E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork and editor-in-chief of Prevention show you how to get rid of smelly feet.
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Quick Cure for Smelly Feet Travis: So, let’s move on to our next volunteer. Female: Yes, apparently Lisa has some foot odor. Travis: So, we had that question before the break about foot odor. 25% of people have foot odor. It’s because we have 20,000 or 250,000 sweat glands in our feet, a pint of sweat a day, bacteria of feet on that sweat and it smells bad. Lisa: They can get funky. Travis: Can you smell your feet? Lisa: No. But they did not get funky. Travis: Your feet, or in general feet? Lisa: In general feet. Female: All feet can get funky and if you -- the answer is a vodka foot bath. Now, many of you can probably think of other better uses for your vodka. If you want to use rubbing alcohol, it is the same idea here. Lisa: You have to be over 18. Female: You have to be over 18. You can drink that later. We can have a party, right? Lisa: This gives a whole new meaning to a dirty martini. Female: That is right. The idea here is that the alcohol is an antiseptic and it’s going to dry out those sweaty feet. Travis: So, how long? How long does she need this soak it? Female: You soak it for about 10 minutes and that should do the trick. Lisa: I think I’ve been in there ten minutes. Travis: All right, so let’s do before and after. Lisa: Okay. Travis: This is before. Lisa: See? They are pretty rosebuds. Travis: That smells good. Lisa: Okay, yeah. Travis: This smells like happy hour. Female: All right, there you go. Travis: But it certainly does not smell like stinky feet.
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