Foot sweat is inevitable and natural, but you don’t have to live with embarrassingly smelly feet. You can eliminate the bad smell and reduce excessive foot sweat. First and foremost, make sure you wash your feet with soap and water every day to clean off old sweat and bacteria. Some foot soaks may be beneficial as well.
Use disinfecting and antiperspirant sprays or powders in your shoes and on your feet. Baking soda and baby powder make great odor-eaters for your footwear, and even basic deodorant can work on your skin. If you struggle with excessively sweaty or smelly feet, our experts at Gulf South Foot & Ankle, LLC, can help you find alternate treatments and determine if there’s an additional health issue that needs to be addressed.
Keeping Feet Smelling Sweet
You can prevent foot odor from becoming a big problem in your life before it becomes a source of embarrassment for you. Several of the methods used to treat foot odor can prevent it from developing in the first place. Wash your feet every day with soap and water. Use odor-eating powders or sprays in your shoes and antiperspirant on your feet.
Just as importantly, avoid re-exposing your feet to old sweat. Change your socks every day, and even during the day if your feet sweat a lot. Stick to moisture-wicking styles that allow your feet to breathe in your shoes. When you can, try to avoid wearing the same pair of shoes two days in a row. Instead, allow each pair to dry out completely between uses so you aren’t simply adding to the sweat build-up on your feet.
Foot odor can be embarrassing and make taking your shoes off in social situations uncomfortable. You aren’t limited to suffering with the smell, though. The right care can make a big difference. If you’re having any trouble, our team at Gulf South Foot & Ankle, LLC, can help you eliminate the stink and keep your feet smelling sweeter. Make an appointment today by calling us or using our online contact form.