Here are the natural ways to lower your excessive sweating.
We all sweat after physical activities like workout or when exposed to heat. Some people sweat when they go through a stressful event. However, it is not common if you sweat far more than your body needs to sweat. In other words, excessive sweating is not a good signal and can be a medical condition known as hyperhidrosis. Although excessive sweating is normally harmless, it brings embarrassment. In other words, this condition is a hassle. Every time you need to wipe your hand before the handshake. You feel uncomfortable in a social setting. Excessive sweating is the reason you avoid a romantic relationship. Or you have trouble in writing as the pen slips or sweat gets into ink.
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You are not alone as more than 3% of people suffer from hyperhidrosis. While OTC and medications are used to control excessive sweating, there are many remedies in your kitchen which can help you.
Here we have listed some home remedies which can control the excessive sweating condition of your body.
Apple Cider Vinegar:
Apple cider balances the pH level of your body which makes it difficult for bacteria to survive there. In this way, it controls the excessive sweating. All you need to rub apple cider vinegar onto armpits at nighttime. Next morning, wash it off with water. Make sure to mix some parts of water with the vinegar for a sensitive skin.
For sweaty feet, mix half a cup of apple cider vinegar with 1 liter of water. Soak your feet in this solution for nearly 10-15 minutes. Besides, you can drink a mixture of honey and vinegar (2 tbsp. of each) on an empty stomach.
Lemon is an effective remedy to control excessive sweating, thanks to its citric acid that removes bacteria and promotes freshness. Use it before going to the bed as direct sun exposure is not good for your skin after lemon application.
Cut the lemon into two halves and rub one of them under your arms by squeezing its juice. Wash it off after 30 minutes or in morning.
Or you can take lemon juice and baking soda in equal amount. Mix them and apply to skin. Then, rinse it off after 30 minutes.
Potato also balances the pH level of the body, thereby lowering the sweating. Just cut a clean potato into slices and use them to rub the affected areas gently.
Black Tea Bags:
Black tea makes to this list as it is packed with tannic acid that neutralizes the cycle of sweating. As an added bonus, tannic acid contains astringent, which block the sweat glands. Soak the tea bag in warm water for 5-10 minutes. Place it between your underarms. Alternatively, black tea water can be used to soak your feet and hands.
Sage contains several medicinal properties, making it an effective remedy for depression, memory and digestive problems. And it can work for your sweating problems. This is because sage is anti-bacterial, antiperspirant and anti-fungal in nature.
Take a handful of sage leaves and boil them. Then, leave them for a day at room temperature. Once it cools down, apply the lotion on the sweaty areas like hands, feet, armpit and soles and then wash it off. Repeat it 3-4 times a day.
So these are the natural remedies to prevent excessive sweating. Besides, wear loose clothes and minimize spicy foods.
BUT See your doctor in the following conditions.
- Produce so much sweat, which “soaks through” your clothes.
- Sweating in cold weather
- Sweating at night when you fall asleep
Sweating is coupled with chest pain, shortness of breath, fever or weight loss