Summer Foot Care
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It's time for those tootsies to step out in sandals. Are your feet ready? Before you walk the boardwalk, stroll along the sands, or play in the park, talk with podiatrist Oliver Zong, DPM, about the best way to care for your feet in the summer heat. He joined us on June 23, 2005.
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For thicker, more severe corns and calluses you can visit your local foot doctor who will be able to address these more severe problems appropriately. But at home, you can try different types of moisturizers and creams. One can also utilize pumice stones after a shower, bath or after soaking your feet in a foot spa, which tends to feel very good in the summer.
One way you can protect yourself is to try to find a salon that is reputable and does sterilize their instruments. If you cannot assure this, you can also purchase your own instruments and bring them to the salon and have them perform their services with your instruments. That should help reduce your risk of catching a fungal infection of the nails.
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