Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Best powder for old feet

I stopped using foot powder with talc on my mom's feet; it seems to leave mom's feet looking worse!  The best stuff is GoldBond medicated baby powder; iIt contains corn starch, kaolin clay and zinc oxide.  It seems much finer than powders with talc and I believe the bits of talc have sharp edges that cause greater irritation.  The clay in the baby powder may also be more absorbent.   SO - to prevent sores and keep feet dry - powder WITHOUT talc.

For more advise on the best care for elderly feet see my other posts:

What is the best powder to keep feet dry?  Old feet have special needs.  How do I keep mom's feet dry?