How to Treat Excessive Sweat
Our bodies sweat naturally to help us cool down. Sweating also rids us of toxins. Heavy sweating is normal during intense exercise, or when you're really hot. You might also sweat a little if you're frightened or nervous.
|I Sweat Excessively. How Do I Stop That?|
Excessive sweating is a condition known as hyperhidrosis. This distressing condition causes you to drip sweat even when it's not hot and you're not exercising. Excessive sweating can be caused by overactive thyroid, diabetes, heart failure and anxiety, but sometimes, doctors don't know the cause.
If you sweat too much, you can try a few things at home. Make sure you bathe once or twice a day with soap and water. Use a deodorant with antiperspirant. Antiperspirants are very strong and should help control excess sweat. Wear cotton clothing so your skin can breathe. When you exercise, try a material that helps wick moisture from your skin. Limit hot drinks during the day, and keep an extra shirt at work or school, for days when you sweat through.
If sweating is still an embarrassing problem, talk with your doctor. He can prescribe a prescription antiperspirant, electricity, botox injections or a medication that will prevent your sweat glands from overproducing.