Does fungus make my shoes stink?


Our office continues to be open to all new and existing patients. We use hospital-grade sanitizers and are taking measures to ensure patients maintain social distancing by not having anyone wait in our reception room with others. If you prefer to wait in your car, just give us a call and we will call or text you when we are ready to bring you straight into a treatment room. Our entire staff is wearing masks and we encourage you to do the same.

For those patients who cannot or still wish not to visit the office, we are offering private video telemedicine visits. Simply call the office at 713-785-7881 and ask for an e-visit and we will be happy to get you set up for an immediate appointment. You can also request an appointment through our website.

stinky smelly shoes caused by Houston fungus infectionFoot 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.

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A podiatrist and foot surgeon in Houston, TX.