Sweaty Feet (Plantar Hyperhidrosis) - Remedies, Treatment, & Prevention
Soggy socks and a strong foot odor may not be harmful, but they can be really embarrassing and frustrating to control. If you think your feet are sweating excessively, you may have plantar hyperhidrosis. You can help control this condition with sweaty feet remedies and prevention products from HealthyFeetStore.com.
Sweaty Feet Treatment Recommendations:
Keep your feet clean, dry and cool such as by wearing specialty socks with fibers designed to keep perspiration away from the foot. Shower regularly with an anti-fungal soap and use foot powders and sprays designed to keep feet dry and recommended by your podiatrist.
Plantar hyperhidrosis, in short, is the excessive sweating of the hands, feet, armpits and groin. While we can't help you with the other areas, the Healthy Feet Store has a selection of products designed to keep your feet dry. The constant feeling of sweaty feet, though not as socially fraught as having sweaty palms, can be an uncomfortable distraction in public. Unpleasant foot odor, either in public or in private, can also be quite embarrassing.
Symptoms of plantar hyperhidrosis include the eponymous sweaty feet, leaving damn footprints on the ground, slipping out of foam-soled shoes like flip-flops and constant cold feet from being damp. The amount of sweat expended can sometimes be so excessive that it ruins shoes.
To keep your feet dry, wear specialized socks designed to wick away moisture and change them often. Scrub your feet with a tea tree antifungal soap to wash away any nefarious microbes that may try to take up residence in such a warm, moist area like your sweaty feet. Use absorbent foot pads and antifungal sprays when appropriate, and dust some foot powder into your shoes after you've bathed as a preventative measure. Avoid wearing non-breathable fabrics like leather, wool synthetics and rubber.
While not dangerous, plantar hyperhidrosis may lead to athlete's foot and/or toenail fungus
. At the Healthy Feet Store, we recommend early treatment of your sweaty feet to avoid further complications and ailments. For more information about plantar hyperhidrosis or potential conditions that could develop down the road, talk to your doctor.