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How to you get rid of stinky feet? This is embarrassing. I've had smelly feet for the most part of my life. Is it because of certain shoes, soap?

How to you get rid of stinky feet? This is embarrassing. I've had smelly feet for the most part of my life. Is it because of certain shoes, soap?

Tannic acid soaks: When your feet sweat, it soaks into your socks and shoes. Foot odor is the result of sweat that feast on germs that are already normally on your feet. Wash your feet, dry them well, wear wicking socks; wear sandals; disinfect your shoes; soak your feet in tea bag soaks 2-3x weekly (2 tea bags to a pint of cool water) the tannic acid helps to reduce pore size and has a anti-microbial effect. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Smelly Feet (Definition)

Smelly feet or bromodrosis, as it is called, is described as an odor given off from the feet as a result of sweat reacting with bacteria on the foot. The odor is often described as cheese-like, ammonia like, ...Read more


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How can you cure smelly feet?

How can you cure smelly feet?

See below: It depends on the cause of the smell, You should see your doctor to rule out a bacterial or fungal infection first and then treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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How can I get fix my smelly feet?

How can I get fix my smelly feet?

Several ways: Odor may be due to excessive perspiration, dry using certain dry on them.
You can also try soaking in a dilute solution of tea. ...Read more

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What are some ways to avoid smelly feet?

What are some ways to avoid smelly feet?

Many: May want to try an antifungal. You can try soaking in dilute tea. You can see a podiatrist to see what the underlying problem is. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure smelly feet?

What is the best way to cure smelly feet?

Cure smelly feet: Cure implies never returning. If hyperhydrosis is the cause then you can only deal with it with products that assist with controlling that. The really best thing to do is see your podiatrist for an evaluation and a recommendation for products that will help with your unique situation. ...Read more

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What is the best way to handle smelly feet?

What is the best way to handle smelly feet?

Several ways: Most often oder comes from sweat. I suggest an antiperspirant disinfect shoes with lysol or clorox spray. You can also place shoes in the sun. I suggest you see your podiatrist for a prescription like dry-sol. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do for smelly feet?

What is the best thing to do for smelly feet?

Dry them: Foot odor is from bacteria, bacteria grown in our shoes and between our toes. You need to rotate shoes and socks ie. Never wear same shoes 2 days in a row. Also wear socks with shoes whenever possible. If your feet sweat excessively you can spray the bottom with underarm deodorant before putting on socks. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Smelly feet?

What is the definition or description of: Smelly feet?

Who cut the cheese.: Smelly feet or bromodrosis, as it is called, is described as an odor given off from the feet as a result of sweat reacting with bacteria on the foot. The odor is often described as cheese-like, ammonia like, sulfurous and vinegar like. ...Read more

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How to treat smelly feet?

Tea: May want to soak your feet in dilute tea (tanic acid). ...Read more

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How can you prevent smelly feet?

How can you prevent smelly feet?

Smelly feet: This can require several things to help or correct. As stated, drying your feet is essential and may require changing socks during the day. Hygiene is also hugely important - using an antibacterial soap is essential. Putting your feet back in shoes where smelly feet were in is bad. There are sprays that treat shoes, or you can wash them if that is possible. See your podiatrist for assistance ...Read more

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Is there a cure for my smelly feet?

Is there a cure for my smelly feet?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What's the best cure for smelly feet?

What's the best cure for smelly feet?

Try soaking: Your feet in tea soaks. Take tea bags and put them in warm water and soak them ever day for 5-10 minutes for a week. There are products you can purchase for this check out your pharmacy. ...Read more

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Does foot powder help to treat smelly feet?

Does foot powder help to treat smelly feet?

Smelly feet: Creams are better, although there usually a reason for smelly feet. The problem mat be a bacterial infection called pitting karatolysis caused by a bacteria that eats the top layer of your skin leaving small pitts in your skin. This is usually associated with hyperhydrosis (sweaty feet). You need an antibiotic pill and topical antibiotic cream for about two weeks. ...Read more

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What is the cure for constantly smelly feet?

What is the cure for constantly smelly feet?

If your feet: Sweat, you would want to control sweating. You can soak your feet in tea soaks. There are also products sold in pharmacies similiar to deodorant specifically for smelly feet. ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for smelly feet?

What's recommended as a cure for smelly feet?

Try soaking in: Black tea. I would also use a foot spray sold in any big name pharmacy... ...Read more

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My 9 yo son has really smelly feet. What can I do about it?

