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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Foot odor. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.
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Why: to determine if acute or chronic.
Why: e.g. one of the main causes of sweaty, smelly feet is wearing the wrong socks or footwear. Shoes with plastic or other synthetic fabric linings do not allow even normal amounts of sweat to evaporate and do not absorb it either, so the foot stays wet. Synthetic socks have the same effect, especially if they are tight. The best socks are 60-70% wool with a close weave and not too tight and it is advised to wear a clean pair every day. The best shoes are all-leather shoes without a lining or ones that are lined with leather.
Why: hard skin is dead skin and it becomes soggy when damp, providing an ideal environment for bacteria. It is best advised to remove the hard skin with a pumice stone.
Why: e.g. hot, humid weather, occlusive footwear, excessive sweating, walking barefoot on contaminated floors.
Why: e.g. skin between the toes will look red and soggy. Often itchy feet. May also be a secondary bacterial infection associated.
Why: e.g. red, weepy areas that may be warm, swollen and painful. May have a pus-like discharge.
The following list of conditions have 'Foot odor' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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