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Bad feet Odour - need help???

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 12, 2007
  • 02:36 AM

Hey i am suffering from smelly feet. I have had my blood test and other things. It just won't go away. Recently i can't sleep at night.

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  • Dbhai, that is peculiar, does it run in the family? I've heard of unusual cases... Couple of things you may want to do is find a book about foot odor from your Library-BookSeller. The bigger the better to find the resources... You see it could be genetic, it could be Diet. Alcohol has even been known to cause it in some people. If you live in a very hot climate it's going to be worse. So if it keeps you up at night and is not so bad in a Dry and Even Climate perhaps moving may be a solution? If you have tried almost everything else. Good luck and do not get down. If you live alone or are single, you can sleep, plant your bedroom with good smellies... All sorts of Plants-Herbs-Incense-Perfume DeOdorizers will cloud the smell of the feet. Anything to allow you rest and look for some sort of reasonable answer... Try it all, be practical.
    Liam123 48 Replies
    • December 15, 2007
    • 11:53 PM
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  • Try wearing shoes that breath (leather/canvas). Synthetic materials will tend to make feet sweat & smell & it is trapped in shoe. Also wear cotton socks not any with nylon, etc. & white if possible. These will also allow feet to breath & sweat & smell to dissapate. Try soaking with any kind of foot soap or baking soda& water. Can also try applying anti-perspirant or foot sprays. It also helps to air out shoes(outside?) & not wear the same ones every day giving them time to dry/air out.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 17, 2007
    • 02:06 AM
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  • I was watching Oprah yesterday and Dr. Oz was on there answering peoples medical questions. One woman had the same problem. He said to look between the toes to see if there is peeling or cracking, if so then it is probally fungal, or if there are white spots on the bottom of your feet it is probally fungal. Go to the doctor to get it treated. If not, and they are just smelly, he said try soaking in tea once a day for a week. He said it will stain your feet, but the tantric acid in the tea will help dry out the sweating and the odor as well. here is the link to the topic on her show. http://www.oprah.com/health/oz/oz_20070521_350_113.jhtml. Good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 19, 2007
    • 06:31 PM
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  • I agree 100% with deezb51 about the shoes. Wearing shoes made of "manmade" materials will make for stinky feet. If I wear anything but leather shoes or sandals, my feet smell terrible! Athlete's foot is another possibility. Use an anti-fungal foot spray on your feet and in your shoes. Try sprinkling some baking soda inside you shoes too, it will help absorb odors. Keep your feet clean and dry and if this problem persists, my advice would be to make an appointment with a Podiatrist.
    ItsDawn 7 Replies
    • January 17, 2008
    • 07:33 PM
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  • Use foot spray daily and wash your feet thouroughly when you go home at the end of the day or from the gym. Also, you can try to use a supplement called Body Mint.
    fedexboxes 3 Replies
    • January 18, 2008
    • 08:59 PM
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  • Hello i have tried everything but nothing works. I am also having back pains and somebody told me that it might got to do with kidney or liver not functioning properly. Need more feedback. Thanks
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  • this sounds like a fungal infection. i had some really smelly feet caused by wearing closed in shoes in hot weather. when i took my shoes off you could smell them all through the house, awful. i looked it up on yahoo and followed some advice i found, i put some bleach in two buckets and soaked my feet for about 20 mins. i did that once a day for 3 days. plus i stuck top wearing open sandals after that whenever possible. my feet have never smelled since.make sure that if you do ue the bleach to wash your feet thoroughly afterwards, yes it stings but its worthwile.
    smittenbykittens 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • umm I've heard that if you take teabags and soak them in warm water (it's like making iced tea, but it's not iced) and soak your feet in it for about half an hour a day for like 2 weeks or something it takes away the smell because it dries up your feet...you could try that...
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  • Everybody always go to a podiatry which is good. I have experience 4 podiatries tell me the same thing which was he is a prescription and I will see you in two weeks. I need got a real answer from any doctor. I purchased plenty of Over the Counter medicine which only help little bit. I never gave up the fight. This is an informative and helpful article. I recommend anybody to read. Help is on the way! Keep the faith! Here's an article that helped me out with my problem www.ehow.com/how_4492560_rid-foot-odor.html
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 27, 2008
    • 01:57 PM
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  • Fungal or not, this cure has worked many times in our family for people with extremely sweaty and/or stinky feet.1 Tbsp boric acid powder in shoes. Repeat when it can no longer be seen in shoes or on socks. A lot of people freak out when they hear this but this is actually the major active ingredient in most foot powders (although in much smaller concentration). It is very inexpensive and works well.Also, if you can afford it, only wear shoes once every three days. This allows the shoes to dry out completely inside.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 29, 2008
    • 06:44 PM
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  • I have heard it said by an alternate medecine specialist who is also a dietician that a diet high in refined baked foods can lead to yeasty smelly feet. Based on that, you may want to take stock of your intake of white flour foods. In fact, any refined food has some negative results. Eliminate those, replace with high fibre foods rich in nutrients and watch to see the results.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 4, 2008
    • 08:41 PM
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