Bad foot odor with strong ammonia smell?

About three weeks ago this problem just sort of crept up on me out of nowhere. My feet started to smell so strongly it was even making me sick, in addition to a powerful "typical" foot smell, there was a strong smell of ammonia.

Two weeks of intensive washing with Dial antibacterial soap and treatment with antifungal spray has knocked the smell down to 15% of what it used to be, but there is still a hint of ammonia in my socks.

Extra info: My feet look almost completely normal. When they are wet, there are patches of skin on my soles that are softer and whiter than normal, but I have no visual signs of athletes foot. My socks have been sticking to my feet after wearing them all day and sometimes there is some sort of brownish material deep in the terrycloth. Just had a checkup, my liver is fine.
Answers:    Try washing with hydrogen peroxide. The handy release of oxygen when it contacts organics and or infection should kill those nasty bacteria causing the stink, and lighten up any hair you have on them too. I say that is a reason to be happy. So be happy and STINK NO MORE!
Go back to the doctor. Something is not right. You may have the beginnings of gout or diabetes. Odors start from inside the body and I think you need to address this problem as more than just and annoying odor. Kidney problems can cause and ammonia odor too.
It's normal, when you sweat, you release it from your skin. The white patches on your feet are actually just dry skin, that once they have been soaked in water, or in your case sweat, turn white. (Take a shower until your fingers get wrinkled and then check the bottom of your feet and the white spots will be there then also.) What you need to do is get some gold bond medicated powder and put some in your shoes and then put some on your feet each time you go to put on socks. This will soak up any moisture. You should also wear 100% cotton socks because the natural fibers help your feet to breath, so they won't sweat as much. Hope this helps.
wear all cotton sock, use A&D ornment on your feet try not to eat posta, bread outher food with yeast i did but I never had a smell feet.i tried Balm,all kinds of creams,the Dr. gave Mometason Furoate cream USP,0.1% that help heal the little craes.still not over it yet been 2 years nov.
Any body odor - including feet - comes from the bacteria's that grow in warm, dark, moist environments. Your shoes are perfect incubators for such things. If you can loose the shoes for as long as possible and only wear them when absolutely necessary this would help. When you do wear shoes, rotate with different pairs to let them air out and kill any bacteria inside them. The following link is of people who almost never wear any shoes and there is medical findings as well as anicdotal testimony to be found through the links within, that have substanciated the ill-effects shoes have on our feet and legs. Bottom line, loose the shoes as often as you can.
After you treat your feet and get this taken care of do not wear any of the shoes you wore while your feet where messed up or you will get it again. There is this really big word that begins with an "A" that I cant say let alone spell but I have had it several times its sort of like having Athletes foot but the stink is horrible along with the skin getting extra soft and it peels away or becomes small white or yellowish looking patches top and bottom of foot. Sometimes it will come and go for me like it just healed on its own but the doctor used to give me drops to put on my feet and in my shoes. But everytime I got it again I would have to go and get new shoes and wait till I got rid of it before I wore them...
What have you done about your shoes?

A little information first:

There are two liquids your body produces constantly that we all have to deal with: Sweat and urine. Chemically, these two things are just about identical. And both of them, if left over a little time, break down into, mostly, amonia.

Obviously the issue in your shoes is more likely sweat than urine, but the problem is still there.

Washing your feet with antibacterial soap and taking care of fungal issues is the right way to go, and I'm sure you've washed your socks in a good strong detergent. But what about your shoes?

Two options: Ditch them and buy a new pair, or put them through a good hot wash, even consider letting them soak in some antibacterial stuff, and then washing them again, then putting them through the dryer. (Wash them alone in case the color runs).

Shoes are a great place for bacteria to hide and grow. The white patches on your feet may just be where sweat is pooling and softening the skin, or it could be where bacteria is trying to get to your feet. If you aren't keeping the shoes bacteria free, then it's like washing your hands before putting on dirty rubber gloves. What's the point?

Keep washing your feet carefully, and treat the problem from the shoe end. Once you've done that, maintain the clean shoes. I recommend this spray called Approach. Not only does it help kill the bacteria that can cause the odor, it'll totally eliminate the odor anywhere you spray it. And, it has no weird chemcials in it so it's totally safe. I use it on my shoes and the difference was like night and day.

Give it a shot it's a lifesaver.

Good luck!

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