Hyperhidrosis - Excessive Sweat Remedies

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Posted by Linda (Fairview, Oklahoma, Usa) on 02/04/2011

HELP! SOS Cannot find any posts on this site for sweaty feet. I am fine in the summer. When I have to put on socks and wear shoes, my feet sweat. The colder the temp, the more they sweat. I have to change socks several times a day because my feet chill and I am concerned about getting sick. This is weird, not to mention aggravating. Has only gone on in the past couple years. I am 63, had mercury poisoning which has left me with lots of physical problems to live with. I was healthy up to that point; always been interested in natural health. The only prescription I am on is for BP. Help!

Replied by Gloriaiarango
Brentwood, Ny Usa
04/19/2011
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Two years ago I watched this Dr. OZ show, he was presenting this young lady who said her feet are always sweating and smelling even when she lives in Calif. and wears sandals. Dr Oz told her to make a black tea infusion (normal black tea) the stronger the better and soak her feet in it, Warm or cold it doesn't matter, twice a week for 20 minutes.

I did that, since I had sweaty and cold feet. Mine were always sweating but in winter it was worse; and this infusion really changed everything. Since then I have NEVER had sweaty feet or smelly feet again. What works in the tea is the tanic acid. It is a life saver. I really was red faced before when I had to take my shoes off.

Replied by Saba
Mentor, Oh
04/21/2011

Question: Thank you so much for the post. I have the same problem since childhood. Both my feet and palms sweat. This will be heaven sent if it works for me. My question is for how many weeks did you this or are you still doing it twice per week? Thank you.

Replied by Len
Qc, Philippines
02/01/2012

My mom suffered from excessive hand sweating then and she told me it stopped when she used her urine in the morning and let it dry for some minutes at the palm of her hand. I am doing it too for two days now and I observed an amazing results.

Replied by Sweatyb
Sacramento, Ca
10/31/2013

I've had sweaty feet and palms all my life and have been constantly fighting fungal foot infections. I just happened upon a remedy by accident and it's kept me dry for that last couple of weeks. Apply extra virgin organic coconut oil (I purchased from Costco) to your hands and feet, then put on cotton socks until you feel dry. It takes just a few minutes to go completely dry even if I am drenched when I apply the coconut oil. It really works -- I stopped for a few days, was sweating profusely and when I did it again today, was completely dry. And I even had boots on, which normally makes me sweat like mad (not enough ventilation). I even tried it on my armpits today and it worked there too. My palms did seem a little too dry sometimes (like I should put on some lotion). This is the only thing that has worked and it's so easy (no pills, drinks or soaking required). I have tried several other remedies that didn't work -- sage, apple cider vinegar, prescription antiperspirants. Hope it helps!!!

Replied by Denise
Ft. Myers, Fl
11/20/2015

Doesn't the coconut oil make you feel greasy? My son has severe hyperhidrosis. When he was a little kid the sweat would actually run down his hands. Now it is mostly his armpits. Doctors first tried CertainDri, then some machine that had an electrical pulse that was supposed to zap the sweat gland in his hands which, as a 9 year old kid, he hated.

Now that he is 28 it has really affected his life because he has to carry around a sweat rag for his armpits plus wears a super absorbent t-shirt under his dress shirt for work. And we live in SW Florida where it is hot and humid at least 8 months out of the year.

Please advise about the coconut oil and the magnesium. I have read on here that magnesium can cause diarrhea, he already has issues with that now from something that hasn't been determined yet.

Replied by Sara
The Beach, Canada
11/20/2015

Hi, the one thing I know that works for this is botox. Look into it. Good luck.

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
11/21/2015

Denise, soaking for 20 minutes in an Epsom Salts bath with some magnesium chloride thrown in, is probably the best way to get magnesium.

Replied by Maryjane
Ny
11/26/2015

I too have suffered most of my life from hyperhidrosis. Although this site promotes natural cures, my relief came from Botox injections. My dermatologist administers them in his office. The treatment lasts about 3 months. It can be injected into the hands, feet or underarms. I get the shots in my hands as does my son who also suffers from this condition. It has changed my life. I can't stress that enough. My insurance company covers the treatment. I also tried the other remedies like your son did, but they did not work for me. I suffered for many years but watching my 20 year old son suffer led me to find this treatment. Good luck and let me know if you need more information.


