Home Remedies For Foot Problems
Do you suffer from foot problems? All too often we all tend to experience some form of foot problem at some point in our life. Although some foot problems are rather serious, most minor foot problems can be treated at home.
1. Ingrown Nails
Ingrown nails are a result of cutting your nails to short and rounded in the corners. Shoes that are too tight or pointy are also associated with ingrown toenails. Bear in mind that the correct way to trim your nails is straight across.
A sure way to treat ingrown toenails is to submerge the affected toe in extremely warm water. After soaking your toe in warm water it’s essential to place antibiotic ointment as well as a dry cloth under the corner of the ingrown toenail. Repeat this 2 times a day for approximately 15 minutes each time. If you happen to have serious amounts of pain associated with your ingrown nail make sure you seek advice from your primary health care physician. Following treatment is your fail to have relief within 10 days or have severe pain after 14 days set an appointment with your physician.
2. Calluses and Corns
Calluses and corn are also common foot problems which could be easily treated. A callus is hard skin and an accumulation of callus tissues helps to form corns. Corns are primarily found on the bony part of the toe or between the toes. Corns are linked to the pressure caused by shoes which tend to continuously rub against the toes. Be sure to avoid trying to cut or remove a corn or callus with an extremely sharp object. Begin treatment by soaking your feet in lukewarm soapy water and proceed to use a pumice stone to get rid of the hard tissue.
A blister is a shell like formation on the top layer of the skin which is comprised of a clear liquid like substance. Blisters arise as a result of constant rubbing from your shoes. Remember to always wear socks with your shoes and to buy shoes that properly fit.
Since blisters can easily get infected, avoid trying to pop the blister. Instead gently wash the area of the skin where the blister is located with soap and water or a cleansing towel. After the area is properly cleans make sure to apply antibacterial ointment and cover the blister with gauze and hypoallergenic tape. Be sure to change the gauze at least one time a day and wear footwear that does not rub against your blister.
4. Foot Odor
Foot odor is much more common than you think. As your feet sweat the sweat tends to mix with bacteria found on your foot which creates an odor like smell. Treatment entails trying to decrease the amount of sweat your foot produces so wear shoes that keep the amount of sweat down such as leather or canvas. Placing citral or geraniol oil on the foot to mask the smell as seems to work.