Feet take us to anywhere we want to go. However sometimes when we are on vacation we tend to forget to take care of ourselves. The young couple mentioned in this article forgot that bare feet can contact all sorts of problems. As we all know, sunburns can always happen and feet need sunscreen, too! But even worse things can happen to your feet if you are not careful. Parasitic infections can happen if you are walking barefoot around animal feces. Problems like this do not typically happen in the United States, but if you are vacationing overseas, it is very possible to get infected with something rare. Always remain vigilant and wear proper shoes.
Check your feet regularly for any change in skin appearance and please come visit us if you see anything abnormal, especially if you plan on being on a beach or oversease. A podiatrist is the only person that is trained in a specialized field in medicine for anything concerning the lower extremity, foot and ankle, that’s why it is important for you to visit your podiatrist if there are any problems concerning your feet or ankles. In the case of burns and even parasites, the most important thing is to protect your skin with sunscreen and moisterize even after a burn and to avoid any potential contamination. If there you have any other questions feel free to contact Dr. Theall’s and Dr. Saleh’s Gentle Touch Foot Care office for all your foot and ankle needs and concerns at (973) 673 – 3668.