People with sweat feet know how embarrassing this can be. These people typically sweat a lot more than other people on their feet, and in many cases this can of course lead to a problem with smelly feet, which is very embarrasing. Lots of people with sweaty feet don’t really know what to make out of it. I had a friend in high-school who had this problem, and everyone of us dreaded the moment when he would take off his shoes, because he would instantly spread a really bad smell in the whole room whenever he exposed his socks.
A friend of mine told him to take foot baths with salt, but he already did that. He also tried footbaths with tea and all kinds of powders, and using talcum powder on his feet. Special insoles too. None of that really provided relief for him, and he just kind of seemed to have accepted it. I’m wondering whether he is still running around with swhis sweat feet, or whether he found a cure that works for him.
Lots of people will tell you that you simply need shoes in which your feed breathe better, but while shoes that are “breathing-unfriendly” can make things worse, there is a limiit to how much you can achiee this way.
Also, when walking barefood, specially if there is any physical activity involved (e.g. in a martial arts clas, dancing lessons, etc.) people will leavy sweat spots on the floor – which is embarrassing and disgusting enough. But apart of that, it also poses a risk, because it is very easy to slide on these spots and get injured this way.
I know another man who is using charcoal inlays in his shoes, and they work really well, You probably know that charcoal is very effective when it comes to absorbing smells. Sometimes people use charcoal in their refridgerator to absorb strong smells. So, these insoles might help to reduce the smell, but they don’t do much about the sweating.
Plantar iontophoresis is a popular treatment option. Here, people are putting their feet in a water basin, and using a special device, the water (and with it their feet) received a mild electric current. This electric shock disables the sweat glands temporarily, so that peole don’t sweat anymore. However, you need to constantly repeat this treatment for it in order to be effectivce, and it can be quiet painful.
I strongly advice against ETS surgery. ETS surgery can help you to reduce or stop plantar hyperhidrosis, but it can often also lead to compensatory sweating (some studies suggeswt that up to 90% of the people who undergo ETS surgery can develop compensatory sweating, which will be as bad, or even worse than the original sweat problem they went to s the doctor with in the first place).
There are natural cures for sweaty feet that are way more preferable. I am still in the process of reviewing different methods that will help the fastest against sweat feet.