Do you find that your feet are often extra sweaty and wet, even when you're not that warm or it's not that hot outside? You probably have a condition known as hyperhidrosis, which essentially means your sweat glands are overactive. Sweaty feet are not just annoying. They can lead to issues like blisters and athlete's foot if you don't handle the problem appropriately. Here's a look at the precautions you need to take if you have extra sweaty feet.
Wash your feet thoroughly and often
The fungi that cause athlete's foot thrive in a moist environment like that of your shoes. Bacteria also love warmth and moisture, so any cuts or blisters on your feet are at an increased risk of becoming infected. You can decrease your risk of athlete's foot and bacterial infections by washing your feet regularly and often. Use plenty of soap, lather up your feet, and then rinse them with clear water. Using an antibacterial wash is best, but any soap will do if you're in a pinch. Try doing this every morning, as soon as you arrive home from work, and before you go to bed.
Disinfect your shoes and socks
You can purchase spray-on disinfectant made just for shoes. Use this each day. As soon as you take your shoes off, give them a good spray to kill any bacteria or fungi inside. Wash your socks in bleach water to kill any germs, too.
Rotate your shoes
It's important to let your shoes dry out completely between uses, so make sure you have several pairs of shoes. Rotate through them rather than wearing the same pair several days in a row. Whenever possible, wear open shoes like sandals so your feet can breathe. When you have to wear closed shoes, such as when you're going to the gym or to your office, look for pairs that have mesh or vents so your feet stay a little dryer.
Bring along extra socks
Make sure the socks you're buying are made from moisture-wicking materials. And pack an extra pair or two of socks when you'll be out all day. Changing your socks in the middle of the day will help you avoid blisters and fungal infections since your feet won't be sitting in the same moisture for as long.
If you continue to struggle with blisters and infections due to super sweaty feet, see your podiatrist. He or she may be able to recommend a product you can apply to reduce foot sweat safely.Share
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