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Dreadful Foot Doctor Topics: Dealing with Sweaty, Smelly Feet

Today we wrap up our three-part series on “embarrassing foot problems people hate to discuss with their doctors” with a foe perhaps more humiliating than toenail fungus and athlete’s foot: sweaty, smelly feet! While there are several potential reasons why your feet may smell worse than other people’s, one common cause is excessive sweating. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, less than 40% of the people with this problem seek medical care for it. We are conditioned by society to feel that foot odor is a biological problem that we’re born with, when in reality, it can be addressed medically.

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Do your feet smell worse than other people’s? You can address that condition by visiting a podiatrist.
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Foot Facts: Eight in Ten Americans Suffer from Issues like Toenail Fungus or Shoe Odor

Are you up to date on your foot facts? Here is some food for thought: eight in ten people suffer from some kind of foot ailment that affects their quality of life, according to a March 2014 survey of 1,000 adult Americans conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association. More than half of those surveyed have more than one foot issue, and a third have three or more issues.

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People with foot problems are more likely to suffer other issues around the body.

We have an innovative product that can help with a few of the top mentioned foot problems, including the top two — sweaty, smelly feet and toenail fungus. With one 45-minute cycle, the SteriShoe UV shoe sanitizer  kills up to 99.9% of viruses, bacteria, and foot fungus inside the shoes to help prevent infection. Let’s delve deeper into the problems that plague so many people, and our solutions to some of the top concerns.

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April Is National Foot Health Awareness Month- Tips on Caring for Your Feet

You know your friends — your feet. They get you everywhere you need to go, whether it’s down a flight of stairs to the laundry room, over to the copying machine at work, across the mall for holiday shopping, or around the park for leisure. They’re arguably the most underrated part of the body. We are always bombarded with talk about “heart health” and “skin health,” but let’s not forget about foot health. It may be the end of the month, but it’s not too late to review a few key points for National Foot Health Awareness Month.

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April is National Foot Health Awareness Month.
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Kayakers Seek Remedies for Athlete’s Foot- Water Sports May Bring About Uncomfortable Foot Fungus

Fungus thrives in damp, dark, warm environments. This is a big problem for kayakers whose feet are trapped in damp, dark, warm water shoes for extended periods of time while out on the water. Athlete’s foot is one of the most common maladies suffered, but toenail fungus, bacterial infections, and trench foot are possible issues that may arise, as well. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to keep your feet fungus-free while enjoying your favorite pastime!

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Kayaking trips are great fun if you have the right footwear!
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Obesity and Foot Care: How Does Being Overweight Affect My Feet?

Being overweight or obese is difficult enough — never mind all the foot problems that come along with it! A study published in the journal Arthritis Care Research found that 51% of those surveyed who said their foot health was only “fair” or “poor” were obese. Increasing body mass index is “strongly associated with foot pain and disability,” the authors concluded.  Not only that, but overweight and obese populations may find it difficult to reach their feet to care for them properly, which leads to a whole set of foot hygiene issues.

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More than half of the people who are obese also suffer from foot problems. Image Source: AdvancedFootCareClinic.Blogspot.com

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Defeat Athlete's Foot: New Clorox Product Kills Microbes Living On Surfaces In 30 Seconds

We’re always looking for new products that promise to keep our environments just a little more germ-free. Anyone who has kids of school-age knows what we’re talking about! You’re also probably particularly concerned about microbes on the surfaces in your home if you’ve ever been unfortunate enough to come down with a foot fungus like athlete’s foot or toenail fungus. These infections tend to be like grandma’s fruitcake — no matter how much you try to politely decline, they just keep coming back! One new product that caught our attention is the Clorox 4 in One Disinfectant & Sanitizer.

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Foot Health: Protecting Your Feet On A Cruise Vacation

It’s easy to have a false sense of security on a luxurious cruise ship. The rooms look posh and pristine, albeit a bit cramped. With a pool like this…

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… how could anything go wrong? It’s all too easy to forget that you’re sailing with over 3,000 other passengers… many of which may be suffering from toenail fungus, athlete’s foot and plantar’s warts, to name a few conditions. “Next time you are in a public area, look around at the toenails of those strolling barefoot,” one forum writer quipped. “Do you see some yellowish colored and thick nails out there? UGH! Very contagious,” she added. Even though you are on vacation, remember there is no vacation from foot health!

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FDA Cracks Down On Illegal Diabetic Foot Care Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned 15 companies to reform false advertising claims on diabetes treatment products or face prosecution, according to Gant Daily NewsUnfortunately, many of the products on the market promise much and deliver little. There are many diabetic foot care products that are not FDA-approved, but continue to sell to desperate consumers who want a quick fix for their feet. The FDA has been cracking down on rogue internet pharmacies peddling cheap, unregulated drugs online, says Medical Daily NewsAs of June 2013, more than 1,600 online pharmacies in an organized crime network were shut down.

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Is Your Home Safe In A Fire? (Not If You Use Odor Eaters Spray!)

In laboratories, there are procedures in place to ensure that all hazardous chemicals are identified and handled by OSHA standards. Yet, there is not as much scrutiny at home, as we purchase all sorts of toxic and combustible products into our homes. We invite all sorts of chemicals into the home, such as Odor Eaters spray, without a second thought. But is it safe for our households?

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