Q:

How much do feet sweat in a day?

A:

Quick Answer

According to How Stuff Works, up to one pint of sweat is produced by both feet in one day. Each foot contains more than 250,000 sweat glands. Excessive sweating is called hyperhidrosis.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

The body uses sweat to cool off, and normally the fluid produced quickly evaporates. However, when sweat is excessive, and is trapped in the glands, bacteria grows because of its strong attraction to the sweat composition of salt and water. When bacteria "feeds" on sweat, it gives off a strong smell as it eliminates waste products. According to Foot Vitals, sweaty feet contribute to athlete's foot, plantar warts, itching and toenail fungus.

Learn more about Biology

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How high can a human jump?

    A:

    The greatest human leapers in the world are able to jump over a bar suspended nearly 8 feet off of the ground. While the world record consistently increased for a period of about 100 years, recently, it appears that competitive high jumpers may be approaching the human body’s biological limits. Most average humans jump only a fraction of this height.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are the parts of the water vascular system?

    A:

    In certain types of marine animals, such as starfish and sea urchins, water allows the creature to maintain control and movement over the many different tube feet that live in its ambulacral grooves. To do this, the water vascular system is composed primarily of complex canals and reservoirs that are filled with fluid. These canals and reservoirs contribute to the organisms' ability to move, exchange gases and perform other functions.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Why do people wear socks?

    A:

    Socks are worn to absorb sweat that is produced by the feet and for warmth during cold seasons. They keep the feet free of bacteria and fungi that cause diseases, such as athlete's foot, and help prevent calluses.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some kid-friendly facts about rabbits?

    A:

    Rabbits sweat from the bottoms of their feet, are born with their eyes closed, and their teeth never stop growing. Male rabbits are called bucks, females are called does, and baby rabbits are called kits or kittens.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore