THE cracked heels they can be quite annoying and painful if not handled carefully. the medical site Mayo Clinic explains that they normally “appear when you dry and rough skin around the edge of the heel and the increased pressure on the fat pad under the heel causes cracks in the skin.”
Because almost all the weight of the body falls on the heelsit is important to pay attention to these problems and treat them as soon as possible, to prevent the pain from escalating and creating infections or injuries.
to exist home and natural treatments easy to apply, but —as the aforementioned institution explains— it is important consult a professional doctor before applying them, because “other skin conditions, such as psoriasis or eczema, may affect treatment“.
Home and natural remedies for cracked heels
First the Vaseline It can be a good option, as it can moisturize the skin, soften hard areas, and reduce the pain of cracked heels. A study published in the Canadian Family Physician journal proposes it as one of the best solutions.
To apply it, you have to wash your feet with water, dry them and place them a spoon Vaseline on the injured areas. Then, let her act all night (it is better to cover the foot with a cotton sock).
Another option is the sodium bicarbonatewhich has functions anti-inflammatory AND antifungal, so it can ease the pain of cracks and reduce swelling. To use it, your feet should be soaked in warm or cold water with a tablespoon of baking soda per no more than 20 minutes.
This process can be accompanied by a pumice, with which the heels should be gently scrubbed to clean the hard areas. Also, it is recommended repeat it several times a week for it to take effect. Baking soda can perform other functions and serves as a remedy for various ailments, such as heartburn, sinusitis, and others.
A more natural option is vegetable oilsfor example coconut u olive. They can work just as well moisturizers and helps eliminate rough areas. The process of using it is similar to petroleum jelly: they are applied between two and three tbsp and are left to act overnight. It is important to wash the foot the next day and repeat the treatment.
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