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How can I control my foot odor?

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  • Wash your feet daily in warm water with mild soap. Dry them thoroughly.
  • Dust your feet with baby powder, or nonmedicated foot powder. An antibacterial ointment could work, too.
  • Change your socks and shoes at least once a day.
  • Wear shoes that let your feet breathe: leather, canvas, and mesh are good options.
  • Avoid wearing the same shoes 2 days in a row.
  • Soak your feet in strong black tea (two tea bags per pint of water, boiled for 15 minutes and mixed with 2 quarts of cool water) 30 minutes a day for a week. Or use a solution of one part vinegar and two parts water.

From: Tips for Healthy Feet WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: “Warts:  Tips for managing.”

American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management: “Smelly Feet and Food Odor.”

American Diabetes Association: “Foot Complications.”

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society: “How to Practice Good Foot Hygiene.” 

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society: “Plantar fasciitis.” 

American Podiatric Medical Association: “Corns and Calluses.”

American Podiatric Medical Association: “Foot Health.”

American Podiatric Medical Association: “Heel pain.”

American Podiatric Medical Association: “Sweaty Feet.”

Bassett, D. , October 2010. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

Medline Plus: “Foot Health.”

National Diabetes Education Program: “Take Care of Your Feet for a Lifetime.”

National Institutes of Health.

American Podiatric Medical Association: "New study shows high heels are biggest culprit of female foot pain."

American Podiatric Medical Association: "New survey reveals majority of Americans suffer from foot pain."

University of Wyoming: “Step Conversions.”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on May 02, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: “Warts:  Tips for managing.”

American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management: “Smelly Feet and Food Odor.”

American Diabetes Association: “Foot Complications.”

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society: “How to Practice Good Foot Hygiene.” 

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society: “Plantar fasciitis.” 

American Podiatric Medical Association: “Corns and Calluses.”

American Podiatric Medical Association: “Foot Health.”

American Podiatric Medical Association: “Heel pain.”

American Podiatric Medical Association: “Sweaty Feet.”

Bassett, D. , October 2010. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

Medline Plus: “Foot Health.”

National Diabetes Education Program: “Take Care of Your Feet for a Lifetime.”

National Institutes of Health.

American Podiatric Medical Association: "New study shows high heels are biggest culprit of female foot pain."

American Podiatric Medical Association: "New survey reveals majority of Americans suffer from foot pain."

University of Wyoming: “Step Conversions.”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on May 02, 2019

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