Feet alone are covered by more than 250 000 sweat glands. These Eccrine glands are especially active because feet require higher level of hydration than most other body parts. Sweat glands in your feet are activated each time temperature of your feet rises. However sometimes sweat glands are over-active, so they produce more fluid than body’s thermoregulation mechanisms need.
Sweat glands in your feet are Eccrine glands which produce clear light fluid, which consists of water and salt. Therefore foot sweat itself is odorless, it is rather the bacteria on your skin, which come in contact with sweat and create the foul odor. Because bacteria love darkness, humidity and lack of oxygen - the socks in your shoes is their kingdom, this is where they let loose.
The intensity off smell will depend on the actual amount of sweat involved. The more fluids bacteria can come in contact with, the stronger will be the odor. This is one of the reasons, why excessive feet sweating in most cases involves odor issues. Once the excessive sweating will be addressed, the odor problem will go away as well.
If you want to you can start by getting rid of the smell first, it is also possible but requires more time. You will need to control the bacteria presence on the surface of your feet. To do so, you will need to wash your feet with strong anti-bacterial soap (like Bar Soap, Organic, Peppermint, 5 oz ( Eight Pack) )and wear pure cotton socks. Synthetic material will prevent your feet from breathing, and once again lack of oxygen will be another boost for the odor causing bacteria.
To show you how sweat glands work, we’ll use antiperspirant as an example.
When the antiperspirant substance is applied on your fee it creates clogged sweat glands in feet. So the sweat glands are restricted from producing the usual amount of sweat. However it will not resolve the reason sweat glands are overactive to begin with. There are many ways sweat glands on feet can be treated and not all of them are risk-free. Actually most cases of feet sweating (plantar hyperhidrosis) also involve excessive palm sweating.
Both body parts are interconnected, and sweat glands on hands are as numerous as sweat glands on feet. So now that you’re armed with this powerful knowledge we suggest you start looking into permanent solutions to help you with your sweat problems. See main page for the excessive sweating treatment that changed my life forever,