Cracked heels are one of the most frequent problems associated with feet in modern people.
The intensity of this problem can be different starting from a cosmetic one and ending with a very painful problem that disrupts normal everyday functioning.
The skin is typically dry and may come with a very thick callus that has dark brown or yellow color covering certain area of the skin that is usually found in the inside border of the heel.
Cracks located on the skin can be easily identified.
There are many reasons why cracked heels appear and some of them include insufficient moisture, dry air, aging process, standing on hard floors for a long period of time and wearing unsuitable footwear.
Certain health problems like diabetes can also lead to this problem.
Besides the thickened dry skin, the problem may be characterized by symptoms and signs like itching, redness, peeling skin and inflammation.
If you notice the first signs of this unpleasant condition, you should definitely take some actions before the situation gets worse.
Get Rid of Cracked Heels, Corns and Calluses
This simple home remedy is good for your cracked heels, corns and calluses!
- Crush 10 andol (acetaminophen) or aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) tablets to powder
- Pour the powder in 1 cup (250 ml) of seventy-percent rubbing alcohol
- Leave the mixture for 24-48 hours
- Shake the mixture well before soaking a gauze pad or a cotton in it (do this every night)
- Apply the cotton or pad on the affected area
- Wrap your cracked heel in plastic foil and put a sock on in order to keep the remedy in place
- Leave it during the night
- Use water to rinse the feet in the morning. Make sure that the feet are dry once you are finished.
- Use some glycerin or greasy foot cream
- The cracked heels will be free of any problems after only 10 treatments
- In order to improve the results, you can also use a foot scrubber to remove dead skin cells right before you use the cream.
You can use the same home treatment in case you are suffering from painful varicose veins.