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That's Awkward: Smelly Post-Workout Feet

Dr. Parekh Talks to Fitbie Magazine About Dealing with Foot Odor

That’s Awkward: Smelly Post-Workout Feet

by Emily Abbate

Q: “I feel like my feet smell more than anyone else’s after I work out. Why is that? Is there anything I can do to get rid of the stench?” — Anonymous

A: “Smelly feet can happen for a number of reasons and really depends on the bacteria living on your skin of your foot,” says Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Selene G. Parekh, Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic and Duke Orthopaedics. “If the scent has changed dramatically over the course of a few weeks or months there may be a fungal infection such as athlete’s foot, [which] can easily be treated with over-the-counter medications.”

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