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Health Tip: If You Have Sweaty Feet

(HealthDay News) -- Sweaty feet can cause slipping and sliding in your shoes, and increase the risk of a fungal infection.

The American Podiatric Medical Association offers these suggestions to help keep your tootsies dry and comfortable:

  • Thoroughly wash your feet daily with an antibacterial soap and water, making sure to clean between the toes.
  • Carefully dry your feet, then sprinkle with cornstarch, foot powder or an antifungal powder.
  • Wear socks made of synthetic materials that help keep moisture away from the skin.
  • Change your socks during the day.

-- Diana Kohnle

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