When it comes to summer footwear, flip flops are the most popular on the market. Yet, doctors give numerous reasons why people shouldn’t wear them or at least not to excess. People who wear flip flops are more susceptible to staph infections because of all of the things they pick up and the fact that your feet are exposed. They pick up all kinds of materials including feces and human spit.
Researcher David Kinney, PhD., tested flip-flops that were worn for four days on the streets of New York City. Not surprisingly, the footwear harbored over 18,000 bacteria. It only takes one to make you sick!
If the staph bacteria seeps into a cut onto your foot, then you can expect some very unpleasant side effects, including death!
David Kinney also found that bacteria…