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Simple foot care tips at home

Updated on July 4, 2012
Clean feet
Clean feet

Foot care tips

Keeping your feet clean, strong and healthy is important not only for looks but also for good health. These simple tips to care for your feet will go a long way to maintain good feet throughout the lifetime. From trimming your toenails, washing your feet to checking for wounds or blisters, these tips will help you keep your feet clean and healthy. Following these simple tips will help you avoid fungal infections in your feet. Main reason for fungal infection in feet is retaining moisture in your feet. Wearing open shoes especially during rain will help avoid fungal infection as bacteria and fungus grow in wet moist conditions in closed areas.

  • Keep good blood circulation in the feet. Sometimes when you sit crossing your legs may limit blood circulation to the feet. Make sure to take care of this condition if you sit for long periods of time.
  • Change your socks everyday - this is a simple tip to keep your feet healthy but matters the most
  • Wear open footwear and dont let moisture stay in the feet
  • If you were outside for a long time, once you return home, soak your feet in warm water for some time and pat them dry completely as you don't want moisture in your feet. You can choose to add some antiseptic in the water that you soak your feet.
  • If you keep moisture in your feet, fungal infections are possible. Anti fungal soaps and powders help to reduce the fungal growth. You can use antifungal cream every night before going to bed to avoid this.

Healthy feet - care
Healthy feet - care
  • Cut your toenails and clean them to avoid dirt accumulation. Cut nails with a nailcutter (do not use your teeth... hahaha) straight across and then smooth the edges with an emery board. It is easy to cut nails after a shower or a bath as the nails will be softer.
  • Apply a thin coat of lotion on your feet but not between your toes
  • Inspect your feet for cuts, blisters, wounds, red spots regularly and see a physician or a podiatrist if you see a problem
  • Protect your feet from very hot and cold conditions
    For example, wear socks at night if it is very cold
  • Wear comfortable shoes that not only fit well but also protects your feet
  • Feel inside your shoes everytime before putting them on as there may be sharp objects or insects inside your shoes.


Hope these simple tips for footcare help you in keeping your feet healthy and strong.


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      dinkan53 

      6 years ago from India

      Nice tips!! These tips are really very easy and simple to follow. Thanks for providing us this useful hub.

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