Foot Odor / Sweaty Feet

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.

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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
  • High Female Testosterone
  • Lymphatic Congestion
  • Kidney Disease
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Excess Sweating

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:
frequent nighttime urination
having trouble concentrating
hot flashes during & after period
inability to tell hot from cold
postauricular node problems
jaundiced skin
slender fingers and toes
recent loss of sense of touch
mild right lumbar discomfort
rapid pulse rate
being highly motivated
being very easily irritated
... and more than 90 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:
Cause Probability Status
High Female Testosterone 96% Confirm
Lymphatic Congestion 20% Unlikely
Guillain-Barre Syndrome 17% Unlikely
Hyperthyroidism 2% Ruled out
Kidney Disease 1% Ruled out
Body Odor 1% Ruled out
Excess Sweating 0% Ruled out
High Histamine 0% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ 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?
Possible responses:
→ 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

Body Odor also suggests the following possibilities:

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