Among the causes of hyperhidrosis of the feet are diabetes, hormonal and endocrine disorders, diseases of the kidneys and the central nervous system. Tuberculosis and malignant tumors, latent infections and chronic stress can provoke sweating. It is necessary to find out what triggered the development of hyperhidrosis, and only then begin the struggle with the problem itself.
Choosing the right shoes
In the feet are concentrated a large number of sweat glands, which are responsible for thermoregulation in the lower part of the body. For the excretory system, which is located on the legs, to work properly, a person must wear comfortable shoes. If tight shoes regularly pinch the foot, the function of the sweat glands is disrupted. Therefore, when choosing the next pair of shoes, it is recommended to adhere to several rules:
- Buy shoes or ballet shoes from natural materials: leather, suede or fabric models. If such shoes seem too expensive, you should buy at least cotton insoles.
- In summer, wear the most open ballet shoes and sandals so that the foot breathes. When leaving for nature, one should forget about the existence of shoes and walk barefoot on the grass or sandy beach.
- To wear under sneakers or boots are not synthetic, but cotton socks. The material absorbs sweat well and does not allow bacteria to multiply.
- It is desirable that the season had several pairs of shoes. Alternate shoes with ballet shoes or sneakers, so they have time to air out.
- Bags with cedar sawdust or juniper shavings absorb bad smell and disinfect the insoles a little. Packages with zeolite, which can be used several times, have similar properties.
- Shoes should be comfortable. If the shoes during the fitting too tight or cause discomfort, it is a bad option.
The quality of boots, sneakers and even slippers depends on how comfortable your feet will be. If you choose the right shoes, regularly take care of her and wash the insoles, the foot will no longer smell bad and sweating will decrease. But to combat hyperhidrosis is necessary not only comfortable shoes. Should follow the rules of hygiene, use pharmaceutical and popular recipes for the treatment of this problem.
Water treatments for sweating feet
In winter, it is enough to wash the feet twice a day, and in the summer it is advisable after each walk in open spanking or sandals. Next to the tap, hold a special brush and a piece of antibacterial soap, which destroys microbes, preventing unpleasant odor and the development of fungus. Hygiene supplies should be used only for washing feet, do not rub other parts of the body or shoes with a brush.
Feet should be rinsed under the tap after going to the gym or jogging, be sure to wear clean socks. Sneakers designed for sports, wear from 2 to 3 hours. If more, the skin begins to "gasp" and exude an unpleasant smell.
Feet regularly steam out and remove the cornified layer of skin with a pumice stone or a stiff brush, after the procedure, moisturize the legs with a cream. In the shoes before leaving you can pour a layer of talc, which will absorb moisture and unpleasant odor.
What soar legs: folk recipes
To normalize the work of the sweat glands and get rid of hyperhidrosis, you can use potassium permanganate. Prepare a weak solution of a pale pink shade and wipe daily the feet with it or add them to the foot baths. Herbal decoctions that are made from chamomile or oak bark are also useful. The duration of the course of treatment with natural remedies is from 20 to 30 days.
You will need an enamel pan in which five tablespoons of crushed bark are poured. Pour the component with a liter of water and put it on high heat, stirring regularly until boiling. Switch the stove to moderate or minimum power. The broth should boil until 400-500 ml of water evaporate. The residue is drained and stored in a refrigerator in a glass container.
In the evening, mix in a basin a liter of hot water with 200 ml of oak broth. Soar legs for at least 15 minutes, until the liquid cools. After gently blot the remaining water and sit for a few minutes, allowing the feet to dry on their own. You can apply antibacterial cream on your feet or use a special deodorant.
Normalize blood circulation in the legs and remove excessive sweating can be contrasting baths. In one basin, pour hot water, almost boiling water, in the other - cold water, to which pieces of ice are added.
Start with the first container, hold the legs for 1-2 minutes in it, then dip them into the second one for 30-60 seconds. Repeat several times, finishing the procedure with a dip in ice water. Dry your feet with a stiff towel and woolen or thick warm socks so as not to catch a cold or a sore throat. For people who have completed a full course of contrast baths, hyperhidrosis disappears for 6 months, and in order to prolong remission, they recommend using deodorizing pastes or creams.
