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Type 2 Hard skin on feet

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Peadair O Brionn, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. Peadair O Brionn

    Peadair O Brionn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I’ve noticed that I’ve a cut on the bottom of my little toe , it’s from some hard skin that has split and it’s very sore and in a place that’s hard to heal . Does anyone know what is the best stuff to use to heal this up . I’m a bit concerned that it will get worse or maybe infected
     
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  2. ert

    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I suggest you make an appointment with your diabetes nurse at your GP's surgery to check it.
     
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  3. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Expert
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    Yes, get it looked at. Better safe than sorry.
     
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  4. Kittycat_7_

    Kittycat_7_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hope your foot will be okay, she might refer you to a chiropodist hopefully.
     
  5. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Expert

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    Til you can get to see her, clean it gently and cover it with a snug but not tight plaster. It’ll hold the edges together which will help healing. In future flexitol cream is great. I’ve had disgusting hard cracked skin on my heals for nearly 30 yrs and if it’s related to diabetes, which I’m not sure it is, it would definitely have been the first physical sign by a long long way. This stuff is one of the few things that help prevent it so long as I use it regularly. You can get it on prescription in stronger % and big tubes
     
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    Petroleum jelly and socks help prevent and soften the skin when you do get cracks so they can heal.
     
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