A Sweat-Free Life Awaits When You Pursue Hyperhidrosis Treatment and Management
You sweat—a lot. It can make laundry day a painful affair, social situations more anxiety-inducing, and life in general just more difficult than it needs to be. Well, there’s good news in all of that: you might have hyperhidrosis! If this doesn’t sound like good news, you’re not looking at the big picture. See, if excessive sweatiness is being caused by a medical condition, then that means that it’s treatable.
When you have untreated symptoms of hyperhidrosis, regular deodorant just won’t get the job done. This is because all deodorant does is mask the scent of sweat. You will still sweat, and it will still stain your clothes and leave you feeling uncomfortable. Antiperspirants, when applied to dry skin, will actively reduce the amount of sweating you do. Applying before bed, and keeping a stick on you at all times, is ideal. Bringing a spare shirt or socks with you if you expect to be under stress, doing exercise, or are anticipating hot temperatures is recommended.
Know Your Triggers
A trigger is something that brings on an episode of any condition—in this case, something that prompts you to begin sweating. Keep track of the situations that cause you to sweat (and where you sweat most), and avoid them as best as you can. There are also common dietary triggers, such as caffeine, spicy food, alcohol, and the preservative MSG. Cutting these from your diet will help keep your sweating down, and may just hold you over until you are able to receive hyperhidrosis treatment. Speaking of which…
Talking to a physician is the best way to determine that you do, in fact, have hyperhidrosis. The triggers of your sweating that you have kept track of will assist the physician in determining a precise diagnosis, as well as, plan a more effective treatment. A popular and effective treatment for hyperhidrosis is Botox® injections in the area where you are sweating most. The paralytic in Botox® will block the receptors in the sweat glands that receive overactive signals to start sweating, effectively decreasing the amount of sweat produced down to a more manageable level. The best part is that the treatment is effective anywhere from seven months to an entire year. Imagine an entire year, never having to worry about sweat stains, never feeling self-conscious in social situations. When you get hyperhidrosis treatment, you won’t have to imagine it—you’ll experience it first-hand.