How to Get Rid of Sweaty Smelly Feet

Banish sweaty, smelly feet.

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You kick off your shoes and peel off your socks--and up wafts an offensive odor along with moist tootsies. Sweaty, smelly feet are not a fashion statement you want to make. Certain fabrics let air circulate within the material, allowing perspiration to evaporate, while others trap the moisture inside. As the feet become sweaty, they give off an unpleasant odor. By using foot and shoe products, you can alleviate those funky smells and clammy toes.

1.

Wear socks in breathable fabrics that absorb moisture, such as cotton. Nylon stockings do not allow the feet to breathe as well as cotton, contributing to a sweaty, smelly foot problem.

2.

Talk to your physician about medications you take regularly. Certain medications have a side effect of excessive perspiration. Your physician may be able to change the medicine to one without the sweaty side effect.

3.

Avoid wearing boots or footwear with fur that can cause feet to become hot and sweaty. Nylon hosiery also limits air circulation, resulting in perspiration and foot odor.

4.

Wash feet with an anti-bacterial soap. Rinse and dry the feet completely. Sprinkle foot powder over the tops and bottoms of feet. Rub the powder into the feet and between the toes. Place cotton socks on your feet after rubbing with the powder.

5.

Place odor-absorbing insoles inside shoes. To absorb odors adequately, change the insoles every two to three months.

Things You'll Need

 

1.Cotton socks

3.Foot powder

2.Anti-bacterial soap

4.Odor absorbing insoles

 

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