Health & Hygiene
Sanitize & Dry So the Germs Don't Multiply!
Approximately 70% of people will struggle with athlete's foot at some point in life *(ACFAOM). Athlete's foot (tinea pedis or ringworm) is the most common skin and nail fungal infection, resulting from moisture and foot sweat, facilitating the fungal growth. Feet confined in warm sweaty shoes, and walking barefoot around humid, moist areas like swimming pools, saunas, and showers are breeding grounds for developing infection.
The people often susceptible to skin and nail fungus are athletes that wear tight shoes, people with weakened immune systems, and people who walk in bare feet.
Diabetic patients are another group susceptible to infection. Diabetes can lead to nerve damage known as diabetic neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy, the most common type of diabetic neuropathy, targets the feet and legs first, followed by the hands and arms.
Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy may include:
- Numbness or reduced ability to feel pain or temperature changes
- Tingling or burning sensation
- Sharp pains or cramps
- Serious foot problems, such as ulcers, infections, bone and joint pain
The reduced ability to feel pain can prevent a person from feeling a scrape or cut on their skin. Unknowingly, if that cut becomes infected, it can lead to amputation.
Daily cleaning and drying your shoes and gear will help prevent the re-contamination of items that lead to infection. OzoDry should become a part of your daily routine to keep items clean and dry.
Podiatrists are recommending OzoDry to patients. It is offered as an extra service while in treatment and recommended to patients for daily use to keep shoes clean and dry to assist in preventing infection.
OzoDry is not a cure for skin or nail infections. OzoDry helps to kill the bacteria that can lead to fungal infection. Proper hygiene, cleaning clothing and gear are important precautions. We recommend seeking professional assistance when you have an issue/infection with your skin or feet. Treatments range from over the counter remedies to prescription. Untreated infections may resurface and infect others.
OzoDry helps to prevent the re-contamination of your gear, so you should use OzoDry each time you wear your shoes.
- With OzoDry you can Sterilize AND Dry or Sterilize OR Dry.
- OzoDry works to kill the bacteria and fungus causing odor, so daily usage is key to prevention.
- Forget about using fans and newspaper, regularly cleaning and drying your gear becomes easy with OzoDry!
When using the Ozone function, use the provided OzoDry bag to cover the unit and product to decrease the smell and exposure to ozone. The bag covers shoes and helmets.