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Plantar Hyperhidrosis is a condition where the feet sweat excessively (“plantar” = “feet”, hyperhidrosis = excess sweat). It is one of many types of focal hyperhidrosis conditions (also known as primary hyperhidrosis), which are conditions where excessive sweat is produced in a localized part of the body. Hyperhidrosis is more common in men than women.
It is perfectly normal for our feet to sweat (especially when it’s hot outside). Although this is usually not an issue, excessive sweating can sometimes produce a strong odour. The buildup of moisture in your feet also predisposes them to bacterial and fungal infections, as well as friction blisters.
Signs and symptoms of plantar hyperhidrosis are:
Sweat is part of the body’s way of regulating its temperature and cooling itself off when it senses it’s too hot. In people with hyperhidrosis, this regulatory process switches on at lower temperatures than it may for others.
Hyperhidrosis is typically genetic. It may also involve excessive sweat in other parts of the body, such as the palms and armpits.
For more information, check out our blog article on the causes of sweaty feet.
Plantar hyperhidrosis often requires ongoing treatment; it cannot be “cured” and typically does not go away. Although not a serious condition, managing the moisture buildup from plantar hyperhidrosis is important in order to prevent other common moisture-related foot issues, such as fungus or infection.
The key to this is good foot hygiene. This involves:
The following products are also recommended for treating the effects of plantar hyperhidrosis:
Our foot clinic offers a variety of products specifically designed to treat and manage plantar hyperhidrosis. You can stop by our store and speak to our knowledge staff to find out which solutions work best for you.
Risk factors that can exacerbate excessive sweating in the feet include:
Here are various foot care solutions for preventing Plantar Hyperhidrosis:
The knowledgeable staff at our foot clinic can help you find antiperspirants and footwear with breathable material to help prevent moisture-buildup around your feet. This will help prevent other complications that may result from plantar hyperhidrosis, while keeping your feet dry, clean and healthy.
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