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What can cause cold, smelly feet while wearing socks and shoes?

What can cause cold, smelly feet while wearing socks and shoes?

Moisture: Most foot odor issues are related to moisture issues which cause bacteria to flourish. In addition to wearing clean socks daily, rotate shoes to allow drying time, powder feet and shoes and dry between toes carefully. If problems persist, a podiatrist can prescribe drying agents, and in certain instances, antibiotics to reduce bacteria. Read more

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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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I have smelly feet everytime I wear all types of closed in shoes I change my socks everyday and wash my feet regularly even if my shoes a brand new?

I have smelly feet everytime I wear all types of closed in shoes I change my socks everyday and wash my feet regularly even if my shoes a brand new?

Excess sweat?: If ur feet sweat a lot u could try some deodorant on ur feet. Also clean ur feet w/peroxide, alcohol or antibacterial soap. Bacteria and fungus can often cause body odors to be worse. Also avoid high sulfa foods, those can make the smells more potent 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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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 do you suggest if I have really smelly feet, just wondering what the best stuff to get is?

Medication: There are many over the counter treatments and homeopathic remedies. You should probably see a podiatrist to rule out infection or athletes foot infection that will also create a foul foot odor. Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best foot spray for smelly feet or house remedies?

Can you tell me what is the best foot spray for smelly feet or house remedies?

Soak your foot: In tea. You can use your underarm deoderant in your foot. (use same kind but don't use the same tube on your foot and underarm). Read more

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Help with stinky feet?

Help with stinky feet?

Several causes: Stinky feet may be due to excessive perspiration or some type of infection. Try to keep the foot dry by using a powder or antfungal spray and good hygeine. If this does not help you need to seek out professional help to determine the cause. Read more

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Does everyone have smelly feet?

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: In my practice I recommend a spray called clean sweep for your shoes. It really works. There are other otc products that may work also. Hygiene is also a huge factor. See your podiatrist for a recommendation that will work for you. Read more

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What can be used against stinky feet?

Deodorant: On top of changing shoes and socks more frequently, try moisture control by using spray deodorant on your feet (yes, the same armpit deodorant you buy). This may help decrease moisture and therefore decrease chance of odor. Use spray deodorant, this way it won't get too sticky and guys are more used to spray on feet rather than roll-on. Read more

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What can be used against stinky feet?

What can be used against stinky feet?

Stinky feet: There are many things you can do - good hygiene, change socks if feet sweat a lot, sprays to shoes, change shoes, prescription meds, etc. See your podiatrist for assistance Read more

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What to do if I have like awfully stinky feet. What should or can I do?

Try a spray antipers: The odor is caused by excessive perspiration. Use socks that wick away moisture. You can purchase them at good sporting good stores. Usually a combination of a synthetic and possibly wool. Be sure not to wear the same pair of shoes 2 days in a row. Give them time to dry out. Use an over the counter spray antiperspirant on the soles of your feet daily. Read more

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How to treat smelly feet?

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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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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