How to get rid of cracked heels. The skin on heels healthy

When each step is due to cracks on the heels is accompanied by a cutting pain unbearable, their owner is concerned with only one thing — how to get rid of this terrible scourge?

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Reasons for the cracks

The surface of the heels while you walk takes on a tremendous load, can bear only a dense and thick skin. Until then, until the skin on the heels becomes soft and elastic, not a problem, but it's worth it to change their properties, to AgroVet and lose its elasticity, as it cracks the stratum corneum, forming small cracks that quickly grow in size and in the depth, width, and length. The situation is aggravated by getting into cracks of dirt, sweat and harmful microorganisms. Owing to the inflammation of the healing process has been very difficult and time consuming. Deliver the the inconvenience of cracks are not just aesthetic in nature, making it impossible to wear open shoes, often walking over them becomes uncomfortable, and sometimes painful, lesson. What thickens the top layer of skin on your heels? There are many reasons. The most common of them – the wearing in warm seasons outdoor shoes, walking barefoot on the earth, and warm sand. As a result the top layer of skin dries, thickens and becomes covered with a network of fine cracks. Another reason this type of mechanical dermatitis – wearing tight and uncomfortable shoes, resulting in uneven distribution of load on foot, accompanied by excessive tension of the skin on its separate sites, including and on the heel. Often cracks on the heel "side by side" with the corns. Mechanical dermatitis can be caused by prolonged walking or prolonged stay on his feet. Swollen feet, the circulation is disturbed, the skin cells do not receive the necessary nutrients and die off, forming her coarse top layer. In late winter — early spring, when many people suffer from beriberi, a deficiency of vitamins A, E and F in the body leads to a weakening skin, loss of elasticity and it can be another cause of the painful heel cracks. Have a negative impact on the health of the skin can not only deficiency of vitamins, but their overabundance. It should be noted that cracked heels can be caused by poor hygiene of the feet, fungal diseases, impaired thyroid function, diabetes mellitus, and gastritis.


Getting rid of cracked heels caused by a skin lesion with a fungus you must start with eliminating the underlying cause with antibiotics, ointments and sprays. Exactly the same should be done if the cause of dermatitis is imbalance in the endocrine or digestive systems – in this case without a visit to an endocrinologist or a gastroenterologist is not enough. In all other cases, the treatment is the gradual and systematic removal of the stratum corneum of the skin and softening it. To remove rough skin from the heels it is necessary rasmagin warm water. Tool for removing stratum corneum – normal bar of pumice. You should not force the events and try for a short period of time to remove all the rough skin layer, otherwise oozed beneath him is too soft and fragile skin can not withstand the loads and crack. To help the process of exfoliation of old skin, lubricating after treatment with pumice heel gel or cream containing glycolic, lactic, salicylic acid or urea. To soften the skin can not do without warm baths prepared from 2 liters of water, 1 tablespoon of baking soda and the same amount of soap. Duration of procedure – about 20 minutes. On completion of the surface of the skin should be lubricated with vaseline or any moisturizer. Rapid healing of cracks will contribute to the lubrication of the skin vitaminiziruet creams that contain propolis. The treatment is very deep and very painful cracks is complicated by the fact that their edges from time to time diverge to the sides, widening the wound and reducing the whole process of healing. Dermatologists in this case we recommend to fix the crack with cyanoacrylate glue. Thoroughly washing the feet with soap, you need them to dry, then fill the crack on the heel of glue along its entire length. To the bottom of the crack seized and starting to heal, you need about a week not to make any therapeutic interventions over heels. After weeks you can begin to care for the skin of feet the methods described above.


To prevent the formation of cracks on the heels, just follow the simple rules: wear comfortable spacious shoes, to include in the diet foods rich in vitamins A, E and F, periodically do a foot bath followed by removal of the stratum corneum of the skin using the pumice stone, apply regularly to heel creams and ointments softening the skin, while not neglecting traditional medicines against cracks. Take care of yourself! Be always healthy!

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