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Old 01-18-2005, 09:00 PM   #1
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Need help for peeling feet

The ball of my left foot seems to be peeling off...like the surface is just breaking apart into callous pieces. Would a pedicure hurt or help? The bottom of my foot looks like swiss cheese. Ouch.

 
Old 01-19-2005, 07:13 AM   #2
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Re: Need help for peeling feet

Suggest giving them a good long soak in warm water, then using a pumice stone gently to remove any peeling skin (be careful to not get overly aggressive with cracked areas), dry off and then slather with vaseline petroleum jelly. Put on socks and sleep that way. Keep that up for a few days and you'll see a real improvement. You can also try a product called "Pretty Feet" which removes dead skin. I find soaking in hot water really softens up the skin and the vaseline with socks allows the moisture to soak in. Seems a bit gross slathering that stuff on, but the next morning, your feet will be so much better.

Eucerin is also a very thick cream that you could use when you're not doing the vaseline thing. It soaks in more quickly.

I know what you're going through cause after foot surgery (and having feet bandaged for so long), felt like I lost the top layer of dead skin on my tootsies and so really needed to take care of my skin.

 
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