Plantar Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of the feet)

What is plantar hyperhidrosis?

Plantar hyperhidrosis, that is excessive foot sweating, is a thermoregulatory disorder leading to excessive perspiration. This condition is caused by excessive perspiratory gland activity. There can be even 600 of the glands on every square centimetre of the foot sole skin. For comparison – there are 6 times less of them on your thighs. External factors, such as high temperature, improper personal hygiene, and inappropriate footwear only make the problem worse. However, there can be many more causes of excessive perspiration…

Causes of plantar hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis can occur unexpectedly even in those who have never had perspiratory problems. Excessive perspiration is more often than not associated with disrupted hormonal balance, metabolic diseases (such as diabetes), or stress.

Consequences of plantar hyperhidrosis

Ignoring the problem of excessive foot sweating may lead to numerous different conditions, such as:
  • excessive epidermal cornification,
  • development of foot and toenail fungal infection,
  • skin lesions within toenail walls,
  • painful intertrigos and calluses.
Plantar Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of the feet)
excessive epidermal cornification
Plantar Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of the feet)
painful intertrigos and calluses, skin lesions within toenail walls
Plantar Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of the feet)
development of foot and toenail fungal infection