Putting a cotton ball under your cracked heels can cure them. Find out how!!

Cracked heels and dry heels are problems faced by almost every human on this earth. The heels develop cracks due to various reasons and not only do they look bad, but they also become painful over the time if the issue is ignored and not treated in time.


It is not a cosmetic issue, but over the time, there may be the development of yellow or brown calluses inside the cracks, which can harden and cause considerable amount of pain. Along with pain, there may also be itching, swelling or inflammation and you could even see skin coming off the heel.

If not treated, it can also become a medical issue and though there are spas and treatment centers, but they may cost too much. Here we have a simple solution that is easy to make and also light on pocket.


1 Reasons for cracked heels

Main reason for cracked and dry heels is lack of moisture in the heels. Combine this with the usual dry air, an unhealthy diet and also the ignorance of proper foot care and you have painful cracks in the heels.

Also if you have a job where you have to stand for a longtime and you tend to wear wrong sized shoes, the heels bear the brunt of everything and slowly start to develop cracks and those cracks develop calluses over the time that get hard and start to pain.


In the long run, if these calluses are not treated, it can become pretty painful to even walk a few steps. It can cause bleeding also. You should be extra careful about cracked heels if you have diabetes, thyroid conditions or eczema, as these conditions tend to contribute to this one problem here.

 Reasons for cracked heels

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2 Here’s the remedy

Though there are many remedies and treatments which can be done by professional and can cost you a lot. Or there are some remedies that don’t cost a lot and are pretty effective and you can do them at your home. Here is one such recipe for treating cracked heels at home.

Here’s the remedy

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You will need the following:

  • 10-12 aspirin or acetylsalicylic acid tablets
  • 250ml 70% rubbing alc0hol
  • Cotton balls
  • Plastic foil
  • Sock
  • Glycerin
  • All these ingredients should be in the given quantity and quality.

3 How to make it work?

If you have all the previously mentioned ingredients, then closely follow the instructions that are given here in order to make the remedy effective.


First of all take the tablets of aspirin or acetylsalicylic acid and crush them into a fine powder like concentration. Now cover that powder with 250 ml rubbing alc0hol (70%) and leave the solution like that for 1-2 days. Remember you should not touch the solution or try to move it or mix it in any case.

After 1-2 days, shake the solution until the powder and alc0hol are mixed thoroughly. Then you can take a gauze or cotton ball and soak that into the solution overnight. Then remove the excess solution in the night and apply the cotton ball on the heels and cover it with plastic wrap and wear a sock over it and sleep like that for the night.

How to make it work?

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4 Results

When you wake up in the morning, remove the sock and the plastic wrap and the cotton ball. Just rinse the heel with water and dry it by softly dabbing it with a towel. Now apply a greasy textured foot cream over the heel. If you don’t have any foot cream, glycerin will also be the perfect alternative.


You will need to repeat the treatment 10-12 times religiously and after that, you will find that the condition of the heels has improved considerably. For better results, exfoliate the heels with a scrubber and then apply the foot cream.


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Just as a bonus, in case you suffer from varicose veins, this solution will work wonders on them also and the pain will be gone in 2-3 treatments.


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