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Doctor insights on: How To Treat The Hard Skin On The Base Of Your Heels

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How to treat the hard skin on the base of your heels?

How to treat the hard skin on the base of your heels?

Urea: Urea cream available in varying strengths can peel away dead skin. Fors soak in warm water to hydrate, then use urea cream and can use pumice stone to thin thick skin. ...Read more

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How do I treat my swollen feet, with hard skin by the side making it painful wearing pointed heels i love to wear?

How do I treat my swollen feet, with hard skin by the side making it painful wearing pointed heels i love to wear?

Control the swelling: There are some things that can be done to control swelling. Keeping your legs elevated at rest-above heart level. Compressive hosiery is available over the counter. Getting an evaluation from your physician would be a good idea. Sometimes medications cause swelling of the lower extremity. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has tiny hole-like hard skin on her heels and on the pad of her feet, What could this be?

My girlfriend has tiny hole-like hard skin on her heels and on the pad of her feet, What could this be?

Hard to say : Without actually seeing. It could be an ulcer as that by definition is a hole. A wart could be in the differential diagnosis as could pityriasis rubra pilaris ...Read more

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Itchy feet what can I do? What does it come from? Its on the bottom, heel + hard skin.

Itchy feet what can I do? What does it come from? Its on the bottom, heel + hard skin.

A couple of things: It could represent athlete's foot, or might be very dry skin due to eczema. Try an athlete's foot medication or emollient, and if no improvement is seen talk to a podiatrist. ...Read more

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My toddler has itchy yellow hard skin on the heel of one foot. Does this warrant a visit to the doctor?

There is no: Good reason a toddler should have itchy, hard skin on a foot. It may be a fungus or even warts. So yes, it's best to get him or her looked at. I'd start with your pediatrician. Hope this helps! ...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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How to get rid hard dry skin around your heel?

How to get rid hard dry skin around your heel?

Moisturize: Use a skin lotion/moisturizing cream on your heels on a regular basis. Use of a pumice stone can be helpful and is a safe way to gently remove buildup. This often needs to be done on a regular basis. If you have dry heels with painful cracks, or are diabetic or have peripheral vascular disease, seek care from a podiatrist. ...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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