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My feet are so stinky. Help!

 
This is so embarrassing, but my feet always stink. I can’t take my shoes off in front of anyone because they smell so bad. What can I do?

 

 

No one’s feet smell fabulous. Why? Blame bacteria. Sweaty and damp conditions make these icky organisms multiply, causing that not-so-swell odor to come creeping out of your shoes. And depending on the kind of bacteria found on your feet, some people’s tootsies stink extra bad.

 

To minimize foot funk, always wear cotton socks and try alternating among different shoes each day, giving each pair time to dry out (cleaning them regularly helps as well). And when you’re just hanging around at home, go barefoot. That includes skipping socks when you’re sleeping. Bacteria are eliminated when your feet have a chance to breathe—and that way, others around you can breathe easy, too.

BY AMANDA FORR ON 1/26/2013 12:00:00 AM

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