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The Best Foot Creams For Dry Cracked Feet
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
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
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
I have cracked open skin between a crease in toe. Poss. Ath. Foot? Can I use any home remedy or anti fungal cream such as lamisil, (terbinafine) even on opened skin
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
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
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
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
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
My 4yr olds feet are dry n cracked he's got open wounds with dry blood at the bottoms any suggestions?
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?
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?
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
See below: Use a good moisturizing cream and use a pumice stone to scrape down the cracked skin. ...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
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
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.
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
Yes : Especially if you leave in dry cool area. Apply lots of moisturizers to heels. ...Read more
Clotrimazole: I find that clotrimazile 1% works well for me; I would just continue using it once a day to prevent recurrence;. ...Read more