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By Crofton Podiatry
July 06, 2016
Tags: heel fissures  

Now that sandal and flip flop season are in full swing, you may be experiencing dry, cracked heels – or worse, dry and cracked skin all around the sole of your foot. This is also known as heel fissures. Unless there is bleeding or infections, there are some home remedies that you can try in order to prevent or reduce them.

If you do experience extreme dryness, pain, bleeding, or infections, you should contact our board-certified podiatrist, Brad Toll, D.P.M. at our office in Crofton, MD. He will help you find the right treatment for your heel or sole of the foot.

For those of you who are not extreme, you may try these tips at home.

  1. Make sure you drink lots of fluids each day to stay hydrated.

  2. Soak your feet in warm, soapy water and then use a pumice stone to scrub off the dead skin cells.

  3. Use antibacterial soap to keep any infections at bay.

  4. Paraffin Wax can also help to retain moisture while you sleep.

  5. Add Epsom Salt to any baths, and maybe any other time you do a foot soak.

  6. Or add Honey to any baths!

  7. Apple cider vinegar or lemon juice can also aid in softening the skin and killing some bacteria that is nearby.

Even with these methods available, some dry skin may persist even when treating the heel fissures. You can make an appointment with us at our Crofton Podiatry office by calling (410) 721-4505. Dr. Toll will work with you to find the right treatment for your feet.

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