Cure For Dry Cracked Feet

Cure For Dry Cracked Feet : Close to 70% of the time, the cause of dry cracked feet is dehydration, dishydrosis or an inflammatory skin disorder, FIX THEM!

 What Is Dry Cracked Skin?


Cure For Dry Cracked Feet


What Is Dry Cracked Skin?

Dry Cracked Skin Symptoms.

Dry Cracked Skin Causes.



Dry Cracked Feet Treatment Protocol:

There are essentially two causes of  severely dry cracked feet:

1)Dryness, dehydration or an inflammatory condition. – Guide Below

  • 2/3rds are caused by: skin conditions, irritation, dehydration, sweating disorders.
  • Inflammatory Conditions are all treated the same way, but different than fungal conditions.

Assume inflammatory causes and start treating it that way (because most will be)If it doesn’t start getting better after a week or so, it is most likely fungal irritation (no harm done) .


2)If part 1 does not cause your foot to get better after a week, it may be a fungal infection.

  • 1/3rd are caused by: fungal irritation.
  • Fungal conditions are all essentially treated the same way, but different than inflammatory conditions.

If this treatment plan did not work, something more complicated is going on and you should go see your podiatrist or foot doctor.



Cure For Dry Cracked Feet

Part 1) Dryness, dehydration or an inflammatory condition.

  • Moisturize The Hard Skin:

Cure For Dry Cracked Feet

-Petroleum Jelly or any other moisturizing lotion is fantastic. The goal is to let it soak in over night very regularly until you get the skin to a manageable level.

– This will soften your calluses and hard skin all night so that they are soft and less painful in the morning. Eventually after a week or so the skin should start feeling much better.

-Aloe Vera, Cocoa Butter or Lotions + Socks also work very well.

-The more times you do this, the better your foot will feel. It will also be easier it will be to remove the callus or corn later.

-Warning: It is important to not get the lotion in between your toes, this could cause peeling.

-Combine this after a foot bath for boosted effect!


  • Soak your feet:

Cure For Dry Cracked Feet

-Fill the foot bath with warm, but not hot water. Then and mix it in with some epsom salts (1/2 cup or as directed for you volume of water), these salts are not essential if you don’t have them.

-There is not a huge amount of data for epsom salts, but it does soak more water into the outer skin and make it softer.

-Do this while watching TV for 20-30 minutes or so.

Make sure to moisturize with a lotion after you finish your foot bath!


  • Trim the Hard Skin Down!

Cure For Dry Cracked Feet


-After moisturizing and softening your callus or Dry Cracked Feet, use an emery board or a pumice stone to take down the excess skin.

-Emery Board or Pumice Stone works very well, they are safe and essentially pain free..

-Stop when you feel pain, but usually a callus can go down very far until you get to normal tissue.

-Never use something sharp at home.

-Don’t do this if a diabetic or if you have decreased sensation!


  • Antibiotic Cream:

Cure For Dry Cracked Feet

-Apply an antibiotic lotion or cream if the skin is ever broken or bleeding.

-Do this if you have cracked heels as well.

-If you have diabetes or peripheral vascular disease, go see a doctor!


  • Synthetic Socks:

 Foot Corn Cure

-Cotton holds sweat and water, dehydrating your skin.

-Think about synthetic socks if you spend a good deal amount of time on your feet.

Part 2) Consider Fungus!

This is the cause of itching about 30% of the time. If the above treatments continuously do not work, consider fungus.

Cure For Dry Cracked Feet


The Complete Guide To Foot Fungus.

Follow our complete Diagnosis and Treatment Guide to Foot Fungus.


If toenail fungus is also bothering you:

The Complete Guide To Toenail Fungus



About the author

The Modern Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist Doctor):Today's podiatrist is required to undergo rigorous medical training that licenses them as physicians with equivalent legal standing to the MD and DO degree (These are physician recognized licenses most common only in the USA). Although admittedly the training does differ between the three degrees. The differences are listed below.In Michigan Podiatrists are trained and authorized to perform surgery in the foot and ankle up to the tibial tubercle below the knee.All our podiatrists and foot doctors have undergone rigorous training including a 4 undergraduate college degree, writing the medical school entrance exam (MCAT), followed by a 4 year medical school degree (DPM - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine),Once podiatrists in the USA complete the rigorous 4 year medical school courses, they are required to complete a minimum of 3 years of a surgical and non-surgical residency program. Some podiatrists and foot doctors then choose to go on to further fellowship training specializing in various forms of specialty such as diabetic surgery or reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.The training is not over yet! Each podiatrist must be judged by a governing body where they submit their surgical cases and are reviewed regularly to ensure excellent results. This is a career long evaluation with board qualifications and certifications every few years.So have faith that today's podiatrist is your best choice for your foot and ankle problems! We are able to approach you foot and ankle problems from a non-surgery perspective, but that when necessary we can provide you with the treatment that you need!All articles written by this account are considered to be for educational purposes only. It is impossible for us to truly assess your condition and the advice we give here is meant to give you a basis to then follow up with your podiatrist and foot doctor later.If you have any questions at all, or there is anything that we can help you with, please feel free to contact our office or email us. Podiatrists provide medically necessary treatment which should be covered by valid insurance plans, we are not a cosmetic or elective medical specialty.