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Rough and Dry Skin

Foot and Ankle Podiatrist in Houston for treat the Rough and Dry Skin

What is it?

The skin is thick, cracked or dry, or sometimes looks red. If you have these symptoms, such as cracked heels and feet, is a common condition known as dry skin.

Do I have it?

Rough, dry can vary from simple to painful dry skin, peeling or flaking areas of the skin and / or red spots that itch.

Although anyone can have it, as you age are more susceptible to rough, dry skin. It occurs most frequently in the heel, ball of the foot, or sides of the feet.

What causes it?

Rough, dry skin can occur for a variety of reasons, including aging, medical conditions (athlete's foot, diabetes, psoriasis, thyroid disease) or seasonality.

Winter typically entails that the skin becomes dry and rough due to the decrease of the air humidity and man made causes, such as internal heaters.

How can I help prevent it?
  • Rehydration of the skin by drinking water is essential to reduce the roughness and dryness
  • Use lotions, ointments and creams to keep skin hydrated
  • Use creams or lotions and socks evening dresses lotion can help work more efficiently


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