Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

How to prevent embarrassing foot odour

by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo) (follow)
I'm a freelance writer living in the beautiful river town of Mannum in SA, dreaming of the day I can retire from the 9-5 to write full time.
Natural Cures & Prevention (140)      How To (64)     
Foot odour is an embarrassing condition yet quite a common one. Our feet are naturally sweaty, and when things are working properly, the sweat should evaporate away with no lingering odour.

But this is not always the case and so, just as we do with our under-arms, we need to pay special attention to our feet to prevent the discomfort and associated embarrassment.



Feet
Image courtesy of Flickr


There are a number of possible causes for smelly feet, including:

- Lack of, or inconsistent washing of feet.
- Hormonal changes in the body.
- Stress.
- Fungal infections or hyperhidrosis (excessive perspiration).

But the most common cause of foot odour, however, is a build-up of sweat in our shoes. If the sweat has no chance to evaporate from our skin or from the lining of our shoes, then our body’s natural bacteria will begin to react with it, causing the offensive odour.



Feet
Image courtesy of torange


There are a number of actions we can take to prevent or control this problem, such as:

- Wash and thoroughly dry feet each day.
- Dust your feet with talcum powder before putting shoes on.
- Use washable inner soles. Have more than one set so that you can rotate them.
- Air your shoes after each wearing – keep them in a well-ventilated place; and alternate shoes each day if possible.
- Always wear clean socks. You can buy socks that discourage bacteria and allow feet to ‘breathe.’
- Rub hand-sanitiser on your feet before putting on your shoes.
- Try to stick to leather or canvas shoes, or other natural fibre.
- Take opportunities to go barefoot or wear thong or sandals.



Feet
Image courtesy of Pixabay


If you’ve tried these remedies and still find that you have issues with foot odour, it is best to consult your doctor. You may be experiencing a fungal infection, which can usually be cleared up with a simple cream or medication.

Categories
#Natural Cures & Prevention
#How To
I like this Article - 3
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo)
There’s nothing quite so refreshing on a hot day as immersing yourself in a cool swimming pool, or a...
8 likes
There is so much information out there about food allergies and intolerances, and a great deal of it...
10 likes
We know that eating fruit is good for our health
19 likes
Isn't it about time we stopped beating ourselves up about the eternal struggle with our weight? ...
14 likes
What are your mornings like? Do you crawl lazily out of bed, shuffle and groan your way through your...
3 likes
Let me begin by confessing that I’m not very diligent when it comes to housework
8 likes
view all articles by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo)
Articles by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo) on Other Hubs
The Laundry is often one of the most neglected (and most boring) rooms in the house, but just be...
3 likes
ID: 41262
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
As a health-conscious individual, you probably care about what goes on, as much as you care about wh...
1 like
The type and quality of food we eat impacts our not just our health but our fatigue levels
5 likes
I love making banana bread and finding ways involve the kids in the kitchen too
5 likes
People all around the world know how beneficial spinach can be
2 likes
Do you struggle with procrastination? If you are like the majority of people, the answer is probabl...
5 likes
Celery is a delicious crunchy vegetable that is unappetising when limp
5 likes
Did you know if you are not exfoliating, your skin is not as healthy as it could be? Exfoliating ...
6 likes
Can’t sleep? You are not alone
5 likes
At times we are faced by challenges that rock the core of who we are, our values and what we represe...
5 likes
Categories
Nutrition (269)
Vegan (122)
Skin Care (101)
How To (64)
Lists (61)
Hygiene (35)
Yoga (29)
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version