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Foot Hygiene: Managing Plantar Hyperhidrosis


When the sweat glands in our body work too much and we cannot stop it, it results in too much sweat, especially on our feet. Very sweaty feet are often accompanied by sweaty palms. Studies have been conducted to identify its roots, but scientists could not find its true source. However, the possibility of it being hereditary is on the table.

As providers of home care service in North Fort Myers, Ageless Private Duty Home Care, LLC often encounter this hygiene concern from our patients. Negligence would often lead to bacterial and fungal infections on the feet.

We prioritize our patients’ hygiene because it is part of our personal care program. Hereunder are the steps:

  • Proper washing of the feet
    Washing your feet with mere water wouldn’t be enough. The ideal thing to do is to rinse your feet with antibacterial soap and lukewarm water. Do so at least twice a day, and don’t forget to thoroughly pat them dry afterward.
  • Application of tannin substance as a treatment
    Tannin has breathable properties that can prevent the development of bacteria and foul odor in the feet. Furthermore, it can reduce the size of your pores, which can help manage sweat flow. Black tea has a tannin-rich ingredient that you can use to soak your feet for at least 30 minutes during the day. At night, we recommend using anti-fungal powders such as cornstarch and antiperspirant products.
  • Appropriate shoes
    Wear canvas or leather shoes because they are good for ventilation. It keeps your feet in place yet is still breathable, which fights unwanted smells.

Follow these tips to say goodbye to your foul-odored, sweaty, and unhygienic feet. However, if you find no significant changes despite all your efforts to treat Plantar Hyperhidrosis with home remedies, then it’s time to seek professional help. As your caregivers, we will accompany you to your doctor’s appointments and assist you in buying your prescriptions.

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