To prevent sweating can be a challenging task especially in the summer months. Imagine wanting to ask that cutie out for a date, but before doing so you contemplated long and hard because of that secret problem that you think nobody knows about. The last thing you want is to be at dinner sweating like a pig. Unfortunately, if you are one of the thousands of people who suffers from excessive sweating, below are a few tips that will help you to prevent sweating from getting the best of you.
Summer Months Sweating Tips
Most people do see an increase in the amount that they sweat in the summer months, however, for those people who have excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, your sweating may be serious enough to cause serious emotional or social problems and can also lead to physical problems like clogged pores and acne, especially in those who are prone to that condition as well. How to dress? When it’s hot it is best to wear loose fitting clothing, or thin, breathable materials. This will keep you from getting sweaty and then having to stay in sweaty clothes all day. Here are a few other methods you can use to keep cool such as; using a portable misting fan or splashing cool water on your face from time to time. Also you may want to invest in a stronger antiperspirant for the warmer months. Again, this may help to prevent sweating, even if you do not need it at other times of the year.
Face, Hands, Feet, and Soles
Hyperhidrosis can cause excessive sweating all over the body as well as sweating that is more localized in nature. Some of the most common places for this sweating can include the face, the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet. If you sweat in your palms, you should wipe them frequently and avoid using heavy moisturizers which normally makes the problem worse. If your excessive sweating gets in the way of you during your job, or other problems, you should consult with your doctor.
For sweating in the soles of the feet, the problem can become serious especially if it causes you to have blisters from slipping shoes. And enclosed shoes can cause your feet to sweat more. In addition to being a perfect breeding ground for a number of foot conditions such as athlete’s foot and others. You can use a moisture absorbing powder on your feet as well as cooling foot sprays to prevent sweating during the day. You should also wear cotton, moisture absorbing socks and breathable shoes as much as possible. It is very important that you wash and thoroughly dry your feet at the end of the day, be sure to check for injury or signs of infection while you do so.
Will I Need to See a Doctor?
You may need to see a doctor if your sweating has suddenly increased in amount or in aroma without obvious reason, especially if you are an adult. Your doctor will want to rule out any of the major causes of excessive sweating before laying out a plan that can potentially prevent sweating from ruining the rest of your days.