The main causes and methods of eliminating excessive sweating
What will medicine say?
Sweating by the human body is a natural defensive response of the body that prevents overheating of the body. Most often in medical practice, increased localized sweating of the legs, arms and underarms occurs.
If the feet sweat not only in the summer, but also in the winter, then this already represents not an aesthetic problem, but a medical one. They are overcooling, extremely unpleasant and strongly smell. In medicine, this disease is called hyperhidrosis.
There are a number of reasons that can answer not only the question of why the feet sweat, but also why they smell much. Some reasons depend on us and consist in improper hygiene or wearing unsuitable shoes. Other reasons do not depend on us and are pathological.
It should be noted that sweating feet is not a psychological problem.It automatically transfers a person to a high-risk group and faces fungal or catarrhal diseases, as well as pustular infections.
Eliminating the cause of excessive sweating of the feet, itching, unpleasant smell and feeling of moisture will disappear.
All this concerns only the lack of proper hygiene. In all other cases, the cause must be sought in other diseases:
- nervous stress;
- malignant neoplasms;
- endocrine problems;
- fungal diseases;
- disorders of the central nervous system.
In such cases, the question of why the feet are sweating should be a neuropathologist and a dermatologist, and also eliminate the root cause of hyperhidrosis. It should be noted that excessive sweating of the feet and often cold feet indicate an extremely dangerous disease, and completely different specialists will eliminate this problem.
Other causes of hyperhidrosis
If your feet are sweating and your feet smell strong, try to solve the problem first on your own. Quite often the problem is:
- shoes made of synthetic materials that prevent the evaporation of sweat and provoke an unpleasant odor;
- improper shoe care;
- often wearing tight, closed or too narrow shoes, which also prevents the evaporation of sweat;
- improper and insufficient foot care;
- constant and excessive load on the muscles of the legs and feet;
- wearing stockings or socks made of synthetic fabric.
Eliminating the above reasons, unpleasant odor and hyperhidrosis should be removed. Otherwise, a visit to a dermatologist is required.
Until the problem is clarified, the specialist may suggest using a special antiperspirant applied to the feet. With its help, the sweat glands are blocked and the production of sweat at the place of its use stops. However, the period of use of such funds is limited and with regular use can be harmful to health.
The doctor may also recommend taking local baths with tannins.When the feet sweat, prescribe Delaxin powder. Only 5 grams. This powder is diluted in 10 liters. water, the temperature of which should be 32-35 degrees. Take this bath every day throughout the week for 15 minutes.
We have considered general cases, but what will the doctor do in particularly difficult situations? The specialist may suggest a sympathectomy or surgery, the purpose of which is to block the work of the ganglia that transmit a signal through the central nervous system about the need for additional sweat production.
Many people who are faced with a similar problem do not know what to do in this situation and what to do. Exit near - try safe and affordable trays from the folk pharmacy.
Bath No. 1
For its preparation will require 100 grams.oak bark, which is diluted in one liter of water and boiled for thirty minutes. Baths are taken hot for half an hour. Each time the broth must be prepared fresh. Do not be afraid if you notice darkening of the skin on the legs. This is a side effect of this remedy.
Bath number 2
You can use another recipe that is perfect for people who have sweaty feet. To do this, do not have to do anything complicated. It is enough to take a tablespoon of dried sage, mint, nettle and pour them with one liter of boiling water. After which the composition should be infused for at least 40 minutes. This bath is taken every day for 15 minutes.
When the feet sweat, you can not only do and take baths, but also use other, equally effective methods. If for any reason you do not have the opportunity to steam up your legs, you can do other procedures.
One teaspoon of crushed sage leaves is poured with two cups of boiling water and left for forty minutes for infusion. Then you need to strain the mixture. It is taken twice a day, two tablespoons for fourteen days.
It is also recommended to wipe your feet with an aqueous solution with the addition of apple cider vinegar, lemon peel or its juice.
Instead of apple cider vinegar, an ordinary table vine is quite suitable, but it must be diluted in different proportions: 1 to 5. It is the acid that is designed to save a person from an unpleasant smell.
You can also wipe your feet with a 20% solution of aluminum chloride or boric acid (in powder), without forgetting to process the skin between your toes.
You can also do this procedure from other herbs - mint, sage, chamomile. In particular, twice a day, namely, in the morning and in the evening, you must thoroughly wash your feet with antibacterial soap.
If you feel an unpleasant smell emanating from the legs, a solution of potassium permanganate in which they must be washed will help you to get rid of it urgently.
To prevent the problem of excessive sweating on the legs, you can use preventive methods:
- choose the right shoes, which should be made of genuine leather, do not hamper movement and well ventilate the foot in the summer;
- wash and clean shoes, air insoles, dry from the inside outdoors;
- every day to change socks that you need to buy exclusively from natural materials;
- after taking a bath or shower, the feet should be thoroughly dried and wiped with a clean towel, especially after carefully treating the areas between the toes.
As a rule, feet should be washed once or twice a day, and if they sweat a lot and start to produce an unpleasant smell, then as needed. It is also necessary to regularly use special disinfectants and refreshments for the feet. However, if you pay proper attention to your legs, then the problem, which is not of a medical nature, will never be a concern for such an issue.