Category Archives: Skin Conditions

Which foot cream for dry and cracked skin?

Dry and cracked skin around the heels is common and the regular application of a cream to help that is commonly advised. The problem there are literally 100’s of different foot creams and everyone who uses them has an opinion … Continue reading

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What are they? Chilblains are reddish colored lesions that normally occur on the toes as a result of changes in the temperature. They only occur in the colder climates. They are also itchy and painful. If they become chronic, they … Continue reading

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Cracked Heels

What are they? Cracked heels occur when the thick and dry skin around the edges of the heel splits. This will not heal as that skin is dead. The split in the skin will then try and tear the skin … Continue reading

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Corns on the Toes

What are they? Corns are a thickening of the skin, usually on the toes, in response to excessive pressure. As the skin gets thicker they become more painful. How to treat them? It does not matter what is done for … Continue reading

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Pitted Keratolysis

What are they? This is a non-contagious bacterial infection that primarily affects the bottom of the foot and creates a large number of small crater or cavity like marks on the ball of the foot, toes and under the heel. … Continue reading

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