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Treat Mild to Severe Dry Feet

The skin on your feet is prone to dryness. There are no oil glands in your feet, so they need the sweat glands to retain moisture. People who do not apply a moisturizer to their feet regularly are more likely to develop dry feet. If a person has a medical condition, such as athlete's foot or diabetes, then they are also at a greater risk for developing dry feet. For seniors and diabetics, dry feet is a common condition.

Dry feet can range from mild to severe. There are a number of things that can cause dry feet. However, there are some ways that you can prevent it. Keeping your feet moisturized is one of the best things that you can do in order to prevent dry feet. You should also avoid rubbing or scratching the skin on your feet.

What Are Some Of The Symptoms Of Dry Feet?

Dry feet are often symptomatic of other skin concerns. Some signals and symptoms of dry feet are as follows: redness, cracks in the feet, rough skin, peeling skin and rash. People with dry feet may notice that the condition is worse during the winter months.

What Causes Dry Feet?

A lack of moisture in the skin is what causes dry feet. Excessively hot showers and baths can cause dry feet. Conditions like psoriasis and eczema can cause dry feet. Other things that can cause dry feet include cold weather, excessive sun exposure, aging and low humidity levels in the home.

Complications of Dry Feet

People who have dry feet should be aware of the fact that this condition can lead to complications if it is left untreated. Dry, cracked feet can cause severe pain. It can also lead to burning and itchiness. Furthermore, over-the-counter treatments may not work on severe dry feet. This means that you will require more expensive medical treatments.

Medications to Treat Dry Feet

The following medications are used for the treatment of dry feet.

Over-the-Counter Medications:

  • Amlactin
  • Eucerin
  • Cetaphil
  • Aquaphor

Compounded Medications: We can make foams, ointments, creams, lotions or gels of the following:

  • Urea
  • Ammonium Lactate
  • Alpha Hydroxy acid
  • Lactic Acid
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