Dry skin heels

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1572431 tn?1295809330 Hello, Cracked feet is basically due to dry skin or xerosis and may be aggravated by certain causes like prolonged standing, being overweight, open back of shoes or medical causes like diabetes, thyroid disease, psoriasis or eczema. Soak feet or hands in warm soapy water to soften cracks. Then rub with a pumice stone and apply some moisturizer. During the day, hydrate and protect feet with a protective and moisturizing cream.
Avatar f tn I know more water would probally help. One of my heels is calloused, dry and it cracks. It is very sore. I have tried soaking, putting on moisturizer and cotton socks but not any better. I just wondered if anyoone had any ideas?
Avatar m tn urea -40 cream can be applied to help exfoliate the dry skin. once this improves, vaseline jelly applications and a sock b/f bedtime helps to moisturize it.
Avatar m tn Hello, These symptoms can be due to dry skin or xerosis and may be aggravated by certain causes like prolonged standing, being overweight, open back of shoes or medical causes like diabetes, thyroid disease, psoriasis or eczema. Soak feet in warm soapy water to soften skin. Then rub with a pumice stone and apply some moisturizer. During the day, hydrate and protect feet with a protective and moisturizing cream.
Avatar n tn I have very dry skin especially heels of foot...I also have flaking skin on my forehead...My apartment is very dry and I recently purchaed a humidifier ..I haven't noticed ther difference in my skin...I use very little if none of soap for my face, just plain water..I would appreciate it if you could suggest a good moisturizer or anything you feel may help me...Thank you...
Avatar f tn hey, I also have skin problems, excually skin problem is the only problems I have related to my body. My heels are insanely dry (can't sleep with silk sheats -.-) and my hands are always dry. I get stretch marks because I have so dry and thin skin, and I get exem. But my skin is driest during the winter (and i live in Island, great! ) And i can't go to tanning beds anymore because I get really tanned and then my skin gets dryer and the tan gets uneven on my hands and my cheeks.
Avatar f tn to heal surgical wounds caused by removing skin for skin grafts; to reduce redness due to acne; and to soften dry cuticles and promote healthy nails. Emu oil is also used topically athlete's foot; diaper rash; canker sores; chapped lips; poor circulation; and skin conditions, including cancer, dry skin, dandruff, eczema, psoriasis, wrinkles or age spots. It is also used to protect skin from sun damage and to promote more youthful looking skin.
Avatar f tn he had taken lamasil and it didnt even help. now he has deep long cracks in both heels and patches of skin missing on bottom of his feet. is this related to the athletes feet or is this something more serious???
Avatar m tn When I was having bad reactions from it before it was even withdrawn I experienced severe itchy heels of my feet whenever I went to bed. No rash, no nothing. I thought it was maybe dry skin due to the cold. The itchiness went away in the warm humid months - but those same months were also the months that I stabilized on Klonopin in place of the Xanax; and the Xanax withdrawals went away too.
Avatar f tn My husband 40 yrs old has deeply dry cracked skin on the heels of his feet. He has had it since as long as he can remember and the 20 yrs I have known him. It gets really bad in the winter time- although for the past 13 yrs we have been living in San Diego with mild winters and seasons don't really change here at all. Seems odd to me. These cracks in his heels are DEEP in the winter time- about 1/2 to 3/4 inch- and do cause pain but he has had it so long he has adapted to it.
Avatar f tn i thought a dermatologist would be able to point to a thing or two pretty quickly with symptoms like that! anyway - yes - hashimotos and thyroid things - dry skin is a hypothyroid symptom. just go to the THYROID FORUM and ask there - someone there hopefully can explain better than i can, about the complete batch of thyroid tests that you need to find a dr to run. you can have test results that show normal, but possibly because it's an incomplete set of tests.
Avatar f tn Hello, The cause of cracked heels could be dry skin or excess working in water, allergic to some irritant etc. Try to cover your feet always and apply petroleum jelly in night. Wear plastic slippers when in water. Stop working in water for long and wash your feet regularly with warm water and added salt. Remove dry skin by scrubbing it thoroughly.
