Do you have sweaty feet? Foot odor is very common for people of all ages, especially those who have sweaty feet. Excessive sweating can exceed half-a-pint per day and lead to bacteria growth on the skin, socks, and shoes. Bacteria thrives in a damp, dark environment and can cause foot odor, or much worse. Foot odor isn’t just a summer problem. As the fall weather gets colder, we tend to wear thicker socks and more insulated shoes or boots.
Since feet have more sweat glands than any other place on our body, the stresses and rigors of daily life can produce even more sweat for some, and by extension, start to produce even more bacteria than usual. After that, excessive bacteria is produced, it can take root, infect your feet, and spread to the inside of those shoes. Once inside the shoes, it can start to grow, re-infecting your freshly cleaned and washed feet just minutes after washing them.
The first thing to do is wash your feet regularly. Even more than once a day when necessary. Practice good hygiene and inspect daily. Tea Tree Ultimates® FungaSoap® body wash from pedifix.com is a great way to keep your skin feeling clean and smelling great. Our Professional Nail Cutter can trim those toenails with ease and one of our Pedi-Quick® foot files and help remove calluses and dead skin that absorb moisture and hold in odor.
The second thing to do is change your shoes daily and socks when necessary. Try to avoid using the same pair of shoes every day and use ShoeZap® 15 Minute UV Shoe Sanitizer to kill the fungus and bacteria that cause infections and odor in minutes. Foot sprays and powers are limited in effectiveness and can sometimes create a toxic ‘foot bath’ feet are trapped in all day. Our Seamless™ socks offer an anti-bacterial finish to help protect against fungus and germs.
The third thing to do is maintain your feet throughout the day. Clean them with Tea Tree Ultimates® Foot Wipes. Easy to take with you on the go and always there to refresh tired feet. Clean and soothe feet fast while reducing odor in between showers.
If you have questions about the best ways to fight and control foot odor, or any of the quality pain relief products from PediFix, please reach out to us at pedifix.com or by phone at 1-800-PEDIFIX (733-4349) to speak directly to a product specialist today.
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