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Aerows Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:10 PM
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This is going to sound dumb - foot odor
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I asked in sports and no one had anything useful to offer. I've started running again, but my feet have a moldy smell. This is new, and isn't normal. It's okay if my feet stink when I run, but it's weird when they smell moldy.

They itch a bit, but mostly, they just stink to high heaven. Anyone have any ideas? I'm going to air out my shoes in the sun, and bleach my socks, but it's really ODD.
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  -This is going to sound dumb - foot odor Aerows  Nov-30-11 04:10 PM   #0 
  - that settles it...no more running for you in the moderator lounge!  NRaleighLiberal   Nov-30-11 04:12 PM   #1 
  - *sigh* It truly is terrible  Aerows   Nov-30-11 04:15 PM   #3 
  - Fungus is common on feet and some can have quite an odor, can be different types fungus  uppityperson   Nov-30-11 04:15 PM   #2 
  - Thank you, UP I'm going to try Baking Soda  Aerows   Nov-30-11 04:17 PM   #6 
  - be sure if you use bleach to rinse them well. You may want to check  NRaleighLiberal   Nov-30-11 04:27 PM   #12 
     - Thanks for the help NRaleighLiberal  Aerows   Nov-30-11 04:29 PM   #13 
     - I'd use peroxide before bleach. You can soak your feet in peroxide/water.  Frustratedlady   Nov-30-11 04:46 PM   #22 
     - That's a good idea, too  Aerows   Nov-30-11 05:12 PM   #27 
     - Thanks for that, BTW  Aerows   Nov-30-11 07:38 PM   #37 
  - never mind... replied in wrong place...  salvorhardin   Nov-30-11 08:01 PM   #39 
  - I've heard of people soaking feet in vinegar; maybe that would work...  polichick   Nov-30-11 04:16 PM   #4 
  - I like vinegar, but this seems like an opposite type issue  Aerows   Nov-30-11 05:45 PM   #31 
  - It could be as simple as athlete's foot  sharp_stick   Nov-30-11 04:17 PM   #5 
  - I bet if you wipe down with Milk of Magnesia the odor will be gone in minutes  Schema Thing   Nov-30-11 04:17 PM   #7 
  - Seriously?  Aerows   Nov-30-11 04:19 PM   #8 
  - Okay, why did that work?  Aerows   Nov-30-11 04:24 PM   #9 
  - Seriously, why did that work?  Aerows   Nov-30-11 04:30 PM   #14 
     - cool! I just made that up as a joke!  Schema Thing   Nov-30-11 06:00 PM   #32 
        - It works because it binds to the receptors  Aerows   Nov-30-11 06:06 PM   #33 
  - Many of us are built backwards:  dtexdem   Nov-30-11 04:25 PM   #10 
  - LMAO  Aerows   Nov-30-11 04:26 PM   #11 
  - New Socks, New Shoes, and Athlete's Foot Spray should do it.  OneTenthofOnePercent   Nov-30-11 04:30 PM   #15 
  - You think I've infected all my socks, too?  Aerows   Nov-30-11 04:34 PM   #18 
     - If it's fungal, it may very well be harbored in socks.  OneTenthofOnePercent   Nov-30-11 04:46 PM   #21 
     - Good advice  Aerows   Nov-30-11 04:50 PM   #24 
     - GF took care of the socks. She threw them out  Aerows   Nov-30-11 07:32 PM   #36 
  - And soak your shoes in bleach too to kill the fungus/mold  Tx4obama   Nov-30-11 04:31 PM   #16 
  - I feel like I got Herpes :(  Aerows   Nov-30-11 04:36 PM   #19 
  - GF tossed the socks. She's eyeing my shoes  Aerows   Nov-30-11 05:39 PM   #30 
  - Lavender  tabatha   Nov-30-11 04:31 PM   #17 
  - Using J.R. Watkins Lavender Oil  Aerows   Nov-30-11 04:47 PM   #23 
  - Milk of Magneia  Aerows   Nov-30-11 04:42 PM   #20 
  - I use one of those crystal stones on the bottom of my feet.  CrispyQ   Nov-30-11 05:00 PM   #25 
  - Which kind is that?  Aerows   Nov-30-11 05:06 PM   #26 
     - Something like this. I found it at a health food store.  CrispyQ   Dec-01-11 08:48 AM   #40 
  - That sounds like what we used to call athletes foot. There was a  jwirr   Nov-30-11 05:14 PM   #28 
  - My girlfriend straight up threw my socks away after one sniff :/  Aerows   Nov-30-11 05:17 PM   #29 
  - I have bad foot odor about once a decade. Try using a hand sanitizer on your  applegrove   Nov-30-11 07:20 PM   #34 
  - Glad I'm not the only one  Aerows   Nov-30-11 07:25 PM   #35 
  - Okay, I'm throwing out the shoes, the socks and getting some athlete's foot stuff  Aerows   Nov-30-11 07:49 PM   #38 
  - I sometimes have that issue - when it occurs, I try to powder my feet with Gold Bond  closeupready   Dec-02-11 11:30 AM   #41 
  - I have a suggestion, too.  astral   Dec-03-11 07:53 PM   #42 
 

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