Welcome back to my Skisatin blog! Today I want to talk about sweating. Sweating is a process of our body quite normal and necessary for regulating the temperature of our body. But what is less normal not even normal at all is excessive sweating. Excessive sweating is medically known as hyperhidrosis. It’s when your body produces more sweat than necessary. You can find yourself in very embarrassing situations. Excessive sweating does not appear only under the arms where it is already very disturbing, but it can appear on your hand, your feet and as it often happens during situations of stress it is often outside that it might happen. When I talk you about of outside situations, it is because perspiration is not dirty, we agree with it, but when you can not wash yourself after an excessive sweating crisis; what is going on in your opinion? Well the bacteria are bothering you and that’s when bad smells start. Excessive sweating is not inevitable, there are solutions to treat you whether natural or medical. So follow the guide to find out how to get out of this annoying problem!
Excessive Sweating – What is it?
An adult produces about 1L to 1.5L of perspiration per day and under certain circumstances such as heat, intensive sport, an adult can produce 3L of perspiration per day. This is perfectly normal because the body needs it to regulate its temperature, for the hydration of the skin and to eliminate waste from the body.
Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, occurs when the glands of your body called sudoripar glands produce too much sweat. On our body it has 3 millions of sweat glands, they are especially on the palms hand, the soles of feet, under the armpits.
In these 3 million glands that can produce excessive sweating, there are two types of glands:
Eccrine glands in the numbers of about 2 million between the hand, breasts, armpits and forehead that produce perspiration without smells
This is the apocrine glands that are on the anus, armpits and nipples that produce smelly sweat.
Excessive sweating is when it becomes really annoying. You can have excessive sweating all over your body or only in certain places like feet, armpits, face …
But you should know that excessive sweating is not necessarily because of an illness. In fact there are two types of excessive sweating, there are:
– Primary excessive sweating, this sweating is very common and it is not because of a health problem.
Its origin is often stress, anxiety, heat, sports. There are also some foods like spicy dishes.
– Secondary excessive sweating, This sweating is the symptom of a disease such as hyperthyroidism, diabetes, hot flash due to menopause, sudden hypoglycemia. If you suffer from this type of illness, do not hesitate to consult a doctor.
This excessive sweating often appears at puberty, it is often accompanied by redness and palpitation. For scientists when excessive sweating is due to stress, it is because the body deregulates its temperature. Then there is a part of the brain called the anterior cortex that will destabilize the emotions which would cause a lot of stress.
Excessive sweating often occurs in the underarms and often produces bad smells on clothing and the same is true for the feet. The most difficult place to hide is when excessive sweating appears on the face and hand, it can be very disabling.
Unfortunately, there are also skin infections that can occur with excessive sweating as fungal infections, heat pimples, eczema and severe skin irritation, and then in rebound your clothes and underwear will deteriorate very quickly because of the acidity of the skin sweating.
Excessive Sweating – Natural Solutions
To relieve you from excessive sweating, there are many natural remedies that are all very effective, it’s up to you to make your choice.
EXCESSIVE SWEATING SOLUTIONS FOR ARMPIT:
Lemon juice helps block odors and reduce excessive sweating. Cut the lemons into slices and rub them on your armpits.
Apple cider vinegar:
Apple cider vinegar reduces excessive perspiration thanks to its astringent and antiseptic properties, there are fewer microbes. Apply vinegar on your armpits before sleeping and let dry.
The aloe vera:
Aloe vera also has an astringent effect and it tightens the pores which prevent bad smell and reduce excessive sweating. Apply on your armpits and let dry.
Tomato juice fights excessive sweating. You can add 2 cups to your bath. Or apply it directly on your armpits for 15 minutes and rinse well with cold water.
EXCESSIVE SWEATING SOLUTION FOR FEET AND HANDS:
For excessive sweating on the feet and hand there is nothing better than baking soda. Baking soda traps and neutralizes bad odors. By using this ingredient every day you will decrease the risk of developing fungi in your shoes.
For your shoes: Pour 1 to 2 scoops of baking soda into your shoes. Spread well and leave all night. The next day shake your shoes to remove the white powder and your shoes are ready for a day without smells.
For excessive sweating on your feet or hand:
Make a foot or a hand bath with baking soda. In a bowl, pour spoonful of baking soda and soak your feet or hand for 1/4 hour.
As for the armpits the lemon can be very useful against excessive sweating of the feet. Rub the soles of your feet twice a day with half a lemon.
EXCESSIVE SWEATING SOLUTION FOR THE FACE:
Excessive sweating of the face is often located on the forehead, temples, scalp and neck. This often happens during the day so follow my advice if it helps you:
Talc and alum stone can help limit excessive sweating of the face. Just put some talc on your face. With the alum stone, after moistening your face with cold water pass the alum stone on your face.
You can also use a fogger during the day. This will help the facial skin to regulate perspiration.
Excessive Sweating – Medical Solutions
If you have tried a lot of natural remedies or cream that you bought in a store and your problem of excessive sweating has not calmed down then your solution is to go see a doctor. Anyway it is better to go to a doctor if you suffer from excessive perspiration because it may be due to illness.
If your case of excessive sweating is more important, the doctor will start with you heavier treatment.
For example, if you have severe excessive sweating on your hand and feet, your doctor may be using this method. Your hand or feet will be immersed in two water tanks fans to which your doctor will introduce electrodes. It takes about 20 minutes and you have to do it a few times to get results. But if you become accustomed to this procedure, the dermatologist may allow you to do this treatment at home. Ask your doctor if this method is right for you.
For severe sweating problems on the underarms, feet, hand and face, your doctor may inject botulinum toxin under the skin to block the glands that cause sweating. We need more sessions and this is very expensive. Some hundreds of dollars per session. Seek advice from your doctor as there may be some serious side effects if you are not compatible with botulinum toxin.
There are 2 possible interventions to get rid of excessive sweating.
Thoracic Sympathectomy: This is for the armpits and hand. This operation destroys the ganglia that nourish the glands that allow perspiration. The side effect could be that excessive sweating appears elsewhere like on the back or the back of the knees.
REMOVAL OF SUDORIPARIAN GLANDS:
It is a fairly safe operation, the surgeon removes the glands that produce the transpiration on the armpits.
Excessive Sweating – Prevention
There is no way to prevent excessive sweating. But it is good to find what causes excessive sweating to avoid these situations.
If you live this situation during stress, you have to learn how to relax. There is a lot of relaxation technique you can learn in yoga or meditation.
For food, it is better to avoid caffeine drinks because it will increase the temperature of your body. It’s the same with spicy food. Then for your comfort even if garlic and onions are very good for health, when you sweat a lot your transpiration will be mixed with the smell of garlic or onion.
Excessive Sweating – Conclusion
As I told you at the beginning of this article, sweating even excessive sweating can be natural. What is not natural is the excessive sweating attacks that can dehydrate you in a few hours. It’s not pleasant and socially it can be very embarrassing. But if that does not bother you and you do not suffer from any serious illness then let nature do it, but do not forget to hydrate yourself because you lose a lot of water by sweating in this way. On the other hand, if it bothers you, you may have noticed that there are many methods, both medical and natural, that can get you out of your difficult situation. So do not hesitate to choose the situation that suits you best.