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Video:How to Treat Shoe Odor

with Dr. Massuda

Shoe odor comes from moist feet and footwear. Check out how to get rid of shoe odor in a few simple steps.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Treat Shoe Odor

Hello! My name is Dr. Massuda from Foot & Ankle Clinics of America, and I'm here today to talk to you about how to treat your shoe odor.

Moist Feet Cause Shoe Odor

An odor comes because your feet are too wet, too moist, and they smell. So what you need to do is get some Epsom salt that you can get over-the-counter. Two tablespoons of Epsom salt and a plastic pan of lukewarm water, mix it. Soak for about 10-15 minutes a day. That will dry up your feet.

Use Powder in Shoes

Use powder in your shoes and do not use any lotions on your feet. Lotions will keep your feet too moist and will cause us more odor.

Let Shoes Dry Out

Make sure you put your shoes in the sun when you're not using them. So have two pairs of shoes. Wear one, the other one put it in the sun or put it outside to get it dry. Do not put it in a dark closet. If it's an old shoe, a cracked shoe, or a smelly shoe, throw it out. Shoes usually keep fungus in them and they will give you the bad odor.

If the odor persists, go see a local podiatrist to see them. These are simple things that you can do on your own. If the problem persists, go and see your local podiatrist. Thank you!

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