Foot Odor

Pés - NIH

Foot odor (bromhydrosis) is caused by the bacterial decomposition of normal secretions of the sweat glands. 

We all have a "garden" of bacteria that normally live on our skin. People with excessive foot perspiration are predisposed to this problem. 


Treatment is usually aimed at control of the sweating. Foot soaks in a solution containing a mild antibacterial agent (eg. Tersaseptic) may be helpful.

Related articles:
Common foot injuries & cures
Common foot ailments
Burning Feet
Flat Feet
Sweaty Feet
Corns & Calluses
Toenail Problems
Plantars Warts


Text: Commonwealth of Massachussees - Division of Professional Licensure

This article has informational purpose and  isn't a substitute for professional advice.

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