Experts explain how to relieve pain in the heels, bubbles, cracks, and other nuisances
After a full day’s work, that mega party or even a day of shopping it is almost certain that the first part of your body that will suffer the effects will be your feet. This happens because they can withstand the entire weight of our body and they do not always receive the necessary care. With the help of professionals, we have selected the most common problems of the feet, their causes and treatments listed.
Pain in the heels
The discomfort in the heels can be caused by wearing shoes or inadequate for the practice of sports surfaces very hard. In these cases, the pains usually disappear after the rest. Stay tuned, if this happens, change of footwear and activity location.
If the pain persists see a doctor, because it can be a sign of a more serious problem such as infections, plantar warts and ulcers plantar. The dermatologist Barbara Uzel, Hospital Anchiet (DF) says that the orthopedic diseases can also cause pain in this region. “First it is necessary to make an accurate diagnosis of the problem and then institute the appropriate treatment,” he explains.
The cracks in the feet are usually caused by the dryness of the region. “To avoid, use daily moisturizers special to the base of urea, lactate of ammonia, and ceramides,” explains Barbara. It is common that cracks also reach women after menopause, or be caused by allergies on the skin. If even with hydration the problem persists, seek a dermatologist.
The mycoses are usually caused by fungi. The most common are the so-called dermatophytes. The ringworm can be transmitted by other people, pets or the environment. The ideal is to treat with topical ointments that are specific to the problem and always keep the feet dry after bathing.
The peeling on the feet can be caused by an inflammation and that will accelerate the renewal of skin. In this case, it is recommended a dermatological treatment. For descamações small, indicates a scrub weekly with a product specific to the feet. “The cream should have a granulation medium, to control the production of keratin, but without harming the skin,” explains Paula Carvalho, coordinator of the Centre of Studies and Cosmetology Applied (ECSC-SP).
The blisters on the feet are usually the result of skin friction with the shoe or the sock. To avoid them, wear shoes that are comfortable and well adjusted to the feet. If the bubbles have not burst, protect them with bandages and they heal on their own. In the case of burst use antiseptic and then a bandage.
“The bubbles can also be the manifestation of bullous diseases of the skin and are usually serious. But only the dermatologist is able to differentiate between them and suggest the treatment,” concludes Barbara.
Unpleasant smells (foot odor)
Nothing worse that suffer with this issue, but he has a solution. The unpleasant odors are caused by the degradation of sweat by bacteria and fungi normal our skin accumulated on the socks and in the shoes. In this case, it is recommended if a free with talc, product antiperspirant for the feet, and always use clean socks.
Finally, Paula Carvalho gives a precious tip for a moment of pleasure and care with the feet. “In the bath then apply an exfoliant, gently massaging the feet for a few minutes. Rinse. Then, sit back and put your feet in warm water, making a scalding feet. You can use it or not use a soap that’s specific to this. Let your feet soaked for 5 minutes. The bubbles give you a feeling of relaxation and relief from tiredness”, suggests. Enjoy.