Foot odor, which leads to odor in the shoes, has many contributing factors. One of them is a fungus infection. Bacteria growth in the shoe is also responsible for odor in your shoes. Shoes harbor both fungus and bacteria since they provide a dark, moist, and warm environment which allows them to thrive.
Prescribing a treatment for the fungal infection of the foot is only one piece of the puzzle. A common omission of many doctors when they treat a fungal infection of the toenails or skin is to treat the shoes. This can be accomplished with a spray designed to treat the shoes, such as Tolcylen shoe spray. There are also ultraviolet treatments that are useful in eliminating fungus and bacteria without the use of chemicals.
Houston podiatrist Dr. Andrew Schneider at Tanglewood Foot Specialists is committed to provide a comprehensive solution to your foot and ankle issues. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Schneider for an evaluation and treatment recommendation.