Many people suffer from an overactive sweat problem which can lead to excess perspiration in any part of the body including sweaty feet. Whilst sweaty feet may not be as embarrassing as other types of sweat issues, it is nevertheless a concern that needs to be addressed because often sweaty feet can lead to foot odour and for some athlete’s foot.
A few simple steps can be taken to eliminate the problem of excessive sweating of the feet. It is recommended that you make sure that your feet are clean. It is not just a question of cleansing with soap and water. You have to ensure that you do clean the area between the toes thoroughly to remove the bacteria that live on the feet and in between the toes. It is preferable to use an antibacterial soap or shower gel rather than just an ordinary cleansing product. This ensures the reduction of bacteria which are responsible for foot odour.
Always wear clean socks. After washing your feet, leave them open for as long as possible to cool the feet down and to also ensure that they are completely dry.
Try and eat a well-balanced healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables. This may seem obvious to many however toxicity can arise as a result of a poor diet, lack of exercise and even constipation. Toxins in the body lead to many complications since these chemicals can be inflammatory in nature .
Some people suffer from hyperhydrosis, a medical condition characterised by overactive sweat glands which results in sweaty palms, sweaty feet and hands. This does need to be addressed using certain drugs that work on the nervous system as well as powerful antiperspirants.
Ensure you do not wear the same shoes every day if you suffer from sweaty feet. Consider changing your shoes to breathable ones that keep your feet cool. Also if you wear socks, consider Bamboo Socks which absorb sweat and keep your feet cool.
There are many products available to combat sweaty feet and the most popular choice is a good foot powder. I like Margaret Dabbs Soothing Foot Powder, a silky powder which is cooling and contains antibacterials including lemon myrtle and tea tree oil. Lemon myrtle is a very powerful antibacterial and anti fungal herb so it helps prevent athlete’s foot and fungal infections aside from having a very pleasant refreshing smell to combat foot odour. Tea tree oil further supports the formulation to prevent and treat any underlying infection and to calm any inflammation between the toes. Emu Oil is added to Soothing Foot Powder to encourage the healing of broken and inflamed skin aside from also having some moisturising properties. Do not make the mistake of using this foot powder when your feet are wet. Dry your feet, apply Soothing Foot Powder liberally both to the feet and even to the footwear because aside from its cooling and antibacterial properties, this powder will help control foot odour.
If you have taken all these steps and the condition does not improve then go and see your GP in case there is an underlying problem.