ouch! my feet hurt!

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okie
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   Posted 2/11/2010 2:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok you know how particularly in the winter our feet crack and split and get sore? well I use that avon thearapy for cracked feet and it usually works. This year I am not to happy with the results. As a matter of fact I have really put a bunch on, then a pair of socks to keep the lotion from rubbing off on the carpet and and frankly my results eyes . not worth the effort. So anyway I was out and about looking for some really great guy to buy me some real good stuff to rub on my feet but I think he's stuck in the snow drifts up north. There for I am on my own. Anyone got a good suggestion that won't cost me an arm and a foot or two feet? They are pretty bad like if I step on my oxygen cord it pushes against the splits and y-ouch!!it hurts.
I don't know if it's related but my face rash has been itching particularly around the bottom of my eyes. Does anyone use a humidifier since they got sick?
Ok I guess that's everything.
thanks
carol
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aimsgirl16
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   Posted 2/11/2010 5:02 AM (GMT -7)   
****...too funny! Have you tried soaking your feet in baby oil and water mix? I know this has worked for me and several older friends from church, although you have to be extremly careful where you soak your feet at, if you don't have any carpet, it might not be a good idea or you will probably look like Bambi learning to walk on Ice. I have been there, NOT FUN!! And then after the bably oil soak you can follow it up with some good ol baby lotion!!

okie
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   Posted 2/11/2010 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey ames! shoot I look like bambi weather I have a grease slick behind me or not! I had some skin so soft which is really good stuff but of course  when my stuff was in storage if it wasn't nailed down it was ripped off. mad . that's a baby oil type thing. I probably have some baby oil somewhere. It's worth a try. I just can't get over how hard it is to heal this time.
love ya
Lupus lung, maybe, scleraderma maybe, another A/I maybe, Hang nail maybe. COPD
meds to many to fit in my 10 lines. but last count was 28.

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southerndiva
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   Posted 2/11/2010 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey there,

It's funny you should bring this up today!!  I was just watching Dr. Oz yesterday and a lady in the audience has the same problem (so do I at times) and he still swears the best remedy is to use vaseline and to keep socks on to keep the moisture in.  I try to get a pedicure once in awhile to have them scrape off the dead skin to regenerate the cells but I've always had the problem because I like to go barefoot in the summer and warmer weather or wear open shoes like clogs.  Hope you find a remedy soon!!  Have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Angels,

Lynnette

DX - sle and carpal tunnel

RX - plaquenil, prednisone, lisiniprol, folic acid, anti-inflammatories, hormones, fish and flaxseed oil and vit c and d


okie
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   Posted 2/11/2010 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lynnette, Ihave a tube of  stuff that looks like vaseline. It says it's 98.3 % petrolium. I'm pretty sure that is the same thing as vaseline. I willing to give anything a try at this point.
thx
hugs
Lupus lung, maybe, scleraderma maybe, another A/I maybe, Hang nail maybe. COPD
meds to many to fit in my 10 lines. but last count was 28.

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aimsgirl16
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   Posted 2/11/2010 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
OMG, Carol...I just read your signature and drinking a drink at the same time. Needless to say I will smell like grape soda for the rest of the day!!!! Too funny!

PattyLatty
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   Posted 2/11/2010 10:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Carol, cry Sorry your feet are giving you fits. I agree with Lynette that vaseline is the best remedy. And be careful about soaking too long in a hot bath because that will tend to dry you out. Is your swelling still down? I hope you'll go straight to the hospital the next time you notice the least bit of swelling & that might also help your feet not get so bad.

Hope you're feeling ok these days.

Pat
SLE, fibro, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines, costocondritis.

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redrose77
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   Posted 2/11/2010 2:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree on the vasaline thing, it is supposed to work wonders. I also suggest shea butter if it doesn't work. I used to use avon silicone glove when my hands would crack and bleed in the winter it also worked on my elbows too no idea if it would work on feet.
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jhmom
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   Posted 2/11/2010 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   
(((( Carol ))))) you might want to try one of the "Ped Eggs" they advertise on TV. I have one but haven't used it yet. I also think vaseline would work well or Eurecin lotion, they say it's great for eczema.

I hope you get some relief soon! Take care my friend, love ya!
Stacie
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mom46
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   Posted 2/11/2010 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Carol,
I hope your feet feel better soon. Mine stay dry and cracked all the time too. I have a problem with a rash on my left foot that has been there for over a year. I can't use anything greasy on it or it gets worse, so my feet look awful.

Take care and be careful with the greasy feet!

Love ya, Babs

suetoo
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   Posted 2/16/2010 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi! Everyone,

Thickened skin and cracked heels are evidence of layers of dried skin cells that don't get sloughed off, then get thicker and aren't elastic like normally well hydrated tissue, so then it cracks, and can bleed as your body tries to heal the heel tongue . So first, that layer of dead skin has to go. Have you tried a ped egg or pedicure thingy that has a tough abrading pad on it? Soak your feet before you use them, you will literally see dead skin cells flying so use a towel to collect the debris layer. Then, moisturize, but I would avoid too much or too frequent use of vaseline or greasy products, they do work great to keep moisture in, though. Skin is living and breathing tissue, and needs oxygen to stay healthy, it is our body's first line of defense, so don't scrape until tender or bloody. Gentle effort, over a few days, and try letting your feet 'breathe' during the day with just cotton socks, and then vaseline cream/lotion at night after a bath or shower to hold moisture in/ moisturize your skin. A&D ointment has a petroleum jelly base, and I use that during the winter months, or, and this is a tip from my family dr. when my nipples were cracked and raw from my newborn daughter, poke a hole in a Vitamin E capsule, and use it to coat your cracked heels at night for a few days. Hope your heels are better soon,

suetoo


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