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By Dr. Michael Stein
July 31, 2014
Category: Foot Health
Tags: tips   foot odor   odor   soap  

SmellyWhen you take off your socks and shoes, do your houseplants instantly wilt, your pets run from the room, and your guests plug their noses, or worse, get up and leave? You’ve got a problem, my friend. Smelly feet can be embarrassing, not to mention unpleasant, for you and everyone around you! However, it can also be helped. Here’s how to eliminate room-clearing foot odor:

First of all, understand that you’re not alone. Our feet have more sweat glands than anywhere else on our bodies. When perspiration gets together with bacteria on your skin, it emits a foul odor. Medical conditions, aging, and hormonal changes like those in teenagers and pregnant women are known contributing factors. So what can you do about it?

Wear socks and shoes made of moisture-wicking, breathable materials, and go barefoot at home to let your feet air out. Never wear the same footwear two days in a row. Alternating your shoes allows time for them to dry. Also, deodorant isn’t just for pits anymore! After you hit those underarms, try applying it to your feet as well to ward off excessive perspiration. Make sure to keep feet clean and dry too by washing with antibacterial soap, and toweling them off thoroughly afterward—and don’t forget between the toes. Dusting your feet with powder can help keep them stay fresh and dry as well.

With your foot odor under control, your guests are more likely to stick around. So stop those feet from smelling up the place. Get more tips from Dr. Michael Stein and Zeindelin Ahmad, DPM, at
Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Visit us online, or in Los Gatos, Pleasanton, or San Leandro, CA.

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