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Smelly Feet - Prevention Tips and Some Home Remedies

Smelly feet are another common problem suffered by some people. Smelly feet is an embrassing condition that may distress to your family, your friends and affects your self confidence.

It generally occurs due to excessive sweating. Other possible factors that causes smelly feet are as:- wearing vinyl or plastic shoes, not bathing regularly, wearing synthetic socks etc. The family history of smelly feet increases the chances to get affected by it.

The odour of your feet, is greatly depends on the kind of shoes that you wear. There are millions of sweat glands in the individual body and every foot has more than 250,000 sweat glands, so you can imagine why your foot smells so bad. The bacterial infection of the feet, is the main cause of being smell. Athletes foot is also common asociated condition with sweaty feet.

Tips for avoiding smelly feet:

The smelly feet may be prevented by following important tips:-

  • Wash your feet daily with the lukewarm water to prevent the growth of bacterial infection.
  • Make a routine to wear clean and dry socks and change them daily.
  • Always wear cotton socks which absorbs the sweat more generously.
  • Apply nourishing emollients such as glycerine.
  • The simplest way to avoid smelly feet, is to put some tea leaves into a pair of stockings & stuff each into a shoe. Leave for a day or two & the smell just vanishes.
  • The smell can be avoided by applying cream to your feet, but avoiding between the toes.
  • Don't walk barefoot, otherwise it may lead to foot infection, which inturn cause smell to your foot.
  • Always try to use a cotton to dry your feet.
  • Don't wear the same orthotics for more than 3 years.
  • Brisky walking over grass is the best way to keep your foot in healthy condition.

Home Based Remedy For Foot Odour:

Some of the effective Home Remedies for Smelly Feet are as:-

  • Using a soak made from tea bags and applying it to the feet will eliminate the problem of smelly feet. This is because the tannic acid from the tea tans the skin.
  • If the feet really stink very badly, you suffer from toxic sock syndrome. In this case, you can use acne medication with 10 percent benzoyl peroxide.
  • Aluminium chloride hexahydrate, can be used as the active ingredient, to prevent from smelly foot.