Common foot problems don’t require a GP’s advice. But if you treat the problem yourself, the difficulty is choosing the most effective product available over the counter. Here, Mike O’Neill, a podiatrist and spokesperson for the College of Podiatry, says smelly feet are caused by bacteria in sweat decomposing on your skin. If you stop the sweating, then you’re less likely to suffer odor.
Bear in mind that cheap shoes made from synthetic materials will make your feet sweat more. It’s worth spraying the inside of your shoes with an odor-tackling spray, as that’s where the sweat accumulates during the day. It will help your shoes smell less vile.
Source: Anna Hodgekiss, Daily Mail [5/29/17]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PMP News.
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