Smelly feet are one thing.
But feet that continuously stink, regardless of how much you try to make the smell go way, are a whole different problem.
Yes, this is a real issue.
You can use anti-fungal powder, wash your feet daily in the shower just like you should, but still have feet that smell awful.
What’s going on?
PK, as it’s called, appears most commonly on the soles of your feet. In rare cases, you can also get it on your palms.
It gives your skin a white appearance and smells dreadful. You’ll also notice clusters of tiny pits that become more apparent when wet.
Several kinds of bacteria cause PK, and the sulfur they release results in the horrible smell you can’t get away from.
Keeping your feet moist for prolonged periods creates the perfect conditions for PK. So, wearing cotton socks which absorb moisture, or even just keeping your socks and moist footwear on for an extended, can lead to PK.
Athletes, farm workers, military personnel, and fishermen have a high chance of getting PK.
Men get it far more often than women.
Fortunately, PK is rather easily treated. Usually, a four-week treatment of a topical antibiotic does the job.
You may also have to take oral erythromycin.
However, if you can, the best solution lies in avoiding boots and closed shoes so your feet don’t get moist and provide a desirable place for the PK-causing bacteria to grow again.
Never share footwear or towels with anyone.
Don’t wear the same shoes two days in a row so they have time to dry out.
Wear socks which absorb sweat well.
Wash your feet twice daily with soap.
Doing these things ensures your feet will smell better. That means you don’t have to smell nasty and feel embarrassed in public situations. You won’t have a spouse who complains.
And hey, you also won’t have a smell so powerful that it bothers you too!
It’s easily treated. And your life will only get better.
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