Summer and sweating are interlinked and always go hand-in-hand. As summer approaches, you start experiencing sweat running down your back, all over the hairline, and in the form of beads around the nose.
However, getting drenched in sweat can be socially embarrassing. Other than this, the sweat stains on your clothes make the situation more intolerable. Though it’s normal to sweat in the moments of nervousness or fluctuating temperatures, sweating for no reason can lead to a condition known as ‘Hyperhidrosis’.
What is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a disorder which involves excessive sweating for no particular reason. This sweating can either attack your whole body or certain areas such as armpits, face, chest, groin, palms, and feet.
Hyperhidrosis is a treatable condition. Fortunately, it is also possible to manage symptoms through various preventive and medical treatments.
Stay hydrated: You should drink plenty of water and consume foods with high water content to keep your body cool and prevent excessive sweating.
Wear loose-fitting clothes: As the weather changes, so does your clothes. During summer, you should dress in light and breathable fabrics which allow sufficient ventilation. This keeps your body temperature low and reduces your sweat levels.
Apply antiperspirant: Apply antiperspirant as it not only kills the odor-causing bacteria but also blocks your sweat glands from producing underarm sweat. Sweat production is at its lowest at night. Therefore, use your antiperspirant at night to provide its active ingredients a better chance to get into your pores and block perspiration in the morning.
Avoid spicy foods: Your diet not only influences your health but also affects your sweat levels. Eating spicy foods can make you sweat more than normal. Spices can activate neurotransmitters which can affect the glands and cause sweating. Besides, you should eat foods which reduce sweat such as fruits, vegetables, oats, almonds, etc.
If the above-mentioned preventive measures aren’t working for you, then you should ask your dermatologist about Botox injections. These injections are FDA approved for treating excessive sweating. They work by blocking a specific neurotransmitter in your body that triggers sweat glands. The best treatment for excessive sweating includes the insertion of needles into sweat prone areas such as underarms, palms, feet, face, and head.
While it is not a permanent solution to excessive sweating, it can be effective in preventing your stubborn sweating up to 6 months or 1 year.
Your body deserves to feel pampered and relaxed. Therefore, relieve your body from the daggers of excessive sweating with the Botox treatment.