Sweaty feet can be annoying. It can be irritating because it can elicit a bad odor that can be a cause of embarrassment. Commercially made foot products are readily available for lessening sweaty feet and reducing foul-smelling odor. However, these can sometimes be expensive and ineffective.
Instead of spending your money on commercial products, there are natural alternatives to getting rid of smelly feet. This way, you are not only solving your smelly feet problem naturally but is also saving money.
Proper foot care can help you get rid of smelly feet permanently. It can also prevent foot injuries which are far worse than smelly feet. Dr. Charles Sulesky is a podiatrist who specializes in helping people with foot conditions.
These are two of the most common household remedies used for treating sweaty feet. These have been tested and proven to work well and are also readily available in your kitchen.
Baking soda is a popular kitchen material that can be used to treat different medical maladies which includes smelly feet. Baking soda has been effective for getting rid of foot odor since it neutralizes the pH level of your sweat. This in turn reduces the number of bacteria.
- Add one tablespoon of soda for every quart of warm water. Soak both feet for 15 to 20 minutes daily (preferably at night) for an entire week.
- Add some baking soda on your socks and shoes before you put them on.
You might wonder how vinegar stops the nasty smell caused by sweaty feet when in fact it elicits a bad odor itself. Well, vinegar helps because its acid creates an atmosphere that is acidic and interferes with the growth of bacteria.
- Mix 6 to 8 cups of warm water with ½ cup of vinegar.
- Soak both feet for 10 to 15 minutes.
- After soaking, rinse your feet thoroughly with soap to ensure that the smell of vinegar will not linger as well.
These are just some of the popular methods of getting rid of smelly feet naturally. At Charles A. Suleskey, DPM located in Venice, Florida, we specialize in helping people suffering from foot disorders. To schedule an appointment call (941) 493-7999.