Memorial Day weekend is nearly upon us, with summer close behind. This means hot days and warm nights, which can lead to a lot of sweating for some people. Sweaty feet prevention becomes important during this season, especially because this perspiration can really make your feet smell.

Your feet sweat more than other parts of your body. The shoes you wear trap this excess moisture inside a hot, damp environment, and that can lead to foot odor, which can be an embarrassing thing for many people. Most of us only sweat when our bodies are warm, but some sweat profusely all the time. This genetic condition is called hyperhidrosis. There are things you can do to combat and prevent sweaty feet.

If your feet perspire a lot, the best thing you can do is to keep them as clean and dry as possible. This could involve using an anti-fungal foot powder, or wearing socks made of material that wick away moisture. You can also sprinkle some baby powder inside your shoes, which can get rid of odor that is already present while also absorbing some of the moisture. If your feet are already stinky, try wiping them down with rubbing alcohol, which can also get rid of any bacteria that may be present.

If you simply can’t get rid of the sweat or the smell, it might be time to contact Fixing Feet Institute in Surprise, AZ, for help. Call Dr. Viedra Elison at (623) 584-5556 to schedule an appointment. We can help you get rid of your embarrassing problem once and for all, so that you can enjoy being barefoot.

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Dr. Viedra V. Elison
Founder and Managing Partner of Fixing Feet Institute
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