Are you afraid to wear sandals or flip-flops that you'll slip right out of them? Do you leave damp footprints when you walk barefoot? Are your feet always cold because they are always wet? Not only you. According to the International Hyperhidrosis Society, 5 percent of the population suffers from hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating worldwide. It’s more common in men than women. The sweat glands continue to produce extreme quantities of sweat & can also lead to other health issues, such as foot odor, athlete’s foot, and toenail fungus.
Excessive sweating of the feet seems to be an inherited problem. No one knows exactly why it occurs, but people who sweat excessively seem to have a different “set point” than other people.
How to prevent sweaty feet?
Wash your feet
Wash your feet daily with antibacterial soap. Dry the feet thoroughly, be sure to wash between the toes. Then apply cornstarch, foot powder, or an antifungal powder to your feet.
Wear right socks
Choose the best socks. Wear cotton socks for proper ventilation. Avoid nylon as this synthetic fabric can trap moisture. It’s a good idea to use 2 pairs of socks per day.
Choose right footwear
Choose the footwear made from a breathable fabric such as canvas or leather. Avoid plastic shoes as they do not allow a good airflow and may trap sweat inside the shoe. Choosing the right size footwear is very important. If your shoes are tight it encourages too much sweat.
The feet contain more sweat glands per inch than any other part of the body. An antiperspirant is a very easy solution to solve your sweaty foot problem. Antiperspirants temporarily block your sweat glands. Use antiperspirant to dry feet before bed and wash it off in the morning. It helps you very well.
Drinking lots of water helps to regulate your body temperature and reduce the likelihood of sweating.