My 9 yo son has really smelly feet. What can I do about it?

Wash with: Anti-bacterial soap. Use antiperspirant spray shoes with lysol over night. There are prescription medications also. ...Read more

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What causes smelly feet? My husbands feet really smells sometimes

What causes smelly feet? My husbands feet really smells sometimes

Usually Bacteria: Or fungus.....Excessive sweating, can increase growth of either.....Make sure he washes feet and then try antiperspirant spray on feet. ...Read more

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What can I do if my bf has really smelly feet! Any one have any ideas how to cut down the odour?

What can I do if my bf has really smelly feet! Any one have any ideas how to cut down the odour?

Antiperspirant...: Most odor is related to sweating and the bacteria that emit gases in a warm, moist environment such as the feet. The simplest remedy is to start with an antiperspirant roll on, dry stick-type daily to the skin on the bottom and sides of the feet. Wash daily with soap and water, dry thoroughly and wear cotton socks. Do not go barefoot in closed shoes as this worsens sweating and bacteria count. ...Read more

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How could I get rid of smelly feet?

How could I get rid of smelly feet?

Smelly feet: First try an over the counter anti-perspirant. If this does not work, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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How to get rid of my smelly feet's?

How to get rid of my smelly feet's?

Stop excess perspire: Controlling excess perspiration is a good start. Wearing socks that absorb moisture and letting feet air out whenever possible. A small amount of powder in shoes may help. Spray shoes with disinfectant: wear shoes that"breathe" properly. There are medications which can control excessive perspiration. Good hygeine obviously is also important. ...Read more

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What bacteria is causing smelly feet?

Keep Feet Dry: Don't worry so much about the bacteria. Microorganisms like to grow in a moist, dark and warm environment. This includes the fungus that causes athletes foot. Keeping the feet as dry as possible and getting the feet open to the sun and air will help. Some of my patients even use under arm antiperspirant sprays containing aluminum chloride on their feet to help keep them dry. ...Read more

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How do I control my sweaty, smelly feet?

How do I control my sweaty, smelly feet?

Try Drysol: Ask a doctor for a prescription for drysol to reduce the perspiration. Wear socks that wick moisture away from your skin. Running socks from a sporting goods store work well. Don't wear cotton ones. "dryfit" is the best. Rotate your shoes. Park your shoes in the closet for a month and wear other ones to let the fungus etc. In the shoes dissipate. Spray your shoes with foot odor powder regularly. ...Read more

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What should I do about sweaty smelly feet?

What should I do about sweaty smelly feet?

Sweaty smelly feet: As already stated, there are a number of products that can help. See your podiatrist for the advice on which work the best. ...Read more

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What causes smelly feet?

What causes smelly feet?

Bacteria: Can also be caused by sweat, fungus, yeast. Bromhidrosis. ...Read more

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How does one cure smelly feet?

How does one cure smelly feet?

Adjust: Some people are prone to smelly feet.
Tips- changes socks frequently if feet sweat alot, also use a foot pwder, spray shoes out with a lysol disinfectant, allow shoes to dry out overnight. Try using an air freshner for shoes, such as fabreeze. Keep feet dry! ...Read more

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Does everyone have smelly feet?

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. ...Read more

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Is there remedies for smelly feet?

Is there remedies for smelly feet?

Smelly Feet: Smelly feet is caused by bacteria that thrive in cool, moist and dark areas. Feet in shoes and socks is a perfect area for bacteria to grow. Keeping the bacteria load down with the use of foot deodorant/antiperspirants that can you can purchase in the supermarket is key. Also changing socks and also spraying your shoes with Lysol a few times a week can also help. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure smelly feet?

What can I do to cure smelly feet?

Several things: Good hygeine is a start, but you may want to see a podiatrist to make sure you don't have a fungal or bacterial infection. ...Read more

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How can I get help for my smelly feet?

See a podiatrist: Smelly feet are caused by bacteria, fungus, or both. It is best to allow your feet to air dry. Avoid shoewear that traps the moisture in the shoes. Often times cheap shoes do not breath and be made of plastic or simulated leather. Try soaking your feet in tea to dry the eccrine glands, use foot powders, ie zeasorb, and allow your feet to catch sunlight and air. See your podiatrist. ...Read more

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What can I do to help not get smelly feet?

What can I do to help not get smelly feet?

Many things: Start with good hygeine, apply a lotion to reduce perspiration which will also reduce the odor. Mat want to see a doctor to make sure there is no infection. ...Read more