Stop sweaty hands
Is your life plagued with sweaty hands? No one likes shaking a hand that is drenched in sweat. Sweaty hands affect many people during stressful situations or on a daily basis. Excessive and uncontrollable sweating of the hands or palms is called palmar hyperhidrosis.
This condition is an embarrassing problem, but there are effective ways to treat it. If you’re tired of sweaty handshakes or smeared paperwork, look no further.
A measly percentage of the world population has a condition called hyperhidrosis. It is a medical condition that causes people to sweat excessively.
Of the people who have hyperhidrosis, 90% experience hand, foot, or armpit involvement. However, there is no denying that sweaty hands remain to be the most common of all.
How do you know you’re sweating excessively?
Sweating is a vital function, it helps the body cool down. If the body sweats when it does not need to cool, doctors consider the sweating to be excessive.
Hyperhidrosis usually begins around puberty. If a person has hyperhidrosis, a number of things can trigger the sweating, including alcohol, certain drugs, hormones, spicy foods, stress, and diseases like diabetes.
In this case, a person may benefit from medical treatment.
- You sweat even when it isn’t hot
- Your sweating interferes with your ability to do what you want
- You feel self-conscious about shaking hands because of your excessive sweat
- You sweat so much that it causes you discomfort on a regular basis
If you can identify with the above statements, then you may be struggling with hyperhidrosis.
The good news about hyperhidrosis is that doctors have several different options for treating it. These include prescription solutions that a person applies to the skin and in-office electrical treatments. If you can, make an appointment to see your doctor and talk about what’s happening. Or let your doctor know what’s going on the next time you have a regular checkup.
What can I do to stop sweaty hands?
If you are a persistent sweater, there is no need to worry. There are many available medication and treatments you can try that could provide significant improvement to your condition.
We recommend you go to see a dermatologist as everybody’s skin is different and you may need an individual consultation. You never know what could be causing the sweating.
If your sweating is severe enough to interfere with work or social activities, medical advice should be sought to assess the underlying cause and advise appropriate treatments.
- A doctor may prescribe your medicine or a hand deodorant that is composed of aluminum salts that are very effective against excessive sweat.
- One option is iontophoresis which involves passing a weak electric current through hands immersed in water. The manner in which iontophoresis works has not been fully established. However, it may be that iontophoresis causes a functional impairment of the sweat gland, either by raising the threshold for transmission of sympathetic nerve impulses or blocking the sympathetic nervous system, which sends signals to your brain to produce sweat.
- In extreme cases, the doctor may recommend Anti Wrinkle Injection injections into your palms. Anti Wrinkle Injection is a very effective method of avoiding sweat. Anti Wrinkle Injection may not sound like an obvious solution for curbing sweat, but as with facial botox, where it works by blocking signals from nerves to muscles to prevent them from contracting, it works similarly for hyperhidrosis by blocking the chemical pathway which stimulates sweat glands. In doing so, it minimises or potentially stops sweating in the area where it has been injected.
- At the very extreme end of treatments is surgery. Sympathectomy is the surgical process of cutting a nerve in the body. In the surgery, the surgeon will sever or remove the nerves that are causing the excessive sweat.
Natural ways to stop sweaty hands
Slather on antiperspirants
We know it sounds crazy, but did you know you can actually use that roll-on antiperspirant you use under your arms on your hands? Try the solid products instead of the spray and make sure it’s one that dries clear—you don’t want to worry about having white hands too! In addition, you should always make it a point to carefully check out the label to see that it is actually an antiperspirant and not just one that controls odor.
Immerse your hands in a bath of apple cider vinegar
Another solution for helping sweaty hands is apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is a natural astringent to help keep your hands dry. It also boasts many health benefits and blasting sweaty hands is one of them! All you have to do is pour some into a large bowl or your sink and soak your hands for fifteen minutes. Along with soaking your hands, you can also drink the apple cider vinegar to help stop sweaty hands and keep hyperhidrosis at bay.
Avoid food that trigger sweat
The following foods can make the sweating worse—stay away from:
- Spicy foods
- Junk food and foods that contain a lot of toxins
Dab with with hazel extract or rubbing alcohol
Rubbing alcohol is an astringent and witch hazel is a natural extract from the astringent witch hazel tree. Soak either in a cotton ball and wipe onto your palms. Don’t use every day since it may overdry your hands.
So, take off those gloves and reconsider moving to a colder climate—now that you know how to stop sweaty hands with these proven techniques.
If you suffer from sweaty hands, check with your doctor to rule out any serious problem which may be the culprit. This explains why at Skin Club, we always recommend having an initial consultation with our clients. This allows us to get to the bottom of the problem. Once we determine the root cause, we will be able to provide you with the best Excessive Sweating treatment for your condition. This also enables us to ensure client satisfaction as we align our procedure with you individual needs and goals.