Smelly feet? No problem…
Written by Essy on February 16, 2021
Maybe your feet sweat a bit more than others, maybe you work out often or the hustle keeps you on your feet all day, either way no judgement here. I have some solutions that could solve your big problem; smelly feet!
If you don’t take care of your smelly feet doctors say that the build up of sweat will cause a condition called ‘Bromodosis’ or ‘athletes foot.’ It’s caused by the buildup of sweat which causes bad odor. The good news is, this is an easy an inexpensive condition to treat.
Easy tricks to do at home:
The first and essential trick is to wash and scrub your feet well during your morning and evening shower. This kills any bacteria and residue that could cause a fungal infection. Ensure that you dry your feet well with a dry towel and be keen to observe are between your toes
Scrub and remove dead skin from your feet with a foot file or a pumice stone. This is because that area becomes wet and soft when it gets in contact with water or sweat allowing room for a fungal infection and bad odor.
You can also soak your feet in Listerine or vinegar to deep clean them and Clip your toenails so that they are clean to avoid dirt buildup that can cause bacteria
Choose socks that absorb sweat and change them regularly during the day as well as ensuring that your shoes are not too tight. If you do sweat a lot and you know you’re going to have a long day under the scorching sun carry a different pair of shoe to change into; most probably sandals.
Apply antifungal foot spray or medicated foot powder once daily on your feet or insert medicated deodorant insoles in your shoes.
If symptoms persist see a doctor for professional medical advise.