|Why do my feet smell?
[ 2006-06-02 11:50 ]
Every night when we take off
our socks and shoes, our feet smell. This annoys many people,
The culprits in foot odor are sweat-eating
The problem begins when bacteria are attracted to
the sweat on your feet and start feeding on it.
bacteria's excretion has a strong odor that causes your feet to
Since each foot has over 250,000 sweat glands and
produces over a pint of sweat a day, there's a lot for the bacteria
What make the situation worse are the shoes and socks
that trap the sweat on your skin. Now the bacteria have their
favorite kind of environment: dark and damp, causing them to go into
a feeding frenzy. More waste is excreted, and when you take off your
socks and shoes, you can smell the results!
feet smell more than others because they sweat more than others.
That's also the reason why your own foot odor can vary. You might
sweat more at different parts of the day. The more you sweat, the
more your feet will smell.
Since more sweat equals more
bacteria and more odor, it's a good idea to try to decrease the
amount of sweat on your feet. . This will lessen the amount of
bacteria as well. Putting inserts in shoes will mask part of the
problem, but they won't solve it as they fail to kill bacteria. If
your foot odor is really strong, the best method of prevention is to
see a doctor. There are several prescriptions available to treat
excretion: (动植物的)排泄, 排泄物
frenzy: 狂暴, 狂怒