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Feet Smell in Children

Caring for a child can present a whole host of challenges to new parents. One of these challenges is caring for the child’s feet. Some new parents might notice that their child’s feet have an unpleasant odor. Importantly, many children experience this phenomenon. There are a number of different reasons for this. For example, many children are highly physically active and sweat significantly, which can lead to smelly feet. There are steps, however, that parents can take to mitigate smelly feet in their children. Most importantly, parents can help their children keep their feet clean and dry. Parents might also even wash and dry their child’s shoes regularly. This prevents the accumulation of bacteria in the shoes. If you are the parent of a child and are looking to protect the health of their feet, it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist for an appointment.

Making sure that your children maintain good foot health is very important as they grow. If you have any questions, contact one of our podiatrists of Comprehensive Foot & Ankle Center. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Keeping Children's Feet Healthy

Having healthy feet during 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. Here are some things to consider...

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’. 

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 for 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.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Lehigh Ave and Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia, Collegeville Darby, and Langhorne, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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