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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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Aug 1, 2014|
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