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Cracked Heel – Symptoms, Causes and Home Remedies

Posted by Health&Beauty Expert on

Cracked heels could vary in harshness as of a surface concern to an aching problem. Taking appropriate protections right away can stop cracks from the beginning. But slight negligence could get deep and cause bleeding and pain.

Cracked Heel Symptoms:

  • Red or flaky patches on the heels are the first signs
  • Cracks on skin which may bleed

Cracked Heel Causes:

  • Feet expand sideways due to excessive pressure. Cracks may develop due to:
  • Dry skin
  • Zinc and omega-3 fatty acid deficiency

Natural Home Remedy Using Bananas:

  1. Crush ripe bananas to make paste
  2. Apply this paste on the cracks
  3. Leave it for 10 min
  4. Wash off with water
  5. Do this every day

Natural Home Remedy Using Margosa Leaves and Turmeric Powder:

  1. Crush a handful of margosa leaves to make paste
  2. Add 3 tsp turmeric powder
  3. Mix well
  4. Apply the paste on cracks
  5. Leave it for 30 min
  6. Wash off with water
  7. Dry with a soft cloth
  8. Do this twice everyday

Natural Home Remedy Using Lemon:

  1. Cut a lemon into half
  2. Rub the lemon on your feet
  3. Squeeze the lemon and apply the juice while rubbing
  4. Continue rubbing for 5 min
  5. Lightly scrub feet with a loofah or soft brush
  6. Wash feet with water
  7. Lemon juice is mildly acidic and helps remove dead skin cells.

Tips:

  • Avoid wearing sandals with open backs as these facilitate sideways expansion of feet causing cracks
  • Do not stand barefoot in damp areas for long time as this can make the skin dry

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