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How to Treat Dry Cracked Heels with Seattle Foot Doctor Larry Huppin

Hi, I want to talk today about cracked and
dry skin on the heels of the feet, often in this area, but you really can get this on
any portion of your foot. The dry cracked skin has a name. It’s officially called skin
fissures. It’s just basically caused by a lack of moisture although sometimes it’s also
caused by a fungal infection. If it doesn’t get better with the recommendations I’m giving
you today, then make sure to see a podiatrist and get that checked out. When we try to treat dried, cracked skin on
the heel or elsewhere on the foot, your primary goal is to super moisturize that area. The
way to do it is first take a bath or a shower, or soak your feet for about 10 minutes, and
then you want to put a moisturizer on it and you want a very strong moisturizer. First,
if you want to try over the counter treatment, go to our website, click on Self-Care and
then find cracked, dry skin, and you can find our recommended moisturizers there. If that doesn’t work, then I’m going to give
you some recommendations on prescription items. So once you put that cream on, again, after
soaking your feet or taking a bath or shower, then you need to cover it with something waterproof.
The easiest thing is to get a silicone sock, again, go to the website and on that same
page where the moisturizer is, you can find the sock that has a silicone layer in it that
helps hold the moisture in. In lieu of that, you can actually just take
Saran Wrap and wrap it around your heel, around the foot this direction and then just put
an old sock over the top of it. Leave that on overnight. Do that every night for about
two weeks. In between you can take a pumice stone and sand off any of that dry skin that
starts to sluff off. After a couple of weeks, you should see that it’s almost like a baby’s
bottom down there. It becomes very, very smooth. Again, if that doesn’t work, there are much
stronger prescription medications. And so if that doesn’t work after a week or so, please
make an appointment to come and see us. We can easily take care of this problem. Don’t
live with that problem, an easy one to take care of.

6 thoughts on “How to Treat Dry Cracked Heels with Seattle Foot Doctor Larry Huppin

  1. Summer is Coming! Dr. Larry Huppin Shows You How to Treat Your Dry, Cracked #Heels  

  2. meri heels bahut zyada crack hai aur blood bhi nikalta hai aur pain bhi bahut hota hai please kuch cream batay and some idea

  3. 0:54 ..If that doesn't work, I will give you recommendations on prescription items☺. After watching the entire video for prescription drugs😑

    1:49….Come see us at our office 😠

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