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Posted by Sarah (Shizuoka, Japan) on 06/25/2010
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I had a cut on my hand that I was putting tea tree oil on. I noticed however after 2-3 days that the really bad sweating on my hands had stopped!

I added 6 or so drops of tea tree oil to around 3T of olive oil and covered my hands in it before I went to sleep. The tea tree oil meant it was absorbed quickly, but you may want to alter the timing if you are concerned about the oil getting onto your sheets.

I did this for 2 nights then stopped and it was almost 2 weeks before I noticed the sweating was becoming a problem again. It didn't completely stop my palms from sweating but now I don't have to be nervous when I go to shake hands etc.

*the season has also just changed (spring>summer) so I don't know whether that also had some effect.

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile, Tn Usa
06/26/2010

In addition to normal sweat glands, you have scent grands located in your palms, under arms and bottom of your feet. These are associated with your emotions and have an odor. Temperature has little to to with these glands and deodorants have no effect. If you are afraid of a dog, he knows it by these scent glands and will likely bite you because he feels threatened. Your situation is interesting. I wonder if this is normal sweat or from your scent glands.


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Posted by Alex (Bangkok, Thailand) on 12/26/2009
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I have excessive sweating problems, usually worst when I drink coffee and smoke.

Recently I have been reading about mega dose vitamin therapy, and I have been taking huge quantities of vitamin B complex. I am taking up to 4 capsules every 4-5 hrs per day and it works, even though I drink coffee and smoke!

Replied by Mary
Minneapolis, Mn
01/27/2010

To Alex from Bangkok, Thailand: you did not mention if you had the body odor with the sweating. I dont have much sweating but lots of body odor. Could I have a vitamin deficiency that is causing the BO?? Will the vitamin B complex work for the BO and I also drink coffee but do not smoke. Help please

Replied by M
Nyc, Ny, Usa
04/15/2010

To Mary -

For body odor, I SWEAR by liquid milk of magnesia applied to the arm pits after a shower. I use a hairdryer on cool to speed up the drying process. I am positive this will help your odor problems better than deodorant or antiperspirant!!

Replied by Fred
Los Angeles, Usa
06/21/2011

Woh I'm giving this a try, Drysol cured my palms underarms and feets but I still have small sweating other places where I don't know if I can apply Drysol. If you're having hard time finding Drysol I found a site with free shipping called drysolonline.com, I had success with workout and running but forgot to add vitamins to my daily routine.

Fred

Replied by Tinkerbell
Aragon, Georgia
11/20/2011

Guys, I know how it feels like having this HYPERHIDROSIS thing.. I've been suffering this since birth.. I'm now 25 years old, I usually stay inside the house when it's weekEnd... I already tried using drysol and cider but nothing works, now I'm trying magnesium and I am hoping this wilL work.. HELP US GOD.

Tink

Replied by Timh
Louisville, Usa
11/22/2011
2115 posts

Tinkerbel, the prescription drug Amitriptyline (the old school antidepressant) has an anticholinergic effect which causes dryness throught the body. It is sometimes prescribed as sleep aid. Side effects include dry mouth and nightmares. If the side effects be minimal, Amitriptyline might help.

This isn't natural remedy, but there it is. Good Luck.

Replied by Tinkerbell
Aragon, New Jersy
11/22/2011

Timh, did your doctor prescribed this Amitriptyline for HH or you just discovered it on your own? For People out there who know some natural remedies PLEASE HELP, TY.

I'm suffering from palmar and plantar HH EVERYDAY, I swear it's EVERYDAY.

Replied by Timh
Louisville, Usa
11/23/2011
2115 posts

Tink, no it was for sleep & depression, but the dryness and dark dreams made me toss it.

The natural alternative to Amt. is one of the 4 main nightshade plants ---Belladonna, Datura, Brugmansia, Henbane. These plants all contain anticholinergic chems which are quite effective in inhibiting info accross cell membranes which results in dryness of mouth, infrequent urination, and nerve imbalances like hallucinations. These plant alkaloids are known psychotropics that can be very dangerious in even small doses. Many teenagers wind up in ER in need of life saving measures. The secret is to use a very very small dose only before retiring for HH.

I am currently using homeopathic Belladonna for inflammation and sleep disorder with little results, but no dryness or bad dreams. Surely there is a homeopathic formula for your problem that doesn't have bad side effects.

