Getting Rid of Smelly Feet

If you or someone you know suffers from smelly feet and you feel as if you just can’t take it anymore, there are luckily some easy solutions to help make smelly feet smell better.

Here are some things you can try to avoid smelly feet.

Wash Feet Daily With Antibacterial Soap

Washing your feet daily with an antibacterial soap can work wonders in reducing smelly feet. Be sure however to dry completely when done. You can also try washing with an acne soap which is also antibacterial.

Try Different Powders

There are many different products on the market that can also help absorb the sweat that causes foot odor. You can purchase a shower foot powder and put it in your shoes or you can also try dusting your feet with baby powder or cornstarch. If you have the ability to do this more than once a day, it will be even more effective in absorbing any odor causing bacteria.

Try a Spray On Antiperspirant

Spraying an antiperspirant on your feet can also be a quick fix to reduce the smell.

Give the Shoes A Break

Do not wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row. It is better to give them at least one full day to dry out. This is especially true of sneakers used for sports. Buy yourself two different pairs of sneakers and alternate between them each day.

Give Your Feet A Break

Whenever you are in the house be sure to wash your feet and either go barefoot or wear open sandals to give your feet a break and a chance to breathe.

Try Some Home Remedies

There are also some great home remedies you can try to reduce or eliminate smelly feet. Try washing your feet in green tea or soaking them daily in black tea. Theses teas contain tannic acid which will help kill bacteria and will close up the pores which can help greatly in keeping your feet drier longer.

Take a Zinc Supplement. In some cases foot odor can simply be caused by a deficiency.

Try Baking Soda. Soak your feet in water that contains baking soda and a few teaspoons of vinegar. Not only can it be very soothing, but it can also help reduce the smell.

See a Doctor

If you have tried the above methods with little or no success, or if the smell is pretty severe, it might be time to visit your doctor to ensure that the odor is not being caused by some infection where antibiotics might be needed.