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A 39-year-old member asked:

does everyone have smelly feet?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Nope: I don't. ;-) the same way people use antiperspirant or deoderant for the underarms, you may need to apply like materials to the bottom of your feet which contain many sweat glands.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Smelly feet: As I answered in another question , odor is caused by overgrowth of bacteria and fungus . Antibacterial soaps help with the bacteria and antifungals help with fungus . In my office we have a product called CleanSweep that kills fungus and bacteria in shoes . Seek the assistance of your podiatrist for help with this problem And , no , everyone doesn't have smelly feet

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Foot odor?

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Sweat and bacteria: The mixture of sweat with bacteria usually in moist environment create foot odor.
A 27-year-old member asked:

Other than OTC meds for foot odor, what's a good home remedy?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
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Antiperspirant, clor: Antiperspirant will decrease sweating and a dilute foot bath 1 tsp clorox to a galln of water will decrease bacteria which leads to odor. Other options are surgical soap such as hibicleans to decrease bacteria on skin.
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How can I get fix my smelly feet?

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Does foot powder help to treat smelly feet?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Some do: You need to examine the package. Some powders only help to dry the foot, others are for odor.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Is there any kind of feet cleanser that makes feet smell great?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Sure: You likely can find something in any bath and body shop. The question is do your feet sweat excessively or smell bad or are you just looking to make them smell good. If they smell or sweat you would have to control this first...Then you can put a good smelling lotion on them...

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