A 44-year-old member asked:
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can bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda help to cure smelly feet?

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Some say yes: Others say no. We will get patient to changes shoes daily to allow others to fully dry and there are deoderant for feet as well.
Answered on Aug 29, 2013
Dr. Robert Berger
41 years experience Dermatology
Maybe: Smell usually from bacteria and sweating try cleaning with hibiclens antibacterial soap. Put on undiluted and leave on for 30 secs. Generic ok.
Answered on Mar 30, 2015
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Try tannic acid: Found in tea. Soak your feet in warm water and tea bags. I understand lack tea in particular works well.
Answered on Aug 31, 2013

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Dr. Eric Tepper
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It's helpful: Baking soda does mask odors. It is commonly used in the refriderator. However, for the feet, charcoal insoles are recommended as well as the use of ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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No: None will work.
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Don't dare: Drinking it!
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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Folk remedy!: Sodium bicarbonate reduces stomach acid, but soaking in a bath with baking soda may help relieve rectal pain associated with constipation.

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