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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I put in 58 hours in my frist 6 days of work!My feet hurt! And are peeling from sweating,I have been putting gold bond powder in my socks every morning,but it dosn't seem to be helping. and one have any idea's?for the peeling and hurting? I am on my feet 9 to 12 hours a day.feet on on fire
post #2 of 18
You may need to go up a size in your shoes, but my daughter swears by wearing 2 pairs of socks. Make sure your shoes do NOT have any type of heel. Once you get home put your feet higher than your heart and relax. You could also try a cool water soak with epsoms salt.
post #3 of 18
Two words: Wool Socks. It's an old army secret. Some of the new synthetic socks are good for sweaty feet too. Cotton is the absolute worst for wet feet.
post #4 of 18
Jeez Sherral...that's a lot of hours!

I wouldn't use the Gold Bond. It's too harsh at times. I'd give cornstarch a try and see if that helps. Gold Bond has saliclyic (sp?) acid in it and it can actually dry it out too much. I don't know if you've got a foot bath thing, but I'd try to soak your feet at night for 30 minutes. Then, I'd put a thick moisturizer on your feet after that. I'm sure the peeling is making your feet hurt even more, so the lotion should help with that. Are you wearing socks while you work? If not, definitely put a pair on. Without socks, the sweat just stays in your shoe and your foot...so with socks, they will absorb the sweat.

Make sure you wear good shoes...they will make a big difference on your feet! Plus, it'll help if you Ted to rub your feet every night!

Hope that helps you a bit and glad to hear that the job is going good.
post #5 of 18
Wow! Those are a lot of hours! I don´t have any advise, just wanted to send you some relaxing wibes...~~~~~~~~RELAX~~~~~~~~~
post #6 of 18
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Originally posted by Catfur
Two words: Wool Socks. It's an old army secret. Some of the new synthetic socks are good for sweaty feet too. Cotton is the absolute worst for wet feet.
I've heard this about Cotton socks being bad too.

One thing my dermatologist hooked me up with is a cream called AmLactin. It's over the counter but sometimes pharmacies keep it behind the counter and you have to ask for it. My feet are contantly peeling and cracked to the point of bleeding. AmLactin is a miracle cream! You put a little on 2 times a day and you'll start to see a difference in the first day!
post #7 of 18
Oh My, that is a lot of work.
Bag balm, and a pair of socks at night should help with the peeling as it has a antibiotic included.

When I was on my feet a lot training dogs, I got a pair of Birkenstock walking shoes, years later I still have them pricey but very good quality.
post #8 of 18
Hubby swears by double socks and he works 80 hours a week in steel-toed boots and often finds himself waist deep in sewers (pipefitter for utilities on base). He also does a lot of welding.

When you get home, immediately take all footwear off. Soak your feet if you like that.

I'd use plain baby powder if the Gold Bond is eating you alive--or find a foot powder specifically for what you're experiencing. I used to use one with green and orange on the label and it was wonderful, but I can't remember the name.
post #9 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your idea's. I have to wear sneackers and socks,(per boss) I take them off before I leave the parking lot!I am hopeing I will only be working 40 weeks soon!(training is the pits Right shell ? )Plus in my frist week we were booked full all week!All 62 room's.
post #10 of 18
Yep....that training stuff is the pits!

Have you tried the Cornstarch yet? I swear by that stuff!
post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 
not yet I don't go back in intill Wen' will try it then,right now I am not wearing them.
post #12 of 18
Goodness, Sherral! Where do you work, hun?
post #13 of 18
Sherral if you can you need to get some Tree Tea Oil and put it all over your feet-warning! Extremely toxic to the cats and fatal for kittens, so wear socks after you put it on
post #14 of 18
That's a lot of hours on your poor feet.
I once had a job as a bank teller that required 40 hrs of standing in dress shoes on a floor made of steel (under the linoleum). It was just awful. I could not wait to get out of my shoes and to soak my feet. Over time I got used to all the standing. . . . . but would never go back to a job like that ever again.

Is there any way to sit down and take small breaks when your feet hurt like crazy?

Hissy- wouldn't tea tree oil burn if her feet are peeling? Ouch.

Laurie
post #15 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks Hissy! I work in a 4 week old hoteland in our 3 week we got slammed ! all 62 rooms booked! Ice concest(sp) in new ice rink.And they are comimg back in Octber!
post #16 of 18
If she makes a mistake and gets the antiseptic, yes it will burn like the dickens, but if she gets the straight oil it will soothe her feet.
post #17 of 18
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Originally posted by hissy
If she makes a mistake and gets the antiseptic, yes it will burn like the dickens, but if she gets the straight oil it will soothe her feet.
I see. . . . . getting educated on Tea Tree Oil.
I've used it (diluted) for acne. . . . and it's also in some shampoo that I have. It is very "minty" so that's why I thought it might burn a bit.

Laurie
post #18 of 18
sorry to hear about your feet, when your feet hurt you hurt all over, i know i work on my feet also, i have to wear steel toed shoes, they are a name brand snicker but they are hot in the summer, i had some one tell to always wear white socks with them not colored because when your feet sweat the dye comes off, i dont know if thats true or not, i dont have any problems with peeling, but they get tired and hot, i usally just soak them in cool water if i have time hope you get to feeling better soon, take care
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