Little Girl Contracts Deadly Sepsis After Trying on Shoes Without Socks

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Little Girl Contracts Deadly Sepsis After Trying on Shoes Without Socks

Will Maule —
Sep 10, 2018

The same rule applies to trying on shoes without socks as to sharing combs, toothbrushes or other skin-to-skin items: Don’t! And remember, the next time you go shopping for shoes, carry a set of socks with you.

(Wales) -- [] -- A four-year-old girl has contracted a life-threatening disease after trying on shoes without socks. Welsh mother Jodie Thomas explained that her daughter Sienna had been trying on shoes just a day before the horrific infection took hold through a little cut on her foot.

“The shoes she liked had been tried on by other little girls and that’s how Sienna picked up the infection,” Thomas, 26, told The Sun. The day after the pair had been shopping together, Sienna developed an excruciating sore on her foot. This soon led to an infection which began to spread up her leg, causing the little girl to experience a high fever.

“I drove her straight to the hospital, she was shaking and twitching – it was horrible to see my little girl like that,” Thomas explained. “They said it was sepsis and thought they would have to operate.”

The young girl had to spend the next five days having he infected leg drained, and only narrowly avoided having to undergo surgery. Now, Thomas is warning parents of the subtle risks that come with trying on shoes. “For all parents please put socks on your children while trying new shoes on,” she wrote on Facebook. “I’m guilty for not doing it for mine and myself, but this can be the outcome… infection spreading throughout the body. You don’t know whose feet have been in them beforehand!!”

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