What are Sweaty Feet?

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Excessive sweating of the feet is called hyperhidrosis.

People whose feet sweat excessively often also have problems with excessive sweating of the palms. It’s more common in men than in women, and more common in young adults than older adults.

This condition appears to be an inherited problem. Most people sweat when it’s hot out, or when they become warm, but people with hyperhidrosis sweat excessively almost all the time.
The most obvious and common symptom of hyperhidrosis is excessively sweaty palms and soles of feet.

People suffering from hyperhidrosis may also experience emotional stress and worry regarding foot odour. Sweat-related anxiety and isolation can be particularly severe among teens with hyperhidrosis of the feet.

Most often, treatment options are tailored to the person’s symptoms. Off the shelf or prescription products may be beneficial, injections have been used, and in a few severe cases, surgery has been performed to disrupt nerve signals that tell the body to sweat excessively.

Ultimately, good foot hygiene is the best way to manage/prevent foot odor and foot infections, which are two common side effects of sweaty feet.

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