P U! What’s that smell? Have you ever noticed your feet smelling like cheese? Are you embarrassed to take your shoes off around others? Stinky feet could be the cause of several different issues. Let’s look closer at possible causes. Stinky feet could be a sign of infection, poor hygiene, a fungal infection, plantar warts, athletes foot, excessive sweating, tight shoes or socks, or you could have an open wound.
For a variety of problems, thankfully, there are also a variety of solutions. If you don’t have open wounds, baby powder or gold bond powder can help with the smell, anything that absorbs sweat can help. Make sure you are wearing breathable socks. Bamboo and cotton are our go-to favorite materials. Wearing breathable shoes and also changing your shoes is another way to prevent a stench from forming. Here’s a random tip you might not find elsewhere: spray newspaper with lysol and put it in your shoes overnight. Ok, so we’ve covered the basics, but what if you’re still noticing a smell? It might be time to see Dr. Bui! You may have something else going on other than a bad smell. It could be one of the other things we listed earlier, like plantar warts or a fungal infection. Take the next step today to book an appointment at our office so we can diagnose and treat the underlying issue. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
At Howard County Foot and Ankle, we treat everything from warts and ingrown toenails to flatfeet and heel pain. Many people come to us for diabetic foot care or simply because they have foot pain or ankle pain and don’t know the cause of it. We handle emergencies such as fractures and infections as well. Dr. Bui performs a wide variety of surgeries and specializes in reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. You won’t find a better foot doctor than our highly skilled and highly qualified, Dr. Christina Bui! Call or email us to ask any questions you might have. We would love to be your go-to Podiatrist!