Home Remedies That Can Get Rid of Foot Odor

Smelly feet are no laughing matter. Despite all the jokes, it’s not funny if you notice excessive and unpleasant odors every time you take off your shoes.

This condition is called bromhidrosis and is caused by bacteria that love moist or wet environments. So every time your feet start to sweat, the bacteria increase and cause foot odor.

Try These Home Remedies That May Work for You …

Some home treatment methods for foot odor can work for you but beware of applying any potentially caustic substances – like bleach – directly to your feet.

… But Then Don’t Put Your Dry Feet Back Into Sweaty Shoes!

It won’t help if you put nice, dry feet into sweaty or damp shoes and socks. Always change your socks when they get damp and rotate shoes to let them dry out completely.

You can help keep your shoes dry and comfy by:

If these methods don’t help, please contact Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM. We can prescribe special ointments to help get rid of bromhidrosis and there are other treatment methods for really stubborn cases.

Let Us Help Keep Your Feet Clean, Dry and Smelling Fresh!

Dr. Alexopoulos, board certified podiatrist has extensive experience with excessive foot odor and any other foot condition as well as foot and ankle injuries. Many treatments and surgeries can be addressed right here in our office. Please call our Chicago office at (773) 561-8100 or request an appointment via the website. You don’t have to live with smelly feet – call us today!

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