Smelly feet are annoying and downright embarrassing!
It makes you self-conscious and anxious about having to take off your shoes in front of other people, sometimes even your loved ones.
Continue reading if you want to find out more about what causes stinky feet and what you can do to treat and prevent it for good.
Malodorous feet are most often caused by excessive sweating, which can be due to standing on your feet for an extensive period of time, stress, and sometimes a common disorder called hyperhidrosis.
When you sweat, the bacteria on your feet break down the sweat and in doing so, release an unpleasant odor. If you’re wearing closed toe shoes and your feet are sweating all day, the shoes will become damp; this dark, moist environment creates a perfect breeding ground for bacteria to thrive.
So, then how can we treat and prevent smelly feet? The answer is in controlling moisture and bacteria overgrowth.
Follow these steps to do just that!
Sometimes, malodorous feet can also be caused by a fungal infection in the foot. If the odor is accompanied with pain, itchiness, bleeding, or pus, see a Registered Chiropodist at Feet First Clinic for the necessary treatment.
You may require a prescription for an oral or topical antifungal or antibiotic.
Stay informed and gain your confidence back by saying good-bye to smelly feet today!
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