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Foot Odor

Foot odor is a prevalent issue among both children and adults who wear shoes regularly. Sweaty feet often accompany this condition. It’s not just a concern during hot summer months; many individuals experience it year-round. The unpleasant smell emanates from bacteria and fungi thriving in shoes and latching onto the skin. Certain bacteria even consume the top skin layer, leading to a foot odor. Maintaining proper hygiene is vital in fighting smelly feet. Daily washing of the feet with soap and water, coupled with the use of clean, dry socks, is highly recommended. Additionally, certain synthetic materials in shoes, when combined with sweat and bacteria, can exacerbate the problem. Treatment options for this condition can be suggested by a foot and ankle surgeon.


Dr. Kris Dinucci