Video:How to Prevent Dry Feetwith Dr. Massuda
Dry feet may be cause by a fungus or simply because they aren't properly moisturized. Learn how to prevent dry feet and hold moisturize.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Prevent Dry Feet
Hi! I'm Dr. Massuda from Foot & Ankle Clinics of America, and I'm here today to talk to you how to prevent dry feet.
Soak Feet in Epsom Salt
For dry feet, usually your feet are either dry because they need a moisturizer or dry because you have a fungus. What you need to do is get some Epsom salt, two tablespoons of Epsom salt and lukewarm water, mix it and then soak for about 10-15 minutes. Soak it once a day and then dry.
Use Lotion Meant for Feet
Use any oil-free lotion on your feet and use it once a day on your feet. Do not use Vaseline, oil, cocoa butter, shea butter on your feet. That makes it too moist. Moist feet attract fungus. Fungus is a mold that you find everywhere. And constant use of oil and Vaseline causes the feet to get a fungus and cause it to be dried, and you need to use an antifungal over-the-counter. You can use Lotrimin cream or Lamisil cream. You can buy both of that over-the-counter and then put any antifungal cream on your feet about twice a day until all the cracked heels are gone.
It'll be helpful to put a cotton sock at night on your heels to keep the moisture in it. Use it once or twice a day and see if that helped. If that does not help, go see your local podiatrist. I hope all the things that I said will help you take care of your feet. If you have any further problem and your problem does not go away with the local home remedies, please call your local podiatrist and visit them as soon as you can.