Foot Odour Getting You Down?

Foot odour is a common issue, and can be quite an embarrassing issue for a lot of people. There are a few different causes of foot odour which can be addressed to solve the issue, to stop you feeling embarrassed about having smelly feet.

  • Sweaty feet – each foot has about 250, 000 sweat glands and can produce a lot of sweat. Individuals who suffer from hyperhidrosis can cause ​bacteria to grow on the soles of the feet that produce gases similar to those released by bacteria used in the production of cheese.
  • Tinea pedis also known as athlete’s foot – is caused by fungi called dermatophytes. Tinea likes a warm, humid, moist environment. Symptoms of tinea include, itching, scaling skin, discomfort due to burning and in some cases foot odour.
  • Wearing the same shoes every day can cause foot odour.
  • Hormonal changes can cause feet to sweat more which can cause foot odour.
  • Stress.
  • Poor personal hygiene.
  • Wearing the same socks, socks should be changed daily, sometimes twice daily if you are prone to sweating.


If you are unsure as to why you are getting foot odour, our friendly podiatrists are happy to assist you and find a suitable treatment option tailored to your individual needs.

Some quick tips in reducing foot odour include;

  • Use a foot deodorant
  • Wash your feet daily
  • Dry well between your toes
  • Change your shoes frequently
  • Change your socks daily
  • Check your feet for any rashes or issues like tinea




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Melissa Biedak

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