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The Orthofeet Blog — smelly feet

How To Treat Foot Odor?

Sep 24 2018 Tags: bromodosis, foot odor, smelly feet

The medical term for smelly feet is bromodosis. It’s underlying cause - bacteria and moisture. Feet have sweat glands (about 250,000 actually) and the moisture caused by the sweat creates bacteria. In order to remove waste, bacteria breaks down dead skin cells and oils; it is this breakdown that can cause foot odor. The good news is that there are ways to fight foot odor. We’ve listed them below. Keep in mind that while it may seem like foot odor is a problem specific to the summer months, the truth is, foot odor can happen any time of year, so...

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