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Treatments for Excessively Sweaty Feet

Monday, 17 August 2020 00:00

As you walk around this summer, do you find your feet slipping and sliding out of your shoes? Do you leave behind wet footprints when you walk barefoot around the house? Are your feet regularly sweating buckets for no good reason? If so, you may have plantar hyperhidrosis, a condition that causes excessively sweaty feet. Beyond being annoying and embarrassing, hyperhidrosis can also make your feet more prone to infection due to the constant wetness breaking down your skin. Fortunately, there are treatments available for this condition. One treatment option is iontophoresis, in which a doctor submerges your feet in water with a mild electrical current through it in order to disable the overactive sweat glands, therefore reducing excessive sweating in your feet. Other potential treatment options include prescribing an antiperspirant or botox injections for your feet. If you have excessively sweaty feet, consult with a podiatrist to explore your treatment options.

If you are suffering from hyperhidrosis contact Dr. Waymon Lewis of Weatherford Podiatry Clinic. Our doctor can provide the care you need to attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

Hyperhidrosis of the Feet

Hyperhidrosis is a rare disorder that can cause people to have excessive sweating of their feet. This can usually occur all on its own without rigorous activity involved. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis may also experience sweaty palms.

Although it is said that sweating is a healthy process meant to cool down the body temperature and to maintain a proper internal temperature, hyperhidrosis may prove to be a huge hindrance on a person’s everyday life.

Plantar hyperhidrosis is considered to be the main form of hyperhidrosis. Secondary hyperhidrosis can refer to sweating that occurs in areas other than the feet or hands and armpits. Often this may be a sign of it being related to another medical condition such as menopause, hyperthyroidism and even Parkinson’s disease.

In order to alleviate this condition, it is important to see your doctor so that they may prescribe the necessary medications so that you can begin to live a normal life again. If this is left untreated, it is said that it will persist throughout an individual’s life.

A last resort approach would be surgery, but it is best to speak with your doctor to find out what may be the best treatment for you.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Weatherford, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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