A 20-year-old female asked:
i have a clogged sweat gland on my foot. it is so painful to walk on sometimes. what can i do to get rid of and how long does it take to get rid of.
3 doctor answers
Dr. Wenjay Sung answered
13 years experience Podiatry
Clogged sweat gland: A clogged gland on the bottom of the foot is like a stubborn painful callus. Use Vicks vapor rub to weaken the callus around the clogged gland, then par it down. Then use spray deodorant (the armpit kind) to decrease sweat, this decreases friction. If that doesn't help, try otc inserts from a drug store to help off-load callus area. Lastly, see a doctor to par it down. Hope that helps!
Answered on Aug 6, 2020
Dr. Joseph Eastern answered
43 years experience Dermatology
Need diagnosis.: A clogged sweat gland? Those are not painful unless they are infected, which seems unlikely since you say it only hurts "sometimes". I strongly suggest that you see a dermatologist and get a precise diagnosis. Once you know what it is, it can be treated.
Answered on Jun 7, 2013
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