Excessive sweating cures are needed when the natural and healthy cooling process of sweating is not functioning properly. Sometimes sweating is more excessive than expected for the temperature of the environment. In medical terms, excessive sweating is referred to as Hyperhidrosis.
This condition is caused by hyperactivity of the sweat glands. This ailment affects approximately 2 percent of the earth’s population. Excessive sweating can be very uncomfortable when it is a continual and/or frequent occurrence. It also causes various functional and social problems.
Hyperhidrosis normally affects the entire body. This is general hyperhidrosis and is caused by metabolic disorders. Sometimes, hyperhidrosis affects specific body parts like the hands (Palmar Hyperhidrosis), the feet (Plantar Hyperhidrosis) and the underarms (Axillary Hyperhidrosis). Hyperhidrosis can localized to the groin, facial, or cranial areas as well. If you sweat excessively on your palms or soles, your skin can appear blue-white or pink. Some may develop sores and cracks on the feet.
Hyperhidrosis can be primary or secondary which we will discuss later. Hyperhidrosis can be managed effectively. There are many medications and treatments available. Antiperspirants, anti-anxiety medications, oral medications like anticholinergic drugs, and Botox injections provide relief. Surgery can be a treatment option. Many do not choose surgical solutions for hyperhidrosis due to the extensive side effects and high costs.
Hyperhidrosis is best treated with simple home remedies and other natural treatments. You can practice yoga, meditation, and other relaxation techniques to lower anxiety levels and nervousness. Specific foods, smells, or drinks can trigger anxiety and thereby increase your sweating. Try to identify such factors and do your best to stay away from them. Hypnosis can also be effective in treating hyperhidrosis.
If you are overweight, reduction in body fat will greatly improve your hyperhidrosis. If your feet sweat excessively, try using absorbent insoles in your shoes. The insoles will decrease sweat in the shoes and make you feel more comfortable. You can use liberal amounts of talcum or face powder in places you sweat most. This will absorb the sweat. Talcum powder can cause messy white coatings in such places.
Restricting your diet can provide relief from hyperhidrosis. Avoid salty and spicy foods. Reduce your consumption of caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine. Wear cool and light-colored clothes in summer. Do not wear silk or nylon. Change shirts and dresses often to keep your body dry.