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How to remove foot odor?

How to remove foot odor?

Good hygiene,: daily washing with soap and water; keeping shoes, socks and feet dry; washing shoe inserts; using powder in shoes and on feet and using a natural essential oil based on your doctors recommendations! ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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 to take off foot odor?

How to take off foot odor?

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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How do I control foot odor?

How do I control foot odor?

Keep Feet Dry: Perspiration is the underlying culprit. Techniques to keep feet dry would include: foot powder, absorbent socks (cotton/wool...Avoid synthetics like nylon, polyester). Changing socks and or shoes frequently helps. Aluminum chloride is a good topical aniperspirant found in underarm antiperspirant sprays. Some people will spray their feet before putting on socks. Prescription drysol can be used. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure embarrassing foot odor?

What's a good way to cure embarrassing foot odor?

Foot odor: As Dr Kass said , there are many otc products that can help . However , before you just try something see your podiatrist for a recommendation for products that really work. ...Read more

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How do I stop foot odor? What can you recommend for especially strong foot odor?

How do I stop foot odor? What can you recommend for especially strong foot odor?

Antiperspirant: The odor is generally caused by excessive bacteria due to either over active or an increased number of sweat glands. You can try a product such as certain dry. If that doesn't work see a podiatrist and get a prescription for a stronger topical medication. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent foot odor?

What can I do to prevent foot odor?

Keep feet clean and : Keep feet clean and dry. Avoid synthetic socks, and shoes that are not rubber or plastic and can breathe. ...Read more

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Need some ideas to conquer foot odor?

Need some ideas to conquer foot odor?

Keep feet dry: sweating if often the cause of odor. You can try an OTC powder, or there are prescriptions that are drying agents. Insoles do not work- in my opinion. You can use corn starch, baby powder or an OTC antifungal powder like tinactin (tolnaftate). ...Read more

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How can I prevent foot odor on my adult soon?

How can I prevent foot odor on my adult soon?

See below: Make sure he's not wearing the same shoes every day; they need time to dry out from feet sweating. Spray interior with lysol (kills fungus) or deodorizing foot spray. Use deodorizing inserts. Wear socks & change them daily (more often if feet sweat a lot). Wash feet with deodorizing body wash. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of foot odor, amd prevent it from comming back.?

How can I get rid of foot odor, amd prevent it from comming back.?

TREAT TINEA PEDIS: Severe foot odor may be coming from a common condition, tinea pedis (athlete's foot). Usually your feet exhibit cracking, peeling, red skin between the toes or on the feet. Many over-the-counter remedies are available including Lamisil (terbinafine) cream (generic works, too) and anti-fungal powders may help. ...Read more

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