Sweating is your body’s natural way of keeping you cool in hot temps—but how much perspiration is too much?
If you’re sweating so much that it makes you uncomfortable and affects your social life, schooling, or job, that’s when it should be considered a problem.
Are you embarrassed by those always-expanding sweat stains under in your armpits? If you have these problems, then know you’re not alone. You could be experiencing a medical condition called hyperhidrosis, but even if you don’t have a medical condition, and you just seem to sweat a lot, you can take steps to keep wetness and odor from interfering with your life and clobbering your self-confidence.
Here are a few more tips to control excessive sweating:
13. Add essential oils to your shower or bathwater:
Try rose, lavender or orange oil to produce a pleasant smell and hide body odor.
14. Stay Fresh Down Below:
While it is essential to stay clean and hygiene conscious, it is advisable to always remember to keep your groin fresh as well. You should also use extra-strength, safe antiperspirants down there- over the areas.
However, you should discontinue immediately if there is any rash, burning sensation, or irritation.
15. Undergo surgery as a last resort:
You have a couple of options:
Local underarm surgery. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia in a dermatologist’s office. Your doctor will use liposuction, curettage (scraping) or lasers to destroy the sweat glands. Recovery usually takes 2 days, although you’ll need to limit arm activity for about a week. Unfortunately, health insurance does not always pay for this procedure.
Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy. Surgeons put the patient under general anesthesia and attempt to cut the nerves from the spinal column that stimulate excessive sweating. This surgery could have serious side effects, including low blood pressure, heat intolerance and heart arrhythmia, so it’s only recommended when all other treatment options have failed.