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By Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC
January 22, 2020
Category: Foot Care
Tags: skin conditions   fissures  

At Feet First Foot Care Specialists, we want our Middlesex County patients to know that while good podiatric care is more than skin deep, the care of the skin on your feet is an important part of keeping your feet healthy and fully functioning. Skin conditions can be a sign of an underlying foot problem. Left untreated, they can also lead to infections and other issues.

Here are some tips for taking care of the skin on your feet

  • Wash Daily—this may seem basic, but a host of fungal and bacterial conditions can be prevented by simply washing your feet with soap and water every day.
  • Moisturize—skin that’s dry and flaky can become itchy and irritated. Very dry skin can start to crack, resulting in fissures in your heel and open sores that can potentially allow bacteria to come in and an infection to develop. Nighttime is the best time to apply a thick, rich lotion or cream. Slip on a pair of soft socks to help the moisturizer fully absorb into your skin.
  • Keep Feet Dry—fungal infections love damp, dark places, like the insides of sweaty socks. If your feet tend to perspire excessively, use a foot powder each day and keep extra socks handy so you can change when you notice they feel damp. Don’t rush drying your feet after bathing. Pay particular attention to the skin between your toes as that is the most common starting point for athlete’s foot.
  • Don’t Share—many infections are spread by direct contact. You can greatly reduce your risk of fungal infections by not wearing someone else’s shoes or socks and not using nail clippers, emery boards or towels used by another person on his or her feet.
  • Monitor Chronic Problems—deformities such as claw toes and bunions can create irritation to the skin due to the ongoing pressure of shoes on the deformity. This in turn leads to blisters, corns and calluses.

It’s essential that our podiatrist Dr. Adam Mucinskas monitor and treat podiatric conditions that can lead to skin problems. If you suffer from a chronic foot problem, schedule regular checkups at our Cromwell office by calling: (860) 632-5499.




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