take it you haven't seen anyone and your not diabetic. Recommend you consult a dermatologist. ...Read more
Hav Vrc veins. foot has dark paches & dry, echy, scaly, thick paches from ankles & started spreding to knees. Doc pres clop & zimig cream. Wil it help?
See vein specialist:
Varicose veins can cause a condition called lipodermatosclerosis with symptoms including:
Pain, skin hardening, thickening, increased pigmentation & redness. Acutely it can present with painful inflammation in the inner leg above the ankle, resembling cellulitis with affected area is red, tender, warm, and may be Scaly.
Chronic lipodermatosclerosis predisposes to venous or stasis eczema. ...Read more
Rash on my inner thighs that will not travel to my penis. I have tried jock itch cream, tea tree oil soap, athlete foot spray. When scratched, area is very dry.?
You state you : Have a rash, and you state you put athletes foot creams on it. Maybe, they don't get better because a rash is not a fungus. Usually, a rash is an inflammatory condition of the skin. You might want to try an over the counter cortisone cream. If no improvement see the dermatologist. ...Read more
How do you cure athletes foot and really dry feet? What is the best way to cure athletes foot and dry feet?
Athletes foot is a fungal infection of the foot. It responds well to antifungal creams, such as otc lotrimin (clotrimazole). If that doesn't work, see a podiatric physician.
Dry feet usually responds to moisturizers such as am lactin lotion. Or if that doesn't work, you may need a cream with urea in it. You may need to see a podiatric physician for a prescription. ...Read more
Optimize hydration: Make sure you are good about using a good emollient cream/lotion. You make consider using something with lactic acid, urea or alpha hydroxy acids as these chemicals help reduce the excessively thick skin that covers the feet. One nice tip is to place lotion on the feet prior to sleeping and then place cotton socks on to help improve the penetration of the lotion/creams! ...Read more
Urea cream: Go to your pharmacy and ask for urea cream 20%. There are several brands but they all work the same. Use it twice a day and be patient for several weeks. If you are using any soap beside Oil of Olay, change it. Hard water (well) will also make the condition worse. ...Read more
I have really dry feet and my heals have dry skin and scaly, i peal off a ton of skin but it just grows back to being hard and sometimes itchy normal?
Dry Feet: Dry feet can be caused by a variety of problems. Problems as serious as skin diseases and possibly fungal infections may be the cause or simply exposure or lack of moisture. A podiatrist can help you differentiate. If you are certain that it is related to dry skin regular use of cocoa butter or eucerin type cream could resolve the problem. A pedicure might be a fast way to begin the process. ...Read more
Why am I so prone to extremely dry feet and cracked skin.......my dad had this problem and I'm noticing this on my children too, not yet as bad though?
I have extremely dry feet. I like to use moisturizers on my feet at night, however, when i do, i sweat profusely. No medical conditions?
I like water-based moisturizing lotions. My favorites are dml lotion and dml forte cream. These are water based, and don't have any fragrences or colorings that could cause skin irritations.
http://www.personandcovey.com/productdetail.asp?productid=19. ...Read more
I have very dry feet that often crack and peel. What steps should i take to fix this condition? Do i need to see a doctor? Can i treat it myself?
Creams will help: Dry, thickened, cracked heel skin and foot skin may or may not have some athlete's foot fungus in it. Some people try Lotrimin (clotrimazole) AF cream 2-3 times a day for a couple of weeks, and then switch to a non-medicated cream such as CeraVe, Cetaphil, or Eucerin. If not much improvement, a primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate and offer more recommendations. ...Read more
Burning, hot, dry feet at night. My feet feel so hot at night that it makes my whole body hot and I can't fall asleep. Could I have Erythromelalgia?
14yrs old brown thick fungus under toenail & dry itchy cracks between toes & peely bottom feet- 5yrs. Took pills & creams dermatologist or podiatrist?
Both good options: Both a dermatologist or a podiarist can help with the problem. ...Read more
Do I have a foot fungus ? How can I get rid of dead peeling skin on my feet ? I have very dry feet, the skin on the bottom of my feet have been peeling for as long as i can remember, i tried using a pumice stone, soaking them, getting a pedicure, but noth
There are several conditions that can cause peeling of the skin on your feet. Any process that triggers rapid renewal of the epidermis on your feet will contribute to thickened, peeling skin; in many cases this problem is merely due to an occupation that demands a lot of walking or standing.
Your doctor can readily diagnose a fungal infection by obtaining a skin scraping and examining it under a microscope. If this doesn't reveal the cause of your peeling, he/she can investigate for other potential causes (circulation problems, dyshidrosis, ichthyosis, autoimmune disorders, etc.).
If you haven't seen your doctor about this issue yet, i recommend you do so. ...Read more