What causes smelly and sweaty feet?

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Posted on Wed, 10 Jun 2015 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: hi, I do have a problem of foot sweat and odor only when I wears shoes. tried changing different type of shoes and socks, but no luck.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 55 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Try aluminium chloride hexahydrate lotion

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us.

I have gone through your query and i have understood it.

Foot odour is due to bacterial action on sweat. This is a frequent problem, particularly in those who sweat excessively from soles.

I suggest you to use a loton containing 20% aluminium chloride hexahydrate, once daily, on soles, before going to bed.

Aluminium chloride hexahydrate lotion is an antipetspirant i.e it reduces sweating.
It is also antibacterial in action and therefore would also help reduce bacterial population that is acting on sweat and causing odour.
Therefore it has a dual mode of action.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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