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Taking Care of Feet

Give your feet a good scrub with a sponge or pumice stone that is not made of very abrasive material.

health and fitness Updated: Jun 19, 2003 18:37 IST

Give your feet a good scrub with a sponge, pumice stone or foot scrubber that is not made of very abrasive material when having a bath. Dry after bath between toes. Keep toenails clipped.

In many Indian households it is mandatory to wash feet as you enter the house. This is fine, but make sure that your skin does not become dry due to washing too often.

Those who use shoes constantly need to slip them off now and then. This airs the socks a bit and makes them less smelly. Wear cotton socks. Wear a clean pair everyday. Powder your feet before wearing socks. Many people have sweaty feet, and socks and shoes can get quite smelly. If possible do not wear the same pair of shoes every day. Keep atleast one more pair and use it alternatively. Go for a pedicure once in three weeks.

Give importance to wearing comfort in the choice of footwear. For those who go barefoot indoors, door mats must be cleaned or changed frequently. Extra foot care is required for diabetics.

First Published: Jun 19, 2003 18:37 IST