Suffer from sweaty and/or smelly feet?

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Suffer from sweaty and/or smelly feet?


Have you ever suffered from smelly or sweaty feet?  It is a very common problem experienced by many.  Both sweat and smell can be by themselves or exist at the same time.  Foot odour can make a person feel not only self conscious but can be a sign of infection.  Sweaty feet can also be uncomfortable and these two can also occur on a daily basis.

Sweaty feet, also known as (plantar) hyperhidrosis, is a condition characterized by excessive sweating of the feet.  Hyperhidrosis can mean you wind up producing much more sweat than what is typically associated with exercise or nervousness.  Simply put, your sweat glands remain “on” for longer periods of time and don’t stop properly.


  1. Proper Footwear. Select shoes made of breathable materials and ensure proper fit.
  2. Regular Foot Hygiene. Wash feet daily, especially between the toes and dry thoroughly.
  3. Foot Powder or Spray. Use products to absorb excess moisture and neutralize odor.
  4. Moisture-Wicking Socks. Wear socks made of moisture-wicking materials to keep feet dry.
  5. Foot Soaks. Incorporate foot soaks into your routine to help reduce sweating and eliminate bacteria.
  6. Stress Management. Practice stress-reducing techniques such as mindfulness or relaxation exercises.

Bromodosis however is the medical term for smelly feet and up to 15% of people have very smelly feet, due to the different types of bacteria that can grow.

Poor hygiene can play a role in causing bromodosis.  Infrequent foot washing or not changing your socks at least once a day can allow extra bacteria to begin to grow on your feet.  This can cause foot odor to worsen.

Foot odour is often caused when bacteria or fungi on your feet and shoes and socks mix with your sweat.

Wash your feet daily and dry thoroughly, especially between toes.  Opt for shoes made of breathable materials and wear clean socks daily and change them if they become damp or sweaty.  Remove shoes after wearing and allow them to air out and dry completely.  Alternate between different pairs of shoes to prevent moisture buildup.  Clean and deodorize shoes regularly to prevent odor buildup.

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Are you suffering from any foot condition?  At The Chelsea Clinic, we can help.  One of our podiatrist can assist and then recommend what treatments are best to get you back on track. Podiatrist South Kensington
Schedule an appointment here or you may call us at +44 (0) 207 101 4000


We hope you have a feetastic day!

-The Chelsea Clinic and Team



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