The Essentials of Foot Care

Problems such as calluses and athlete’s foot can cause misery. Where do you look for the right products to care for your feet? We asked the experts from Dermatonics

What are the most common foot care problems?

In clinical practice the most common foot ailments are calluses (hard skin) and nail problems. Calluses can be painful, often causing a hot burning sensation. Other common skin problems include fungal infections. Mechanical issues may also present themselves such as arch pain, ankle sprains and toe deformities.

What Dermatonics products address these problems?

Our 25% Urea Once Heel Balm is effective in treating callus. Urea is a natural moisturising factor that exists in human skin. When applied as a 25% concentration, the Balm is keratolytic. This means it removes hard skin. For moisturising skin, we have a 10% Dry Skin Balm for more general use. Another very useful product is Soothing Foot Cream. Containing 3% colloidal oatmeal, this cream is an ‘anti-itch’ formula which can help combat the itch from athlete’s foot.

What are the active ingredients in Dermatonics products?

Active ingredient is 25 percent Urea. This ingredient is strongly supported by Lanolin, Beeswax and dimethicone all of which help create or trap moisture in the skin and reduce trans-epidermal water loss.

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Are they suitable for people with diabetes?

Dermatonics Once Heel Balm is recommended by leading experts in an article in The Diabetic Foot Journal as the best emollient for diabetes patients at high risk of ulceration.

Are they vegetarian and vegan friendly?

The products are vegetarian friendly. Some of our green and gold range products are also vegan.

How quickly should I expect to see results?

Independent studies suggest the majority of people will see an improvement within just 24 hours. Ninety-nine percent of people reported all dry skin was removed within eight days

Where are Dermatonics products manufactured?

Our creams are all made in the UK.

Are they recommended by healthcare professionals?

We have four different products on the UK Drug Tariff and these are prescribed by over 4000 GP Surgeries and are on 100 Trust formularies. Patients with diabetes will regularly be recommended Dermatonics Once heel Balm by the NHS Podiatrist.

What’s the background to Dermatonics?

Dermatonics was formed in 2008 with the intention of creating the best heel balm for consumers and for patients with diabetes. We have hundreds of testimonials and wonderful feedback. NHS podiatrists regularly tell us that they prefer our product to the competing products on the market as it works better, and smells better!

Where do I find out more about Dermatonics and its products?

Please go to our website to see our dry skin and itch relief products alongside our Once Heel Balm.

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