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omg my feet smell horrible. is there a powder i can use?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Tea soaks: Place some tea bags in warm water and soak them few days in a row. Look at feet and see if any skin scaling...This might be fungus. If your feet sweat a lot, you would need to control this as well.
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 38 years experience
Yes: Try either zeasorb, j&j baby powder with corn starch. In addition, spray your shoes with lysol every night, and change the socks when they are damp. If your feet are sweating a lot in the day, see your podiatrist for rx meds to help.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
No : It is better to treat this wit an rx you can get from your podiatrist.
Dr. Eric Lullove
Podiatry 19 years experience
Smell Feet: The condition is called bromohidrosis. The feet contain over 500, 000 sweat glands. The use of otc and rx powders and treatments are available to help with this condition. See your local podiatrist who can help with these symptoms.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Feet smell: All the answers are good - but there is no powder to get this done. Frequently it takes several 'things' - like tea soaks, antibacterial soap , good hygiene , changing socks , prescription meds , sprays for your shoes , replacing shoes, possible allergic reaction the shoe materials , and the list can go on. See your podiatrist for further assistance

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A 14-year-old male asked:

How to make my feet don't smell bad?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Perform tea soaks: Take a tin, bowl or something to soak your feet in, fill with warm water and tea bags. The tannic acid in the tea will help dry out the feet and eliminate the smell. You can then follow up with a foot spray sold in the local pharmacy. At the begining you may want to do the foot soaks daily and cut down to every other day then progress to once weekly.
A 33-year-old member asked:

My feet stink only during the winter time. Why is that?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Could be your : Shoe gear, many winter boots may be lined with faux fur and things of hat nature, you may be wearing heavier style socks....
A 49-year-old member asked:

How could i make my feet smell good?

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Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
Podiatry 8 years experience
Smelly feet: You can try washing your feet with an antibacterial soap. Use absorbent foot powders and antiperspirant sprays. Change sweaty socks midway through your day, and rotate your shoes often. If you have any shoes that are smelly, get rid of them. If this does not work, see a podiatrist.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Why do my feet smell like sour milk?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Feet have many : Sweat glands. I would try washing them well with soak and then soaking them in a bucket of lukewarm water with teabags. Do this once a day for a week, then you can cut it down. Your shoe gear may be contaminated with fungus or bacteria and you should disinfect them. There are various sprays to do this.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

Why do my feet smell so bad?

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Dr. Leon Shingledecker
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Bromohidrosis: This could be either from a bacterial or fungus overgrowth such as in athlete's foot infection. If it is one of the other, especially tinea pedis, then this needs to be treated with anti-fungal agents. If it is evaluated for bromohidrosis, then a anti perspirant can be recommended. You need to have this evaluated.

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