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Home Based Remedy For Foot Odour

Sep 14, 2007
You take care of your feet by washing them regularly. You change your smelly socks at least once a day. Your shoes are well kept. But in spite of all this, your feet stink. Sometimes the condition is so bad that simply by removing the shoes, people around you know that you have smelly feet. The condition can be embarrassing, especially in the public. By following some simple tips, you can take care of your feet and avoid the problem of smelly feet.

The common home remedies for foot odor are:

* Apply the area with tea: Using a soak made from tea bags and applying it to the feet will eliminate the problem of smelly feet. This is because the tannic acid from the tea tans the skin. Take a couple of tea bags and boil them in the pint of water for 15 minutes. Then remove the tea bags and pour the pint of this strong, hot tea into the basin or a large pot and fill it with two quarts of cool water. Soak your feet for 30 minutes daily for seven or ten days and you will not experience the problem any longer.

* Use acne remover: If the feet really stink very badly, you suffer from toxic sock syndrome. In this case, you should look at your soles. If they are whitish in colour with tiny pits, you are suffering from the condition called pitted keratolysis. The microorganism that causes this condition is the same one that causes acne, you can use over-the-counter acne medication with 10 percent benzoyl peroxide.

* Go for an antiperspirant: There are special foot deodorants to remedy the problem but they can be quite expensive. But you go in for any underarm antiperspirant, which is a cheaper alternative. Go for a roll-on that has aluminum chloride hexahydrate as the active ingredient. Use it twice a day. But avoid aerosols since all their smell is dissipated in the air.
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Kevin Pederson has been managing a number of Natural Home Remedies websites which have information on Home Remedies and Natural Cure for various ailments. Foot Odour can be treated by following some simple home based remedies
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