Foot Odour

Tuesday, 19 September 2017  |  Admin


Foot odour is a common problem, caused by excessive perspiration and the growth of bacteria on the feet. Even the most fastidiously clean people can suffer from foot odour. There is a range of simple treatments available to address this problem. Feet are a breeding ground for bacteria. Each foot has 250,000 sweat glands and produces about a cup (500 ml) of sweat daily. Excessive perspiration, combined with bacteria, can cause offensive foot odour. The bacteria that grow on the soles of feet actually produce gases, similar to those released by bacteria used in producing cheese; hence the name 'cheesy feet'.
Treating the condition
The following treatments may be useful, depending on the cause of the problem: Topical (applied to the skin) or oral (by mouth) antibiotics may be prescribed, in severe cases, to kill off the bacteria. Mild antiseptic solutions or soaps can be useful. Light powders can help to absorb some of the moisture on the sole of the foot. Methylated spirits applied once or twice a day can help dry the skin. Avoid synthetic socks and wear shoes that provide good air circulation and allow the foot to breathe (leather is good). Change your shoes regularly to allow them to dry and air. If these treatments fail, contact a podiatrist.
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