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Foot sole is hard and splitting and scaling for 4months

Posted by jjames on 4/12/05 at 17:26 (173075)

I have been to two podiatrist. One thought it was just cracked heels and the other said a hodge podge of things going on. I was prescribed Clobetasol Propionate.05 for two weeks. It is the third week and no better. Have to wrap my feet in cellophone with socks to try to keep them from spitting. It looks like someone is cutting me underneath my feet and the skin is so hard, but will not go away with pumis stone. Help. very painful to walk.

Re: Foot sole is hard and splitting and scaling for 4months

Ed Davis, DPM on 4/12/05 at 19:14 (173091)

jjames:
Usually a medication containing urea is used for cracked heals (eg Carmol-40). Clobetasol propionate is a topical steroid so I would not expect it to have a significant effect on cracked heels.
Ed

Re: Foot sole is hard and splitting and scaling for 4months

jjames on 4/23/05 at 23:07 (173617)

Cuold I have Mocassin Athlete's foot? The same thing that is happening to my feet is now in the palm of one of my hands. I am doing the treatments thy prescribe but no internal medicine. It is very hard to walk and use right hand. ???