foot lotions

Danielle B
By Danielle B Latest Reply 2010-03-08 18:08:34 -0600
Started 2010-03-02 17:02:12 -0600

I have not used any specific product on my feet except normal body lotion. I have recently seen a podiatrist for the first time and he promotes the sell of DiabetiDerm. I have also noticed a new product called Healthifeet but it is much more expensive. Has anyone used either of these or something similar? I have looked at the website for Healthifeet and that is where I got all the information about the new lotion and its benefits for more than diabetes.

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Danielle B
Danielle B 2010-03-08 18:08:34 -0600 Report

Well I asked the podiatrist's nurse last week at my appointment and she assured me that the lotion that I am using is just fine but I could use the diabetiderm. I use Bath and Body Works lotion. It is very thick and moisturizing. I like the scents too! I NEVER put it between my toes. My fiancee woould kick my tail and my podiatrist promised to tell my endo dr and have me fired as a patient if I did anything that he told me not to. LOL I like my drs.


jayabee52 2010-03-07 22:12:32 -0600 Report

Howdy Y'all
As a CNA we were told NOT to put lotion between the toes of a diabetic. This from a page on footcare for diabetics: "4. KEEP THE SKIN SOFT AND SMOOTH
Rub a thin coat of skin lotion or cream on the tops and bottoms of the feet. Do not put lotion between your toes, because this might cause infection."

Here's a link to the whole page in case you'd want to check it out:

mammaeagle 2010-03-07 20:10:57 -0600 Report

As a nurse I have used several of thse lotions on patients. However, I've wished I was allowed to use a product I've proved to be effective both to moisturize and to cure and prevent foot and nail fungus. That is Vick's Vaporub. You can also use a cheaper store brand. It's wonderful stuff. We are only allowed to use what the physician prescribes, and our staff doctor thought it was silly, so no deal. But I use it on my feet and on my diabetic husband. I'm from Amish country, and it is a remedy they use. Dr. Gott recommends it also.

jayabee52 2010-03-07 22:05:48 -0600 Report

Howdy Mamaeagle!

My podiatrist suggested I use Vicks Vaporub on my feet to take care of a case of fungus on my feet. So some MDs do recommend it.

Where is the Amish country to which you are near? PA, OH IN, IA or somewhere else. I grew up in Nw OH and travelled to Ft Wayne IN frequently for a while. There were many Amish farms on the route I took to Ft Wayne.

spiritwalker 2010-03-02 21:14:55 -0600 Report

A surgeon told me about Aquaphor ointment. It isn't a cream but a healing ointment which was script only but now can be purchased in any drugstore. They put in the either with baby products or make up. Its what pharmacists use when they
created salves or rx ointments. It looks like vasoline but has
great healing properties. Its used for post burn care and after
plastic surgery to aid healing. Its great for feet. It is greasy
so best to use before bed and wear cotton socks after
application. It works wonders on dry skin.

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-03-02 21:03:18 -0600 Report

I use shae butter gold bond lotion. That stuff is awesome! I've been using it for 3 years now and my feet don't get dry, they're nice and soft. I have never used special lotion so I can't recommend that.

:) Danni

alanbossman 2010-03-02 17:24:58 -0600 Report

I have used DiabetiDerm okay results. What i do is after a shower i dont dry my feet i leave them moist and use vaseline cocoa butter&vitamin E helps alot with my dry feet. Hopes this helps

Harlen 2010-03-02 17:19:44 -0600 Report

I just use lotion
Have used other stuf but it didnt work better for me so I went back to using just lotoin
Best wishes

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