Replied by Tinkerbell
Aragon, New Jersy
11/23/2011

OK,

The thing is, because I usually stay inside our house I used to sleep most of the time... Based on my observation I'm also having nightmares EVERYDAY, most especially at night.. Well I can say that I'm perfectly healthy except for this HH that I cannot control that's why I don't just take any drugs, only supplements. Hehe, what advice can you say bout this Timh?.. and can I ask, how old are you?

Replied by Timh
Louisville, Usa
11/24/2011
2115 posts

Tinkerbell. As for the nightmares, I would advise to first embrace the Christian Faith (assuming that you havn't done so already) so you have a great ally in which to defeat the dark spirits in the unconscious mind. Also Christ can purify the dark thoughts which arise from the sexual desires. Good, battle half over. Now, get some chakra tuning & strengthening to further empower your mind & spirit. Last is visualization. Imagine yourself in the arms of a very noble man. A man full of love & courage that would defend you with his very life. Always holding you. That should do a good job on the nightmare issue.

As for my age, I'll direct you to my facebook page where you are welcome for friendship.

http://www.facebook.com/#! /profile.php?id=100001609199204

Replied by Tinkerbell
Aragon, New Jersy
11/25/2011

Hmm, well even though I always pray everyday still I would have nightmares. Of course I do believe in GOD even though I always feel depressed most of the time because of this HH.. so I just thought that there's a scientific explanation for this?..

I JUST HATE MY LIFE BECAUSE OF THIS HYPERHIDROSIS, IT STOPS ME FROM DOING THINGS I WANT.. you just don't know how it feels like I guess.

But well I keep on thinking that maybe God has a better plan.. WhatsoEver, etc.. Bla, bla, bla.. Hehehe sorry for that.

Replied by Hh Sufferer
London, Uk
11/26/2011

Hello there everyone I so know how you all feel!!! I suffered silently for over 10yrs!! I was such a social person but am very restricted now because it's the most uncomfortable feeling being wet or damp with sweat when you go out, only ppl that go through it will understand the frustration!! The worst is when my friends want a hug :S I plucked up the courage went docs 6yrs ago and a horrid doc told me go lose weight it's coz I am fat (I was a stone overweight) omg!! I was mortified that after convincing myself to go he brushed me off like that!! But I'm at a new town with a new doc she's fantastic told her how I felt she did my thorough blood tests diabetes, hormones amoungst some others and what do you know I have an under active thyroid!! Hypothyroidism!! So it's not just hyperthyroidism that causes hh it could be hypo too! Well that was some relief but even though I'm on pills for life I'm still sweating but less especially on my face. Go docs peeps and insist on blood tests you never know.

Replied by Bem
Tel Aviv, Israel
01/16/2012

Hey, I read all of you responses. I had s surgery for sweat 5 years ago and my life change completely. I tried almost everything, including alternative medicine, pills and chemical preparation.

I'm going to try this apple*honey but I have a question.. I don't have this apple cider vinegar with yellow label in my country so I have to import..

What is the cost of this bottle? and this is for a month or more?

Replied by Gosanfran
San Francisco, Ca
01/16/2012

If you can't get the organic brand where you live, you can use the regular, non-organic brand if it's available.

In my case, the regular ACV worked better for me (much better) than the organic did.

Replied by Noodles
New York, Ny, Usa
01/16/2012

Hi HH sufferers, I too know the humiliation of excessive sweating. For me it is my face, head, torso and when it's really humid, my arms and legs. Basically everything. This problem started when I was around 21 or 22. I am now 37 and after visiting several doctors, endless google searches and complaining, I have found this site. I am so thankful for the new possibilities that might help me but mostly for the company of others with the same issue. My friends, co-workers, strangers etc think I'm crazy or just went swimming when temps are humid or high. I am currently trying to find a new job and the sweating is an obstacle. Anyhow- I plan to try several of these remedies and if any of them work I will let you know. If there was something even partially helpful it would improve life greatly.

Replied by Jamey
New York, Usa
01/19/2012

I'm depressed... I'm after surgery and I'm sweating all over my body also I have heat wave all the time.. I will try the honey but probably if it won't work I'm going to end this shit.

