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The Complications of Excessively Sweaty Feet

Plantar hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes the feet to sweat excessively. Not only is this an annoying problem that can ruin your shoes or leave behind damp footprints, it can also lead to more serious medical complications. Because the feet of someone with plantar hyperhidrosis are constantly wet, the skin can begin to break down. This can lead to foot wounds and infections. Fungal infections, like athlete’s foot, are particularly common as the damp feet provide the perfect environment for the fungi to grow and thrive in, but bacterial and viral infections are also possible. Fortunately, there are many treatment options available for plantar hyperhidrosis. To learn more, please consult with a chiropodist. 

Plantar hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes excessive sweating of the feet. This problem is not only embarrassing but can also cause a variety of foot health problems if left untreated. Fortunately, there are many effective treatments available for plantar hyperhidrosis. If you have very sweaty feet, please consult with Paul A. Scotti, D.Ch from West Toronto Foot & Ankle Clinic Inc. . Our chiropodist can help you maintain the health of your lower limbs and your mobility. 

Signs & Symptoms

  • Excessive foot sweat

  • Sweating from both feet

  • Slipping out of shoes due to sweat

  • Damp footprints

  • Ruined shoes

  • Frequent foot infections

  • Friction blisters

  • Whitish foot color

  • Wrinkly, pruney feet

  • Cold feet

  • Strong odor

Treatment Options

  • Topical antiperspirants - Powders, creams, or gels that are applied directly to the feet to prevent sweating; can be over the counter or prescription strength

  • Oral medications - Pills taken by mouth to reduce sweating temporarily

  • Iontophoresis - A procedure that uses a mild electrical current conducted through water to reduce activity in hyperactive sweat glands

  • Botox - Injected into the feet to prevent activation of sweat glands

In addition to these treatment options, footwear modifications, such as wearing shoes and socks made of breathable or moisture-wicking materials, are also suggested. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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