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How are cracked heels prevented in children ?

We dont allow our child who is now 7 years old to walk on bare feet keep applying petrolium vaselene We don t allow our child whi is now 7 years old, to walk on bare feet, keep applying petrolium gelly/Vaseline creams,Nivea soft and other cold creams. Still his feet are cracked and has got cuts on either sides at a number of places and bleeds and now the blister like infections are seen creeping over to the legs. please advice
Asked On : Tue, 3 May 2011
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he has dry skin which lead to crack and bleed.
u r doing well by applying moisturizer cream.
wear him socks so dust dont go to crack.
u need to consult dermatologist
give him diet containing vitamin a .
more water intake a day
cream containing steroid and salicylic will help him
at site of blister apply antibiotic cream
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