Q. My wife has complained that I have very stinky feet. It’s putting her off sex and upsetting the children. What can I do?
A. Smelly feet often start out as sweaty feet. Then bacteria that live on skin get a foothold and create unpleasant odors.
Strategies to dry out feet or discourage bacterial growth can be helpful. Tips we have received include using an antiperspirant on the feet, taking zinc or chlorophyll and using a foot powder containing fluffy tannic acid, talc and bentonite.
Many readers of this column recommend foot soaks of Epsom salts, baking soda, or a strong tea solution. We are sending you our free Guide to Solutions for Smelly Feet.