Sweaty wet feet

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MainePam
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   Posted 1/6/2006 10:04 AM (GMT -7)   
My husband has always had sweaty feet so bad his socks are wet. Any one else have problem? Anyone know of anything that will help ??
Pam

Warren
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   Posted 1/6/2006 2:20 PM (GMT -7)   

Is he diabetic?? if so type 1 or type 2 and what meds is he taking???  hard to give you advice if we don't know more about hubby!

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   Posted 1/6/2006 5:01 PM (GMT -7)   
As a post-script to warren's,does your husband's palms also sweat and are moist?
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 1/7/2006 12:06 AM (GMT -7)   
The best thing for sweaty feet is nice thick cotton socks that are fresh and clean every day. They should be washed with about 1/4 cup of bleach added to the wash water to keep the fungus problems at bay. Also, checking that he is wearing leather or canvas (NOT VINYL) shoes is important. There are foot anti-perspirants out there but your body usually sweats for a reason. Absorbing the sweat and keeping him comfortable is most important.

If he works in an office and must wear dark socks he can wear them over the cotton ones but this may lead to hot feet and make the problem worse... Wish I could help more..
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MainePam
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   Posted 1/7/2006 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   

He has type 2 and on oral med's only. He could change his socks 2-3 times a day his feet get so wet. He has tried all the feet sprays and powders and nothing seems to help. I have gotten him special diabetic socks they do not help, I also got him speical moisture wicking socks they do not help.

Pam


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   Posted 1/7/2006 1:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Pam,
When I over-do on carbs my palms and feet perspire heavily. When I cut back on my carbs my perspriation level drops dramatically. Have him keep a food diary for a week. (If he's not following his food program he may balk at this.) Elimination of all refined carbs and high glycemic carbs may just do the trick. [ie. sugar, white bread, flour, breading on fried foods, white rice, mashed potatoes, cereals like corn flakes (better to stick with whole grains like shredded wheat or cheerios or oatmeal), veggies like corn etc.]

If he does that and still has the perspiration problem you may want to check with a podiatrist. There may be something stronger that we don't know about he could try.
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   Posted 1/7/2006 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
If the perspiration continues despite good glycemic control,autonomic neuropathy may stand in the queqe as the leading cause of wet feet(or even very dry feet) as the autonomic nerves control the sweat production in the body.Yes,Yes i know that seating over the forehead and nape of the neck after a meal,called gustatory sweating is the commoner variety.An appointment with an endocrinologist may clear all doubts of autonomic neuropathy,leading to excessive sweating of the feet!That's my two pennies worth of contribution.
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Jim1969
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   Posted 8/25/2011 7:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Try having your husband soak his feet in a warm tea bath.

Just fill a pan with warm water and put in 5 or 6 regular size tea bag (or 2-3 family size bags) and let the bags soak until the water turns the color of ice tea then leaving the bags in the water soak the feet for about 10-15 minutes. When done do not rinse the feet, just dry with a towel.

This should be done once a day for a week and then once a week for the next 3 weeks.

I used to have that problem, long before I had diabetes, and by the end of the treatment my feet would only sweat for cause...ie being outside in really hot weather while being very active.

There is something in the tea that changes the sweat glands or pores or something. I have no idea how it works only that it does.

As far as what type of tea to use I am talking about your basic tea like Lipton or Luizianne, etc. Just the stuff most people use to make ice tea with.
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LanieG
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   Posted 8/25/2011 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Jim, this thread is from five years ago.  The original poster hasn't been back.
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Jim1969
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   Posted 8/25/2011 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Must have been a spammer pulling up some old dead post since when I commented on it this post was setting at the top of the list.
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   Posted 8/25/2011 1:37 PM (GMT -7)   
It was.  The spammer was zapped.  We'll just leave it here in case there might be renewed interest.
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very low carb way of eating
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