Cracked heels are a common foot problem that are often referred to as heel fissures. Cracked heels are commonly caused by dry skin (xerosis), and made more complicated if the skin around the rim of the heel is thick (callus). For most people this is a nuisance and a cosmetic problem but when the fissures or cracks are deep, they are painful to stand on and the skin can bleed – in severe cases this can become infected.
This is not a problem that will go away if you ignore it. “Cracks get worse over time as they get deeper,” “and it’s dangerous because they can get easily infected—from bacteria, fungus, warts, or a virus.” It’s even more dangerous if you have diabetes or circulation problems.
What You Do:
- Squash 10 aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) or andol (acetaminophen) pills to powder.
- Cover it with 250 ml of 70% rubbing alcohol.
- Let the mix stay for a day or more.
- A variety of vegetable oils can be used to treat and prevent cracked heels. Olive oil, sesame oil, coconut oil or any other hydrogenated vegetable oil will work. For best results, use this remedy before going to bed to allow ample time for the oil to fully penetrate your skin.
- Leave it overnight.
- Use a pumice stone to gently scrub off the loosened dead skin cells. Rinse off your feet with clean water and pat dry with a soft towel.
- Apply some foot cream or moisturizer and wear a pair of clean cotton socks overnight. Follow this remedy daily until your cracked feet are healed completely.
Fruits have many enzymes and other wonder components and that’s why they are so healthy! They can even make you get rid of your cracked heels. You just need to pick certain fruits like banana, pineapple, avocado, papaya etc. and mash them to massage your feet. Banana and papaya are the best options as you can mash them easily. Rub them alone or make this fruit mixture.