Hyperhidrosis means lots of sweating. The feet are very commonly affected, often because they are in enclosed footwear. An unpleasant smell may also occur as bacteria on the skin breaks down the sweat.
Sweating can be triggered by exercise, heat, stress, spicy food, caffeine, anxiety or strong emotions.
If your child has a problem which does not improve as you would expect with self-care, you should contact a healthcare professional for advice. This may be your GP, Pharmacist, NHS Podiatry Service or a Private Podiatrist.
Please make sure your Podiatrist is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and look out for the letters HCPC after their name.
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