Finally, and occasional vinegar foot bath: soaking feet every other day in 2 cups of vinegar and enough water to cover your feet, helps kill bacteria on the feet that causes odor.
You will need…
-5 bags of black tea
-4 cups of hot water
-Something to soak your feet in
Pour 4 cups of very hot or boiling water into your foot basin, and add 5 bags of black tea. Allow them to steep for 10 minutes, and then soak your feet for 20. Do this once a day, drying your feet thoroughly afterwards.
Additionally, use an antiperspirant spray containing aluminum chlorohydrate on a daily basis.
Jonathan M. Kletz, DPM
Change your socks half way through the day. Try Drysol OTC. It's an antiperspirant for your feet.
- Spray your shoes with Lysol every other week (make sure they are dry before wearing them)
- Use a nightly athletes foot cream on your feet (lamisil is a good option)
- Change socks midday if you notice your feet sweat a lot
There are prescription strength topicals that can be applied to the feet to control moisture also.
1. Vinegar Soak: (1/4 vinegar to 3/4 water)
2. Applying antiperspirants, such as over the counter spray on deodorant antiperspirant.
3. If antiperspirant spray do not work, then ask your doctor for prescription antiperspirants (Drysol) to the feet before bedtime.
4. A more natural way would be to soak your feet in tea. Remove the bags and dilute the tea with a bowl of warm water. Let the mixture cool, then soak for 30 minutes daily. The tannic acid in strong black tea is known to remove bacterial buildup and reduce sweating as well.