The symptoms and causes of sweaty feet.
Did you know there is a medical term for excessively sweaty feet? Hyperhidrosis is more often found in men than in women.
According to the International Hyperhidrosis Society, 3 percent of the population suffers from hyperhidrosis.
What causes it?
There is no known cause of excessive sweating, but it does seem to be inherited. Most people sweat when the temperature is warmer, but people with hyperhidrosis can sweat at any time, no matter the weather.
What are the symptoms?
The most common symptom is sweating. Some people sweat so much they soak through their socks and may slip inside their shoes.
Their feet may also appear almost white or look wet. They also might have foot infections. When your feet are constantly wet the skin breaks down and allows infections in.
There might be a foot odor.
Some people may be stressed or have anxiety. This is most common in teens.
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