Dry Feet: Dry feet can be red, itchy, flaky and cause peeling. As this gets worse it can create a rash and cause some serious pain!
Do You Have Dry Feet That Itch, Flake Or Peel?
Say Yes To Dry Feet That Itch, Flake Or Peel:
- If you have itchiness, flaking or peeling.
- Redness and possible rash cause my itching.
- Cracks, especially around the edges of your heels.
- Worse after showering.
- Even if they have always been this way.
Say No To Dry Feet That Itch, Flake Or Peel:
- Any lumps, bumps or discolorations.
- Any infections.
- Any toenail problems.
- An Open Sore.
Dry Feet Causes:
- Unlike the rest of the body, the feet do not secrete oil. There are no oil glands.
- For this reason feet are more prone to dehydrating.
- When this happens the skin can become dry, itchy and flaky.
- These are also symptoms seen in athlete’s foot fungus.
- Studies show that the majority of chronically dry and itchy feet are athlete’s foot fungus.
Risks For Dry Itchy Feet:
- Showering or bathing without moisturizing.
- Harsh soaps.
- Cold temperature.
- Low humidity.
- Older age.
- Toenail fungus or diabetes: this frequently causes athlete’s foot fungus.
- Athlete’s foot fungus is the #1 cause of chronic dry & itchy feet.
Symptoms Of Dry Feet:
- Dry peeling and flaky feet: If the skin is severely dehydrated it will start to fall flake off.
- Redness, itchiness and possible rash.
- Wet dry feet: this occurs after you shower, the feet become more dry.
- Cracks can start to form, especially in the heel.
- It gets worse after showering or bathing.
- It gets worse during the winter months.
- If toenail fungus, it is likely athlete’s foot fungus as well.
Dry Feet Remedies:
- Control the risk factors listed above.
- Moisturize very frequently!
- Petroleum jelly is a cheap option that leads to great success.
- Apply it after showers and before going to bed at night.
- Avoid placing it in between your toes.
- If petroleum jelly does not work after a couple weeks, see your podiatrist.
Home Remedies For Athlete’s Foot Fungus:
- If you have toenail fungus, consider athlete’s foot.
- Athlete’s foot can be cured by home remedies.
- These include vinegar, vick’s vapor rub, listerine and tea tree oil.