Feet are the most vital part of the human body. They help us to move around the world. Everyone likes to keep their feet smooth and clean. Monsoon is the season of fun, greenery and scenic beauty. The water-logged streets, moist cool atmosphere and dampness brings many foot and skin problems. The most common feet problem during the monsoon is fungal infections between the toes. Fungal infection in the feet is caused when the shoes are wet after the rains. It is not possible to avoid getting the feet dirty and walking into puddles during monsoon. Dirty wet feet can develop problems of itching, stinging and development of fungal and bacterial infection. Below are some Do’s & Don’ts of foot care:
- Do wash the feet with a good medicated soap after returning from the rains
- Do soak the feet in warm water for 10 minutes after coming home from outside.
- Do apply any moisturizer to feet after the feet scrubbing is completed.
- Do wear open rubber sandals and slippers.
- Do take a pedicure regularly.
- Do wear clean and dry the sandals and slippers.
- Do have the nails cut short.
- Do dab talcum powder on feet to keep them dry.
- Do apply the antiseptic gels to your feet at the night time. Antiseptic gels are good to clear the fungus and bacteria around the feet.
- Do buy the best foot care products from the market. Use the branded products and well-known products.
- Do go for the fish spa foot massage in the monsoon. It will clear the dead cells around the feet and give the better results.
- Don’t wear canvas leather and suede shoes especially if they are closed ones.
- Don’t wear high heels as there is risk of slipping and falling on slippery roads.
- Don’t wear soggy shoes and socks.
- Don’t walk barefoot in rain water.
- Don’t tear cuticles around the toes.
- Don’t go out with wounds. It is better to stay at home when you have the wound and feet related problems.