With the arrival of summer and the heat gets too sensitive for our health, like others parts of the body, foot also create uncomfortable situation. Due mainly to the change in type of footwear as new weather our feet may experience some problems. We go from closed to open footwear, plus without socks or stockings that largely protect the feet.
Common Problems of Foot in Summer
Chafing and blisters:
They are one of the most common problems. The first is due to the friction of bare skin against the new shoe or sandal and may even cause injury. The latter have the same etiology, but in this case, instead of lacerate the skin, it rises liquid accumulating beneath.
At the bottom there are a lot of sweat glands and in some people who sweat excessively high humidity occurs that leads to secondary problems such as cracks between the toes.
Excessive dryness of the skin:
The wearing of feet into the air and high temperature cause more dry skin this time of year. This is particularly evident in the heel area; the edges appear whitish due to lack of moisture and accumulation of hyperkeratosis (skin hardness).
Fungal skin infections:
During the summer there are a number of ideal conditions for fungal infections. The most typical of all is the Athlete's Foot, which appears in the fingers and causes skin red, dry and flaky. Sometimes also cracks or blisters may appear.
Tips to Overcome the Foot Problems
It is very important to choose suitable footwear: comfortable, breathable, soft and airy with a sole buffer at the same time flexible. This prevents a considerable extent the occurrence of chafing and blisters.
In the event of a rash should be disinfected and covered with a dressing. If a blister is what has occurred, it must go through with a fine needle to drain the liquid, pressing on it, disinfected and covered with a dressing. You have to let the skin comes off by itself when the epidermis is fully regenerated.
For the sweating you can opt for products that regulate perspiration. There deodorants (not prevent moisture, only deodorized) and antiperspirants that clog the pores to some extent by leaving the sweat, controlling moisture. You must read its instructions and follow them to the letter to avoid further problems.
Since excessive sweating may cause cracking toes. In these cases we apply an antiseptic on them to facilitate healing and prevent infection, in addition to seeking dry off well between the toes after showering and use a desiccant such as talcum powder before cal-zones. It is to prevent the continued use daily and closed footwear.
The Athlete's Foot, a typical problem in summer, is a fungal infection caused by a concentrated moisture extreme sweating feet. It is usually cured with anti fungal and consistently in treatment. To avoid this it is advisable:
Use slippers or rubber slippers pools, saunas, gyms and public areas where it is in direct contact with moisture.
Wear shoes allowing perspiration, preferably leather or natural materials.
Never share towels or footwear.
Daily hygiene of the feet, drying them thoroughly especially between the toes
Another frequent problem is the papilla virus infections (plantar warts) that abound in warm, moist areas such as swimming pools, gyms, saunas, etc. They are very common in children. With the use of appropriate flip-flops in these places is prevented contagion. Appear if you should see a dermatologist for treatment.
Summer must duplicate the skin hydration to prevent drying problems, which are much more evident in summer. It is recommended to apply moisturizers, preferably in the evening to avoid increase sweating during the day. Also recommend the use of a file or pumice stone and rough areas of your feet a couple of times a week, with the goal of eliminating the accumulation of hyperkeratosis or hardness of the same.
Following the tips you should take care your foot in summer.