Foot Odour

Foot Odour

Many adults and children suffer from odorous feet. Excessive sweating causing bacterial growth is often the main cause for foot odour but it can also occur from fungal infections. Symptoms include:

  • Feet that smell bad
  • Sweaty feet
  • Infections (bacterial or fungal)

To treat foot odour, check for bacterial or fungal infections. Bacterial infections occur when bacteria begin to eat away at the top layer of the skin, producing the bad smell. For this type of infection, a visit to the doctor and a prescription of antibiotics should clear the infection.

Fungal infections, like Athlete’s Foot, can cause a myriad of issues that make the feet produce an odour, but can often be fixed with over the counter foot sprays or creams. If none of these are the case, try the following tips: Practice good hygiene by washing your feet daily and drying thoroughly. Wear clean socks and do not wear shoes without socks. If your feet sweat a lot, try a different type of sock that lets the foot breathe (natural fibres) or change socks frequently. If the smell persists, try washing or changing your shoes.

Two weeks with Calcaneal Spur and finally got to see Doc. He sent me to Kevin @ Eleven and with One Appointment, he had me walking without Crutches. Yes! It still hurt. Did the Stretching, Rolling my Foot on a Spikey ball and Iced it occasionally. Return visit, after he had his Holiday, and I' am walking fine. They do NOT want to see me again, unless it deteriorates. Which it has not :-)
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