Parents who contend with their kids having foul foot odor in their kids’ feet can address this problem in several ways. Using antibacterial soap when cleaning your children’s feet can address bacteria, which is a common cause of odor. Be sure for your kids to alternate shoes and wear fresh socks daily as this can also help remove the presence of unpleasant smells in those feet.
Sweat is another main cause of foot odor. Make sure the shoes are washed and cleaned regularly, and double check shoe sizes to be sure that they are not too fight on your children’s feet. If smells continue to be stubborn, consider using a topical antiperspirant. Visit a doctor for prescription treatment if all other methods prove unsuccessful.
Optimal foot health can be maintained throughout childhood as long as your children’s feet are kept clean. For more information about children’s foot care, speak to podiatrist Dr. Jeff Wachtel, D.P.M., of Wachtel Family Foot Care. Dr. Wachtel will answer any of your foot- and ankle-related questions.
Keeping Children’s Feet Healthy
Having healthy feet in childhood can help prevent medical problems later in life, namely in the back and legs. As children grow, their feet require different types of care from birth to school-age.
Although babies do not walk yet, it is still very important to take care of their feet.
- Avoid putting tight shoes or socks on his or her feet
- Allow the baby to stretch and kick his or her feet to feel comfortable
As a toddler, kids are now on the move and begin to develop differently. At this age toddlers are getting a feel for walking, so don’t be alarmed if your toddler is unsteady or ‘walks funny’. Be sure the child wears comfortable and protective shoes so that they can grow into their feet properly.
As your child gets older, it is important to teach them how to take care of their feet
- Show them proper hygiene to prevent infections such as fungus
- Be watchful of any pain or injury
- Have all injuries checked by a doctor as soon as possible
- Comfortable, protective shoes should always be worn, especially at play
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