Below are six foot problems in the summer and how to prevent and treat them:
- cracked skin on the feet
In summer, you have to enjoy the sun’s rays and you can not stop them, but that’s why you can take care of hydration and use this treatment to relieve the effects of the already cracked skin on your feet. One of the options for good hydration is a moisturizer, which should contain humectants, salicylic acid and urea. Moisturizers draw moisture into the skin, salicylic acid removes dead skin cells, while urea hydrates and exfoliates the area to which the cream is applied.
- swollen legs
Swollen legs are not uncommon during the summer months, as the high temperatures cause blood vessels to dilate in order to cool the body. As the body cools, a reaction occurs that leads to swelling. As the body tries to adjust and move blood back to the heart, fluid also accumulates and moves downward, dripping into body tissues.
If you are struggling with swollen legs, here is what you should do:
- put your legs up on a chair or pillow
- light exercise, such as walking (to improve circulation)
- wear wide and comfortable shoes with low heels and soft soles, and
- wash, dry, and hydrate your feet (to prevent infection)
There are several ways to get rid of blisters. For example, while the blister is still fresh, it is advisable to wear shoes that reduce pressure on the problem area. It is also necessary to avoid shoes that have caused blisters. It is important to emphasize that covering with a plaster or gauze bandage provides additional protection.
- sweaty feet
With the arrival of summer, temperatures also rise, so it is not surprising that sweaty feet are the rule rather than the exception in summer. It is extremely important to pay attention to the personal hygiene of one’s feet to avoid potential problems that can arise from sweat, such as blisters, fungal infections and itchy feet.
Sweating on the legs cannot be completely stopped, only the intensity of sweating can be reduced. It is recommended to wash your feet every day, as this can help you to restore your feet to their original condition. Wearing high quality moisture wicking socks is extremely beneficial as they are lightweight and breathable. Using breathable footwear is extremely beneficial for sweaty feet, as it reduces the risk of treading precisely because it is breathable.