Sometimes a quick spray of air freshener isn’t enough. The remedy for this can be as simple as basic hygiene: regular (at least daily) and thorough washing of the feet (don’t forget between the toes!). An anti bacterial soap may also help. It’s important to make sure your feet are completely dry before putting on socks, and using socks and footwear that help your feet breathe, such as those made from natural fibres like leather and cotton. Keeping nails short can also help, as can making sure you don’t wear the same shoes on a daily basis. Antiperspirants can also be a useful guard against odours, and (if the weather isn’t too cold) open-toed foot wear such as sandals can help the feet to breathe. If you suffer from hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), you should address the problem – treatments fall into three main categories: medication, electrotherapy and surgery. These can have side effects, so it’s important to have them clearly explained to you before starting any course of treatment