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I prefer to be barefoot when inside, and lately my heels have cracked painfully. Any creams/remedies for this?
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Urea based lotions
I would recommend the following routine until there is improvement: 1) use an over the counter urea based lotion to help remove the thickened dry skin (lachydrin, uremol) in the morning, and 2) at bedtime apply a greasy ointment to moisturize (vaseline/aquaphor) and cover with cotton socks before going to sleep.
If there is minimal to no improvement in a few weeks see a dermatologist.

In brief: Urea based lotions
I would recommend the following routine until there is improvement: 1) use an over the counter urea based lotion to help remove the thickened dry skin (lachydrin, uremol) in the morning, and 2) at bedtime apply a greasy ointment to moisturize (vaseline/aquaphor) and cover with cotton socks before going to sleep.
If there is minimal to no improvement in a few weeks see a dermatologist.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: High potency
Urea creams are the best--i'm talking 40%+.
If there is hard, callused skin, then that also needs to be cleaned up professionally for the urea cream to be able to help the best.

In brief: High potency
Urea creams are the best--i'm talking 40%+.
If there is hard, callused skin, then that also needs to be cleaned up professionally for the urea cream to be able to help the best.
Dr. Brandon Macy
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: A moisturizer
Under occlusion. (place saran wrap on your foot and then a sock before bedtime).

In brief: A moisturizer
Under occlusion. (place saran wrap on your foot and then a sock before bedtime).
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Marianna Post
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: OTC urea
Otc creams with urea can help, before you go to bed apply urea cream liberally and put cotton socks on.
Repeat nightly until desired resulets achieved, if after one week still no improvement see dermatologist.

In brief: OTC urea
Otc creams with urea can help, before you go to bed apply urea cream liberally and put cotton socks on.
Repeat nightly until desired resulets achieved, if after one week still no improvement see dermatologist.
Dr. Marianna Post
Dr. Marianna Post
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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine
In brief: Moisturizing creams
Any moisturizing creams should help; make sure you don't have athlete's foot as a cause.
If the creams are not working try some otc Lamisil (terbinafine) cream twice daily for a week then resume the moisturizing creams; it this fails see a podiatrist. Ps: barefoot in grass, sand or earth allows you to pick up free electrons that energize and invigorate you by snapping up oxidation radicals in the body.

In brief: Moisturizing creams
Any moisturizing creams should help; make sure you don't have athlete's foot as a cause.
If the creams are not working try some otc Lamisil (terbinafine) cream twice daily for a week then resume the moisturizing creams; it this fails see a podiatrist. Ps: barefoot in grass, sand or earth allows you to pick up free electrons that energize and invigorate you by snapping up oxidation radicals in the body.
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
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