Tuesday, November 19, 2013

What's that smell? Getting to the bottom of stinky feet

Did you know...The feet and hands contain more sweat glands than any other part of the body, with roughly 3,000 glands per square inch.

Smelly feet are not only embarrassing, but can be physically uncomfortable as well. But it's not something we at Carolina Foot Specialists can't treat.

Feet smell for two reasons: 1) shoe wear, and 2) sweating of the feet. The interaction between the perspiration and the bacteria that thrive in shoes and socks generates the odor. Therefore, any attempt to reduce foot odor has to address both sweating and footwear.

Smelly feet or excessive sweating can also be caused by an inherited condition, called hyperhidrosis, which primarily affects men. Stress, some medications, fluid intake, and hormonal changes also can increase the amount of perspiration our bodies produce.

Call Dr. Adam Brown today if you've tried everything for your stinky feet, he can help. 843-225-5575

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