Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Stop The Burning Feet!

  • Dry between your toes: It is very important to dry between your toes after a bath to prevent growth of athlete's feet. Also, make sure that you expose your feet to sunlight, because wearing shoes create a warm, dark and humid atmosphere which is an ideal environment for fungus.
  • Change socks often: If you change your socks 2 or 3 times a day it prevents moisture from building up. Using Odor Eaters can help absorb perspiration in the shoes as well.
  • Change your shoes: Let your shoes sit out a day or two to dry out. This will reduce perspiration and prevent fungus growth.
  • Soak your feet: Soaking your feet in a salt and warm water solution will help prevent fungus, while softening the affected skin at the same time.
  • Use over the counter products: To relieve mild cases of athlete's foot your can use anti-fungal creams of powders. One that comes to mind is Tinactin. Apply after soaking your feet this helps the medication penetrate more deeply.
  • Apply hydrocortisone: Hydrocortisone is an over the counter medicine to relieve itching. So if the itching just won't stop this will help, but it is always best to ask the advice of your healthcare provider.

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