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Cracked Heels & Homeopathy
What are Cracked Heels ?
I think, Cracked Heels need no definition, so common a thing! Rather, we should know when Cracked Heels require medical attention. One must know that one should consult physician if one experiences extreme soreness, swelling, burning and pain due to this common illness.
First treatment of cracked heels remains always local management with help of application of creams, ointments and lotions for proper moisturizing the skin of heels.
Plan of local treatment:
1)First clean the skin thoroughly with pumice stone, scrubber, mild soap and warm water
2)Apply moisturizer like glycerine etc. which would attract moisture from the atmosphere and stop losing the same from the skin; please, remember, glycerine is the most powerful moisturizer, others are honey, buttermilk, olive oil, mashed cucumber etc.
3)Now apply thick emollient like petroleum jelly, lanolin;
4)Take a mild bandage if you need to go to outside and of course use a soft shoe with covered heels.
5)If you stay at home, no need of any cover.
6)Do this twice a day; before going to bed at night, it is a must;
7)Continue this for a fortnight, if there is this little improvement, you need to consult a doctor.
Homeo-Management for Cracked Heels : Most Effective Medicines for Cracked Heels
Homoeopathy considers chronic cracked heels as a constitutional dyscrasia. As such, medicine for a particular patient must cover the constitution of the patient. As in every other case of natural systemic disease, it is the best, side-effectless, permanent cure of the problem. Below are given most effective home-medicines for cracked heels:
Adapted to patients of fat, fair, flabby look with disposition to weep from music; averse to work; despondent, indecisive, apprehensive; burning and stinging pain with swelling of heels and offensive feet-sweat;
Rhagades of heels and hands in cold weather; toes feel scalded and itch very much; especially, if problems relates to vaccination;
Thick greenish crusts, rough, red, raw cracks with burning and itching; worse in winter; occasional bleeding from cracks.
In extreme cases, where patients are suffering from strong mixed miasmatic dyscrasia with predominance of syphilitic taint; other well selected medicines fail; patients may be affected with generalised dry skin trouble of permanent nature;