Hyperhidrosis of the feet, otherwise known as plantar hyperhidrosis is a common problem, and many people have sweaty feet. Plantar hyperhidrosis is often associated with an unpleasant odour, maceration of the toes and mycotic infections.
It is made worse by wearing synthetic shoes and man-made fibre socks. The smell of sweaty feet comes from the bacteria that thrive in warm moist conditions, so wash often and stick with leather shoes or sandals and 100% cotton socks. Change your socks often, and don't wear the same pair of shoes 2 days in a row – give them time to dry out properly. Go barefoot whenever possible.
Anti-perspirants can be very effective.
Iontophoresis is very effective for most people if aluminium chloride antiperspirants don't work.
Botulinum Toxin treatment (Botox) is not licensed in the UK for hyperhidrosis of the feet, and surgery is not generally recommended.
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