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I'm 23, I've had smelly feet for at least 7 years. On my right foot there are at least four small holes, I'll add some pictures below. I know that pitted keratolysis is one diagnosis for smelly feet and holes, but searching for pictures online there usually seem to be many more holes than I have.
So I have this rotten smell from my feet even with shoes on. If I don't wear shoes for a long time and stay barefoot, the smell goes away, but wearing shoes makes the smell come back. I have sweaty feet. Using a strong antiperspirant (20% aluminum chloride) and woolen socks help somewhat (woolen socks seem to be helping more).
I was thinking if maybe I have some kind of a bacterial infection or fungus, or if it is just the case of having to keep my feet dry and that's it. I have tried vinegar and salt foot soaks, zinc and talcum powder, they seem to help somewhat, but a lot of the smell still remains. I also use a foot file, wash my feet with soap at least daily and I use an alcohol based antibacterial spray on them. It helps somewhat, but if I walk around in shoes and get a little sweaty, the smell returns quickly, and because of the holes I'm thinking maybe it's a medical condition.
I have gone to doctors, tried terbinafine cream, clindamycin solution, benzoyl peroxide cream (either of those for at least a month at a time), but the problem hasn't gone away.
Serving in the military wasn't good for my feet, as they were often soaking wet all day. I used to have a few warts on my feet as well, freezing them fixed it.
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