Cracked heels generally are very much in the way of an active lifestyle and wearing open shoes. Also worth noting is that even small defects can sometimes cause severe pain. In this article we will tell you how to cure cracked heels.

First of all you need to talk about the causes of such diseases. The fact that the heels have the main load when walking, so the first reason for the appearance of cracks is the huge amount of time a person spends on his feet. Also, the heels may crack due to the wearing of the wrong shoes, resulting in impaired blood circulation. In addition, the reason may be wearing synthetic pantyhose or socks.

Rough skin on the heels may appear in the result vitamin deficiency or excess of vitamins, metabolic disorders, gastritis. and also because of some skin diseases.

In order to cure cracks on the heels, we will cite several effective ways to treat this disease.

If you have a relatively shallow defects will help poultice of grated onion or Apple. You need to rub onion or apple on a small grater. Then the resulting gruel should be put on a piece of bandage or fabric, and under it put a film or cellophane. Then attach all this to the horny heel and fix it with a plaster. Such a procedure must be performed before bedtime, and the compress should be taken only in the morning. Also it will not be superfluous to steal your feet.

In the case of deeper cracks can wipe the heel with the juice of a tomato. This procedure is recommended as often as possible. It is also allowable to use unsalted tomato juice. Importantly — in any case not to use this tomato paste or sauce, as there is a risk to further aggravate the situation.

One of the most effective ways to cure cracked heels is considered a compress of cabbage. It's done very simply: take a fresh leaf of cabbage and tie it to the heel at night. In the morning, after you remove it, you should lubricate the skin with some moisturizer.

About the healing properties of honey is known to everyone. therefore on its basis it is possible to do a compress, which is performed similarly to the procedure with grated onions and apples. After removing the compress you will need to wash your feet in warm water and thoroughly lubricate the heels with a baby cream. Then you need to stick a wide patch to your heels to keep the moisture. This procedure is recommended to be spent every evening.

Still have to get rid of such problems with heels help vaseline. you can buy at any pharmacy. To start you will need to make a foot bath, dissolved in water boric acid (4 tablespoons to 1 liter of water). Next you should apply a layer of ointment on the cracks, and then sealed them with adhesive tape. The cracks will disappear after 6-7 days by daily practice of this procedure.

Finally it is worth saying that if the cracks began to inflame, that is, the skin around them swells and turns red — this indicates that you need medical assistance   and carrying out antibacterial treatment. As a rule, in such cases, an ointment is prescribed that contains antibiotics, or antifungal agents for treating the skin of the heels.

It should also be noted that if you are not a follower of folk treatments of cracks, we recommend you to seek help from a doctor. Remember that the sooner you get treatment, the faster it will be able to get rid of the disease.