If you want to know how to stop excessive sweating then you are in the right place. There are so many treatments - some good but many of them bad. Let me help you avoid the traps as we look closer, in this article.
Medical Grade Antiperspirant
This is often the first thing that your doctor will recommend to you. It can be used on any part of the body and not just the underarms. Depending on where you use it, you could feel a burning sensation but many people think that it is still worth it.
Generally these are considered one of the last resorts. They are a class of drugs called anticholinergics and they work by stopping the secretions in your body, both internal and external. These drugs were not invented to help excessive sweaters, they were made for other reasons so the side effects are pretty big.
For instance, you get constipated, get a high temperature and overheat and you will even lose the ability to shed tears. Aside from surgery, this is the last resort.
This works for excessive sweating of the underarms, the hands and the feet. A low electric current is passed through these body parts for about 20 minutes and stops them from sweating further for about 2 to 3 weeks.
If the sweating only comes on when you are anxious or excited then antidepressants can help. I really don't like this measure though because they will calm you down so you produce less sweat but you were probably only normal to start with and not having any particular mental problems.
The problem with all these methods and especially the drugs is that none of them actually solve the original cause of the sweating. They all just try to mask the symptoms like taking a huge hammer to crack a nut - over the top.
There are actually many natural ways to stop excessive sweating such as avoiding some “danger" foods and making small changes to your lifestyle, and I'm not even talking about exercise here. You should really consider these natural methods before committing yourself to regular medical treatments and the potential side effects.
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