Do you have questions about foot care? We have answers!

Do you have questions about foot injuries or the causes of foot pain? Dr. Stephanie Carollo provides the answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about foot injuries and foot care. If you would like to schedule an appointment to talk about your foot pain, call Dr. Stephanie Carollo’s office at (586) 298-1585.

Wounds and Cuts

Q: Should you wash a cut in lake water or seawater?

A: No.  Neither one is optimal, as there are specific bacteria that are found in fresh water and others that are found in seawater.  Bottled water is a better option, as is betadine which is an iodine-containing solution bought at the drugstore.  Betadine kills bacteria very well and is a great item to have in your first aid kit.  Those with an iodine allergy should not use betadine, however.  Cuts should also be kept covered to help prevent infection.  Applying a small amount of topical antibiotic ointment prior to the bandage helps keep cuts moist, which can also help with healing.