Cracked heels are such a frustrating problem — many of my patients are bothered significantly by this issue, particularly during summer sandal season.
Cracked heels may be associated with psoriasis, dry skin/ eczema, and occasionally fungus.
I suggest a simple regimen:
- Shower or soak your feet in warm water for 5 minutes
- Pat the feet dry
- Apply aquaphor or vaseline to the areas and massage in for 2 minutes
- Cover and sleep with white cotton socks
This regimen helps a majority of my patients. If after 2 weeks of doing this, it does not help, make an appointment with your dermatologist– you may have resistant psoriasis or fungus.