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Best Socks For Stinky Feet
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
I have smelly feet everytime I wear all types of closed in shoes I change my socks every day and wash my feet regularly even if my shoes a brand new?
Have a body odor I cannot smell myself people comment on stinky feet, popcorn smell, vinegar, dirty socks. Going on for years. Please help desperate.
I presume that you shower at least every morning before you go out.
If there is still a troubling odor please see your doctor for evaluation and advice. ...Read more
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 the 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 bacterium 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
Wash with: Anti-bacterial soap. Use antiperspirant spray shoes with lysol overnight. There are prescription medications as well. ...Read more
A few things: Get rid of any shoes that are "tainted". Wash your feet regularly, and change your socks regularly and often as needed. Use antiperspirant sprays and powders. Rotate your shoes. Some will soak daily in a mixture of betadine and warm water daily, and if these measures do not help a doctor may have some prescribed options. ...Read more
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
Daughter's, who is 7, feet stink so bad! I could tell that she, but what can I do about her stinky feet?
See a podiatrist: Need to make sure if there is a fungal or bacterial infection before trying any treatment. ...Read more
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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