Summer is far from over, and we’re predicted to go through the hottest weather period this year within these first two weeks of August. Some will rejoice, but for those who suffer from bad sweating, you may be dreading this uncomfortable time.
In this guide, we will touch on managing bad sweating and the solutions available for hyperhidrosis.
Home remedies for bad sweating
1. Use Antiperspirant over deodorant
On your next shop visit, purchase an effective antiperspirant instead of a deodorant. While they live in the same aisle, they have different functions. Deodorant masks the smell of sweat, acting like a perfume for your armpits.
Antiperspirants reduce sweating using active ingredients such as aluminium salt to dissolve into your skin. This ingredient forms a gel which minimises the amount of sweat you produce. Antiperspirants also include antimicrobials to destroy the bacteria linked to body odour, helping you feel cleaner for longer.
Try to use an antiperspirant or antiperspirant deodorant at night, as this is the key time when your sweat glands are less active. The product will absorb better and minimise sweating for the next day.
2. Avoid food and drinks that cause sweating
Caffeine, alcohol and spicy foods raise your internal temperature, which ultimately causes your body to turn on its natural cooling mechanism: sweating. Alcohol is considered a toxin to our body, so when consumed, our blood flow and sugar level increase and our body works harder to dispose of it. This leads to excessive sweating as a result.
Often spicy foods include ingredients like peppers. Peppers include capsaicin, which stimulates the nerves that warm your body and activates the sweat glands to cool you down. We recommend avoiding these foods at night to minimise signs of bad sweating.
Medical treatments for excessive sweating
If you experience bad sweating outside of the summer, there is a possibility you have hyperhidrosis. Trying the above can assist in some ways, but you may need medical assistance if excessive sweating impacts your day-to-day activities.
1. Botox for hyperhidrosis
At Omniya Clinic, we specialise in botox injections for excessive sweating in the feet, palm, forehead and underarms. These injections temporarily limit sweating for a few months by blocking the nerve endings from stimulating the sweat glands.
Our clients have seen amazing results of up to 80% reduction in constant sweating. Botox injections are an incredibly effective, pain-free and safe treatment for those looking to feel more confident this summer and beyond.
2. Anticholinergic medicine
Your doctor may prescribe anticholinergic medicine to treat hyperhidrosis. When used, anticholinergics will block the nerve signals that cause the sweat glands to activate. Many patients experience success with oral medication but find it most effective when used with other sweat management techniques.
For combined therapy, use the medication with over-the-counter antiperspirant, botox injections or iontophoresis.
Since the 1940s, iontophoresis has treated symptoms of excessive sweating. During the procedure, a medical device sends electric currents to your hands and feet, which are submerged in water.
It is particularly successful for those with hand and feet hyperhidrosis, helping to reduce sweating by 91%. If clinical antiperspirants or oral medicine is not working, iontophoresis is an excellent treatment alternative.
Omniya Clinic has helped clients regain confidence and improve their quality of life through botox for bad sweating. Book a free one-to-one consultation with us today if you’re looking for advice or want to begin your treatment journey.