Your entire body perspires more when the temperature rises, including your feet. Foot odour or even diseases like athlete’s foot can result from wearing closed-toe shoes in hot weather or while perspiring a lot.
The bacteria that dwell on your skin and in your shoes devour the perspiration to produce foot odour and illnesses.
The following are tips on how to put a halt to the stink
Maintain dry feet
After bathing, soaking, or swimming, dry your feet thoroughly using any method you like. Keep feet, shoes, and socks as dry as possible because the unpleasant odour is caused by dampness.
Put an extra pair of socks in your backpack in case your feet start to perspire throughout the day. Change your socks at lunch or after your workout. Choosing cotton socks and shoes made of natural materials like leather or cotton will also help keep your feet dry.
Clean up your footwear
The foul stench emanating from your sneakers can be eliminated using a multipurpose disinfectant spray similar to the one you use in your kitchen. Find a kitchen spray that has ethanol and other bacteria-killing sanitizing chemicals.
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Soak your feet
More than a fast shower will suffice to thoroughly clean your feet, soaking your feet in vinegar and water or water and Epsom salts. Use a tub or big basin of warm water to dissolve half a cup of Epsom salt, then soak for 10 to 20 minutes. Your skin loses moisture when you use Epsom salt, which makes it harder for bacteria to survive.
Try using an over-the-counter foot antiperspirant if you notice that your feet perspire. You could also use a homemade solution and fill your shoe with corn starch to keep your feet dry.
Ask your doctor for a prescription for a foot moisture treatment if you can’t manage to get rid of the stench and it’s time to call in reinforcements.