Through out your entire life you have always suffered from sweaty feet whether it be on a warm 30-degree day or a cool winters morning. But is there more to your sweaty feet then meets the eye. Generally, those who suffer from excessive sweating of the feet have a condition known as plantar hyperhidrosis. While a little bit of sweating might not seem like a bad thing it can lead to Athlete’s Foot and plantar warts as a result of long term excessive sweating.
Generally, those who are experiencing hyperhidrosis may notice the following symptoms occurring:
- Smelly feet
- Itchy feet
- Fungal nails
- Athletes foot
- Damp and wet socks after only a few hours of wearing them
- Clamminess of the feet
To prevent hyperhidrosis becoming an ongoing issue within your life why not try these options at home today!
- Make sure you invest in a pair of leather shoes, which will help to keep your feet dry and cool. While they may be more expensive then your normal shoes your feet will thank you later!
- Changing your socks on a regular basis and even multiple times during the day to prevent your feet sitting in a damp sock that could cause other foot complications. As well as changing your socks daily make sure that you look for natural fibre socks as these will prevent excessive sweating occurring.
- Avoid wearing the same pair of shoes two days in a row. This will allow your shoes to dry/ air out overnight.
- Use an antiperspirant or use a power in your shoes such as tea tree oil, talcum powder or cornstarch.
- Finally, make sure that you’re washing your feet daily and after exercising.
Should you not be getting an improvement with your symptoms come and see one of our friendly podiatrists today to help provide you with a solution. Just call 8645 9800 or book online today.