Excessive foot sweating, also known as pedal hyperhidrosis, usually appears in a combination with excessive hand sweat. Patients suffering from this condition may also experience problems with armpit and/or face. This condition (with the feet) is is not very common and although pedal hyperhidrosis is not as obvious and emotional upsetting as hand sweat, it can still be a problem.
Foot Sweating and Odor
The odor associated with heavy foot sweating represents one of the major issues of this condition. This can prove to be an obstacle in many social situations. The patients’ anxiety levels are high whenever they have to take of their shoes in a social environment, as they fear that the odor triggered by heavy sweating will become obvious to the others. People suffering from pedal hyperhidrosis also accuse feeling their feet wet and cold most of the time. This creates and uncomfortable feeling where they feel like they are slipping in their own shoes.
Other problems refer to the difficulties in getting pedicures. Foot infections are also more frequent, as the constant humidity favors the growth of germs and bacteria. Athletes foot is also observed with many patients of pedal hyperhidrosis.
The most commonly used medication for foot sweating includes antiperspirants and a variety of medications. These can produce good result when combined with iontophoresis. Even though it is rare, solitary pedal hyperhidrosis responds well to a treatment of sympathectomy.
For foot sweating, try getting more Potassium and maybe Magnesium.