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Lifestyle changes to manage hyperhidrosis

Posted on 5th Mar, 2020

Sweating profusely is a nightmare for people who have hyperhidrosis. If you are one among them, you would know how stressful it feels to walk with sweat marks all over your clothes. You would have canceled numerous dates and multiple plans with your buddies in fear of spoiling the special moments. It is time to face the world with confidence.

Below is a list of changes that you can incorporate in your lifestyle for avoiding embarrassing moments and rock the party like every other individual.

Bathe regularly: Bathing often keeps the number of bacteria on your skin in check. After bathing, dry yourself thoroughly, primarily focus on the toes and underarm areas where the chances of sweat occurrence are high.

Change your socks often: Avoid wearing unwashed socks. Change it daily and dry your feet each time you wear it. You can also opt for over-the-counter foot powders to help absorb sweat. Also, choose the socks that are made of natural materials so your feet can find it easy to breathe.

Air your feet: Try to walk barefoot whenever you can. Else, slip out of your shoes now and then.

Choose to clothe wisely: Wear natural fabrics, such as cotton, silk, and wool, that allow your skin to breathe. While exercising, prefer materials that are designed to absorb moisture away from your skin.

Try to relax: Consider relaxation techniques such as yoga and meditation to de-stress yourself. This helps to control the stress that triggers sweating.

Use antiperspirant: Antiperspirants contain specific compounds that are known to block the sweat pores temporarily, reducing the amount of sweat that reaches your skin. It helps to a great extent if you have secondary hyperhidrosis. Ensure to apply them before going to bed.

As you keep following the steps above, there are chances to bring your condition under control. You can also reach out to your dermatologist for suggestions.

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