Are Your Feet Ruining Your Relationship?

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When lounging around with your significant other, it is nice to chat and bond. Sometimes you do so while sitting on the couch, watching Netflix, and hanging out. Most people kick off their shoes and put their feet up while watching their favorite show for optimal comfort. This can be both a blessing and a curse for the shoeless person, and their partner. Those people plagued with smelly feet can ruin the mood for any date night. Not only does your partner have to smell those feet, but it can completely turn your appetite for snacks around. Your partner might not even want to sit close to you when watching those scary thrillers or horror stories anymore either. Your smelly feet are throwing a wrench in your relationship and it’s time to make a change before your partner’s interest in you does a 180.

Sweat, poor ventilation and darkness create a safe haven for the bacteria that cause feet to smell. This makes your shoes a prime area to grow this bacterium and sprinkle your feet with sour smelling odor. Fortunately for you and your partner, there are ways to stop the smell right in its tracks.

Wash Your Feet Regularly

Although standing in the shower and letting soap fall down your body as you rinse seems like an effective way to wash your feet, it really isn’t doing the job. When washing your feet, make sure to scrub them thoroughly to get rid of any dead skin. This dead skin can trap bacteria and enhance the odor.

Use Powder in Your Shoes

Foot powder is available over-the-counter at most drug stores. Foot powder helps to absorb excess moisture and dry out the foot and the shoe. This makes it so the habitat for bacteria is destroyed, which also destroys odor on the feet.

Try Some At-Home Remedies

If you want to treat those smelly feet fast, but do not want to leave your house to go to the store, there are many different at-home options available to you. One easy solution involves soaking your feet. Pour a warm bath, add 1 cup vinegar to 2 parts water and soak those feet. The vinegar will act as a disinfectant and help cure you of that smell.

If you have tried these simple options and are still plagued with smelly feet, try seeking the help of a podiatrist. Call Achilles Foot and Ankle Surgery, PC located in Martins Ferry, Ohio and St. Clairsville, Ohio, as well as Wheeling West Virginia. There Dr. Bruce G. Blank and his highly trained, quality staff can help you cure your smelly feet. Call 740-633-4188 or make an appointment online today.