SIMPLE RULES for daily foot care

Dec 08, 2015 by Rosalie Tio Topics: Podiatry
  • Do not wear tight socks or stockings
  • Maintain good air circulation
  • Keep your feet clean – wash daily with water and mild fungicidal soap.
  • Avoid strong antiseptics such as iodine, carbolic acid, Lysol, bleach, etc.
  • Wear shoes made of soft material that fit properly and comfortably.
  • Do not cut corns or callouses, or use corn remedies or pads.
  • Do not use hot water bottles, electric pads or excessive heat in any form, at the feet.
  • Apply lanolin or olive oil to dry skin. Dry your skin carefully. Do not rub hard with a towel.
  • Avoid bruises, burns, cuts, cracks and (in cold climates) frostbite. If any of these injuries occur, seek professional advice immediately.
  • Avoid exposure to cold and dampness.
  • If any ulcer or sore appears on the foot or leg, seek professional advice immediately.