While smelly feet are a common and usually physically harmless problem, sometimes smelly feet indicate that something else is wrong. Toenail fungus can cause the toes to emit a foul, cheese-like odor. When this type of odor is present, it is likely that a fungus is a cause. If you have smelly toes and other symptoms of nail fungus such as discolored, brittle, thickened, or crumbling nails, your smelly feet are probably caused by an infection.
The most important thing to do if you have a toenail fungus infection is to receive treatment as quickly as possible. The best way to get rid of a toenail fungus is to consult with a licensed podiatrist about your diagnosis and treatment options. The gold star treatment for toenail fungus is the PinPointe laser, which is FDA approved and has the highest cure rate of all treatments on the market. A major benefit of this treatment is that it only requires one session to kill all of the fungus present under the nail. In comparison with medications that take months or years to see any results and other lasers that require four or more treatments to kill the fungus, the PinPointe laser is the fastest way to eliminate the fungus.
If you have smelly feet because of a fungus and haven’t been able to receive treatment, there are a few things you can do to reduce the smell. Always dry your feet after washing, and don’t wear sweaty socks for a long period of time. Keeping your feet in a damp environment will encourage fungal growth and smell. You can also use foot antiperspirant, antifungal socks, and antifungal shoe sprays. Doing this in combination with keeping your feet clean will help reduce smelly odors while you seek treatment. To schedule a consultation with a podiatrist for the PinPointe laser treatment, give us a call at 1-(800) 672-0625 or visit our website for more information.