Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
About MyHyperhidrosisTeam

Health Tip: Coping With Sweaty Feet

Posted on November 09, 2018


By Diana Kohnle, HealthDay Reporter

(HealthDay News) -- If your feet are sweaty much of the time, you may have a condition called hyperhidrosis. While it's not cause for worry, you can do things to cope with excess sweating.

Here are some suggestions from the American Podiatric Medical Association for keeping feet dry:

  • Wash your feet daily, especially between the toes, with antibacterial soap.
  • Dry feet well, then sprinkle cornstarch, foot powder or an antifungal powder to keep feet dry.
  • Choose socks made of synthetic materials that wick sweat away from the feet. Avoid socks made of 100 percent cotton.
  • Wear shoes made of breathable material.
  • Keep an extra pair of socks with you and change them during the day.

Note: This article was published more than one year ago. The facts and conclusions presented may have since changed and may no longer be accurate.

Copyright © 2017 All rights reserved.

Here are some questions and conversations from MyHyperhidrosisTeam:

"Will this ever end... so fed up with the soaking wet feeling, I even wear puppy pads to absorb sweat..."

I had hyperhidrosis since a child. I profusely sweat on head face hands nose and feet. I would love to hear from someone who may have the same problem and what if anything did you find that helped?

"I was going to meet a few friends but with me Sweating from Feet and Hands basically anywhere I COULD sweat from and the teachers and students would take delight in embarrassing me and little did I know it was going to get much worse and it did and has from Head to Toe."

Do you sweat excessively on your feet? Do you have any hacks for keeping your feet dry?
Share in the comments below or directly on MyHyperhidrosisTeam.

A MyHyperhidrosisTeam Member said:

I’ve had sweaty smelly fleet since little, bit the Chiropodist advised me to swab them with surgical spirits daily and it really helps. I used to rot my shoes it was so bad, I’d deffo try this.

posted over 1 year ago

hug (1)

Recent articles

To determine how you can reduce your medical expenses, MyHyperhidrosisTeam sat down with Susan...

How To Reduce Medical Bills: Top Financial Expert Shares 10 Tips

To determine how you can reduce your medical expenses, MyHyperhidrosisTeam sat down with Susan...
The excessive sweating of hyperhidrosis can be even worse in hot weather. Sweat is usually most...

Keeping Cool with Hyperhidrosis

The excessive sweating of hyperhidrosis can be even worse in hot weather. Sweat is usually most...
Because the physical impact of hyperhidrosis can be all-consuming, you may be dealing with...

How Hyperhidrosis Can Affect Your Mental Health

Because the physical impact of hyperhidrosis can be all-consuming, you may be dealing with...
Thousands of members of MyHyperhidrosisTeam connect with one another and read each other's...

Four Books About Hyperhidrosis You Should Read

Thousands of members of MyHyperhidrosisTeam connect with one another and read each other's...
Those of us living with pre-existing health conditions such as hyperhidrosis have likely felt...

Canceling Is Kindness: Keeping Safe From COVID-19 With Hyperhidrosis

Those of us living with pre-existing health conditions such as hyperhidrosis have likely felt...
There are now more treatments for hyperhidrosis than ever before. Hyperhidrosis treatments fall...

Hyperhidrosis Treatments

There are now more treatments for hyperhidrosis than ever before. Hyperhidrosis treatments fall...
How Is Hyperhidrosis Diagnosed?Many primary care physicians are unfamiliar with hyperhidrosis....

Hyperhidrosis – The Path to Diagnosis

How Is Hyperhidrosis Diagnosed?Many primary care physicians are unfamiliar with hyperhidrosis....
There are two types of hyperhidrosis. In primary focal hyperhidrosis, there is no underlying...

What Causes Hyperhidrosis?

There are two types of hyperhidrosis. In primary focal hyperhidrosis, there is no underlying...
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes excessive sweating. Everyone sweats – sweating...

Hyperhidrosis – An Overview

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes excessive sweating. Everyone sweats – sweating...
The main symptom of hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating. People with hyperhidrosis experience...

Hyperhidrosis Symptoms

The main symptom of hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating. People with hyperhidrosis experience...
MyHyperhidrosisTeam My hyperhidrosis Team

Two Ways to Get Started with MyHyperhidrosisTeam

Become a Member

Connect with others who are living with hyperhidrosis. Get members only access to emotional support, advice, treatment insights, and more.

sign up

Become a Subscriber

Get the latest articles about hyperhidrosis sent to your inbox.

Not now, thanks

Privacy policy
MyHyperhidrosisTeam My hyperhidrosis Team

Thank you for signing up.

close