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How do I go about saving my poor cracked up heel skin?

How do I go about saving my poor cracked up heel skin?

Amlactin. Urea: Amlactinwith ammonium lachydrate can help. Another option is urea based creams. Both are avaiable over the counter in the pharmacy under foot care products.Also soak foot before applying cream and you can apply at night with saran wrap to increase penetration. ...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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What should I do to minimize the pain from cracked heel skin?

What should I do to minimize the pain from cracked heel skin?

Urea cream: Regular hand/foot lotion is sometimes not adequate. Using a 40% urea cream 1-2 times a day usually works very well. See your foot specialist or dermatologist to discuss. Dr l. ...Read more

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The skin on my heels is very cracked and hard. What type of medication should I put on them?

The skin on my heels is very cracked and hard.  What type of medication should I put on them?

Cracked skin: Treat your skin daily to re-moisturizing treatments that will help to heal and soothe dry, cracked skin with cerave cream.Though cracking can occur anytime of the year, it is especially common during the dry winter months and in the summer when open shoes are worn. Use super glue to close skin fissures and reduce the amount of pain. ...Read more

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I suddenly have a crack/dent on the side of my heel the skin is not broken or dry it's very painful and next to it there's a small bump also painfull

I suddenly have a crack/dent on the side of my heel the skin is not broken or dry it's very painful and next to it there's a small bump also painfull

Exam needed: Without examining the area a diagnosis can't be made. If there is spreading redness I would be concerned about cellulitis which would require antibiotic treatment. The lump could be a cyst. If warm wet applications don't improve the discomfort, have a physician evaluate you. ...Read more

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What can I soak my cracked heels in to help moisturize the skin?

What can I soak my cracked heels in to help moisturize the skin?

Smooth feet: After you get your feet wet (shower bath or swimming). Take a pumice stone and rub back and forth over the hardened areas. You should see some skin flaking off. You can apply some COCO BUTTER lotion to your feet afterwards. Avoid going barefoot in common areas and check your feet daily and you'll be well on your way to healthy smooth beautiful feet. ...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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I suddenly have a crack/dent on the side of my heel the skin is not broken or dry it's very painful and next to it there's a small bump that's also pa?

Heel pain: Is the indentation on the back of the heel ? If you have a bump next to the area which is painful ,you probably have a fluid filled cyst called a ganglion. Try padding the surrounding skin by cutting a hole the size of the bump with moleskin. NSAID for several weeks. Avoid positions or activities which worsen the pain or size of the bump.if it fails to resolve in a few weeks or worsens get it chec ...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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