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Fighting smelly feet?

Asked by EnzoX24 (1986points) August 27th, 2008

I started college last week and I’ve been doing a lot more walking than I used to do, about maybe a couple miles a day now. Well now I’ve noticed my feet are starting to smell a bit from all of this excess (yet welcomed) movement. Wat is a good way to kill it off? It’s kinda embarrassing…

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windex's avatar

change sucks more often it works!

EnzoX24's avatar

I do, though, everyday.

mee_ouch's avatar

Vinegar!!!!
Believe it or not, it works.

Simply dilute approx. 1 cup of vinegar in a warm foot bath.
Soak your feet every evening before bed for 10–20 mins. for a week.
Your nose (and everyone elses) will thank you for it. The smelly feet will be a thing of the past! Gone! Forever!!!!! Really!

EnzoX24's avatar

That idea is crazy, ridiculous, and doesn’t have an ounce of proof to back it up. Just the way I like my “experiments”.

mee_ouch's avatar

Ah Enzo…..“Thou dost protest too much”....

It’s the real deal…..I read it in a medical journal when I was finishing my Masters.

stratman37's avatar

I’ve been using Wal-Mart’s version of Gold Bond medicated foot powder for years. But I’m willing to try the vinegar thing, so I can quit buying so much powder!

Snoopy's avatar

If your feet are smelly the source is one if not two places: your feet and/or your shoes (yeah I know, obvious…..but stick w/ me here)
*try changing your socks midday as well as in AM
*wear any shoe that is more breathable (e.g sandal) when practical
*don’t wear same shoes two days in a row
*dry shoes out on off nights/days in front of a HVAC vent
*wash shoes occasionally, if possible
*spray shoes w/ Lysol occasionally, if possible
*bathe everyday (obviously)
*use talc or absorbtive powder and/or anti fungal spray in shoes

Bascially if there is an odor, something is growing somewhere—either in your shoes or on your foot. You will want to focus on decreasing moisture as much as possible, to decrease growth of bacteria/fungus as implied above…..

Good luck!

sndfreQ's avatar

Red Apple Cider Vinegar works-about a half a cup to a gallon of warm water; it works because the acid disintegrates the bacteria and fungi that tend to propagate in damp, warm environments. Also, the gentle acidity helps to peel away dead skin-I have soaked my feet in this solution when I had a bad case of athlete’s foot-after soaking I went to the tub and also used pumice stone to exfoliate. Do that for a week (once nightly), and combined with more ventilated shoes, clean socks, and a light dash of baking powder and you’ll recover!

Snoopy's avatar

…..and Lamisil cream (over the counter) darn edit button already gone :(

rowenaz's avatar

Sometimes I go through a stage where I have REALLY DEADLY FEET…. all of SNOOPY’s are good suggestions..and if all else fails, use your deodorant for your pits…on the soles of your feet before you put your socks on. Hey, it works, when necessary, for me.

drhat77's avatar

spray feet with anti-perspirant / deodorant before putting on socks

rowenaz's avatar

The word pits always make me laugh…

windex's avatar

OMG I just saw it, I meant to type *SOCKS… GRRR

-btw change does NOT suck, it rules

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