Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis is a relatively common condition that potentially affects 5% of the population. In this article, we will discuss excessive foot sweat. Even though the condition is common, for those affected it has a negative effect on your daily life.
Sweating is a normal bodily function. Glands all over your body, including the glands in the soles of your feet make sweat. And this sweat is used to cool your feet. The sweat that your feet make also helps with gripping the ground when walking. It is normal for your feet to sweat some when in the heat, or when being active, but for some people this sweat becomes constant and excessive. Signs and symptoms of hyperhidrosis of the feet are sweaty soles that are moist constantly. Sometimes sweaty toes will also be seen, with sweat that collects between the toes. Feet will also at times feel cold or cool, when touched due to the sweat, this is also known as clammy feet.