Stop foot odor in its tracks!
The warm summer months bring fun in the sun, toes in the sand and the chance to enjoy the great outdoors. The season can also cause sweaty feet which can result in embarrassing foot odor.
Why do my feet smell?
Dr. Sanjay Patel, foot specialist in Connecticut, helps patients with foot odor problems on a regular basis so you are not alone. It is a very common foot problem and sweat, which is often increased in the heat of summer can make odor worse. It is actually a collection of bacteria and fungi that cause your feet to smell. These organisms love to make their home in environments that are warm and damp and your feet often fit the bill! The moisture from sweaty feet and the heat inside shoes or sandals is a perfect place for them to breed and grow and thus cause your feet to smell.
Now you are probably wondering what you can do about your smelly feet, right? The good news is there are lots of ways to help this common problem and prevent it from getting worse. Here are a few tips Dr. Patel often shares with his patients:
Use OTC foot spray made for feet to help keep the soles of your feet dry.
Certain powders made for feet and shoes can also reduce moisture and odor.
Wear shoes made of breathable materials.
When you wear socks, choose ones with moisture-wicking qualities to keep feet dry.
Hyperhidrosis is a condition where a person experiences excessive sweating. This may require different forms of treatment to keep it and the odor it can cause under control. If you are embarrassed by your foot odor and home remedies don’t seem to be helping, we can help! Make an appointment today by calling our podiatric office at (203) 876-7736 in Milford, CT or (203) 288-4055 in Hamden, CT.