Foot Odor and Sweaty Feet

Sweating is a natural bodily function that helps to regulate one’s temperature. However, when sweat glands throughout the body are overactive, it can lead to odor becoming a problem. For many people, this tends to take place in the feet. If you’re tired of living with this embarrassing situation, our team at Great Neck Family Foot Care is here to help. We’ll help you understand why foot odor occurs and teach you ways that it can be prevented.

What Causes Foot Odor?

The medical term for foot odor is called bromodosis. It is a widespread medical condition, so don’t feel like you’re the only person going through their life with unwanted foot odor. Bromodosis takes place when a buildup of sweat causes bacteria to grow on the skin. The buildup of bacteria causes the unpleasant smell, so stopping the sweat can correct the issue.

Preventing Foot Odor

Foot odor can be an embarrassing thing to deal with. Fortunately, at Great Neck Family Foot Care, our team knows how you can avoid it. Below are just some examples of how you can work to have your feet smelling clean:

  • Using a mild soap, scrub your feet every day.   
  • Wear clean socks made out of cotton to help absorb sweat.
  • If your feet sweat heavily, change your socks throughout the day.
  • Wear open-toed sandals in warm weather.
  • Consider applying antiperspirant to your feet.
  • Avoid wearing shoes that retain moisture. 

Stopping Overly Sweaty Feet

As previously stated, sweating is a natural body process. Everyone will experience sweaty feet from time to time. However, a condition known as hyperhidrosis could be causing your foot odor. Hyperhidrosis is a condition where the sweat glands are excessively active. The extra sweat produced can become a breeding ground for odor-causing bacteria. To treat this condition, our team can implement the below:

  • Prescription-strength antiperspirants
  • Iontophoresis
  • Referral for botox injections

Contact Us  

Foot odor and sweaty feet go hand in hand. Sometimes, simple at-home changes can be made to reduce foot odor and restore your quality of life. However, our team at Great Neck Family Foot Care will be happy to help when medical intervention is needed. Contact our team today and schedule your much-needed appointment!