MD Podiatrist Discusses Home Remedies for Sweaty or Itchy Feet

It’s not just the stench; sweaty feet can also cause cracked heels, lizard-like skin, and even fungal infections. Each of your feet has about 250,000 sweat glands, which can churn out half a pint of sweat every day. To minimize the amount of perspiration that reaches the surface, mist your feet with an antiperspirant/deodorant spray every morning and night, says Daniel Michaels, DPM; the metals in antiperspirant will block your sweat ducts.
Itchy feet? Try a vinegar bath. Once an infection develops, Dr. Michaels swears by a foot bath of malt or white vinegar. It won’t cure the infection, but will soothe the irritating itch, he says.