Today we are looking at what sweaty feet are, the causes of sweaty feet, symptoms of sweaty feet, and how to care for sweaty feet!
What are Sweaty Feet?
Excessive sweating of the feet is called hyperhidrosis. It’s more common in men than in women, and more common in young adults than older adults.
People whose feet sweat excessively often also have problems with excessive sweating of the palms.
Excessive sweating of the feet seems to be an inherited problem. Most people sweat when it’s hot out, or when they become warm or often when exercising. People with hyperhidrosis sweat excessively almost all the time.
The most obvious symptom of hyperhidrosis is feet that sweat excessively. Some people sweat so much that their feet may slip around inside their shoes.
The feet may also have a whitish, wet appearance; sometimes, foot infections are present as well. (Constant wetness breaks down the skin, allowing infection to set in.) Foot odor is common.
Good foot hygiene is essential. Wash your feet daily with ClearZal Foot Cleanser; be sure to wash between the toes. Dry the feet thoroughly, then apply ClearZal Lotion to Powder formulated with Tapioca Starch to absorb the moisture.