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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen 5 Ways to Fight Foot Odor | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Christopher J. Mullin, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Jessica A. Addeo, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT
Daniel Phan, D.P.M.

Podiatric Medicine

20 Cambridge Drive, Suite D
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
[email protected]
Phone: 732-566-2841

5 Ways to Fight Foot Odor

Although stinky feet may be the butt of many jokes, it’s no laughing matter if you’re the one suffering from it. The medical term for foot odor is Bromodosis and it’s a condition that we treat often at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care.

Your feet have over 250,000 sweat glands, producing a pint of moisture every day! Sweat in and of itself does not smell, but when it meets up with bacteria, a foul odor is the result. There are several reasons why this occurs. Some people sweat more than others, thereby increasing the chances of the bacteria/sweat mix. Certain medications, stress and hormonal changes can also make you more prone to a chronic foot odor problem.

Stop the Stink

You can take action to eliminate and prevent foot odor:

  1. Schedule a consultation with your foot doctor. Our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin, Dr. Jessica A. Addeo and Dr. Rajan Patel can help you find the source of your foot odor. Bacterial and fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot can cause foot odor. A condition known as Hyperhidrosis, where your foot sweats excessively, can also be a reason for smelly feet. If there is a medical reason for your foot odor, the foot doctor can prescribe the correct treatment to eliminate the problem.
  2. Keep clean. Wash your feet daily with a mild soap and water and dry completely before putting on socks.
  3. Change your socks. If your feet sweat profusely, bring an extra pair of socks and change during the day. You might also consider socks that are specially treated with a chemical that helps break down bacteria and odor or ones with ventilation panels. Also, when you wash your socks, turn them inside out to help get rid of all the dead skin flakes.
  4. Rotate your shoes. Try to not wear the same shoes two days in a row. Air feet out as much as possible. Wear open sandals when the weather is warm and choose natural materials like canvas or leather for shoes which breathe better than synthetic ones.
  5. Deodorize where possible. You can use a foot powder or spray or even a regular underarm deodorant on your feet and shoes. Soaking feet in black tea or Epsom salts has also proven effective in getting rid of bacteria and odor.

If you have more questions about how to properly care for your feet, contact our Aberdeen office by calling: 732-566-2841.

Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing 5 Ways to Fight Foot Odor, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Aberdeen, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses/Corns, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07747 area and surrounding areas in Aberdeen