What it is: While it’s totally normal and healthy for feet to sweat (the sweat glands in your feet produce half a pint of perspiration a day), excess moisture in the area can contribute to other foot issues like athlete’s foot. What’s more, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria, leading to nasty odors.
How to treat: “Using more natural and breathable materials on the feet will help,” says Dr. Youner. Also, “wicking socks are helpful in absorbing excess sweat.” To help curb the dampness, use your daily antiperspirant spray or stick on the soles of your feet, and carry an extra pair of socks in your office bag so you can change midday if needed, says Dr. Zinkin. For truly severe cases of over-sweating, docs now use Botox injections, which have been shown to work remarkably well at ending the sweat cycle.
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