Healing Dry, Calloused Feet

Michael, my husband, has suffered with dry, calloused feet for quite some time. If untreated, his feet will split and crack, becoming very uncomfortable. Just a side note about Michael: He was first on the bandwagon for natural remedies… long before I was. In fact, he is the one who got me started on the quest for natural solutions to my allergy problems. He always insisted on treating the root of a problem, rather than only the symptoms. It took awhile, but I finally realized he was right. That’s when I began taking a different approach to daily health issues and challenges.

Okay, back to Michael’s feet… Dry, calloused feet with cracking can lead to serious problems if left untreated. This condition can lead to foot infections and more serious problems as a person ages. So this isn’t something to ignore. To relieve Michael’s foot symptoms, he first tried applying moisturizing lotions. This would give some immediate relief, but nothing long-lasting. (And, any lotions that contain alcohol or fragrance could have an adverse affect and cause additional dryness). Next, he had the idea of using oil, olive oil to be exact. He filled a plastic container with olive oil and soaked his feet. Again, this would relive the symptoms temporarily, but then he was right back to dry, calloused feet. This is when we started our search for something that would not only treat the condition, but make it go away completely.

I cannot recall where I first heard about AmLactin Lotion, but it sounded worth a try since nothing else was achieving the expected results. AmLactin is available at most drug stores, such as, Walgreens, Walmart, and Target. Michael applied AmLactin and got immediate positive results. With continued use, he can have comfortable feet, free of cracking and dryness. (I previously mentioned lotions containing alcohol are questionable, but just so you know: AmLactin contains a small amount of cetyl alcohol, which is common in moisturizers and emollients. Cetyl alcohol also keeps lotions from clumping).

AmLactin is good for many types of skin conditions, such as, eczema, psoriasis, and allergy-related skin issues.

If you suffer from dry skin problems, try AmLactin and see what you think. Michael is happy with the results… but I would love to hear from others regarding their results.

Strive to be healthy!

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Joan
    Mar 06, 2012 @ 10:44:50

    I have extremely dry feet and hands. At night I have been using vaseline and then wearing socks and gloves to keep the “grease” contained. It actually does work but it is kind of messy. I am definitely going to give AmLactin a try. Thank you for the suggestion.


  2. Cyndi
    Mar 06, 2012 @ 10:51:32

    Thanks for the info, Vickie! I have a heavy foot creme that I use and then I put plastic bags over my feet and then socks I have warmed in the microwave. If I do it on a regular basis, it really seems to help…may have to try it with the AmLactin!


  3. Monica
    Mar 07, 2012 @ 09:20:39

    I may have to give this a try. My feet aren’t terrible, but drier than I would like them to be especially during winter. I am always envious of my hubby’s soft feet. ;-D But anyways, this looks interesting. Do you know if it’s paraben free?


    • vjkline
      Mar 07, 2012 @ 09:32:40

      Methylparaben and propylparaben are preservatives used to prevent bacterial and fungal growth in AmLactin.

      It appears it contains paraben as a preservative. VK


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