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FLIP-FLOPS EXPOSE FEET TO HARMFUL BACTERIA

 

 

PODIATRIST, DR. CORINNE KAUDERER STATES, "FLIP-FLOPS ARE MORE OF A MATTER OF FASHION SENSE - OR LACK THEREOF. BUT HERE IS WHERE THINGS GET KIND OF DICEY: I REMEMBER WALKING ON A STEEP MOUNTAIN IN CALIFORNIA AND SEEING OTHER CLIMBERS WEARING FLIP-FLOPS, AND FALLING OUT OF THEM.  FLIP-FLOPS MAY BE BETTER THAN GOING BAREFOOT, BUT EVEN SO, MUCH OF YOUR FOOT IS EXPOSED TO DIRT AND BACTERIA, WHICH INCREASES YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING AN INFECTION. IN FACT, A 2009 TODAY SHOW REPORT FOUND THAT MORE THAN 18,000 TYPES OF BACTERIA WERE DISCOVERED IN ONE PAIR OF FLIP-FLOPS, INCLUDING BACTERIA TRACES FROM FECAL MATTER.  FOR THOSE WITH DIABETES, IT'S ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS, SINCE THEY ARE AT AN EVEN HIGH RISK OF INFECTION,"

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