The foot has more than 250,000 sweat glands. It’s the mixture of sweat and bacteria in our shoes and socks that makes feet smelly. “Clean, dry feet can lower the risk of both foot odor and fungus infections,” says Kaye. <more>
250,000 sweat glands! Unbelievable! Actually I do believe it because of what I’ve encountered through this bunion surgery healing process. Phew! I bought Dr. Scholl’s Odor Eaters for both my healing boots (driving and walking). Fortunately, now that the tootsie has more air and I can wash it (gently now), she’s sweet-smelling again.