Q. My husband's feet stink sooo bad that it actually puts me in a bad mood! He showers daily and uses foot powder in his boots, but it does NOT help.
I'm tired of the house smelling like rotten feet. Any ideas? Please help me. I'm at my wits end!
A. Persistently smelly feet may be caused by infection. Eliminating the bacteria or fungus may solve the problem.
Readers have shared dozens of remedies for smelly feet. Some include soaking the feet in Epsom salts, baking soda, dilute vinegar or Listerine (amber colored) solutions. A waitress suggested Campho-Phenique and other people have used oral zinc or chlorophyll tablets.
We are sending you our Guides to Hair and Nail Care and Smelly Feet for more details on overcoming odor, nail fungus and athlete’s foot. Treating shoes is also important. Readers recommend rotating footgear and killing germs in the shoes with Lysol or rubbing alcohol.