This Is Why Your Feet Smell

Do you know someone whose foot odor is so strong you’d prefer they keep their shoes on? Is that person you?

Bacteria is everywhere, and having a warm, sweaty foot is usually cause for bacteria growth (and the smell.) While having smelly feet can be the source of gentle ribbing from family members and loved ones, sometimes foot odor can mean something more serious. David Witt, DPM, a podiatrist with ProMedica Physicians, says conditions such as ingrown toe nails, ulcers on the foot and fungal infections can all cause a foul odor.

Watch the video below for more information about foot odor causes and how to treat your smelly feet.

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