Dry and /or Cracked Skin of the Foot

What is Dry and/or Cracked Skin of the Foot?

Dry and /or Cracked Skin of the Foot is a common condition that may cause other symptoms, such as scaling, redness and chapping. Dry skin can crack which can lead to a portal of entry for an infection to get in (this is particularly important in the foot, due to the warm moist environment of footwear which encourages infection). The skin can be itchy, especially if there is also a fungal infection. Around the heel and if the skin is thicker, cracks in the heel can occur. Treatment for this widespread condition will lead to immediate relief.