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Plantar Hyperhidrosis

Overview

What Is Plantar Hyperhidrosis?

Plantar hyperhidrosis is the medical name for sweaty feet. Excess sweating can produce a strong odour and predispose feet to bacterial and fungal infections and friction blisters.
Symptoms

What Are The Symptoms Of Plantar Hyperhidrosis?

Plantar hyperhidrosis symptoms include:
  • Constant sweating affecting both feet that ranges from mild to severe
  • Foot odour
  • Negative impact on quality of life
Treatment

How Do I Treat Plantar Hyperhidrosis?

Plantar hyperhidrosis treatment may include:
  • Absorbant insoles
  • Topical antiperspirant
  • Foot powder
  • Double layered cotton socks
  • Anticholinergic creams
Plantar hyperhidrosis often requires ongoing treatment.
Causes

What Causes Plantar Hyperhidrosis?

The condition onset is usually during childhood or adolescence and typically a hereditary condition.
Risk Factors

Risk Factors

Certain factors can exacerbate perspiration including:
  • Physical stress
  • Emotional stress
Prevention

How Do I Prevent Plantar Hyperhidrosis?

Here are various foot care solutions preventing Plantar Hyperhidrosis:

  • Keep a daily log recording the incidents of sweaty feet to determine the stimulants and manage accordingly
  • Topical antiperspirants
  • Wear moisture wicking socks
  • Wear shoes with a breathable material and in the correct size
  • Stay hydrated to regulate body temperature
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