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Why does my one remaining foot not smell?
« on: 19/03/2009 11:30:02 »
EricT asked the Naked Scientists:
   
I lost one leg when I was a child, as a result I almost never wash the bottom of my foot when I take a shower but it always gets clean and is never smelly.

How's it getting clean?

Eric in Tualatin, Oregon US

What do you think?


 

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Why does my one remaining foot not smell?
« Reply #1 on: 19/03/2009 11:34:23 »
I am assuming (and forgive me if I am wrong) that you don't walk about.
So I think that your foot does not sweat as much because there is very little activity, so it does not smell.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 22/03/2009 07:45:14 »
Sorry but I do walk quite a lot. Infact I did a hike at the Grand Canyon that is so difficult it's now against the law to even try.
  I try not to get soapy water under my foot. As you can imagine falling is extra dangerous with one leg.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 22/03/2009 23:41:09 »
Good show Eric - what was the walk you did, sounds fantastic? Have you got any piccies you could share with us?

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« Reply #4 on: 23/03/2009 00:51:51 »
I don't suppose you can remember if your feet ever had an odour?  Some people are lucky enough to have not the right conditions for bugs and bacteria to grow or stay.. it's just a plus. I rarely actually wash the bottom of my feet either and do not have foot odour (even though I exercise and have my feet in trainers a lot)
I suspect the bottom of the foot gets enough pressure and ex foliating during day to day activities..
In between the toes is usually a good place for bacteria to do their work.. perhaps the soap run off is sufficient to keep these at bay, perhaps your toes are wide enough apart to not cause the perfect environment..   
 

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« Reply #5 on: 23/03/2009 07:59:12 »
I have two good feet and I don't really pay any attention to either in the shower, I suspect they get enough cleaning from the rubbing on the shower tiles while i'm in there
 

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