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Prevention is the best treatment!

Keep your feet clean and dry. Here’s how:

  • Wash feet with soap and water daily.
  • Change socks daily or twice a day if feet sweat a lot.
  • Wear socks that absorb moisture. Cotton is best; avoid wearing synthetic materials for extended periods.
  • Dry feet thoroughly after a bath or shower; use a hair dryer if necessary.
  • Sprinkle talcum powder to absorb moisture.
  • Wash socks and towels in hot water.
  • Let feet “breathe.” Wear open shoes or sandals when possible.
  • Don’t go barefoot in public showers or near swimming pools or hot tubs.
  • Athletes foot

Excessive peeling of the skin
Swelling, redness and/or oozing (may indicate a bacterial infection)
Continued symptoms after using non-prescription medications
Infection of toenails.

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