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Cracks on the heels, overweight - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am facing a problem with my feet
User :   have got cracks on my feet
Doctor :   Hi
User :   have used vaseline jelly but has not healed
User :   I had showed it to a doctor in kolkata
Doctor :   Ok,I understand
User :   he asked me to get a thyriod test done
User :   but then i left it
User :   since I was not convinced
User :   34 yeasr
Doctor :   ok
User :   working in a Bank
Doctor :   May I know your age, occupation , Weight?
User :   last weight checked was around 75 kgs
Doctor :   Ok
User :   5"3
Doctor :   Ok, that is fine.May I know Your height also?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   First of all, I advise You to go for a good Pedicure
User :   how would that help
Doctor :   I shall expian
User :   i had put my feet in soap and water in a bucket for some time and then have also applied
Doctor :   It clears the dirt from your feet crevices and then you can apply vaseline for the cracks to heal
User :   it has not healed
User :   I have psoriosis on my head
Doctor :   Otherwise, Vaseline will not have any effect
User :   but I do not think that this should be the reason for cracks at the bottom of my feet
Doctor :   Ok
User :   since when I was away to london on holiday it has had healed to a certain extent
User :   ok
User :   so please advise
Doctor :   Psoriasis and cracked feet are two different problems , they are not related
Doctor :   Please make sure your feet is clean all the time
User :   ok
Doctor :   and also continue vaseline application for sometime , It will gradually heal
User :   but I have applied vaseline after bath & have worn socks however did not help
Doctor :   Also, I suggest you to undergo a thyroid test
Doctor :   Hypothyroidism is one of the most common causes of weight gain.
User :   Yes I have put o weight but no to that extent
User :   I have visited dermatlogist only
Doctor :   You can also visit a dermatologist for this problem
User :   there was a homepathetic doctor who said its psoraisis but i do not think this is the problem
User :   ok
User :   can i have a diet plan
User :   to reduce my wieght
Doctor :   Yes, You are a bit overweight for your height and the pressure of your body on the heels may also be causing the cracks
Doctor :   Yes sure,
User :   how can I get help on this
Doctor :   We have experienced Diet counselors who design personal weight management program
User :   since I want to reduce my weight
Doctor :   Yes sure, You can get help.
Doctor :   One of our customer care team members will call you after the chat and give you the details
User :   ok
User :   do you want my number
Doctor :   Cracking of the feet is not a major health concern, It will gradually heal, Go for Pedicure frequently as it keeps your feet clean and also keeps away the dirt from accumulating in the crevices
Doctor :   Yes, Can you confirm your number please?
User :   thank you
User :   expect a call for the diet plan
User :   no thank you
Doctor :   Ok We shall get back to you.
Doctor :   Is there anything else that i may help you with?
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