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Related to bromidrosis: Bromhidrosis
the secretion of foul-smelling perspiration.
Fetid or foul-smelling perspiration. Apocrine bromhidrosis affects the axillae after puberty, and eccrine bromhidrosis is generalized, with excessive sweating.
[G. bromos, a stench, + hidros, perspiration]
Fetid or foul-smelling perspiration.
[G. brōmos, a stench, + hidrōs, perspiration]
bromidrosis; bromhidrosis foul-smelling perspiration due to bacterial degradation of sweat (see Table 1)
|Reduction of local sweat flow||Treatment of painful conditions (orthoses, footwear, correction of chronic foot strain)|
Determination whether there is a systemic cause of increased sweating (e.g. hyperthyroidism; menopause; stress)
|Prevention of sweat accumulation at skin surface||Personal hygiene (washing, rotation of shoes, clean socks; use of antiperspirants; contrast foot baths)|
Airing feet (sandals; cotton not nylon hose; leather not plastic shoes)
Absorbents (charcoal-containing insoles; allowing shoes to air thoroughly between wearing
Note: Foot powders do not absorb sweat, but do lubricate the skin
|Reduction of the local effects of maceration||Topical astringents|
|Counteraction of proneness to fungal and bacterial infections||Topical antiseptics and fungicides|
|Treatment of associated minor skin pathologies||• Blistering: weak iodine solution; 50:50 weak iodine and compound tincture of benzoin (TBCo); TBCo|
• Moist fissuring: TBCo with 3% salicylic acid; industrial methylated spirit (IMS) with 3% salicylic acid
• Dry fissuring: reduction of local callosity; application of emollients