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How Do I Go About Saving My Poor Cracked Up Heel Skin
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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