Replied by Tinkerbell
Aragon, New Jersy
01/21/2012

Jamey, I know exactly how it feels like... This thing also leads me to depression, most of my time I would just sleep and wish not to wake up... I don't even talk to people because the more I talk the more I could feel other sweat glands open in my body. Although before they would say I'm so talkative, but now OMG "I HATE LIFE" but of course I can't just kill myself cause GOD FORBIDS...

Replied by Jamey
New York, Usa
01/22/2012

the question is why to stay here if you are not enjoying the ride... I can honesty say that for the last 3 years I'm waking up without thinking about nothing except the surgery.

Replied by Tinkerbell
Aragon, New Jersy
01/23/2012

Same here, the thing is I can't afford that surgery.. And I think now I'm starting to get crazy, haha whata Life..

Replied by Jamey
New York, Usa
01/25/2012

You didn't do the surgery? If not don't do it... you have a lot of options before the surgery...

Replied by Foof
Armstrong, Bc Canada
01/25/2012

I too am so glad to have found this site. This excessive sweating is so embarassing. I have to constantly wipe my forehead even as I walk through the grocery store. Everyone else is bundled up in ski jackets, and I wear a cotton blouse and a light sweatshirt!! My excessive sweating problem is from taking strong medication for pain. Will this ACV & honey solution work for me because my problem is from meds, not a natural or surgery related problem? I guess I can try and find out, right? I'll let you know!

Replied by Tinkerbell
Aragon, New Jersy
01/25/2012

Lot of option? yeah right... Well, didn't do the surgery cause my family would say"no, No, NO"... grRrRr, why is there no cure for this?

Replied by Jamey
New York, Israel
01/26/2012

No man the surgery is very very bad treatment, my life is a mess, I'm not talking with my parents, I tried maybe 15 ways to change it but the body is "broken".

You have a lot of options before the surgery, check in the internet.

Replied by Ben
Tel Aviv, Israel
01/26/2012

I have important question... I didn't understand the magnesium thing.. Its pills that you are taking every day? and someone can really tell me that its helped him after ETS surgery?

Replied by Tinkerbell
Aragon, New Jersy
01/27/2012

What I mean is, I already tried everything except that surgery.. Guess body's broken too... Know what my sweat Glands would only close when I'm in deep sleep... "wish I will never wake up"

Replied by Tinkerbell
Aragon, New Jersy
01/27/2012

Magnesium works for others but not for ALL.. I've been taking magnesium for months but I only lose weight, I lose 10Lbs. Now I'm 100Lbs but still it's a bad news cause I still sweat every minute w/o any reason... For obese people out there, try magnesium.

Replied by Shasha
New York
02/15/2012

Wow I'm so glad I'm not alone with this condition. So guys I just bought a fresh sage leaves, so should I eat it raw or make it as a tea? And how many leaves should I take daily?Does it really work, should I take it with something like ACV, etc? Help I'm just sick of sweating like hell, TY.

Replied by Phillip
Illinois
11/20/2016

Hope you got this worked out man, people have said that certain types of magnesium are needed for it to work. That and sage and chloroyphll. Try em all together if you need too. look up dosages on here so you don't take too much


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Posted by Helpforyou (Amsterdam) on 09/07/2017
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So basically I want to share my experience.

In the past:

I sweat when I leave the door in the morning, noticing my armpit getting wett increasingly. Once it got to the max, it will stay like the same all day, just wett. Also I noticed that cafeïne makes it worse. Also something in embarassing moments it gets extreme and even hot flashes occur.

Nowadays:

I don't sweat that much, it is still there and I notice wett areas which sometimes fades in and out, which is good I think. In the past it was continiously. Also no hot flashes and cafeïne is not that worse anymore. How come? I use Vitamin b6 (p-5-p form) in the morning from now foods. Besides that I use Vitamin D including all co factors in one poll. Also I use zma before sleep. I feel more relaxed now, no hot flashes, even when embarassed and comfortabel. I will soon include a good b complex as addition to balance the b6 but really, if you feel having the same issues; give it a try.


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Posted by Jean (East Tn) on 12/31/2016
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Have had super sweaty arm pits, feet, hands starting in the morning w/coffee for years. Just started drinking a glass of WATER - BEFORE coffee. MAJOR help. Sweating has significantly calmed down. I have been doing a couple other things as well, but don't suppose they are related as the sweating calmed only after drinking the water. I'm very happy about it. I hope this will help someone.