Excessive sweat can be an annoying and embarrassing condition. It affects both men and women; however the population it affects more is young men between the ages of 18-30 and can also coincide with with athlete's foot. Roughly 3% of Americans suffer from this condition known as hyperhidrosis. Unfortunately many people never seek treatment for this and continue living with this embarrassing condition.
The cause of hyperhidrosis is not known, however it is usually inherited from a parent or grandparent. Symptoms are excessive sweating of the skin on the sole of the foot regardless of how hot it is outside or how much work has been done. Extreme foot odor may also be a sign of hyperhidrosis. Home treatment includes washing the feet daily with antibacterial soap, and using moisture wicking materials for socks in addition to changing your socks daily.
Most often, diagnosis is made through clinical inspection by a podiatrist. If you have noticed any excessive sweating of your feet, please give us a call at Gentle Touch Foot Care. A podiatrist is the only person that is trained in a specialized field in medicine for anything concerning the lower extremity, foot and ankle, that’s why it is important for you to visit your podiatrist if there are any problems concerning your feet. In the case of hyperhidrosis detection, the most effective treatment is weaing the correct footwear and keeping your feet dry. If there you have any other questions feel free to contact Dr. Theall’s and Dr. Saleh’s Gentle Touch Foot Care office for all your foot and ankle needs and concerns at 973 673 – 3668.