How To Get Rid of Foot Odor

By Subodh / September 3, 2011

For any number of reasons your feed could smell very unpleasant smell. Therefore, you may need to get rid of food odor. Sometimes just regular washing procedures is not enough. You need to treat the area and exercise preventative self-care.

Of course, this information does not replace any doctor’s diagnosis or advice. Still, this should give you a head start on finding the most viable solution.

Cause

One of the main causes of foot odor is bacteria-related. This pathogenic substance is known as brevibacteria and it feeds on perspiration and dead skin. It thrives most in moist and warm places and thus attacks sweaty feet.

This problem can be prevented if you use proper hygiene. You should wash your feet and dry them thoroughly, especially between and under the toes.

Other ways to get rid of and prevent mild and more severe cases of food odor are listed below:

  • Give your feet some air once in awhile. This exposure to air causes your feet-especially the soles-to breathe. As a result, you can easier ward off any infection that cannot live when exposed to air. It also helps keep toot fungus from growing on the bottom of your feet or in the cracks of your toes or under your toes
  • ¬†Wear cotton socks (or socks made of other absorbent material). This will help absorb some of the sweat and it will also help keep your feet dry. Furthermore, if you wear shoes made out of canvas or leather it can prevent air from becoming trapped into your feet. You should also wear clean socks, so you should change them at least once a day to prevent further odor attack.
  • Wash your shoes once in a while. This will further help you keep bacterial from growing on them. If they are canvas chances are they are washable, and can even be placed in the dryer. If they are leather, vinyl, or other material that could shrink or burn do not put them in the dryer. You could also wash your shoes by hand using some kind of mild anti-bacteria soap on both the inside and outside of the show.
  • Use home treatments. One solution often used is green tea, and usually it takes bout five packs per day for 30 minutes each session. An alternative method would be to soak your feet in 1/2 cup of kosher salt to 1/4 liter of water, and then let your feet air dry. You could make a similar solution with 1/2 cup of vinegar to 1/4 liter of water, or you can add vinegar and isopropyl alcohol together to kill fungus and bacteria.

Additional Advice

Other ingredients that have been used in treating food odor include corn starch (or sodium bicarbonate) which is a sweat absorber, and which is an alkaline bacteria killer. Talcum powder is also very powerful, as it helps remove excess moisture from your feet. Usually all you need to do is use one of these odor and bacteria-killing substances to rub on your feet.

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