Foot Odour
Foot Odour although different from vaginal smell and the sweaty sort of underarm odour are all natural functions of the human body. Nonetheless foot odour can be embarrassing as well as repulsive, so therefore them that suffer with smelly feet are continuously in search of treatment in hope of a cure to remedy their problem for good.

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Below are some tips on how to help stem foot odour. Remember to seek advice before using any unfamiliar foot products or using remedies you have never heard of.

1 Use lemon tea bags seeped in near boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Add tea to a small foot bath with some cool water to reach a good temp. Soak feet for 15 minutes and rinse. Tea Tree Oil can also help prevent foot smell.

2 Try talcum powder: Put lotion on your feet to keep the powder on and then put socks over the treated feet. Do this before retiring to bed. This will sort of dry the feet so they don’t sweat as much producing more smell. Repeat for about a week and as when needed.

3 Rotate your shoes every other day to allow them to dry thoroughly. Avoid synthetic materials like rubber or vinyl, wear leather or cloth which can absorb moisture. Most sweat problems rise from material, certain materials can cause severe sweating outbursts.

4 Help prevent foot odour by soaking them in a basin with tea (several black tea bags) for 10 minutes twice a week. This will inhibit sweat production for some period of time. Remember what works for one person may may not for the other due the severity of the foot condition.

5. Wash trainers and other canvas footwear in the washing machine when needed.

6. Bathe your feet daily in lukewarm water with a mild soap and dry thoroughly especially between the toes. Sprinkle talcum powder or one of the commercial foot powders (which sometimes are talcum powder) into the toes of your socks to help keep your feet dry and discourage the growth of bacteria.

7. Some people like to use baking soda, but others say it feels gritty against their skin. However it is all down to preferential choice and to the one that gives positive results in ridding foot odour.

8. Let your feet breathe.

9. Keep them in the open air or wear breathable shoes.

Confining your feet in shoes and socks allows perspiration and bacteria to build-up in turn causing stronger and more persistent odour. Sweating is required for body cooling so therefore a natural process of the body. The body contains approximately 2,700 square inches of skin on which to sweat. The armpits only contain approximately 10 square inches of that.

Most sweat glands are located in the palms. The sweat evaporates off the body’s skin causing cooling. When the body sweats too much, cooling becomes a problem. Keep your feet clean, dry and cool by wearing special socks with fibres designed to keep perspiration away from the foot. Use anti-fungal soap foot powder and sprays designed to keep feet dry and odour-free. Ask for more information on foot odour from your chiropodist.

Pour baking soda into your shoes and leave overnight to absorb the odour. You can also dust it onto your feet before you wear shoes. If the problem is consistent it could be the result of having an infection, if so go and see your doctor.

Foot Odour