The smelly feet is a very common condition, technically known as 'bromidrosis' , which generates great discomfort in the sufferer. It can be caused by bacteria that lodge in damp places such as shoes and socks, and that added to the sweaty secretions of the foot, cause the unpleasant odor on the feet. In addition, the bad smell can be aggravated also due to metabolic disorders or the consumption of certain foods or medicines. If you want to find effective and natural solutions to end this problem, keep reading this OneHowTo article on how to get rid of foot odor with home remedies.
Steps to follow:
A very popular home remedy is to use apple cider vinegar to remove foot odor, as it is a product that helps regulate the pH level in the skin and eliminate those bacteria that cause odor. You just have to mix hot water with 5 large tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a bowl, and soak your feet for 10 minutes. At the end of the treatment, wash your feet well and make sure they are dry.
Another of the most effective and recognized products to eliminate foot odor is baking soda . You can use it in two different ways:
- Sprinkle two small tablespoons of baking soda inside the shoe, which will also help absorb moisture. It is preferable to do it at night.
- Perform a foot bath by adding 2 tablespoons of baking soda to a bowl of warm water. Let your feet soak for 15-20 minutes.
The sage is a plant that, in addition to multiple healing properties , it is excellent to curb excessive sweating and fight bacteria. Therefore, it is a great natural remedy to remove foot odor. You can place a few dried sage leaves inside your shoes to absorb the odor, or you can soak your feet in a sage infusion for 15 minutes. You will notice the difference right away!
Another very effective plant to combat foot odor is ginger . To use as a home remedy , cut a medium ginger root and grate it very well. Then, put the zest in a saucepan with water, let it boil for 15 minutes and strain it. Massage your feet with the resulting liquid at night before going to sleep.
To solve the problems of bad body odors such as unpleasant odors in the feet, we can take advantage of the benefits that black tea provides . The best formula is to add four sachets of black tea in a liter of boiling water, let it cool and place it in a container in which you can dip your feet. Let your feet soak for at least 20 minutes.
A magnificent home remedy to remove foot odor and avoid, above all, excessive sweating is to perform a foot bath with Kosher salt , a type of pure salt with a medium coarse grain. Add a little of this salt in a bowl of warm water and soak your feet for 15 minutes, this treatment will help you to minimize odors to a great extent.
In addition to using home remedies to remove foot odor , it is convenient to take action to end this problem at its roots. To achieve this, we invite you to consult our articles:
This article is merely informative, we do not have the power to prescribe any medical treatment or make any type of diagnosis. We invite you to see a doctor in the case of presenting any type of condition or discomfort.
- It is important to use cotton socks to allow the feet to breathe properly and avoid bad odor.
- Leather shoes are also recommended to ensure adequate ventilation.
- Products to control foot sweat and shoe odor are also very helpful.
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