Sweaty Feet

Many adults and children suffer from odorous feet. Excessive sweating causing bacterial growth is often the main cause of foot odour. Fungal or bacterial infections can also be to blame for sweaty and smelly feet.

To treat foot odour, check for bacterial or fungal infections. Bacterial infections occur when the top layer of skin is infected, which, if present, creates an unpleasant smell. If you suspect a bacterial infection, then the best course of action is to visit your doctor, who may prescribe a short course of antibiotics. 

Fungal infections, like athlete’s foot , can cause a variety of issues that make the feet produce an odour. Over the counter foot sprays or creams can often clear this up. 

If you’re not suffering from a bacterial infection or athlete’s foot, but have sweaty feet, we recommend the following tips: 

  • Hygiene is key: Ensure you are washing your feet daily and drying them thoroughly
  • Wear clean socks and never wear the same pair of socks twice
  • Change your current choice of footwear: It may be that you need to look at different footwear (including socks) that help your feet breathe better

Here at Footfocus Podiatry, we help you understand the root cause of your sweaty feet and discuss what steps you can take to remove the impact that this has on your daily life. 

Our trained team are on hand to advise you on the best and most effective treatments. With our help, you can regain the confidence and freedom to move, enjoy, grow and do more of what you love.

For treatment and advice on managing sweaty feet, book an appointment today. Or for proactive and preventative advice and support on how to look after your complete health from the feet up, book a Podiatry appointment

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