Honey decoction with chamomile
Pour into a thermos three spoons of dried chamomile, add 100 ml of boiling water. Broth will take 3-4 hours to infuse. Gauze or a piece of linen cloth folded in 2-3 layers, strain through her drink. Pour it into a glass jar and put 5 teaspoons of buckwheat or linden honey in the broth. You should get a thick paste, which is stored in a can on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator.
Sweet mass lubricate the feet twice a day: in the morning, after waking up, and in the evening, just before bedtime. Leave the paste for 15 minutes, you can put on top plastic bags or boot covers, so as not to stain the floors with honey. Rinse off the rest of the medicine with cool water.
Disinfection and no smell
Pour a bottle of vinegar (9%) into the pot and add the same amount of plain water. Heat the mixture and pour into a basin. The liquid must be very hot, almost boiling water. Feet lower into the mixture and cover with a towel on top to achieve the effect of a mini-bath. High temperatures contribute to the expansion of pores, and vinegar disinfects and disinfects the feet. The procedure is repeated every other day, the result will be noticeable after 6-7 baths.
Black and green tea has antiseptic and soothing properties. You will need a natural brew, from which they make a strong drink. When he infusions, you need to separate the liquid from the dry sediment and add a little water. You can put a few slices of lemon or citrus peel to feet nice smell.
To combat hyperhidrosis of the legs, you can use soda: a teaspoon for a cup of water. The resulting solution rinse the foot after washing.
Home and pharmacy creams for sweating
A cheap option for hyperhidrosis is zinc ointment, which disinfects and reduces sweating. Teymurov's paste has similar properties, but both products are poorly washed from socks and insoles.
Modern analogue of zinc ointment - Borozin, Drisol or Formagel. The composition of the preparations includes tannins, which cope with increased perspiration and treat the fungus at the initial stage.
You can prepare the cream for hyperhidrosis with your own hands. In a pharmacy or cosmetic shop buy starch, corn or potato, and shea butter, which has another name for "shea". Take a teaspoon of ingredients, pour a pinch of soda and knead until you get a thick paste that looks like dough. Put it in a glass or plastic jar, you can from under the old cream. To paste pleasantly smelled, it is recommended to add 2-3 drops of essential oil. Suitable:
Cream rub massage movements into the feet before going to bed or after each swim. It is better not to prepare large portions of medicinal paste, because over time it loses its beneficial properties.
Pharmacy sprays and ointments for hyperhidrosis should contain menthol or rutin, an extract of calendula or horse chestnut. Strengthens blood vessels and normalizes the work of the sweat glands extract of grape leaves and glycerin.
Treatment of sweating by traditional methods
People with hyperhidrosis may be asked to undergo a course of iontophoresis. Through the patient's feet pass weak current discharges that affect the nerve endings and sweat glands. It will take about 6-7 procedures to forget about sweating for almost 8 months. The method is contraindicated for people with pacemakers and steel prostheses in the body.
Botox shots are also popular, which relieve hyperhidrosis for about a year. The drug, which is injected directly into the feet, blocks the substance responsible for the activity of the sweat glands. The procedure is almost painless, works in 99%, but will cost a round sum.
The most radical method of treating hyperhidrosis is surgical. It is resorted to in extreme cases when ointments, folk remedies and even Botox injections are powerless. The surgeon makes a small incision and squeezes or destroys the nerve fibers leading to the sweat glands. The operation is a guaranteed deliverance from the problem until the end of life. But sometimes hyperhidrosis "moves" from the legs to the back or armpits. Doctors recommend carefully weighing all the pros and possible drawbacks, and only after detailed deliberation lie on the operating table.
Hyperhidrosis can be treated with traditional and unconventional methods, but it is important to find out the cause of this problem. Sometimes it is enough to change shoes, drink a course of sedatives, or remove too spicy food from the diet. Other people have to restore hormones, fight infection or fungus. But if she persistently and persistently struggles with excessive sweating of the feet, she will definitely retreat.