I have sweaty feet which cause my socks to be damp. I’ve heard about people using powders or antiperspirants. Which is better? Can they be used together? Can it be underarm antiperspirant or is there some made especially for feet?
Hello and thank you for the question. Excessive sweating, which is called hyperhydrosis, can lead to bacteria growth, fungal infections and foot odor. The most effective way to treat excessive sweating is with the roll-on anti-perspirants which are specific for excessive sweating. These anti-perspirants can tingle a little but this will decrease the more you use it. In addition, you can soak your feet in brewed tea. The tea must be brewed and ideally use black tea. Tea contains tannins which shrink the sweat glands in the feet. Another great product for excessive sweating are copper socks. Aetrex makes a great line of copper socks that are naturally anti-fungal and anti-bacterial!
Dr. Emily Splichal
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