Sweat regulates body temperature under normal conditions. Under certain circumstances, the sweat glands, which are found in greater quantities in the feet, hands and armpits, can generate increased sweating, which we call hyperhidrosis.
The causes of hyperhidrosis are diverse. It may have a hereditary origin or may be due to hormonal disorders or simply to situations of stress or anxiety.
When hyperhidrosis is associated with bacterial decomposition, bromhidrosis occurs, where excessive sweating and bad odor are combined. In this case, bromhidrosis is not due to poor hygiene but can be caused by metabolic disorders, drugs, certain foods, pollutants or bacteria.
The best solutions for sweaty feet
In mild situations of excessive sweating of the feet, talcum powder or specific creams can be used to control sweating. However, in more important cases, the podiatrist is the specialist who will help you reduce sweating and perform a treatment when the bad odor is caused by bacterial decomposition.
Other tips to keep in mind:
- The type of footwear that is usually worn should be breathable, looking for a size that does not excessively tighten. In the warmer months, sandals help keep feet ventilated but are not recommended for prolonged walking.
- When choosing socks, make sure they are made of cotton and not synthetic fibers.
- Maintaining good body hygiene is beneficial for your health and for your feet.
- It is advisable to change shoes and socks if there is excessive sweating.
- Shoes should be aired and allowed to dry completely between uses.
Clínica San Román offers treatments to solve the sweating of the feet, do not hesitate to contact us if you need help, we have over 35 years of experience.
Article prepared by Clínica San Román
Date of publication: 29-11-2017
Date of revision: 5-02-2020