Washing feet is 'top priority' in summer

Published: 30th June 2009

Washing feet is 'top priority' in summer
If a person does not keep on top of foot hygiene, there is a good chance that the summer weather and associated sweaty feet can bring about bad blisters and an increased chance of athlete's foot, an expert has said.

Dr Martin Scurr, in his capacity as an expert for the Daily Mail, has explained that fungal infections are easy to pick up, particularly in the likes of changing rooms.

However, if feet go unwashed and a pair of clean socks isn't on hand for a person to slip on afterwards, there is a good chance of them getting a problem that may cost much more than a pair of socks to solve.

Dr Scurr said that if things do not improve fully, potassium permanganate in foot baths is a wonderful thing to apply on a nightly basis, though a socks-based prevention may be better than a chemical cure.

According to Foot Care Expert, another thing to use is cotton socks, as they can allow the feet to breathe unlike many of their synthetic cousins.

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