Are your smelly feet putting you down? Well, we might have a solution. Did you know that smelly feet are a common condition amongst sufferers of plantar hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating from the feet)? Because we are always willing to help our fellow sweaters, here's my personal experience with smelly feet and how I dealt with them.
Everybody knows that smelly feet can be a very debilitating condition. In my case, it wasn’t so much the smell of my feet that bothered me. It was more the anxiety of having to take off my shoes off in a social context. And it got bad. So bad that I would avoid social activities just to make sure nobody would smell my feet. Like for so many others, this condition made me feel isolated and affected my interpersonal relationships.
So I decided to get rid of my smelly feet. Here’s how you can also join the stink free feet club, with a little help of Iontoderma’s products.
Why do my feet stink?
It’s important to understand why we get smelly feet. Most of the time, Athlete's foot (tinea pedis) is caused by a fungal infection that usually begins between the toes. It occurs most commonly on people whose feet have become very sweaty while confined within tight-fitting shoes. Needless to say, a lot of people with plantar hyperhidrosis have to deal with athlete's foot as their feet are wet from sweat most of the time causing a perfect medium for fungi to develop. People just like me.
Also known as ringworm of the foot, tinea pedum, and moccasin foot, it is a common and contagious skin disease that causes itching, scaling, flaking, and sometimes blistering of the affected areas.
How to join the stink free feet club?
Now you know why your feet stink. So, what can you do about it? Athlete's foot can become very serious if not treated quickly enough and it is also contagious. If you have hyperhidrosis, chances are, it will come back periodically, especially when you have to keep your shoes on for long periods of time. Here are tips to help you manage your condition.
Wear cotton socks as they help evacuate moisture and wear breathable shoes like Geox and try to take them off as often as possible.
Stay wary of the symptoms. As the infection begins, you will start smelling a foul odour. You will also notice an increase sensibility to heat on the affected region. You can sense this when taking a hot shower and feeling that the regions between the toes are particularly sensible to the heat. If you visually inspect the regions between the toes, you will notice small crevices in the skin. As soon as you detect any of theses symptoms, it's time to act quickly!
Maintain a good hygiene. It is recommended that you wash and dry your feet at least twice a day if you are trying to manage your athlete's foot problem.
Buy and apply chlotrimazole cream as directed. This is a cream that you apply twice a day, after washing your feet, as a thin layer on the affected zones. It will kill the fungi in two weeks time most of the time.
Use tap-water iontophoresis treatments on your feet. If you want a lasting solution to your athlete's foot problem, there is only one way! You need to cut off the sweating. If your feet are dry, fungi will never be able to develop on your feet. Of course, we advise to use tap-water iontophoresis treatments on your feet to make sure they stay 100% dry. With iontophoresis not only you can solve your athlete's foot problem, but you can also make sure they never come back. We highly recommend our product, Iontoderma ID-1000 to ensure that you can finally take back your life. Get rid of sweaty feet, get rid of athlete's foot, get rid of bad odors and regain your confidence.
We hope this blog post helps you manage your foot odors and live a sweat-free life. If you liked what you read, please share this blogs with your friends and family. We think everybody deserves to be in the stink free feet clan, don’t you?
Don’t sweat it,
The Ionderma team
If you want to get more information on the subject, please visit WebMD's take on the subject or speak with your doctor.