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What causes foot odor?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Whether it’s a chronic problem or something that only happens where you wear a certain pair of shoes, all of us, at one time or another, have suffered from smelly feet. That’s because shoes and socks are warm, moist places in which bacteria can thrive. And when those bacteria make a meal of our sweat, they emit a foul-smelling waste that we know as foot odor.
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