Why Podiatrists Tell You to Dry Between Your Toes?

Have you grown up with your parents telling you to dry between your toes or has your podiatrist advised you to make sure you dry between your toes after showering?

Have you wondered why?

The reason is this. It is important to dry between your toes or not apply cream between your toes due to the moisture staying between the toes and not being able to soak in or evaporate.

This can cause the skin to become macerated, white and breakdown. Which can be uncomfortable, cause a nasty smell and in some cases is an entry portal for infection – this can either be bacterial or fungal. In most cases fungal infections are more common to get, and can become itchy and uncomfortable.

Therefore, it is important to make sure you dry between your toes after showering or going to the pool, if you are unable to reach your feet, try standing on a dry towel for a longer period of time. In addition, it is important to apply a cream to the feet daily but don’t apply the cream between the toes.

If you are suffering from an issue between your toes or any other foot and lower leg issue or would just like some advice on how to best take care of your feet, don’t hesitate to give us a call. One of our friendly podiatrists will help you sort out your feet.

 

This article was written by Alex, one of our skilled Podiatrists. To book in with Alex either give us a call or book online and select ‘Alexandra’ as your practitioner.

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