Treatment for Pedal hyperhidrosis or excessive foot sweating
Pedal hyperhidrosis or excessive foot sweating is usually accompanied
by excessive hand sweating. This could be a part of a general excessive
sweating syndrome consisting of a combination of hand, feet, face
or armpit sweating.
Although foot sweating is not as obvious as hand sweating, it can
still cause serious problems. Solitary foot sweating is relatively
rare but foot sweating in combination with sweaty palms is more
common. Specific complaints from the patients are:
Slipping in shoes
Infections and athletes foot
Foot sweating can be treated with a variety of medications
and topical antiperspirants in
addition to iontophoresis. Solitary
pedal hyperhidrosis is relatively rare but when it is present in
combination with palmar hyperhidrosis, it responds well to sympathectomy.