Dry Skin and Winter Itch
Colder temperatures each winter bring many Americans one big problem: dry, cracked skin. Those itchy, dry patches are nature’s way of letting us know that the outer layer of our skin, made up of dead skin cells, natural oils and lipids (fats), needs help.
Cold weather and lower humidity as a result of indoor heating can strip away the skin’s natural protective layer and wreak havoc with our skin’s ability to stay moisturized. In extreme cases, if not treated, some of these dry areas can deteriorate into painful cracked and bleeding skin, particularly around the feet and ankles. A quick trip to your local drug store will show, however, that there is no limit to the number of products that are designed to alleviate dry skin. Let me make it easy for you to decide which are the best products for your condition. If you’re experiencing typical dry skin a quality heavy cream such as Foot Miracle is what you need. This isn’t just a miracle for your foot, you can use it all over.
If your skin is excessively dry and certainly if you have any cracking on your feet or heels, you should call my office for an evaluation. I can diagnose and help you treat your feet so that you can get these conditions under control. I can dispense creams and lotions right in the office or make recommendations for the best products for your particular condition. Nonetheless, don’t waste your money on over the counter products, they aren’t prescription strength and will only “lube” your skin. You need something to penetrate that dry and cracked skin.
I only recommend and carry products with the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Approval. So, you know you’re getting the best bang for your buck.
If you are experiencing dry skin or a winter itch, please visit www. to request appointment or call 859-264-1141 to schedule an appointment.
If you’re unable to schedule an appointment and would like to purchase prescription strength products as if it were over the counter feel free to stop in my office at any time to purchase them. We will also help you pick out which one is best for you!