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Home Remedies for Sweaty Feet

Sweaty feet can be problematic. The constant moisture can lead to fungal infections, bad odor, and even blisters. If you’re dealing with sweaty feet, you’re probably looking for a way to get rid of the problem as quickly as possible. While there are many products on the market that claim to stop sweaty feet, not all of them are effective. That’s why we’ve put together this list of home remedies that will help you get rid of sweaty feet for good.

Use Talcum Powder

Talcum powder is a great way to absorb excess moisture and keep your feet dry. Just sprinkle some powder onto your feet before putting on socks or shoes, and you’ll notice a difference immediately. Be sure to choose a brand that doesn’t have any added fragrances, as these can actually make sweating worse.

Wear Breathable Socks

If you often find yourself with sweaty feet, it’s important to choose the right type of socks. Opt for socks made from breathable materials like bamboo or linen. These fabrics will allow your feet to breathe and will help prevent sweating. Wool socks are also good for sweaty feet. 

Invest in Antiperspirant

Just like you use antiperspirant on your underarms to prevent sweating, you can also use it on your feet. Look for a product that contains aluminum chloride, as this is the most effective ingredient for preventing sweat. Apply the antiperspirant to your feet before bed and cover them with socks so it can work its magic overnight. In the morning, you’ll wake up with dry, sweat-free feet. 

Try Botox injections 

If home remedies aren’t cutting it, there’s always the option of botox injections. Botox works by temporarily paralyzing the sweat glands in your feet, which stops them from producing sweat. The effects usually last for six months or more, so it’s definitely a long-term solution to sweaty feet. However, it is a bit pricey and it does require a trip to the doctor’s office. 

To learn more about how to treat sweaty feet, check out this supplemental post on Why Your Feet Sweat When It’s Cold Outside.

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Vaishnavi Bawa
Dr. Vaishnavi Bawa is a Podiatrist who specializes in treating foot and ankle pathology. LifesLittleSteps mission is to educate the public about foot health in an easy-to-understand manner using evidence-based medicine.
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