Have fever blisters regularly? Keep in mind that you must not pick them. It will not only be more difficult so they can heal, but picking at them can introduce bacteria that can cause infection. Fever blisters are also more prone to leave a scar the more you have them, and infection further increases this risk. Neosporin may actually aid you with the skin care in your lips. Avoid licking your chapped lips. Sometimes, chapped lips can be the effect of a fungal infection, which will then spread to other areas of your skin once you lick your lips. The Mayo Clinic says foot deformities, such as bunions (an abnormal, bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe), hammertoe (the toe is bent at the middle joint, so that it resembles a hammer) and bone spurs (bony projections that develop along the edges of bones), may create continual rubbing in your shoe. To get rid of foot odors, try reducing sweat. You can pour a powder like Gold Bond into your shoes to soak up extra moisture. You could also spray your feet with a spray like Odor Eaters And don't be afraid to wash those bad boys a few times per day! A bunion is an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe (the metatarsal-phalangeal MTP joint) that forms when the bone or tissue at the big toe joint moves out of place. This forces the toe to bend toward the others, causing a prominent lump of bone that is often painful. Bunions are generally progressive in nature, brought about by years of abnormal motion and pressure over the MTP joint. Bunions are most often symptoms of faulty foot function, the way we walk, inherited foot type and/or shoe gear aggravation. Painful progressive flat foot is caused when the tendon on the bottom of the foot becomes inflamed, stretched or suffers a partial or total tear. If left untreated, this condition may lead to severe disability and chronic pain. Anti-inflammatory medication, ice, physical therapy and orthotic devices are common ways of treating flat foot. In some instances, surgery may be needed to repair the torn or damaged tendon and restore normal function. Fungal toenail infections are a common foot problem that can persist for years without causing pain. Nail fungus can often be recognized by a change in a toenail's color and can present serious problems if left untreated. Surgical removal of the heel spurs is rarely required. But if surgery is the best option in your case, it can be performed in the office or in a hospital. There are many treatments for heel pain, including changing of shoe gear, taking non steroidal anti-inflammatories, sometimes custom molded orthotics are needed, some patients may even need cortisone injections as well as physical therapy. If you have heel pain, the earlier the treatment the faster you will get better. Your podiatrist can usually diagnose this condition in the office and treatment can commence immediately.