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How to stop smelly feet; TOP TIPS.

Byline: DR MIRIAM STOPPARD

It's important to wash and dry your feet every day and to change your socks at least once a day.

Dab between your toes with cotton wool dipped in surgical spirit after a shower or bath - surgical spirit helps dry out the skin between the toes really well - in addition to drying them with a towel.

Use a spray deodorant or antiperspirant on your feet. A normal underarm deodorant or antiperspirant works just as well as using a specialist foot product.

Put medicated insoles, which have a deodorising effect, in your shoes.

Try feet-fresh socks. Some sports socks have ventilation panels to p help keep feet dry and antibacterial socks are impregnated with chemicals to discourage the odour-producing bacteria that feed on sweat.

Wear leather or canvas shoes as they let your feet breathe, unlike plastic ones.

Wear open-toed sandals in summer and go barefoot at home in the evenings.

Change your shoes regularly. The key is never to wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row so they have a minimum of 24 hours to dry out.

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Title Annotation:Features; Opinion Column
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 1, 2014
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