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By Foot First Podiatry
March 15, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions

This is a very sensitive issue to your friend’s noses and to you, the owner of those stinky feet. It can be socially embarrassing and awkward when it’s time to expose those stink bombs after taking off your shoes. If you’re thinking the answer is to just keep your shoes on, no! Your shoes can be the number one offender in most cases.

The two reasons for foot odor that go hand and hand or shall we say feet to feet in this case, is that your sweat interacts with the bacteria in your shoes and socks which creates an unwanted odor. To fix the problem, we must examine both causes. Zahid Ladha, D.P.M. suggests several ways to control your odor problem.

5 simple ways to prevent foot odor:

  • Do not wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row. Alternate them so they can dry out and if the odor doesn’t go away you need to throw them away.
  • Use thick soft socks to help with moisture absorption and change them often throughout the day if they become too wet.
  • Sprinkle a nonmedicated baby powder or foot powder to your feet before slipping on your shoes.
  • Stay away from nylon socks or plastic shoes as they do not allow much space for your feet to breathe and expel moisture.
  • Check for fungal infections often to make sure you have not developed athlete’s foot. You will notice redness or dry skin in between your toes.

If odor still sneaks it way back into your feet don’t despair. Treating your foot odor calls for different measures. Your feet have a lot of sweat glands, more than most body parts and besides the uncomfortable social effects this condition can become painful if not treated.

3 home remedies for treating foot odor:

  • Soak your feet in black tea ~ the tannins can be very effective
  • Wash your feet with white vinegar ~ it fights bacteria
  • Use a pumice stone to remove dead skin ~ dead skin adds to the bacteria which adds to the odor

If this does not help, then it’s three strikes and you’re out. It is time to call Foot First Podiatry in New Albany IN and schedule an appointment for an examination. If odor persists you may suffer from Hyperhidrosis, a condition which is inherited and causes excessive sweating in the feet and hands. This happens usually in men but women are not exempt. Simple life changes like hormones can trigger it along with stress, and some medications. Call us at our office in New Albany IN at 812-945-9221 and let us get those feet smelling like ross before Spring kicks in!

 

If you’re sweating excessively, especially during random times of the day not caused by exercise or heat, you may have hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is known as a chronic condition that has no known cure. “Nearly three per cent of people around the world deal with [hyperhidrosis], which is marked by excessively sweaty palms, face and feet.” Seeing your doctor is the best option for considering treatment options, which may include prescription antiperspirants or surgery.

If you are suffering from hyperhidrosis consult with Dr. Zahid Ladha of Foot First Podiatry. Our doctor will provide you with the foot- and ankle information you seek.

Hyperhidrosis of the Feet

Hyperhidrosis is a rare disorder that can cause people to have excessive sweating of their feet. This can usually occur all on its own without rigorous activity involved. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis may also experience sweaty palms.

Although it is said that sweating is a healthy process meant to cool down the body temperature and to maintain a proper internal temperature, hyperhidrosis may prove to be a huge hindrance on a person’s everyday life.

Plantar hyperhidrosis is considered to be the main form of hyperhidrosis. Secondary hyperhidrosis can refer to sweating that occurs in areas other than the feet or hands and armpits. Often this may be a sign of it being related to another medical condition such as menopause, hyperthyroidism and even Parkinson’s disease.

In order to alleviate this condition, it is important to see your doctor so that they may prescribe the necessary medications so that you can begin to live a normal life again. If this is left untreated, it is said that it will persist throughout an individual’s life.

A last resort approach would be surgery, but it is best to speak with your doctor to find out what may be the best treatment for you.

If you have any questions, please contact our office located in New Albany, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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