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How to Combat Smelly Feet

Can you clear out a crowded room just by taking off your shoes? It's nothing to be proud of... it's actually really gross. So Kidzworld is here to help you with this stinky problem!

P.U.! What Stinks?

Did you know you have more than 250,000 sweat glands in each foot? You have about the same number of sweat glands in your hands - but how come they don't smell? It's cuz hand sweat can air out while foot sweat gets trapped inside your socks and shoes. This sweat mixes with the bacteria on your skin, producing that disgusting smell that makes you want to gag! And if you sweat more, your feet will smell worse. So how can you get rid of foul foot odor? You've got to prevent the sweat.

Stop the Stink

  • Wear cotton socks cuz they absorb sweat better than other materials.
  • Change your socks every day. If you play sports, change 'em two or even three times a day.
  • Wash your feet every day with anti-bacterial soap. Make sure you soak them in a tub of warm water, instead of just letting water trickle over them in the shower.
  • Don't wear the same shoes every day. Alternate your shoes so that they have a day to air out.
  • Always wear socks with closed shoes.
  • Pour baking soda into your shoes and leave it overnight to absorb the odor. You can also dust it on your feet before you wear shoes.
  • Wash your shoes often. If you can't throw them into the washing machine, just wash the insoles.
  • Go barefoot around your house - your feet need to breathe too!
  • If nothing seems to stop the stink, go see a doctor.

Did U Know?

  • Smelly feet isn't dangerous to your health, but the bacteria that causes the odor can lead to infections like athlete's foot.
  • Some bacteria on your feet produce sulfur compounds, which smell like rotten eggs - yuck!
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Do Your Feet Stink?

  • Yeah, they stink. I admit it.
  • Only if I don't wash them for a week.
  • My feet never smell bad.
  • I don't know.

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Abbergrl
Well I strongly agree with you all. It's like, wow I never knew so many people had this problem!
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Abbergrl
Abbergrl posted in Friends:
A perfect friend is one who respects your feelings and doesn't make fun of them but helps you feel better, who can drive you only slightly insane, and who will try to save you from embarrassing situations by making you see the funny side. :) :D
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Delisco
Delisco posted in Friends:
A perfect friend is one who is always there for you not minding how many times you chase them away. They are people who you can rely on solely because they have proved to be those you can trust.  They are also those you can call partners in crime. They are not judgemental . They are those who can die for you if the need arise. 
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drowning
"SatanslilDemon" wrote: Ok so I have a dilemma. I really, and I mean really like this guy. He's considerate of my mental wellbeing and health, plus he's really funny and sweet. He's respectful, loyal, and his hugs are the best ever(he's like a foot and 4 inches taller than me). the dilemma is, he'stwentyandI'mfifteenturningsixteensoon.... I'm not gonna even ask about dating him until i'm sixteen but I've called him in total anxiety attack crying my eyes out and he calmed me down and made me laugh, and I invited him to come see a choir performance so he spent the day with me... My mom ships us... but I'm a little worried because of the age difference  and experience difference and just, I don't want to miss the chance of being with him because of it. ​  any advice??? It's really nice that your mother supports it, that always helps!! I'm glad that your family enjoys his company as well. Being 16 while he's 20 is alright. It's a slight odd age gap. But, I think as long as you both are ready, it's alright. Make sure you're mature and safe with your choices though. Personally, I think you should wait until you're closer to at least, 17. But, as long as you two are smart about what you're doing, it should be alright when it come around to it.
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"Shygirl15" wrote:I really like this boy in my second period class but i dont know how to tell him because he knows that im transgender do whatever makes you feel comfortable or just wing it and tell him and if he tells you something because you're trans forget about him! He doesn't deserve you. But it's totally okay if you want to play it safe and not go up to him. You do you. :3 
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