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Excessive sweating and the main causes

Sweating or perspiration is a perfectly normal process, which is necessary in order for the body to maintain the appropriate temperature, but there are people who simply sweat excessively, and in such cases, they probably suffer from the problem commonly known as hyperhidrosis. Numerous factors might provoke excessive sweating, starting from physical activities that result in exertion, medications and medical conditions, all the way to stress, anxiety, or genetic factors. Sweating is typically present in the underarms, palms and feet, but it can be present on the back or face as well. What makes it even more uncomfortable and distressing is the fact that wet stains can be seen on the clothes and even worse, unpleasant odor might accompany it.

Ways to prevent sweating

Perhaps it will be useful to find out a bit more about some natural ways to prevent excessive sweating. As for the underarm area, it might be helpful to try first with the use of antiperspirants that have aluminum chloride as an ingredient. The fact is that they do not necessarily work for everyone, but they should be given a chance. Ordinary deodorants do not prevent sweating, they can only be helpful with hiding foul odor. In case antiperspirants do not provide any results, talcum or alum powder should be given a try, and it needs to be sprinkled right after showering. Light clothes made of cotton are ideal for people who have this problem, because synthetic materials only increase overproduction of sweat. Even though it might sound weird, rubbing a potato slice or dabbing vinegar onto the underarms helps in preventing underarm sweating and foul odor.

Lotions and moisturizers that are based on clay are highly advised for people who want to prevent excessive facial sweating. Aloe vera is beneficial with this problem as well, and the juice needs to be applied on the face, left to dry and rinsed with cool water.

In case a person wants to prevent excessive sweating of palms or feet, talcum powder might be helpful before wearing socks, which should be clean and light. There are foot sprays that help with excessive sweating, while for sweaty palms a good solution is the use of antiperspirants that are based on aluminum chloride, or dust talcum powders. Medications are helpful when the condition is caused by some genetic factor, but they should not be used without previous consultations with the doctor.

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