Im not a doctor but , athletes foot can be spread from one person to another. And the bacteria doesnít always have to reach your feet , but it has other options like your armpits and groin or what ever. It thrives in hot moist areas. Causes you sweat doesnít actually smell . Itís bacteria on the skin . Athletes foot/bacteria is the only thing I know that leaves a stench when itís hot or moist. So possibly that is whatís causing you so much misery. I would speak to my doctor about CLOTRIMAZOLE.