(Closed) Wet feet

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

He needs to get some heavy duty moisture wicking socks. They typically sell them at camping/outdoor stores like Bass Pro Shop or Outdoor World. They’re not exactly cheap, maybe $10 a pair, but they’ll help a lot. I don’t know what would be causing the excessive sweating, but maybe he should go to a doctor to see if he has overactive sweat glands. In the meantime, those socks will help a lot with keeping his feet dry. If they are constantly wet like you say, it sounds like he has “jungle rot” which is when excessive, prolonged exposure to moisture causes the skin to break down. Lots of marines had this in the Pacific during WWII because they were always wet. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’d recommend going to a podiatrist. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’d recommend he visit a dermatologist.

 

ETA:  Or a podiatrist.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Sounds like he has a lot of dead skin. I would get him some pumice stones and scrub brushes and have him use them daily in the shower. Or even a professional pedicure to help out. I take my FI with me occasionally and he really looks forward to it now. Also get a good powder like gold bond medicated to use in his socks and shoes.

Check the shoes and socks he’s wearing and make sure they are breathable, some dress shoes.sneakers are not leather and it can be big problems for odor and wetness. Investing in a good pair of shoes will help as well as socks that will absorb moisture like cotton, nylon will just stay wet.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

Had to come out of lurkdom for this one–

@Rosie Girl: This is so gross to admit but I had this too. My dermatologist diagnosed it as Pitted Keratoliasis (sp?). There is a topical gel that can be prescribed to help called Clindagel. It’s a stopgap measure really. It will come back (eek, I know right?). It’s a skin bacterial infection.

Make sure he is wearing new clean socks every day and that he never wears the same shoes two days in a row as it takes approx 24 hours for shoes to completely dry out to kill the bacteria.

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You know, by the time it causes you pain, you really need to see a doctor. Seriously. Tell him he’s a dumbass and you’ll take him out for an ice cream sundae after like a little kid if that’s what it takes. For serious.

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