What Causes Sweaty Feet And Foot Odor?
Sweaty feet and foot odor can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'life-threatening'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose sweaty feet and foot odor, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "sweaty feet and foot odor" as a symptom. Here are eight of many possibilities (more below
- Body Odor
- High Histamine
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Mineral Need
- General Toxicity
- Kidney Disease
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
rapid pulse rate
pain medication use
difficulty getting out of bed
excess saliva in mouth
slender fingers and toes
severe leg cramps caused by walking
high platelet count
serious mid-left abdominal pain
specific muscle weakness
... and more than 120 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of sweaty feet and foot odor:
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
In the Metabolic Symptoms
section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™
will ask the following question about foot odor / sweaty feet:
Do your feet tend to have a strong odor and/or sweat a lot?
→ No / not particularly / don't know
→ Slight sweating, no significant odor
→ Slight sweating, significant odor
→ Significant sweating, no significant odor
→ Significant sweating and odor
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate sweaty feet, foot odor, very sweaty feet or very sweaty feet and foot odor, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as:
Body Odor also suggests the following possibilities: