Tips For Your Sweaty Feet

Sweaty feet (Hyperhidrosis) and smelly feet are two very common, annoying conditions of the feet. Sweaty feet is caused by excessive production of sweat from the soles of the feet and this condition often starts in childhood /adolescence and may effect either sex but it is particularly prevalent in young adult males. Smelly feet are caused when bacteria break down the surface of the skin and this is particularly visible around the toes and on weight bearing areas and appears as multiple superficial pits.

While some cases of excessive smelly sweating of the feet are systemic (throughout the whole body) in nature, such as anemia (low blood count) or hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), these conditions are usually of a local cause.

The wearing of shoes that have synthetic materials, especially trainer shoes also socks that are of man made fabric are contributing factors of the production of excessive perspiration and the bacteria growth that causes this condition. These two problems can lead to athletes foot (Fungal infections).

Certainly the first line of defense for this condition is to wear good leather shoes and socks that are made from a cotton/wool mix. In addition to this, good hygiene and daily changing of hosiery is recommended.



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