What can I do to prevent foot odor?
Foot odor is the result of bacteria on the feet breaking down sweat into odor-producing acids. Your feet sweat a lot (around a pint per day), so it’s extremely important to prevent moisture from getting trapped.
Foot odor prevention strategies include:
- Wear moisture-wicking socks and breathable shoes that allow ventilation for feet
- Practice good hygiene and wash your feet daily, using antibacterial soap if you have a history of foot odor
- Alternate pairs of shoes, giving them at least a day to dry out between uses
- Apply antifungal powder or spray in shoes overnight
- Let feet air out while you’re at home
If these tips aren’t enough to prevent or neutralize a case of stinky feet, give Dr. Keith McSpadden and the team at North Austin Foot & Ankle Institute a call for a professional evaluation. You can schedule in Cedar Park or Round Rock, TX by calling us at (512) 593-2949.