Taking care of your feet

  • Make it a point of keeping your feet clean.
  • To avoid blisters, put some vaseline or moisturising cream on your feet every day, especially between the toes and on the heels.
  • Use socks without seams and if you are using boots, use two pairs of socks.
  • It is a good idea to refresh your feet in fountains or streams for a little while. Be sure to dry them well. The best way to do this is to let them dry naturally.
  • If you have a blister, you should pierce the blister with a hypodermic needle (through the skin in one or two spots) and drain all the liquid. Never cut the skin as it will protect the injured area. Place a bandage/dressing over the blister being careful to cover the complete infected area.
  • How to cure athlete’s foot: Athlete’s foot is a mycosis (fungi infection) that appears between the toes with cracking and peeling skin which may be painful or not. To treat: After washing and drying your feet well, apply an antifungal treatment between toes and let dry, then put on your socks, always in cotton. Do not use creams, as this will keep the area between your toes humid, which could make the fungi grow and spread. These steps should be done before you begin the day’s walk and when you nish.