5 Reasons Your Feet Stink

Do you suffer from SFS? A.K.A. Stinky Feet Syndrome. Okay you caught us, that is not a real syndrome but many people suffer from this and there is nothing more embarrassing than having your feet smell bad. Luckily we came up with a few explanations and preventions to help you say goodbye to stinky feet once and for all.

Here are 5 reasons:

  1. Your sweat has gotten out of control.
  2. You don’t give your shoes a rest.
  3. You are stressed or under pressure.
  4. You are hormonal.
  5. You have an infection.
  • How do you prevent your feet from sweating? Well technically you cannot but you can help reduce the amount of sweat. When your feet sweat, you can believe it or not, apply antiperspirant to your feet. Yes, any old deodorant should do the trick. We recommend that you don’t use the same one for your under arms but hey that’s your call.
  • Why should you give shoes a rest? If you are constantly wearing the same shoes day after day then odor will start to form. Just like socks, shoes cannot stay humid and moist. Although wearing different shoes everyday is not an option for some people, due to work or other circumstances, we recommend wearing shoes that breathe if you are prone to foot odor.
  • Are you under pressure? Stress is a common factor in foot odor. Stress sweat comes from a different sweat gland and overall produces a worse smell. With that, try to ease your workload and take a break from your everyday. We are thinking a spa day or vacation is in your near future. If you get to destress more, the less your feet will stink.
  • Hormones, Hormones, Hormones. A swing in your hormonal pattern may cause a change in your sweat patterns and cause a different body odor overall. Pregnant woman, menopausal woman, acne-prone teenagers are the ones who might notice a different stench coming from their feet. Puberty, pregnancy or rounding life’s corner can cause a higher odor but with anything in life, this too shall pass.
  • Do you have an infection? Foot infections such as Athlete’s foot, Plantar warts, Corns, Bunions etc. can cause stinky feet. On top of being uncomfortable, foot infections cause a unique foot stench mostly due to the fungus. If you feel like you have an infection, you should visit a Podiatrist and get your infection cured.

If you feel like you have tried everything and nothing works, talk to your podiatrist and they can inform you on some further steps you can do, such as, antibiotics. If you follow these steps, your stinky feet should be reduced and become a thing of your past.

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