Stinky feet are not a polite topic. But the problem of smelly, sweaty feet can be quite challenging. What do you do?
What Can You Do About Smelly, Sweaty Feet:
Q. I have suffered with smelly, sweaty feet for years. During this time, I have tried many creams, ointments, oils, foot baths and you name it. I would put on a pair of brand new shoes and 30 minutes later, look out!
Taking my shoes off in public was utterly embarrassing. The odor could clear a large room out. People, even my friends, would place a finger underneath their nostrils and even constantly spray cologne into the air!
It was so hurtful! I prayed without ceasing because I know that I am not the only one with foot odor. I Googled smelly feet & stumbled upon your article.
Check this out–I soaked my feet in urine for 30 minutes: ‘ODOR-FREE FEET.’ Thank you, and thank God for answering my prayers! My feet still sweat but they have NO ODOR!
Other Readers Overcome Foot Aroma:
A. Thanks for sharing your story. You are not the only one who has suffered from smelly, sweaty feet. Here are several other powerful stories from visitors to this website:
“I have a very bad problem with smelly feet. Not only do they sweat an awful lot but the balls of my feet and heels are white every time I remove my socks. The smell is terrible and both feet are affected.
“Could this be some kind of infection? My socks become very hard when they dry out. This is not normal perspiration. Please help!”
“I have the worst smelling feet I have ever encountered. Though I have tried everything to get rid of this, nothing seems to work.
“I am a welder and have to wear steel toe boots and have insoles in them. They work for a week and it is back again.
“My girl friend always tells me that they are really bad, and they are. I wash them when I get home from work and 3 hours later they are really STINKY again. Is there anything I can do get rid of this horrible problem?”
Trouble with Toenails:
It’s not just smelly feet. A lot of people have problems with nails too:
“I have the worst feet in the world. My toenails are fused to my toe. In other words you can’t tell the difference between dry skin and toe nail.
“I’m so embarrassed I cry. I’ve never worn sandals because my feet are so ugly I don’t know what to do. Please help. I don’t know where to begin. From the ankles up I’m great. I work out & keep myself in shape. I am desperate.”
“My wife has the same problem…extremely stinky feet. It’s really embarrassing when she’s lying next to me…I don’t know if she is suffering from athlete’s foot.
“We’ve tried so many things…powders, creams etc. But it’s too complicated to apply. So I’ve recently found special insoles made from cedarwood on the internet. Are there any experiences with such cedar soles?”
“I too have very very stinky feet. It’s the worst that I have ever smelled. I am only 12 years old. Here’s what I have tried. I have tried my deodorant and it didn’t work. I have tried perfume. That didn’t work either. I have no clue what i should do, please help!!”
People’s Pharmacy Response:
We have some good news for all you victims of smelly feet. You don’t have to soak your tootsies in urine…though that does seem to work. People tell us that dilute vinegar also helps solve problems like athlete’s foot or smelly feet. Some folks like to create a solution of amber Listerine (house brands will work) with white vinegar to create an anti-fungal solution that is hard to beat. To learn more, check out this offer:
Should you wish other options, you may be interested in our book, The People’s Pharmacy Quick & Handy Home Remedies. Not only will you find lots of simple solutions for smelly feet and nail fungus, you will discover affordable treatments for bug bites, bursitis, arthritis, coughs, eczema, gas, heartburn, hiccups, hot flashes, nerve pain and sinusitis, to name just a few.
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