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Posted by: Strawberry | 2004/01/09

Cracked Heels

Hi there, please can you tell me what causes cracked heels, and also what is the best way to prevent this happening. I am going to now try Miracle Heel Balm.
Also can you recommend a podiatrist in Cape Town, Northern Suburbs area.

many thanks

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Strawberry, it is usually caused by uneven drying out of the skin and trauma. Another remedy you can try is to apply Zambuk™ ointment and to cover it with Glad Wrap™. It should make a difference within 3 days. If that doesn’t work, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you a urea-containing ointment.
Unfortunately, I live in Pretoria and have no idea who/where the podiatrists in Cape Town are. Your GP should be able to help you with it. Good luck.

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