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Does foot powder help to treat smelly feet?

11 doctors weighed in
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Cosenza
Dr. Michael Cosenza
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Powder would help absorb perspiration.
Another thing that can help is a prescription called drysol applied at bed time. Even under arm antiperspirant sprays containing aluminum chloride used on the feet can help. I also recommend socks made of more cotton or wool rather than synthetics such as nylon or polyesters. The synthetics do not absorb very well.

In brief: Yes

Powder would help absorb perspiration.
Another thing that can help is a prescription called drysol applied at bed time. Even under arm antiperspirant sprays containing aluminum chloride used on the feet can help. I also recommend socks made of more cotton or wool rather than synthetics such as nylon or polyesters. The synthetics do not absorb very well.
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry
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In brief: It can...

Much of the odor comes from excessive persipration and powders can be of help there.
It may not be enough, though, and some medicated lotions may need to be used to help.

In brief: It can...

Much of the odor comes from excessive persipration and powders can be of help there.
It may not be enough, though, and some medicated lotions may need to be used to help.
Dr. Brandon Macy
Dr. Brandon Macy
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Foot odor

Creams are better as there is less mess and less potential for caking of the product.
A antifungal is necessary.

In brief: Foot odor

Creams are better as there is less mess and less potential for caking of the product.
A antifungal is necessary.
Dr. Raymond Stolarski
Dr. Raymond Stolarski
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not much

Caused by bacteria, need a drying agent.

In brief: Not much

Caused by bacteria, need a drying agent.
Dr. Albert Larocca
Dr. Albert Larocca
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In brief: Some do

You need to examine the package.
Some powders only help to dry the foot, others are for odor.

In brief: Some do

You need to examine the package.
Some powders only help to dry the foot, others are for odor.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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In brief: Powder

The answers given are excellent.
As stated , you need to look at the intent of the product and thus the ingredients. If it persists , see your podiatrist for professional assistance

In brief: Powder

The answers given are excellent.
As stated , you need to look at the intent of the product and thus the ingredients. If it persists , see your podiatrist for professional assistance
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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