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Is walking barefoot on the beach something to be concerned about?
The Doctors discuss a family which claims their toddler got an infection after playing on the beach. The family claims the infection was a result of walking in dog urine. The toddler's big toe swelled to twice it's normal size and oozed pus. The family feared they might have to amputate the child's toe, but luckily doctors were able to treat the infection.
The Doctors explain that most urine is sterile and would not likely cause this type of infection. They suggest if you are concerned about walking on the beach, which could contain things like feces and dirt, to wear footwear until going in the water.
And when in doubt, make sure to rinse off after walking on the sand.