How Can I Treat Cracked Or Dry Feet?

How can I treat cracked or dry feet? Cause, cure and prevention tips for dry, craked skin on feet. Cracked or dry feet is the most common condition that we see. During the day your feet are in shoes and...

Cracked or dry feet is the most common condition that we see. During the day your feet are in shoes and socks and they are sweating a lot. They get quite a bit of moisture, and then you take your shoes and socks off at night, and the skin dries out. Then the next day you put your feet in that moist atmosphere in your shoe, and then it dries out and so on and so forth. It's just like a piece of leather that you soaked in water, then allowed to dry out, then soaked in water and then allowed to dry out; it would start to crack. The same thing happens to your feet. So if people have a lot of perspiration during the day, we try to give them something to cut down the excessive perspiration in the feet. I have them apply a moisturizing lotion at night so that their skin doesn't dry out. If there is a lot of itching or if there is a lot of cracking between the toes, they could have a fungus condition. We do occasionally see allergies to the shoes. So I tell people to use a little bit of a moisturizing lotion on their feet at night and maybe wear some cotton socks to bed. If they are still having a lot of itching and redness, scaling and cracking, then it is probably a good idea to see a dermatologist.

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