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One of the best ways to control cases of smelly feet is by following these simple preventative steps. First and foremost wash your feet with an antibacterial soap with warm water and thoroughly dry them daily. Proper foot hygiene helps reduce the level of bacteria which helps alleviate the odor. If your feet sweat a lot during the day you can use foot powders to help dry them as well as change of socks during the day. Wear socks that help wick moisture away form the feet to keep them dry suck as CoolMax socks or medium-bulk acrylic sock. Avoid cotton socks although they absorb moisture well them keep the moisture up again the skin causing the problem.

When at home go shoeless or wear sandals. This keeps your feet form being enclosed in shoes and open to air to help keep them dry. Also never wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row. Allow the shoes to dry up and air out. Taking the insole out will help them dry faster. Aerosol fresheners such a Lysol can be sprayed into the shoe to not only aide in reducing the smell but also to kill any bacteria in the shoes causing the odor.

Soaking the foot at night in regular tea has also been effective in fighting foot odor. The tea contains tannic acid with helps kill bacteria. But it is to be advised that the tea may stain your feet. If these methods fail to fight the odor then a prescription strength antiperspirants may be used to keep the feet dry and odor free. If these methods don't relieve the odor or you are experiencing smelly feet make an appointment with you local podiatrist (at any of our five locations, Savannah, Hinesville, Statesboro, Claxton, or Bluffton)  here at Atlantic foot and Ankle where we will be happy evaluate and discuss treatment options with you.

Our United States Doctors

Robitaille Optimized 2016

Dr. Robitaille is a native of Montreal, Canada. She graduated from Barry University, School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, FL with honors.

Newsom Optimized

Dr. Newsom is a native of Valparaiso, Indiana. He graduated from Barry University, School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, FL with honors.

Jeffress Optimized

Dr. Kristian Jeffress received her medical degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in May of 2007. Dr. Jeffress then completed her three year training in Podiatric Medicine & Surgery in June 2010 at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.

Parsons Optimized

As the youngest of five children, Dr. Parsons was born and raised in Upstate NY. After obtaining a degree in Physical Therapy from Daemen College, in Buffalo, he spent one additional winter in the region before realizing that he should move south sooner than later! He made the move south in 2001.

Clauther Optimized

Dr. Clauther is originally from the island nation of Haiti, but he has lived in New York City for the past 23 years.

Our Quebec Offices

Physimed Building
6363 Route Transcanadienne, Suite 102
Saint-Laurent (Québec) H4T 1Z9
Phone: 514-747-FOOT (3668)
Fax: 514-747-2229

Our Quebec Doctors

 Abibsi Optimized

Dr. Abibsi is a member of the Podiatric Order of Quebec. She has lectured across the province of Quebec to promote feet health: from babies to golden aged, everyone can rely on her expertise.

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