My Husband Has Smelly Feet

February 5, 2008

Woman holding dirty stinky shoesI think my husband's feet stink because they are yellow and have such larger callouses, even after he takes a shower. If he gets rid of this dead skin, shouldn't it go away? Please HELP.


Angie from Burleson, Texas


By Pamela Martin (Guest Post)
February 7, 20082 found this helpful
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I was watching Oprah and her guest Dr. said that soaking your feet in tea (just the regular orange pekoe kind, not green or herbal) will get rid of foot odor. A guest tried it for 2 weeks and said it worked like a charm. Hope this helps!

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February 7, 20081 found this helpful
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The tea thing is wonderful and my dh swears by it. He leaves the bags in the water and as he soaks he rubs the bottom and sides of his feet across them, says it is a great exfolient for the dry skin he gets on his soles and heels. Keeps one cheap plastic tub soley for foot soaking and washes it thoroughly with vinegar after each use and lets it air-dry.

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By Connie (Guest Post)
February 11, 20081 found this helpful
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Lotrimin spray helps awfully well. Only after about a week or two the smell clears up. it even makes calluses, cuts, dry and peel skin go away.


My husband had the same problem and it is gone completely, now. It is an athletes foot treatment but works fine for smelly feet.

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By Mel (Guest Post)
April 3, 20081 found this helpful
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My Dad had that problem for years and Mom read about taking Zinc tablets. Trust me, as kids, we definately noticed the difference and he hasn't had any problems in 20 years. Good Luck!

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By Makayla (Guest Post)
June 24, 20081 found this helpful
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Well there are some things that you can do to help:
-Wearing well ventiliated socks
-Placing odor eater inserts in his shoes or the powder
-Make sure he uses anti bacterial soap on his feet when he showers
He should exfoliate his feet to remove all the dead skin cells as much as possible whenever he can
-There is also this lotion called "Eves St.Claire revitalizing foot lotion" it helps get rid of the bacteria that causes foot smell


Float gel insoles can be used For immediate relief from the pain that is caused by calluses.
Using a moisturizer on a regular basis will both prevent and get rid of calluses.
Using vicks will help prevent anymore calluses vicks also helps remove toenail fungus.

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By gayathri (Guest Post)
August 8, 20080 found this helpful
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While taking a bath, soak your feet in tub of hot water with 3-4 drops of anti-dandruff shampoo! Cut a lemon into half, squeeze away some juice, put some honey and salt rub it on the feet between the toes. It works!

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By Emmie in Texas (Guest Post)
October 5, 20081 found this helpful
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Have your husband try some metholetum. I put that or vicks on my feet everyday after a shower. It helps to remove callouses and softens my feet and I have very smooth heels. No expensive creams, just plain old Metholetum or Vicks, or a store brand of the same stuff.


I take my shoes off and my feet smell like vicks or whatever, at least it's better than stinky feet. I don't get colds either. I've been doing this for over 25 yrs.

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July 24, 20091 found this helpful
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My husband and I both had really bad feet--the odor is actually caused by fungus. Scrape your feet in the shower often, and always put on clean socks. The cream we use is called "Tinactin", but the active ingredient that you should look for in any cream is "Tolnaftate" which is what kills the fungus. Hope this helps!

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February 5, 2008

Does anyone have any ideas on how to stop, or reduce stinky feet? My dh's feet smell really bad, and he said he has used baby powder and baking soda in his shoes but it dries his feet out too much.

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