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Bromodosis: How to Treat Sweaty Smelly Feet and Foot Odor

  • Published: 2014-03-25 (Revised/Updated 2017-03-17) : Author: Disabled World : Contact: Disabled World
  • Synopsis: Helpful article provides numerous hints and tips to eliminate foot odor or smelly feet known as Bromodosis.

Quote: "Some foot smell is caused by the same bacteria that cause acne so consider using 10% benzoyl peroxide."

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Have you got a problem with smelly feet and no matter what you do or have tried to rid the foot odor, the smell remains? Are your smelly feet more of an embarrassing issue for you, or a problem you see as unhealthy

Foot odor is a type of body odor that can affect the feet of humans and is generally considered to be an unpleasant smell. The medical term for smelly feet is bromodosis. Sweat itself is odorless, but it creates an environment where bacteria can grow and produce bad smelling substances. Feet may begin to smell when bacteria on the skin breaks down the sweat as it comes from the pores, resulting in a cheesy smell as the sweat decomposes. You are more likely to have sweaty feet if you're on your feet all day, if you're under a lot of stress, or you have a medical condition called hyperhidrosis, which means you sweat more than usual.

Smelly feet is medically known as bromodosis, and can be embarrassing and unpleasant for you, as well as people around you.

Normally, feet smell because they sweat inside shoes; bacteria then break down the sweat, producing compounds responsible for the offensive odor.

Facts About Sweaty Feet

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Tips to Help Get Rid of Smelly Feet

Commercial Products for Smelly Feet

Gehwol Medicated Foot Deodorant Cream - Contains a highly effective combination of manuka oil and activated zinc oxide for long-lasting eliminating of strong foot odor. The tangy,skin-friendly manuka oil acts on bacteria and fungus and is particularly suitable for foot hygiene. Zinc oxide is kind to sensitive skin and it has an antimicrobial, mildly astringent, skin protecting effect.


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