What is your best remedy for dry and itchy feet?

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  1. Golfgal profile image73
    Golfgalposted 8 years ago

    What is your best remedy for dry and itchy feet?

    A constant fight to keep feet hydrated.  Going barefoot does not help I am sure, but what can be done to get ride of cracked and dry heels?

  2. lilianacortez profile image60
    lilianacortezposted 8 years ago

    My husband had the same issue. He bought an over the counter medication called Lasmisil Continous Spray. The spray is sold in Walgreens . Thanks for reading my hub.

    1. Golfgal profile image73
      Golfgalposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh thanks for the tip, I will check this out.

  3. cloverleaffarm profile image75
    cloverleaffarmposted 8 years ago

    Calendula ointment works great for dry, cracked skin.

    1. Golfgal profile image73
      Golfgalposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Now that I had to look up...never heard of it.  Do you use it?

  4. harmony155 profile image65
    harmony155posted 8 years ago

    Try Aloe Socks- wear them to bed and your feet will feel soft and moisturized in the morning-- it will help with dry and cracked heels as well.

    1. Golfgal profile image73
      Golfgalposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi harmony55, I know of this method...though I have not tried it.  I cannot stand anything on my feet day or night, probably why my feet are dry.  Wondering how long you need to do it or if you have to do it indefinately?  May be worth a try.

  5. profile image0
    Deb Welchposted 8 years ago

    Johnson's Foot Soap -  Applying Petroleum Jelly and wear white cotton socks to bed.

    1. Golfgal profile image73
      Golfgalposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmm...vaseline...I never thought of that.  Thanks I will try.

  6. artist101 profile image52
    artist101posted 8 years ago

    Soak feet in an epsom salt foot bath. Add 1/2 cup of epsoms to warm water. Soak for about a half hour. Dry feet thoroughly. Apply coconut oil, while skin is still warm. By stating itchy, might be a fungus infection. I have written an article on natural remidies for fungus infection. http://artist101.hubpages.com/hub/Ibs-I … Treatments Specifically, Olive Leaf Extract for fungus infection. A Natural nutrient that helps to heal skin, is vitamin E. It can be purchased as a capsule, punch a small hole in the capsule, with a straight pin, squeeze out contents and apply to dry areas. You may also take as a supplement, no more than 400IU a day. As it is a blood thinner, and should not be combined with other blood thinners, such as warfarin, or coumadin. I hope this helps. Let me know!!

    1. artist101 profile image52
      artist101posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Forgot to add stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water daily helps with all signs of dehydration.

  7. Chuck Bluestein profile image61
    Chuck Bluesteinposted 8 years ago

    Get someone to massage your feet with olive oil. Yesterday I walked along the beach at the edge of the ocean. After doing it my feet felt really good.

  8. profile image53
    galewordsposted 7 years ago

    Using some oils can be beneficial to dry feet. However, I have found that old fashioned remedies work the best. My mother, grandmother, and further back have all suggested to apply petroleum jelly to their dry feet at night, cover with cotton socks and sleep while the feet rejuvenate. If the owner of dry feet is walking around in a yard that is treated with chemicals, be aware that no amount of oils can fix the recurrent exposure to these synthetic chemicals on the skin.  Also be aware that dry skin on other areas of the body in addition to the feet might be a sign of conditions related to medicines, allergic reactions, or normal reaction of the body to fungal infections.  Using highly perfumed soaps and body wash can also be drying the the skin. "It is best to stick with simple solutions for simple problems," grandma always said.

  9. krillco profile image90
    krillcoposted 7 years ago

    Bag Balm Udder Creme...really. It is a product made of lanolin and petrolium jelly that was designed to treat cow udders...works fantastic on dry, cracked skin.


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