Sweaty, smelly and itchy feet

Do you suffer from Sweaty, smelly of itchy feet? Do you have the urge it itch between or toes?

What:

Did you know in a pair of feet there are 250,000 sweat glands?

No wonder your feet can get sweaty, itchy and smelly at times!

Tinea, a highly contagious fungal infection of the skin commonly presents with people who have sweaty feet. Tinea is characterised by itchy, blistering and splitting of the skin which can become quiet sore.

Why:

Anyone can get sweaty feet, regardless of the temperature or time of the year. However, you are more likely to get sweaty feet if you have been on your feet all day, if you are under a lot of stress or if you have a medical condition called hyperhidrosis, which makes you sweat more than normal.

Not all sweaty feet are accompanied with a bad odour. Fungal skin infections such as athletes foot can be the leading cause of smelly feet. A cheesy odour is released as the bacteria on the skin decomposes sweat.

Treatment:

If you get excessively sweaty, itchy or smelly feet it is a good idea to see one of our podiatrists to discuss the treatments options available and prevent it happening again. Our podiatrists may recommend a topical anti fungal cream/ointment to address the Tinea. Prevention can include:

  • Changing your shoes and socks regularly
  • Drying in between your toes after showering
  • Expose the skin to as much air as possible
  • Wear cotton socks
  • Use antiperspirants to control excessive sweating
  • Thursday plantation tea tree oil/spray http://www.thursdayplantation.com/product-categories/australia/the-essentials-100-pure-oils/tea-tree-oil/

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