Sweaty Feet Treatment in NYC

Overly sweaty feet are one of the more embarrassing “lapses” in personal hygiene. But the embarrassment, also known as hyperhidrosis, extends beyond the fact that a person’s feet are dripping sweat. It also leads to a bad but all too familiar odor. And in a city like New York, this can lead to a bad first impression and close many doors for you. The good news is that sweaty feet treatment is available. But whatever treatment you choose, make sure to consult with their NYC podiatrist first.

Home Remedies: Cornstarch and Salt

Some people dust their feet with cornstarch to absorb the sweat or dust the inside of their shoes with cornstarch. Other people soak their feet in a bowl of kosher salt dissolved in water. The salt helps to dry the feet out. Others make sure that they wash their feet frequently and wear “breathable” socks and shoes.

Antiperspirants

One type of sweaty feet treatment is to simply apply an antiperspirant to the feet. If an antiperspirant is gentle enough for the delicate skin under the arms, it’s certainly appropriate for a person’s feet! The antiperspirant for the feet can be bought at the drug store like the antiperspirant for the underarms. They may indeed be the same brand, but should be used separately. Antiperspirants work by blocking the pores in the skin.

If the antiperspirant doesn’t do the job, the patient might have their NYC podiatrist or dermatologist prescribe a stronger antiperspirant. These antiperspirants might cause irritation, however. Antiperspirants for the feet work better when they’re applied in the morning and last thing at night.

Botox

Another sweaty feet treatment is Botox. Botox is renowned not just as a cosmetic that reduces wrinkles but is also known for successfully treating excessive sweating. It works by suppressing the nerve impulses that stimulate sweat glands. In this case, the doctor injects the Botox into areas of the foot. The patient might need to undergo a few sessions of Botox treatment, but he or she can be free of excessive sweating for nearly a year.

Iontophoresis

This is the somewhat daunting name for a procedure that uses an electrical current to stop the excessive sweating. The patient places their feet in a bowl of water and an electrical current is sent through it. Like Botox, the patient may need to have several sessions before he or she sees improvement and may need “touch-up” treatments after that. However, it’s not recommended for pregnant women, people who have heart conditions or people who have any kind of implants made out of metal. Nobody quite knows how iontophoresis actually works.

Surgery

When absolutely everything else has failed, some desperate patients may opt for a treatment called a sympathectomy. Like Botox, this operation interrupts the nerve signals to the sweat glands, but in this case it’s permanent.

Have Sweaty Feet? Manhattan Footcare Can Help!

People who are suffering from hyperhidrosis of the feet and seek sweaty feet treatment shouldn’t hesitate to arrange for a consultation with an NYC podiatrist at Manhattan Footcare. Call today at (212) 629-5090.

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