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My feet stink, no matter what shoes I wear. Help!

Smells like a case of bromidrosis (a fancy name for foot odor). Says dermatologist Dr. Caroline Koblenzer, “The outer layer of skin is made of keratin and, if it gets wet, smells kind of cheesy.” If your tootsies get sweaty and smelly, wash them twice a day with water and anti-bacterial soap. And always wear clean cotton socks with your shoes so the feet can breathe. Try stench-battling powders like Dr. Scholl’s Odor Destroyers Liquid Powder or Shoe Shot Powder. If all else fails, consult a dermatologist who can prescribe an anti-perspirant for your feet.

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by GL | 2/1/2016
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