The term Hyperhidrosis generally covers the phenomenon of profuse sweating. Sweating occurs in the area of the armpits, feet, face, and on each part where the sweat glands are more concentrated. Sometimes people just sweat excessively for no reason, whilst sometimes this condition can be medical as well when there are hormone problems.
However, what is difficult is that Hyperhidrosis can cause great trauma as the person will go through depression. In other cases, the inability to socialize and develop personal relationships can lead a person to lack of confidence and work adversely in their life.
If you are troubled by Hyperhidrosis and want to get out of the condition without having to spend on expensive treatments, you should take a look and try some of these simple homemade recipes.
Home Remedies for Hyperhidrosis
Sage tea is generally recommended by physicians all over the world for treating Hyperhidrosis. It has a drying effect on the body.
You should take fresh sage leaves and pour one cup of boiling water on them. Let it steep for fifteen minutes. Cool the tea afterwards. The tea can be bottled and carried along with you for maximum protection. The best way is to use a cotton ball for applying on the problematic areas. Do this at least thrice a day.
For sweaty feet, you can insert dried sage powder or dry leaves inside the shoes or you can put them under the socks for best results.
Baking soda is commonly used as a preventive and also for treating Hyperhidrosis, due to its excellent sweat absorbing properties. Take the powder and dust under your arms and in areas where you sweat. You can also leave a coat inside the shoes as well.
Moreover, you can mix the baking soda with cornstarch to get a more potent drying remedy for Hyperhidrosis. Mix equal amounts of baking soda and cornstarch and store the mixture in a bottle that you can carry along.
This is a method that can be employed as and when you feel that you are starting to sweat profusely. Carry a bottle of cornstarch powder and apply the cornstarch on the areas that sweat profusely. You can lightly perfume the cornstarch with a talcum powder as well.
Before doing it, you might want to use a tissue paper first to remove the sweat. This will prevent clumping of the cornstarch powder upon application. It is best if you first dust the area with cornstarch and wait for a few minutes until it dries. Then apply another coat of cornstarch powder above it, to seal the area. For the feet, apply generous amounts of cornstarch powder on the sole.
Slices of potato have the ability to absorb water. This property of the vegetable can be used for controlling sweat as well. Potato slices have the biggest effect when on areas that can be which can be quickly reached, like the armpits, neck, inside of the elbows etc. Rub the slice over the sweat to absorb and dry the area readily.
For combining two remedies, after rubbing potato slices and drying the area, apply baking soda or cornstarch or the mixture of them both, as mentioned above.
Tea Tree oil
Tea tree oil is an excellent astringent and anti fungal agent. This essential oil is derived from the Melaleuca tree. Most people with Hyperhidrosis develop fungal infection as a result of the perpetual moisture on the skin surface. Tea tree oil works as a dual treatment method, favored by people suffering from Hyperhidrosis. It not only dries the skin off the sweat, but also helps in treating these fungal infections on the skin.
However, the oil is very strong and must be applied on the skin only after diluting with water. Apply a thin coat of tea tree oil on the area like armpits, back of the neck, feet, face, groin area, under the breast, inner elbows and behind the knee. Allow the oil to dry out and reapply as needed.
Black tea is an extremely good remedy for reducing Hyperhidrosis and blocking the pores, which reduces the sweating. The tannin which is present in the tea is an astringent of sorts. So, when you soak your legs or body in the tea, the tannin works on the skin surface and prevents the sweat from seeping through the skin.
Tannin also cools the body and this works well on the body in reducing the actual sweating. An alternative good way to use this tea is to refrigerate the used tea bags after moistening it. Use this refrigerated tea bag for rubbing on core areas that you sweat as that helps in drying out the sweat.
Salt is another remedy which has excellent absorption properties and it also provides the needed drying effect on the skin. Salt crystals are best for the purpose than salt powder. Rub the crystals on areas that are sweaty to absorb the sweat and block the pores. Salt will not leave any unpleasant smell, since it is absolutely without odour. From a practical point of view, the salt, being easy to carry around, can also be easily used wherever you are and quickly.
Lemon and Baking Soda
Mix baking soda and lemon juice to form a paste and apply this paste on the areas that you sweat. This can also be done by slicing a lemon into half and adding some baking powder over the slice. This slice can be used for rubbing under the arms and in areas that sweat to absorb the sweat and prevent underarm odour as well.
The lemon removes all the bacterial action that could happen while you sweat profusely. So, the mixture of lemon juice and baking soda not only removes excess sweat and dries out the problematic areas, but also leaves a fresh fragrance on your body.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has astringent properties and external application actually helps in treating Hyperhidrosis. The internal consumption of the apple cider vinegar is far more preferable with this treatment, since none of us like the smell that is left afterwards. Take one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar along with a teaspoon of vinegar and honey and add to a glass of water. Consume this thrice daily.
We all know that apple cider vinegar is a natural enhancer of metabolism. So, it can also help to burn extra fat in the body and prevent Hyperhidrosis, which is very common in obese people.