Cracked heels?

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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.

 

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