Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the year. That means thousands of people moving through airports which also means thousands of shoeless feet walking through security. This can be potentially risky for your feet as conditions like toenail fungus, warts, bacterial infections and athlete's foot can be spread! So, what can you do to keep your feet safe? Wear thick socks. And if that doesn't work with your shoe choice, then at the very least, wear nylon hose to protect yourself. The other lurking danger is the risk of a heavy bag falling on your barefeet so stay alert and aware of your surroundings.
On that note, have a Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels.
Why is it that our feet can be sweaty even when the rest of our body isn't? And why do some people suffer from smelly feet? The answer lies in the fact that our feet have the most sweat glands in the body - roughly 250,000 in fact! So when we get hot, the first place to sweat is our feet. Sweating is our body's cooling mechanism - the evaporation of sweat is what cools us. Now here's the rub: most of the time we are sweating (think exercise) we are wearing socks and shoes so there is nowhere for the sweat to evaporate. Especially if you are wearing socks and shoes made from synthetic materials. So, your feet stay wet and hot and bacteria (which are everywhere) and thrive in warm moist environments, multiply and release odor - hence, smelly feet. There are things you can do to minimise this problem: choose cotton or wool socks as they allow your feet to breathe, go barefoot as much as possible and wash your feet with warm soapy water and dry them thoroughly.
If you suffer from excessive sweating on your feet, you could opt for a Botox treatment to block the nerves and "paralyze" the sweat glands.
Follow these tips and your feet will smell like roses....or at least, will not be stinky!.
Nobody wants their nails to be infected with a fungus which, by the way, can be picked up very easily at a nail salon, the gym, spas , public pools etc. And if you happen to be unfortunate enough to have a fungal nail infection, you know how difficult it is to get rid of! Typically the application of topical medicine does not work very well and the decision to take Lamasil is a tough one as it is notorious for its side effects. Well, all is not lost. The FDA recently cleared the use of laser to treat nail fungus. And Associated Podiatrists is one of only a handful of podiatrist practices that offer this treatment. In fact, we are the largest provider of the PinPointe™ FootLaser™ in the Northeast. And after doing over 950 treatments, the doctors are so impressed with the results that they are now offering a guarantee*! Contact Us now to find out more and get rid of that unsightly fungus once and for all.
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