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You can treat smelly feet yourself by washing them at least once a day and keeping them dry, along with changing your socks and shoes every day.

The main causes of smelly feet are a build-up of sweat and bacteria on the feet and fungal infections like athlete’s foot.

Treatment for smelly feet includes strong antiperspirants or treatment to reduce the sweating if needed.

Smelly feet (bromodosis) are common and often caused by a build-up of sweat and bacteria. You can usually treat them yourself.

Page last reviewed: 01/02/2022
Next review due: 01/02/2025