Foot odour is common when you wear shoes that don't "breathe." Usually, if you take off your shoes, wash your feet, and put on clean socks, the odour goes away. Occasionally the problem continues despite your efforts to get rid of the odour. Persistent odour may mean a:
Bacterial infection has developed. Prescription medicine may be needed to clear up the problem.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerGavin W. G. Chalmers, DPM, FACFAS - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery