Top 5 Remedies To Treat Excessive Sweating
Sweating is natural. All of us sweat when we do physical work or when the climate is hot and humid. Even anger and fear is linked to sweating. But there are people who sweat far more than normal and that too without a trigger. This condition is called hyperhidrosis. If you fall in this category, this post will be useful for you.
Excessive sweating is linked to:
Other medical causes of too much sweating are diabetes, fever, hyperthyroidism, heart trouble, leukemia and menopause.
This problem of excessive sweating affects the palms, soles, neck, forehead, underarms and also the scalp. You can sweat even while you are asleep. Apart from affecting your normal routine it can be very embarrassing and give rise to body odour thereby disrupting your social life.
Here are some remedies that might work for you:
One of the best home remedies for excessive sweating is the use of apple cider vinegar. As it has astringent properties, it can be used externally to control sweating. It also helps in balancing the body’s pH level when taken internally.
- After washing the area that sweats the most, apply some apple cider vinegar on it with the help of a cotton ball. Leave it overnight. The next day have a bath and apply deodorant or powder on that area.
- You can also add two teaspoons of vinegar and honey to a glass of water. Drinking it once a day on an empty stomach will help combat too much of sweating.
2) Baking Soda
Baking soda is good for treating excessive sweating. It is an antiperspirant that means it can absorb moisture and help in neutralizing body odour. Being alkaline in nature, it helps in lowering the pH level of the parts of the body that sweat a lot.
- Add water to one teaspoon of baking soda to make a thick paste. You can add 3 to 4 drops of any essential oil to this paste. Apple this to the body parts that sweat excessively. Wash it after 15-20 minutes. Try doing this a few times a week.
- Here’s another use of baking soda to treat excessive sweating. Mix corn starch and baking soda in equal amounts and store it in a bottle. Dust a bit of it where you are likely to sweat the most.
Try either of the above baking soda remedies for a few days.
Sage is a herb that is an effective astringent and antiperspirant. This herb is known to constrict the sweat glands and thus reduce sweating. It is also rich in Vitamin B and magnesium that are helpful in controlling the activity of sweat glands.
- To two cups of water add 1 tsp of dried sage leaves and let it boil. After it cools down to room temperature, use it to clean the parts of the body that sweat a lot. Continue doing this treatment thrice a day for several days.
- You can also make sage tea by adding 1 tsp of sage in a cup of hot water and allowing it to boil for 5 minutes. Add the juice of lemon and drink the tea 2-3 times a day.
- If possible include sage in what you are cooking every day.
4) Black Tea
You can resort to black tea to help control excessive sweating. Tea has tannic acid in it which is a good astringent and antiperspirant. Black tea constricts the sweat glands thereby reducing excess sweat. The tea also kills the bacteria that cause body odour.
Make 3 to 4 cup of black tea. Dip a wash cloth in it and rub it on the areas that sweat a lot. If your feet and hands sweat a lot, soak them in black tea water (not boiling :P) for 20 to 30 minutes. Try doing this treatment once a day for a few weeks.
5) White sandalwood
Here is an Ayurvedic treatment, white sandalwood powder is helpful in controlling sweating and it keeps the skin dry. It has certain enzymes in it that absorb excess moisture from the skin. It has an aromatic fragrance that is capable to mask any body odour.
Make a thin paste of white sandalwood powder by mixing 1 tbsp of it with rose water. Add in a little bit of lemon juice and apply this paste on areas of your body that sweat a lot. Let it dry and rinse it off with warm water. Do the treatment once a day to ward of excessive sweating.
If these remedies don’t seem to work make it a point to visit the doctor. The sweating may be the symptom of an underlying medical condition.
Get rid of excessive sweating with the above remedies!
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