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Struggling With Smelly Feet? Here Are Ways To Get Rid Of It

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While most individuals have stinky feet from time to time, some people are afraid to remove their shoes.

Bromodosis is the medical word for stinky feet. The good news is that there are a variety of therapies available to help minimize the severity of the illness.

It's commonly caused by a build-up of perspiration in a confined space; which leads to bacteria development on the skin.

They may be quite embarrassing because the odour repels people, who will most likely question your personal hygiene.

Bacteria collects in shoes, socks, and on the skin, where it grows by feeding on dead skin cells and oils. It emits a pungent odour as it degrades. Foot odour can also be caused by fungal illnesses such as athlete's foot.

Even though it's a common problem, it might make you feel self-conscious. The good news is that odorous feet are simple, affordable and quick to treat.

Causes Of Smelly Feet

The sweat glands in your foot outnumber those in any other area of your body.

Sweat is produced by these glands throughout the day to keep your body cool and your skin moisturized.

Teenagers and pregnant women, on the other hand, sweat more as their bodies manufacture more hormones.

Some bacteria on the foot naturally break down perspiration as it is generated. A unpleasant odour might develop if germs and perspiration build up.

When someone sweats in their shoes, takes them off, then puts them back on without allowing them to dry completely, more bacteria forms.

In addition, not washing your feet on a regular basis and not changing your socks might lead to the formation of more germs, causing the odour to develop.

Remedies For Smelly Feet

Wash your feet at least once a day with a light soap and scrub brush, then thoroughly dry them, giving careful attention to the area in between your toes.

A foot file can be used to remove hard, dead skin from your feet. When wet, hard skin becomes mushy and spongy, providing a breeding ground for germs.

If you have hyperhidrosis, change your socks at least once a day. This is a condition in which a person sweats excessively, even in cold temperatures.

Before you put your socks on, make sure they're clean and totally dry.

You should have at least two pairs of shoes that you alternate wearing; this enables each pair to completely dry before re-wearing. Remove the insoles from your shoes to allow them to dry and air out more rapidly, as moist shoes promote bacteria growth on your feet.

If you need to get rid of your foot odour immediately, you can use talcum powder, antiperspirant, or deodorant spray on your feet.

If athlete's foot is the source of your odour, use an antifungal foot spray/cream or medicinal foot powder once daily or as directed by your doctor.

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