Today in NJ it’s 90 degrees and humid. That means summer is creeping upon us. Increased heat means an increase in sweat. We tend to sweat more on the bottom of our feet especially when wearing socks and shoes all day. This sweat can attract fungus and bacteria to your feet!
As a rule of thumb, you should wash your feet daily, thoroughly dry them between your toes, and wear a clean, washed pair of socks daily. It is also important to use Lysol wipes or anti-bacterial spray inside your shoes to destroy any bacteria or fungal spores once a week.
If you notice any itching or dry, scaling skin, you may have athletes foot/fungal skin reaction. This if left untreated can progress to a fungal reaction along your nails, legs, or thigh!
Helpful tips to decrease foot sweating:
Changing socks daily, try using wool socks that keep your feet cool and absorb moisture.
Foot anti-bacterial/anti-fungal powders
Stay hydrated, drink an adequate amount of water
Visit Brucato Foot and Ankle Surgery for further assessment and treatment today! Same-day appointments are available!