The heels of a healthy person should be soft and well-groomed, without corns or cracks. However, in reality, this is not always the case. During the warmer months, we try to treat the heels so that they look beautiful in open shoes. And in winter, we often run them, and as a result, "callosities", "corns", warts, cracks and an unpleasant odor are formed.
Cracks in the heels occur due to excessive dryness of the skin, and can also be caused by malfunctions in the endocrine system or skin diseases. Sometimes symptoms of gastritis, diabetes, vitamin deficiency can manifest themselves in this way. Wearing uncomfortable shoes and synthetic tights and socks can also cause cracks. Heels are difficult to heal. But if you carry out the procedures regularly, then it is quite possible to achieve a positive effect.
- As medicinal products, vaseline-based products are used. They must be applied to previously steamed legs. To do this, you need to use hot water with the addition of 1 teaspoon of boric acid. After that, you should apply petroleum jelly to your feet, then put on warm socks and leave overnight. If the cracks become inflamed, pustules have appeared around them, it is imperative to consult a doctor, otherwise the disease may progress to a more complex stage.
- You should definitely pay attention to proper balanced nutrition. Lack of fatty acids and nutrients can lead to dry skin and various problems in the heel area.
- Another common heel ailment is calluses. A warm foot bath will help get rid of them quickly. It is recommended to add 2 tablespoons to the water. soda, 5 drops of chamomile oil and 2 tbsp. olive oil. Soak your feet in this water for 15 minutes. After that, the legs should be lubricated with any healing agent, for example, salicylic ointment. Then the corn needs to be sealed with a corn adhesive plaster. If a bubble filled with liquid has formed, it should be carefully opened and the upper skin cut off with nail scissors. Then the wound must be lubricated with brilliant green or iodine.
In the case when you regularly form "corns", no grandmother's recipes will help. It is necessary to contact a specialist to establish the exact cause of the deformation of the skin. Perhaps the doctor will prescribe special orthopedic pads in the shoes.