Smelly socks, sandals and shoes and foul-smelling feet are all the result of bacteria breeding on sweat and building up in the foot area. Consultant podiatrist Matthew Fitzpatrick, spokesman for the College of Podiatry, says no one has inherently smelly feet and that it all comes down to poor hygiene.
"It’s not the sweat that smells but the bacteria that breaks down sweat on the foot, and if it’s not washed away and is allowed to build up in socks and shoes that aren’t changed regularly, then your feet become smelly," he says. "The main treatment for smelly feet is prevention, by keeping your feet clean and changing your shoes regularly," advises Fitzpatrick.
Source: Daily Mail [8/21/17]
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