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Doctor insights on: The Best Foot Creams For Dry Cracked Feet

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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 its 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 its 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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I have very dry and cracked feet. Tried lotions and creams. Patches of skin are coming off making it painful to walk. Any suggestions?

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

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Dad has got cancer and his feet are sore due to fluid. Nw cracked and are really sore. Is there a cream you can massage with pain relief for cracks?

Dad has got cancer and his feet are sore due to fluid. Nw cracked and are really sore. Is there a cream you can massage with pain relief for cracks?

Simplest thing: Would be something like vaseline but then to cover the foot with Saran wrap and put on socks when going to sleep. (not to be walked in). If you can get hold of a 40percent urea cream, that is my preference. Sometimes, a prescription is needed for this. Good luck and good job at taking care of your dad. ...Read more

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I have some kind of foot fungus it causes daily pain cracked heels and fissures on the bottom of my feet. What would be prescribed? Nystatin cream?

I have some kind of foot fungus it causes daily pain cracked heels and fissures on the bottom of my feet.  What would be prescribed? Nystatin cream?

May not be fungus: There are several causes of dry and cracked heels, including fungus. However, dysfunctional glands in the skin can cause it as well and is in fact a more common cause. There are many prescription creams to help with dry and cracked heels, including antifungal medications if it is caused by fungus. ...Read more

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How can I tell what cream is best for dry skin on feet and hand?

How can I tell what cream is best for dry skin on feet and hand?

DRY SKIN FEET & HAND: Try them all. Eucerin, neutrogena, aveeno, (oatmeal) cerave, curel, and a dozen other companies make them there is no best. Everyone is different. What's good for you may not be good for your friends. Good luck! ...Read more

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What should I do about dry cracked feet?

What should I do about dry cracked feet?

Lotion daily. : Skin is mostly water. As it dries, it shrinks and cracks. Use a good cream daily. If that is not adequate, a rx containing urea is very helpful. See your foot specialist if problems persists. ...Read more

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What do you use for dry cracked skinon feet?

What do you use for dry cracked skinon feet?

If not tinea: If there is no infection, try crisco daily to the area. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the best way to take care of cracked feet?

Please advise what is the best way to take care of cracked feet?

Many possible causes: Many things can cause calluses. Some reasons that one may develop a callus include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repedetive trauma, and a limitation of joint motion. Some genetic conditions may also cause people to develop calluses on the hands and the feet. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...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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What's a good way to prevent and treat cracked and dry feet?

What's a good way to prevent and treat cracked and dry feet?

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

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I have severely dry cracked feet. What are some at home remedy's I can try that might help?

I have severely dry cracked feet. What are some at home remedy's I can try that might help?

Lotion: Try a good moisturizing lotion such as Eucerin or Aveeno (oatmeal). Also, use moisturizing soap such as Dove, Tone or Caress. Avoid bathing in very hot water as this dries out the skin. If this doesn't help, see your doctor as you may have eczema, which will need treatment with prescription cortisone cream or ointment. Good luck! ...Read more

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My 4yr olds feet are dry n cracked he's got open wounds with dry blood at the bottoms any suggestions?

My 4yr olds feet are dry n cracked he's got open wounds with dry blood at the bottoms any suggestions?

Clean, moisturizer: Clean his feet. Use moisturizer to soften the skin. Cover open wounds with bandages. Make sure he wears socks and shoes. If it does not heal or he has fever see a doctor. ...Read more

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Actually my skin is so sensitive so my feet are badly cracked and become dry and so hardy. How can I do soften mt feet and remove from cracking?

Actually my skin is so sensitive so my feet are badly cracked and become dry and so hardy. How can I do soften mt feet and remove from cracking?

Skin Emollients: It is very important, especially with the colder weather months ahead, that you care for the skin on your feet. Could be a fungal component too.
The cracks and fissures should be cleansed and sealed. Use skin softening agents and emollients after bathing. Wear socks during slumber with lotion on your feet. Try paraffin bathes. See your podiatrist or dermatologist or endocrinologist.
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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?

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

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What can I do to keep my feet from getting dry and cracked?

What can I do to keep my feet from getting dry and cracked?

See below: Use a good moisturizing cream and use a pumice stone to scrape down the cracked skin. ...Read more

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What do you recommend I use on dry soles of my feet? What creams can help?

What do you recommend I use on dry soles of my feet? What creams can help?

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

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Extremely dry on feet with cracked skin and sometimes itch. Any suggestions?

Extremely dry on feet with cracked skin and sometimes itch. Any suggestions?

Bag Balm: Bag Balm is available at most drugstores in the skin care department. It comes in a green tin and is normally used for the udders of dairy cows to keep them soft and smooth. Apply it to your feet daily and wear socks after. It may take several weeks to heal but soon your feet will be soft and smooth. I use it in the winter daily. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Hi I wanted to know what can I use for really dry crack feet? More like my heels cause is very dry and crack. Please help.

Hi I wanted to know what can I use for really dry crack feet? More like my heels cause is very dry and crack. Please help.

Vaseline: You may try using Vaseline ointment or vegetable shortening (yes, home remedy) at night and wrap your feet with plastic wrap when you go to sleep. Wearing socks would be fine as well. If your feet do not improve after a few weeks, then you may need to see your doctor ...Read more

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What can I do if I have one foot that is dry, scaly and cracked?

What can I do if I have one foot that is dry, scaly and cracked?

Apply moisturizer: And ss if that helps. Fungus may be another etiology so if the moisturizer is not working you can try applying an antifungal. On occasion, it could be a case of eczema as well. ...Read more

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What is the best athletes foot cream out there without a prescription?

What is the best athletes foot cream out there without a prescription?

Several: Most all the over-the-counter antifungals work equally well. Clotrimazole and Miconazole are two of the more well-known generics. ...Read more

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What the best effective antifungal cream can you recommend to my atheletes foot thanks?

What the best effective antifungal cream can you recommend to my atheletes foot thanks?

Clotrimazole: I find that clotrimazile 1% works well for me; I would just continue using it once a day to prevent recurrence;. ...Read more

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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?

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?

? eczema: Eczema and psoriasis are pretty common causes that can be inherited. Typically, are treated with moisturizers and sometimes hydrocortisone. Your doctor could confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the best eye cream for crow's feet?

Please help! What is the best eye cream for crow's feet?

Really none: These rhytids or crows feet come from contraction of small muscles around the eyes. Botox works very well but must be repeated in 4 months or so. ...Read more

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Can lymasil help get rid of dry feet? My podiatrist gave me a cream but doesn't work he recommended lymasil.

Maybe: Lamasil creme is an antifungal creme which will help reduce the peeling caused by tinea pedis but you would need an urea or lactinol type product for dry skin. ...Read more