Tuesday, August 26, 2008


No matter when you experience excessive sweating it can be challenging. We all know what it is like when we sweat in hot weather but for those who sweat excessively on a regular basis the condition can become a bit of a nightmare.

No only do you have to deal with drenched clothing but you also have the added effects of body odor. This makes social interaction even more difficult and there is always the fear in your mind that somebody will notice.

There are steps you can take to combat excessive sweating. You can get over the counter deodorants. The key ingredient is aluminum chloride. Generally when you do get deodorants or anti-perspirants over the counter they are not as strong.

If you find this to be the case then you will need to get a prescription from a doctor or dermatologist so that you can get a stronger anti-perspirant. This is one way to curb the effects of profuse sweating.

You can also get botox injections, these injections can be expensive and as a result of which out of some peoples budget. Basically a botox injection inhibits the discharge of a specific chemical.

This chemical is responsible for sweat production. However take note that the relief is short term, which makes it even more expensive.

There are also surgical procedures; one such procedure involves inserting titanium clips into the affected area. As painful as it may sound the procedure is actually painless, however it has one serious draw back.

That is because it may stop sweating in one area - but then extra sweat is produced elsewhere.

There are things you can do yourself which are not expensive and do not require medical assistance. One is wear lose clothing so as to make sure your skin can breathe. Secondly watch what you eat and drink. Thirdly consume less sugar and caffeine, especially processed sugars.

Last but not least exercise, especially breathing exercises that can relieve stress in the body, just a few minutes a day could make all the difference.

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