Foot odor is an unpleasant problem common in children of all ages. If your children have smelly feet, the first thing you should do is try to keep them cleaner. Washing them in antibacterial soap will kill many of the germs that cause foot odor. Making sure that your kids’ wear clean socks every day also goes a long way toward improving foot hygiene.
Some children’s foot odor is caused by sweating too much. This often occurs when the shoes are too small or made out of material that isn’t breathable. If possible, it also helps to try to have kids switch between different pairs every day.
Maintaining good hygiene is an essential part of keeping kids’ feet healthy. If you need help caring for your children’s feet, call Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn can explain the reasons why kids need special foot care and answer any questions you might have.
How to Keep Your Child’s Feet Healthy
Throughout childhood, it is very crucial for children to have and maintain good health and proper care of their feet. With good foot health starting at an early age, foot problems and diseases can be prevented in the future. As children continue to develop so do their feet, and require different techniques of care and maintenance.
Even though babies do not begin walking until later stages, their feet should be taken care of properly:
- Stay away from socks that are too tight for your baby’s feet. This can cause pain and allow less circulation
- Encourage your baby to move their feet as much as possible so they feel comfortable with them
When your baby begins to learn how to walk, do not panic if they are unsteady on their feet. Toddlers are just getting used to the way in which their feet work.
When your child grows out of their toddler years, here are a few steps they should take to stay with good health within their feet:
- Practice proper hygiene with them
- Be observant of any injuries that might occur
- If an injury does occur, get it checked out by a doctor immediately
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