What is excessive sweating?

Excessive sweating is a common problem that not only causes a smell but also increases the risks of getting athlete’s foot, warts, and ingrown toenails. Indeed, as our skin gets more humid, the bacteria and fungi on our skin multiply and can easily create an infection.

What causes excessive sweating?

Excessive sweating is caused by overproduction of sweat by your sweat glands. This is generally a hormonal problem associated with stress, seasonal changes, genetics, temperature, physical activity, etc.

How to treat excessive sweating?

There are different ways to reduce the production of sweat produced by your feet’s sweat glands. Your podiatrist can also treat the associated skin infection, if any.

1. Prescription of medication

Your podiatrist can prescribe different levels of sweat control medication in order to reduce your sweat production.

2. Podiatric advice

Your podiatrist can advise you on proper care at home to prevent your sweating from getting worse or causing more serious harm.

How to treat excessive sweating at home?

The key to reducing your chances of a skin infection due to excessive sweating, or to reducing your excessive sweating in general, is to keep your feet as dry as possible.

Change your socks often

By changing your socks frequently (at least twice a day), you reduce the overall level of moisture around your feet.

Spray your footwear

To reduce the smell associated with excessive sweating, spray your footwear on a daily basis with an anti-bacterial spray, such as Lysol.

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