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

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Dr. Jeffrey Kahn
Podiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeffrey Kahn
Dr. Jeffrey Kahn
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3 doctors agree

In brief: See below

There is a product called bromi lotion. It works well.

In brief: See below

There is a product called bromi lotion. It works well.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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In brief: Keep dry

Foot odor develops from bacteria and/or fungus on the skin that worsens with moisture and warmth.
You might try changing socks frequently and using cotton socks to absorb and use a good absorbent powder such as zeosorb-af which also has an anti-fungal medication in it. If these do not work, then you should see a podiatrist or dermatologist who can offer other prescription items to help.

In brief: Keep dry

Foot odor develops from bacteria and/or fungus on the skin that worsens with moisture and warmth.
You might try changing socks frequently and using cotton socks to absorb and use a good absorbent powder such as zeosorb-af which also has an anti-fungal medication in it. If these do not work, then you should see a podiatrist or dermatologist who can offer other prescription items to help.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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In brief: Foot odor

Try those suggestions - all work but not always.
That's the difficulty. Adding a product you spray in your shoes will help ( see your podiatrist ) and : hygiene hygiene hygiene

In brief: Foot odor

Try those suggestions - all work but not always.
That's the difficulty. Adding a product you spray in your shoes will help ( see your podiatrist ) and : hygiene hygiene hygiene
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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