How Airports Help To Grow My Houston Podiatry Practice

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Houston podiatrist treats fungus caught from airport securityWe all know the drill...line up, take off your shoes, walk through the airport security line, wait for your stuff, struggle to get dressed. Our local Houston, TX airport is the same as yours...

While there are many people who advocate that barefoot is best. Although this can be debated, there are some places where barefoot is NEVER good. The airport is one of those places. Have you ever looked at someone else's feet? Very thick fungal toenails, athlete's foot, open sores, warts and more are commonly seen on feet. The airports are generously sharing this with everyone...no foot covers are provided. How often do you think they clean the floor near security each day? Not very often!

When you go to the airport, you likely wear shoes that are very easy to take on and off. Many of you wear shoes like flip-flops or sandals without socks. So now you walk through security, where thousands of other travelers walk daily, without protecting your feet from the fungus, bacteria, and other creepy crawlies.

The next time you visit the airport, be sure to protect your feet. Bring or wear a pair of socks, even if it just to get through security. I know people who bring an old pair of socks to wear through security and then throw them in the trash on the other side. Other options are surgical shoe slippers or the paper slippers you get at the spa. Just wear something!

Preventing an athlete's foot infection is much easier than treating one. Just something simple as wearing socks can save a big headache, or itchy foot, later on. If you are suffering with dry, cracked, itching feet, there is a solution. Visit Houston podiatrist Dr. Andrew Schneider for a comprehensive evaluation and quick relief from your itch.

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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.
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