Thursday, December 06, 2012

Notes re Problems with Feet

Well, it appears that Facebook is the way to go for lots of feedback although I did get some feedback here on the blog and because of the blog on my e-mail. For those that are interested here is some of the feedback I got:

Liz Macdonald-Cameron Dean, I use pure vitamin E on my heels and it works great.

Sara Crowe I used to get this in winter from constantly getting wet feet when walking the dog. E45 cream worked best for me - slather it on generously and often!

Marie Waldron two ideas for your feet
1. Vaseline your feet put them in a loose plastic bag then put your socks on and go to bed
2. Moroccan oil
I use it in my hair and it has given me very soft hands despite the hand washing and sanitizing I do at work

Jenny Vanderlip Kenwell Bag Balm from T.S.C. for your feet.

Arlene Laskey Dean, 2 of my children had this sort of problem with their feet. A dermatologist diagnosed eczema. He warned against synthetic fibres for socks...only, wool or cotton... and against rubber soles and synthetics in shoes. Emu oil has been suggested as a treatment for the skin but my kids had a cortisone cream. My daughter believes in the power of Epsom salts baths for the skin as well, followed by complete drying.

Danielle Gugler … try immersing feet in warm water and honey for 15 minutes. Honey works wonders for treating cracked feet.

Heron Driftwood Mom's remedy of Vaseline petroleum jelly on just washed (and dried) feet, then fresh clean cotton socks every night for about a week

Pam Shack My physical therapist daughter recommends the same as Heron Driftwood - but using udder cream instead of Vaseline.

lynda joiner  I saw your plea this morning and during a pedicure after work today read your symptoms to Lori. She immediately responded with a product that hopefully will help you. She carries this and recommends this product - Gehwol - Salve for cracked skin.

Ardis Gugler  look for a moisturizing lotion that contains at least 6% dimethicone.

If I remember all the locations correctly there were response from 2 provinces, 2 U.S. States and from Wales. Nice to be popular and to know that there are people that care. Now all I have to do is to decide which to try first. As I come from a farming background, way back, I am leaning toward the TSC (Tractor Service Centre) Bag Balm as I remember using meds, or rather having meds used on me, that were for the cows on all kinds of cuts and scratches when I was a child including one that as I look back realize was really blood poisoning. You know when red streaks start going up your leg from the scratch that came from rusty barbed wire. As I remember it was a stop gap thing until someone had time to drive me to town to the doctor but since it got better I never did go and it saved lots of money . . .

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I do have Dionne udder balm that I use on my hands, but probably because of the work I do, it really does not prevent the corners of my fingers from cracking. I am at a loss for that. Good to read about these remedies.