Do NOT smoke Do NOT go barefoot Do NOT ingest excess caffeine or alcohol Do NOT use a heating pad on your feet Do NOT use over the counter corn or callus removers. Do NOT use metal files or blades on your feet. Do NOT cut or trim thick yellow splintered nails by youself Do NOT keep a sedentary or inactive life style Do NOT wear new shoes without breaking them in properly PROPER foot care is easy to do with many rewards especially for those with diabetes! Soak the corns of feet in the soothing mixture of 3 tablespoons of baking soda mixed in one tub of warm water. Also, if you are fond of wearing shoes without wearing socks, you might try to ditch that kind of style. This habit will only lead you to building up sweat in your feet and can cause the growth of fungi and bacteria that will cause Athlete’s foot. Athlete’s foot can contribute in the drying and cracking of your heels. There are a lot of ways which you could treat scaly heels. But always remember, prevention is better than cure. You have to learn how to take good care of your feet so that you could avoid problems such as scaly heels. Check feet daily for blisters, bruises, reddened skin, corns and calluses and ingrown toenails. The underneath of feet can be inspected using a mirror if mobility is a problem Wash feet daily but don't use water that is too hot. Use a mild soap and dry them gently. Use a moisturising lotion but don't rub this between the toes If diabetics care for their feet and monitor their condition on a regular basis, they will be able to seek treatment as soon as a problem arises. While there is no cure for some conditions, correct care can often prevent them from occurring. Certain factors, such as thin feet , a lengthy large toe and a foot that rolls inward, are thought to predispose an individual to hallux rigidus. Most of the moment, pragmatic measures can assist alleviate foot pain. Preventive foot maintenance could cut the danger of amputation in folk with diabetes by 44 - 85. Some tips for preventing problems include moisturizers should be applied. Corns and calluses should be lightly pumiced and toenails trimmed brief and the edges filed to avert cutting adjoining toes. Sometimes, merely buying shoes that equip decently can resolve the trouble. Mediciation diphenhydramine (Benadryl) may help overly recommeded. Other treatment includes excision, as in using scalpel or heat to remove the warts. Depending on the size of the wound, stiches may be needed for excision with scalpel. Removing with heat or electro cautery usually result in a wound but there is no need to stitch it up since the heat will seal of blood vessel. It will take one to six weeks to heal depending on the size. The minimum time required for these fractures to heal completely is around 10 to 12 weeks. In any case, until you get to the doctor and confirm the status of the injury, the R.I.C.E. method should be followed. The pressure and friction caused by masturbation and intercourse can erode nerve tissue over time. Without adequate nutrient support, the fine network of nerve cells that underlies the penile skin is not able to regenerate quickly, resulting in desensitization. Vitamins such as B5, along with certain amino acids (acetyl-L-carnitine and L-arginine, for example) are noted for their nerve-building properties and may help to enhance sensitivity of the penis. There is an extensive variety of anti aging products available in the market nowadays. There are products catering to all skin types and targeting specific skin problems. But how do you choose an anti aging product that's best for you? Dr. Rick Holm wrote this Prairie Doc Perspective for “ On Call® ,” a weekly program where medical professionals discuss health concerns for the general public. “ On Call® ” is produced by the Healing Words Foundation in association with the South Dakota State University Journalism Department. “ On Call® ” airs Thursdays on South Dakota Public Broadcasting-Television at 7 p.m. Central, 6 p.m. Mountain. Visit us at OnCallTelevision.com The borders of a venous ulcer are usually irregularly shaped and the surrounding skin is often discolored and swollen. It may even feel warm or hot.