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What Can I Do About My Smelly Feet?

Smelly feet

If you or a loved one has smelly feet or stinky shoes, we can help!

In the last ten years, smelly feet foot care products as a result of technological advances have come a long way from the baby powder our grandparents sprinkled in their shoes.

smelly feet

One major cause of smelly shoes or stinky feet is hyperhydrosis, or excess sweating. Controlling the sweating helps control the smell.The trademark smell is really the sulphurous discharge of tiny bacteria that break down the sweat on your feet or shoes.

stinky feet

foot antiperspirant

After your morning shower, gentle pat dry your feet, including the area between the toes, and use an antiperspirant product. Our recommendation : Aarica Antiperspirant for feet, available at Beaver Valley foot Clinics 4 locations

Smelly Shoes

Some products are made to treat shoes and are not for skin. We carry a nanosilver antimicrobial shoe spray that coats the inside of the shoe with a nanosilver antimicrobial lining that resists odor for up to 4 months. It in Bacteriacidal, Fungicidal, and Sporacidal. It also helps to protect against athletes foot and fungus toe nails

Smelly feet

To treat discolored thick ugly nails, we have both prescription and otc antifungal nail products, as this also is a product of very sweaty feet.

Some products we carry for smelly feet or we can prescribe are:

  1. Formula three
  2. Danipro
  3. Tineacide
  4. Lamisil
  5. tea tree oil products
  6. euroessence
  7. dynamic oil with oil of oregano
  8.  antifungal nail polish
  9.  Jublia… and many more

 Home Remedies For Smelly Feet!

Did you know that home remedies to get rid of smelly feet are really effective? If not, then it’s time you start using them since they can drastically make a change in your feet smell.

Here are some of the super effective natural remedies for stinky feet:

1. Switch To Moisture-Wicking Socks

Socks are one of those things that make your feet really smelly!

So it’s better to change them right now, you must get the socks that are made to wick away moisture.

These are a special type of socks that will help you get rid of excess sweat from your feet, so if you sweat often then they are the right choice for you.

When you sweat while wearing them these socks will absorb the sweat and transfer it to the outer layer of the sock which will help you prevent stinky feet, so why not buy them now?

2. Antibiotic Ointments

Actually, sweat isn’t the real problem, the bacteria developed from your sweat are the main problem.

This means if you can avoid developing sweat you can avoid bacteria which will help you avoid stinky feet

This can be done by adding a baby power as it can prevent sweat formation, or you can use moisture-wicking socks just like mentioned in the last paragraph.

However, if none of these methods work you can use antibiotic ointments, they can’t help you prevent sweating but they will surely help you get rid of bacteria and germs.

Applying it isn’t s hard, you can just apply the ointment on your feet, but make sure to not forget to apply it between your toes, swear and bacteria forms often there.

For best results, you can apply these antibiotic ointments on your toenails too, and make sure to do it before wearing shoes and before going to the bed.

Does wearing socks help prevent foot odor?

Yes, wearing socks can help prevent foot odor by absorbing sweat and moisture from your feet. Socks act as a barrier between your feet and your shoes, reducing the amount of sweat that comes into contact with the bacteria on your skin, which is what causes foot odor. Additionally, socks can help keep your feet warm and dry, creating a less hospitable environment for bacteria to thrive. It’s important to choose socks made from breathable materials, such as cotton or wool, and to change them regularly to maintain good foot hygiene.

How does age affect foot odor?

Age can affect foot odor in several ways:

  1. Sweat Glands: As people age, their sweat glands become less active, leading to drier skin. However, this can also lead to a buildup of sweat and bacteria, which can contribute to foot odor.
  2. Hormonal Changes: Hormonal changes that occur with age can affect sweat production and the composition of sweat, which can impact foot odor.
  3. Foot Health: Older individuals may be more prone to foot problems such as corns, calluses, and fungal infections, which can contribute to foot odor if not properly treated.
  4. Medications: Some medications commonly used by older adults can cause changes in sweat production or composition, which can affect foot odor.

Can foot odor be genetic?

Yes, foot odor can have a genetic component. Some people may naturally produce more sweat or have a particular composition of sweat that bacteria find more appealing, leading to increased foot odor. Additionally, some genetic conditions can predispose individuals to excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), which can contribute to foot odor. If foot odor runs in your family, you may be more likely to experience it yourself. However, practicing good foot hygiene and using appropriate treatments can help manage foot odor, regardless of its genetic component.

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