If the cause of dry and rough skin on the heel is athlete’s foot bacteria (tinea fungus), it is not cured by shaving off the skin or moisturizing the area by applying cream. Unlike usual athlete’s foot, it is not itchy so it spreads out to all of the bottom of your foot before you notice, and cracking of the skin appears, sometime resulting in inability to walk due to pain.
If the dry and rough skin on your heel gets worse in summer which is not a dry season or moisturizing cream doesn’t work, there is a high possibility of athlete’s foot on the heel.
Athlete’s foot is caused by a fungus that grows on the skin. It spreads out from the feet of a person who has the fungus. The fungus likes a place where is hot and humid such as floors near swimming pools or in the locker rooms. You can get the fungus through a nail cutter or pets.
But the prevention is easy.
Wash your feet once a day.
Even if you come back home with getting the fungus outside, if you wash your feet within 1 day, you will not be infected by the fungus.
It takes about 24 hours until you are infected by the fungus.
The important point to wash your feet is washing between 4th and 5th toes carefully because the fungus tends to attach to the part.