Foot Odor and Smelly Feet

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Piscataway & Hillsborough Podiatrist, Dr. Robert Kosofsky has over 25 years of experience.

Hydrosis is excessively sweating in the palms and feet. It is more common in young men than women, but many women still suffer with it. It can become an embarrassing and frustrating condition. Speaking to a podiatrist about the condition can help to treat it faster.

Causes of Sweaty, Smelly Feet

Smelly feet can be caused by an inherited condition called hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, which primarily affects males. Stress, some medications, fluid intake and hormonal changes also can increase the amount of perspiration your body produces.
 

Tips to Keeping Feet Dry

  • Use a deodorant product that will reduce the secretion of sweat. 
  • Always wash your feet thoroughly. 
  • Change your socks throughout the day, whenever they feel moist.
  • Wear quality shoes, made from leather or breathable material reduce the perspiration and cotton socks to absorb any sweat that does occur. 

Treatment:

Treatment will depend on the severity of the case and the expectations from the patient. Over the counter, as well as, prescription creams are available. Botox has been used to treat the sweat glands. In very extreme cases, surgery can be done.