By Joseph Stuto, DPM
June 29, 2017
Category: foot conditions
Tags: sweaty feet   hyperhidrosis  

You just spent a good hour at the gym, running on the treadmill and lifting weights. As you walk out and back to your car you notice something a little odd. Your feet have seem excessively sweating. Your socks and shoes are soaked they have a whitish sheen and you are terrified that they reek.

You got in contact with a local podiatrist named Dr. Joseph Stuto of Joseph Stuto, DPM in Brooklyn, New York, and you made an appointment by calling 718-624-7537. After a consultation and examination Dr. Stuto determined that you have Hyperhidrosis, commonly known as sweaty feet.

Instantly you’re flooded with relief. You have a diagnosis and it is not as grim as you had originally thought. Now What?

Treat those feet!

7 Ways to Treat Sweaty Feet

  1. Soak your feet in warm water.
  2. Wear cotton or wool socks for the best absorbance. Cotton is very breathable and does not cause a buildup in moisture.
  3. Avoid nylons due to their synthetic fibers. Nylon tends to lock in moisture and does not allow the feet or legs to breathe.
  4. Change socks and pantyhose multiple times a day so that the sweat is not captured for long periods of time.
  5. Wear leather shoes.
  6. Use an antiperspirant on your feet – it should have 15% to 25% aluminum chloride to be effective.
  7. Use a foot powder specifically engineered for sweaty feet. There are numerous over the counter options that you can buy and try for yourself.

These tips and tricks aren’t reducing the sweat? Are your feet sweating when you aren’t partaking in any extracurricular activity? Dr. Stuto and his staff can help; you decide whether or not you need a prescription strength medication or foot powder. Some cures for sweaty feet can be achieved with medicated foot powders and other topical treatments. Others need an oral medication. Dr. Stuto and his staff are standing by waiting to assist you. If Dr. Stuto and his staff determine that your sweaty feet are caused by another underlying cause, he will direct you to the right physician that will meet your needs.

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