Avatar f tn I have had for several weeks itchy heels that are driving me mad there are some very tiny white spots. I have tried all different creams nothing helps.
Avatar n tn You might have a dry skin right from the time of your birth or due to some external factors that have acted a havoc to convert your normal skin into dry skin. Lack of humidity in the environment can lead to dryness in your skin, most often. Dry skin is caused due to lack of water particularly in the outer layer of your skin cells. Moisture is normally preserved in the stratum corneum by an exterior film of natural oil called sebum. Dry skin has less sebum and thus is sensitive.
Avatar n tn Too much soapy water, exposure to harsh chemicals, the normal aging process and certain types of skin diseases are some of the causes of decreased amounts of protective skin oils which in turn causes dry skin. The mainstay of management is liberal use of moisturizers after washing with luke warm water. Soap should be used minimally. Moisturizers should be reapplied liberally during the day.You can also use a topical cortisone (steroid) cream or ointment like dermacort(hydrocortisone).
Avatar f tn I have very dry callouses on my heels that get so bad they crack and bleed. it kills me to walk sometimes. i have tried removing the callouses with razor and a ped egg, but that just seems to make my heels more sensitive. I walk alot dureing the day (miles) and every step seems to open up a new crack. I have tried aquaphilic and socks overnight, i have had pedicures, and i have worked on them myself with lotions and tools. is there a remedy for this condition? what could the cause be?
163305 tn?1333672171 I've never had the dry dry skin from dry climate OR from tx. The time I was out that way, it was harsh indeed. I was very impressed with the no humidity - zero, zilch, none. Got back to the "hummdiddity" state and it was just a ... sweaty state of affairs again. How you feeling? Better I hope! keep hangin in there.
Avatar n tn Ever since I started doing that the cracks in my heels that used to be so bad they would bleed and all the dry skin is gone. It's about 25 minutes total that I have to make time for, but it feels fabulous and is so relaxing and everybody deserves at least 25 minutes for themselves everyday. Hope that helps.
Avatar n tn I have developed patches of thick, scaly, hard, dry skin on the outside of both feet just on and below the ankle bone, maybe 1" x 3" areas. The patches are not discolored except for white striations from dryness. No cream or lotion or oil I have used on it shows any discernable improvement. Pumice stone didn't help much either. Can you suggest a name for such a condition? A treatment?
Avatar f tn 22 weeks amd I have severe dry cracked feet. My big toe on both feet and heels r covered with dry skin Its disgusting!!!!!
Avatar f tn This is for my mother. She has such severe dry deep cracked feet, that they swell to a degree she is often in a wheel chair for extended periods of time. The pain is unbearable for her. SHe has seen several dermatologists and an immunologist. Has been tested for Lupus and other auto immune disorders all were negative. The dr's give her creams that don't help for more than a few days then they flair up again worse than time before. Last night her feet swelled to more than twice the normal size.
Avatar f tn My fiance has very thick dry skin on the palms of his hands and the bottoms of his feet; it's like the whole palm or sole is callussed. I know it's genetic, almost everyone on that side of the family have it. What is it?
Avatar n tn Hello ive been experiencing some very bad skin problems over the past few months which have really made work and my life in general very difficult and miserable.
Avatar n tn what's going on what should i do the doctor perscribe me with a fungas cream It relieved the itch sometimes but i felted the cream was'nt working so I just used my palmers skin success with coca butter and vitamin e but this isn't doing anything for my skin either I already have a dry skin problem alway's did and alway's used a coco butter lotion what should i do now.....
Avatar n tn Hello, I cannot confirm anything without examination but it can be due to dry skin. Dry skin results when there is not enough water in the stratum corneum for it to function properly. Too much soapy water, exposure to harsh chemicals and certain types of skin diseases are some of the causes of decreased amounts of protective skin oils which in turn causes dry skin. I would also suggest you to get eczema ruled out for your daughter’s symptoms. Eczema is a form of chronic dermatitis (rash).
Avatar m tn have your doctor prescribe urea 40 to help exfoliate the dry skin. once it improves, hydrate with petroleum jelly nightly. going bare foot and sweating alot can contribute to lots of callusing. if you minimize this, the condition may improve.