Excessive sweating can cause smelly foot. It is called as plantar hyperhidrosis. If care is not taken it can result in chronic smelly and stinky foot. Odor is caused by bacteria and this can also harbor some other fungal infections too. Smelly foot can be disgusting and embarrassing too. It can cause irritation of the foot and sometimes it can cause the skin to peel off.
Let us now see some of the effective remedies on how to get rid of foot odor. These remedies are easy to follow and have been effective in treating stinky foot.
- SOAK FEET IN EPSOM WATER:
Make a soaking solution of water and Epsom salts then soak your foot in it for some time. You can wash the foot later with cold water.
- RADISH JUICE FOOT BATH:
Extract fresh juice from radish and used it for foot bath. The natural deodorant in radish will help you to control and get rid of smelly foot.
- BLACK TEA DECOCTION BATH:
Black tea decoction can be prepared by boiling 5 to 6 teabags and this black tea can be used to soak your foot for 30 minutes daily. The tannin present in the tea kills the bacteria and removes clogged pores. This can help you to reduce foot odor.
- SOAK FOOT IN SALT AND VINEGAR WATER:
The best way to get rid of smelly feet is to prepare a solution of salt, vinegar and warm water. You can use this solution to soak your feet for 30 minutes. The salt and vinegar (acetic acid) will kill the bacteria and fungus without affecting your feet.
- WEAR BREATHABLE SHOES AND SOCKS:
Always wear breathable shoes that don’t trap moisture. Moistures can allow bacteria to breed and multiply, thus causing smelly foot. Never wear synthetic or plastic shoes. Wear only leather shoes. Socks should be of cotton. Change your socks regularly.
- GINGER TO CURE SMELLY FOOT:
Crush ginger and make a paste. Apply the puree on the foot and keep it for longer time. Ginger helps to remove toxins from the foot and stops bacterial growth. This is one of the effective home remedies on how to get rid of foot odor.
- USE ODOR FIGHTING MATERILAS TO KILL ODOR:
Apply sodium bicarbonate, baby powder or Lysol to dry the insoles and shoes.
- AVOID STRONG FOODS:
Foods such as onions, garlic, peppers and scallions are strong-flavored foods. Try to avoid such foods as they can trigger excessive sweating of the feet.
- SCRUB YOUR FEET:
Get rid of the dead skin cells by scrubbing it off with pumice stone. Dead skin cells can cause more smell to your foot.
- Wash feet often:
Washing feet often helps you to get rid of stinky feet. Make sure you wash your feet at least twice a day with strong anti-bacterial soap or surgical spirit.
- USED ALUMINIUM CHLORIDE ANTIPERSPIRANT:
Antiperspirants with aluminium chloride hexahydrate are effective in treating feet odor. Spray it on your foot every day before going to bed. This will reduce your foot odor and give you a cleaner and fresher foot.