If you suffer from excessive sweating, then you most likely have a condition known as hyperhidrosis.
Unfortunately, this is a very embarrassing problem that is simply unavoidable for some people. While it is fine to be sweating during physical activity such as playing a sport or exercising, it is extremely embarrassing to be sweating in a business meeting or on a date. So, in this article we will look at a few solutions to help reduce and stop your excessive sweating.
The first tip is that you should avoid any spicy foods or caffeine. The main reason for this is that these foods actually stimulate your sweat glands which should be avoided as much as possible. Caffeine and foods that contain lots of spices actually activate neurotransmitters known as acetylcholine in your brain which stimulate the sweat glands to produce sweat. So, even if you may love your spicy foods and coffee, you should definitely avoid them if you want to reduce your sweating.
Next, you should use antiperspirant during the night as well as during the day. Your sweat glands don’t produce as much sweat in the night as during the day, but if you apply antiperspirant during the night, it will allow the active ingredients a better chance to work during the day. This occurs because if the antiperspirant is applied in the night, it has the entire night to work into your pores and reduce sweat production. In the morning, you can reapply your antiperspirant which will ensure that your sweating is under control during the day.
In addition to using antiperspirant on your underarm pits, you should also think about applying it to other places on your body with sweat glands. The average human body has between two and four million sweat glands that are dispersed throughout the pits, face, feet, hands, back, chest and groin. Therefore, you should apply a thin layer on antiperspirant to these areas but avoid sensitive areas such as the face and groin area.
Also, when purchasing antiperspirant, you should definitely skip the regular ones. Instead, you should choose the extra strength or clinical antiperspirants since these are more effective at reducing and stopping sweat. They have a higher concentration of active ingredients that is best suited for people who suffer from excessive sweating. You can easily find clinical strength antiperspirants in your favorite brands such as Dove, Secret and Degree.
However, if the above suggestions don’t quite work for your excessive sweating, then you should definitely go to a dermatologist. There are numerous medical treatments for excessive sweating and we will now take a look at a few of them.
The first one is through Iontophoresis. This treatment involves the use of low electrical current in order to reduce or completely stop excessive sweating. You will have to immerse your hands and feet into a shallow tray of water while a low electrical current runs through it for about 30 minutes. This treatment works since it blocks your sweat from getting to the surface of your skin. You will need to do this treatment a few times per week until your excessive sweating stops.
Another common medical treatment for excessive sweating is botox injections. Botox is FDA approved and it can be injected into the underarms, palms and soles of the feet in order to stop excessive sweating. Botox works to combat this problem by preventing the release of the chemical which signals your sweat glands to produce sweat. You will need to get a few botox injections, but once you do, you won’t experience excessive sweating for up to a year.
Lastly, you can consider surgery if you suffer from a severe form of hyperhidrosis. During this surgery, the doctor will actually scrape and suction out the sweat glands. Another type of surgery is called endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy where the doctor basically cuts the nerves in your armpit which signal the activation of the sweat glands.
In conclusion, we have just looked at a few solutions for excessive sweating that you can consider. This is truly an embarrassing condition but completely treatable one as shown above. It is recommended that you try the non-invasive solutions first before seeking a surgical solution.
You can also watch the video presentation below for few more tips and home remedies that might help you…
All the best!