Bromodosis refers to having feet that produce an overwhelmingly unpleasant odor. A frequently occurring medical ailment precipitated by the accumulation of sweat leads to the proliferation of bacteria on the skin’s surface.

Several factors contribute to smelly feet

The dermal surface of the human body, including the feet, is endowed with sweat glands. When an individual wears closed-toed shoes and engages in physical activity throughout the day, it increases moisture production in the feet.

Additional factors that may contribute to smelly feet are:

  •  Athlete’s foot: A dermatophyte infection commonly initiated in the spaces of the toes.

  • Hyperhidrosis: Increased sweating at normal body temperature

Foot Odor Prevention

Strategies aimed at mitigating unpleasant foot odor are mentioned below. One must adhere to the prescribed guidelines regularly and attentively to ensure successful implementation:

  • Maintain cleanliness and proper hygiene of your feet.

  • It is recommended to cleanse your feet regularly. Ensuring thorough drying of your feet post-washing is essential. It is imperative to carefully consider the spaces between the toes, as any dampness present in this region can create a favorable environment for the proliferation of bacteria.

  • Frequently trim one’s toenails to maintain a short length and ensure they are routinely cleansed.

  •  Utilize a foot file to eliminate the hardened skin present on the soles of the feet.

  • Frequently change your socks.

  • Interchange shoes every other day to ensure regular footwear rotation. Per established hygiene practices, each pair is given a full day to dry adequately from sweat or moisture before reusing. Extracting insoles from one’s footwear is a practical measure that can aid in restoring dryness. Moisture in shoes facilitates the proliferation of bacterial populations on human feet at an accelerated rate.

  • One should opt for socks that absorb moisture instead of retaining it on the feet.

  •  Consider wearing open-toed sandals during periods of warm weather.

  • Refrain from wearing shoes that are constricting in fit or tend to hold onto moisture.

  • It is recommended to administer an antifungal foot spray or medicated foot powder on the feet daily.

Podiatrists are certified and proficient experts who are strongly dedicated to preserving the general well-being, aesthetic appearance, alleviation of discomfort, and mitigation of unpleasant smells in your feet.

At Bay Podiatry AssociatesDr. Argirios Mantzoukas, our board-certified podiatrist, treats a variety of conditions such as ankle sprainsdiabetic woundsbunionshammertoesheel painnerve painplantar warts, dry skin, and calluses. We provide excellent service for patients in the Bath Beach, Kings County section of South Brooklyn. Contact our office at 718-266-1986. Our office is at 8635 21st Avenue, Suite 1C, Brooklyn, NY, 11217.

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