Do Your Feet Smell?

Have you ever been over a friend’s house when that time comes to take off your shoes and you cringe? You know you’re in trouble even though you may have just taken a fresh shower and put on a clean and cute pair of socks. Your thought bubbles pop up as you wonder…why do your feet insist on embarrassing you, why is this happening or what can you do?  Benenati Foot and Ankle Care Centers can answer those questions for you and offer solutions to cure the smell.

One of the answers you will find is that your sweat interacts with the bacteria in your shoes and socks which causes unwanted foot odor. This chemical reaction can be fixed and here are some ways to prevent smelly feet from happening to you:

  • Are you that person who wears the same pair of shoes two or more days in a row? Do not do that! Alternate them so they can dry out. If the smell doesn’t go away, let them go, throw them away.
  • Do you use thin socks?  Well, thick soft socks will help with moisture absorption. Plus, if you change them often throughout the day, they will stay dry and avoid that dreadful sweaty and wet odor combination.
  • Do you want to smell more like a baby than a smelly athlete? Then sprinkle nonmedicated baby powder or foot powder to your feet before putting your shoes on.
  • Are you a cotton person? If so that’s good, as nylon socks or plastic shoes do not allow much space for your feet to breathe and expel moisture.
  • Have you developed a good habit? You must check for fungal infections daily to make sure you have not developed athlete’s foot.

If odor still sneaks its way back into your sneakers, don’t stress out – there’s more! Try some new ideas that have proven to work at home.

  • Soak your feet in black tea ~ tannins help
  • Wash your feet with white vinegar ~ fight bacteria
  • Remove dead skin ~ it adds to the odor

If you have tried to conquer smelly feet and you do not seem to be making any progress, then it is time to call Benenati Foot and Ankle Care Center in Macomb County and schedule an examination. Our podiatrists Anthony Benenati, DPM, Neil Shaw, DPM or Adam Thompson, DPM will focus on Hyperhidrosis, a condition which is inherited and causes excessive sweating in the feet and hands. Simple life changes like hormones can trigger it along with stress, and some medications. Don’t be a victim to the smell! Call one of our three locations in St. Claire Shores, Warren or Macomb at 586-779-6140.

 

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