Foot and Hand Care - Athlete’s Foot, Blisters, Bunions, Corns, Callouses, Heel spurs
Many people don’t pay enough attention to the health of their feet and hands, until something goes wrong. One sign of unhealthy feet and hands is skin which is dried or cracked, or a nail which becomes raised, thick or yellow in colour. The skin of the hands is delicate like the face and other parts of the body, and caring for it properly is equally important.
Your hands are the medium by which germs and bacteria enter your body. Therefore, it is essential to maintain their cleanliness while keeping them moisturised and free of cuts or bruises which can enable unwanted microorganisms to enter the your system. One of the best ways of doing this is by using hand sanitisers and lotion, and when performing yard or construction work you should put on gloves to prevent your hands from getting splints or cuts.
Your feet are also important, as you need them to walk and move about. They are in continual contact with the ground or floor and thus are a natural gateway for bacteria and germs. A failure to care for them properly can lead to a variety of conditions including nail fungal infections, Athlete’s Foot, blisters, bunions, corns, heel spurs and Plantar fasciitis, where a person will feel pain near the centre of their foot or heel, which results from the ligament getting strained because of poorly designed foot wear, weight gain or standing for long periods of time.
All of these conditions can be avoided by regularly using foot and hand care products. Examples of this include exfoliating foot creams that when massaged onto the foot will make them smoother, or hand creams which provide moisture without a greasy feel. Moisturisers which are water based are the best option since they absorb quickly and will function all day. However, during the evening it is best to use products which are oil based like glycerin, Dimethicone and petrolatum. These products, when combined with healthy practices like wearing gloves when performing gardening or yard work and keeping your feet covered when walking around in public, can prevent nail damage or infection from entering the body.
McDaid Pharmacy provides an extensive assortment of premium foot and hand care products. This includes Exfoliating Foot Peel by DermaV10, the Beauty Counter Exfoliating Foot Mask and Carnation Footcare Callous Caps. Our hand products include Sanctuary Hand Lotions, CeraVe Reparative Hand Cream and Elave Hand Treatment.