Do you avoid shaking hands with people just because your palms are always wet? Do you feel your hands clammy even during chilling winter nights? You are not alone. Sweaty palms, also known as palmoplanter hyperhidrosis is a common phenomenon that many people suffer from all across the world (about 3 percent of the world’s population according to the international hyperhidrosis society).
The exact stimulus for excessive sweating in hands stays elusive, though people have reported different triggers for this condition, from nervousness to hot weather to physical exertion. Experts, however, believe that this condition is caused by hyperactive sympathetic nervous system, which basically makes the sweat glands to produce excessive and unnecessary sweat.
Is excessive sweating in hands seriously affecting your ability to perform everyday tasks or socialize with people? Stop worrying! There are numerous natural remedies as well as medical treatments for palmer hyperhidrosis.
Natural remedies for excessive sweating in hands:
Listed below are some simple yet really effective home remedies for sweaty palms. Follow these time tested recipes and keep your hands dry all long day.
- Sage Tea: Probably the best natural remedy for sweaty hands. Sage tea has highest level of tannic acid, a natural astringent that reduces perspiration. Add 3 to 4 bags of sage tea in a large bowl of water and let it steep for some time, until the tea is completely dissolved. Now soak your hands in it for 25 to 30 minutes. Then remove the hands and pat dry with a paper towel. Do not wash your hands. Drinking a cup of sage tea daily also helps improve the condition.
- Apple Cider Vinegar: Apple cider vinegar has amazing drying properties. Make a solution of apple cider vinegar (2 tablespoons) and water (one quart) and soak your hands in it for 20 to 25 minutes every night before going to bed. Do not wash your hands after vinegar soak.
- Milk Thistle: It is a natural herb known for its detoxifying effects. It is also known to cool the liver. If your hands are sweating profusely due to consumption of junk and processed food or malfunctioning of liver then drinking a cup of milk thistle may help control the condition. You can also take the herb as a supplement to combat excessive sweating hands.
Botox Treatment for palmer hyperhidrosis:
If natural remedies have failed to offer satisfactory results, don’t worry. You can always opt for Botox shots. Botox or Botulinum toxin is a naturally occurring neurotoxin, best known for its anti-aging effects – elimination of facial wrinkles and creases being at the top. However, physicians across the globe are also using it for treating numerous non-cosmetic conditions as well such as excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), migraine, muscular spasms and eye muscle problems.
When used for treating sweating in hands, Botox is administered at 5 to 6 predetermined spots on palms. The toxin sticks itself to the nerve endings responsible for transmitting signals to from the central nervous system to the sweat glands. When the sweat glands do not receive signals, they automatically stop producing excess sweat.
Tips to avoid excessive sweating in hands:
- Always use solid antiperspirants that also contain a deodorant. It’s recommended to go for an antiperspirant with aluminum chlorohydrate as an active element.
- One of the best ways to chill your body’s internal heat is through bathing. Have a half-an-hour soak in a bathtub or a swimming pool and it will offer you defense against wetness for at least three hours. Besides keeping your body cool, it will also alleviate tension and anxiety.
- Try out a few brands and types of over the counter deodorants and antiperspirants to find out which one works well with you.
- If you are using prescribed antiperspirants then be very careful about the potential hazards, especially heat stroke. Strictly follow your practitioner’s instructions as well as the dosage directions.
- Do not use an antiperspirant containing aluminum chloride as an active ingredient when working out or going out in the sun for extended periods, since it severely obstructs sweating and may cause heat stroke.
- Limit the intake of coffee, tea or caffeinated drinks, since they all increase a person’s perspiration rate.
- Avoid foods that have strong smell, such as onion, garlic etc. They will make your sweat smelly.
- Herbal tea is very effective when it comes to reducing excessive sweating and bad body odor. Drink any herbal tea 3 to 4 times a day and you will notice significant reduction in sweat.
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