Conditions like hyperhidrosis, which causes excessive sweating, can lead to skin on the foot peeling. The constant wetness around the feet can result in trench foot, a disease so called because it was rife in the trenches of the First World War. It begins with reddened, tingling feet, which change in color and develop blisters which eventually burst and peel. It can be very serious if left untreated, even resulting in amputation.
|Dr. Mark Hinkes
Good foot hygiene is important in preventing this condition. "Take antibacterial soap and a soft toothbrush to scrub in between the toes," says Dr. Mark Hinkes. "Rinsing and drying is very important. I recommend using a hairdryer on the cool setting to make sure your foot gets dry." Find out what else your sweat reveals about your health.
Source: Elizabeth Manneh, Reader's Digest [January 2018]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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