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Crafting a Solution to Smelly Feet Problems

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For some reason, fall always feels like a good time to check out local artisans. Luckily, the Oronoque Autumn Craft Festival in Stratford provides an opportunity to do just that on Nov. 1! Perhaps you’ve been trying to create a way to keep the foot odor of yourself or a loved one at bay, but those smelly feet are just refusing to yield to pleasantry. If home remedies aren’t working, what then?

Foot odor that doesn’t respond to simple treatments is not a condition to be ashamed about. It is most often not a sign of poor hygiene, but excessive sweating that can’t be prevented. In these cases, prescription strength measures may be needed. These may include specialized creams or antiperspirants.

If these treatments also fail to yield the results we seek, even more advanced techniques might be considered. One, known as iontophoresis, delivers a mild electric current through the skin to stop sweating in the feet for several weeks at a time. There is also a surgical option that cuts and disables the nerve responsible for sweating.

Rest assured that, just like many forms of art, simpler is often much better. We don’t consider extreme measures in treating foot odor unless they’re absolutely necessary and other, more conservative treatments fail. If your smelly feet problem needs a professional approach, we’re here to help. Schedule an appointment with Family Foot Care & Surgery and Dr. Sanjay Patel can help you find the right treatments that fit for you. You can reach our Milford office at (203) 876-7736 or our Hamden office at (203) 288-4055.

Dr. Sanjay V. Patel
Dr. Patel has over 20 years of experience in the field of podiatric medicine and podiatric surgery.
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