Dr Pixie gives her advice about excessive sweating
A. This sounds like focal hyperhidrosis (localised excessive sweating). It might be reassuring to know that you're not alone - more than a million people in England suffer with it. Although there are no health implications, it does cause embarrasment and discomfort, so ask your GP for a referral to a dermatologist. One way it can be treated is by injecting botulinum toxin (Botox) into your feet. This blocks signals to your sweat glands, reducing the amount you produce. This treatment involves about 12 injections, takes 30 to 45 minutes and the effects will last up to seven months. It costs about £500 to have it done privately. If you'd rather avoid needles, then try a specialist anti-foot antiperspirant, like Peditech, and wear socks made from natural fibres and leather or canvas shoes - not synthetic materials.
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