Foot odor is a problem that affects children of all ages, and some particular issues can be at the root of the problem. Bacteria are generally the culprit when it comes to smelly feet, so you want to make sure you are washing your children's feet with antibacterial soap. Fresh socks and alternating pairs of shoes further your efforts.
Sweat can also be a cause, so shoes should be washed and also not too tight. For those tough odors that just won't go away, consider using a topical antiperspirant medicine or speaking to your doctor to obtain a prescription remedy.
By keeping children’s feet healthy and clean, you can help them avoid developing unpleasant podiatric conditions as they age. If you have any questions about caring for your kids’ lower extremities, think about seeing podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz can examine your child’s feet and provide treatment for any conditions that might be afflicting them.
Keeping Children's Feet Healthy
Having healthy feet in childhood can help prevent medical problems later in life, namely in the back and legs. As children grow, their feet require different types of care from birth to school-age.
Although babies do not walk yet, it is still very important to take care of their feet.
- Avoid putting tight shoes or socks on his or her feet
- Allow the baby to stretch and kick his or her feet to feel comfortable
As a toddler, kids are now on the move and begin to develop differently. At this age toddlers are getting a feel for walking, so don’t be alarmed if your toddler is unsteady or ‘walks funny’. Be sure the child wears comfortable and protective shoes so that they can grow into their feet properly.
As your child gets older, it is important to teach them how to take care of their feet
- Show them proper hygiene to prevent infections such as fungus
- Be watchful of any pain or injury
- Have all injuries checked by a doctor as soon as possible
- Comfortable, protective shoes should always be worn, especially at play
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