Why hands sweat: the causes and methods of dealing with sweating

In medicine, excessive sweating of individual parts of the body is
name “local hyperhidrosis”. This phenomenon occurs like u
adult men and women alike and children. For adults it is
delivers a lot of serious inconvenience and often causes
development of psychological complexes. There are many methods
helping to get rid of excessive sweating in the hands. But what
you would not choose a treatment method (traditional medicine or folk
means), you first need to establish why sweat hands.


  • What is the root of the problem?
  • How not to confuse hyperhidrosis with abundant sweating?
  • Drug treatment of sweating hands
  • Folk remedies to combat and prevent hyperhidrosis

What is the root of the problem?

Causes of sweating palms can be very different. AT
most cases of hyperhidrosis is nothing but a symptom
any disease or a sign of failure in the body.
Therefore, before proceeding with the treatment it is desirable to undergo
comprehensive medical examination.

Moderate sweating is an important link in
the process of thermoregulation of the human body. In conditions
high temperatures the human body emits moisture: sweat hands,
legs, head, torso and to a lesser extent the palms. And when the palm
wet constantly, regardless of temperature changes, then
we are talking about pathology.

The most common causes of hyperhidrosis are usually

  • stress and heavy emotional stress;
  • endocrine disruption;
  • excessive physical exertion;
  • heredity or genetic predisposition.

In addition, additional negative factors may
serve side effects of certain medications and lack
proper nutrition.

The development of the disease is preceded by a disruption of the vegetative
nervous system. Somatic is known to be responsible for the actions
which are produced consciously. Vegetative – for such a vital
important processes like thermoregulation, respiration, heartbeat. Here is
why a system malfunction can provoke a strong
sweating hands.

How not to confuse hyperhidrosis with abundant sweating?

Sweat extraction is a nature-programmed function.
self-cooling of the body, which prevents it from overheating.
Therefore, excessive sweating of the hands is not always a sign
health problems. Sometimes it is a normal reaction of the body to
the influence of external factors such as:

  • nerve strain;
  • the weather is too hot;
  • heavy exercise;
  • eating spicy and spicy foods.

Thus, increased sweating of the palms
specific circumstances is not cause for concern. But
if your hands perspire heavily all the time and without any visible
reasons, then you should seek the help of specialists. Today
To identify hyperhidrosis, there are a number of fast, simple and
painless tests, (iodine-starch test or Minor’s sample),
that allow you to diagnose the presence or absence

Drug treatment of sweating hands

Treatment of local hyperhidrosis with medications
implies an impact on the central components of the ANS.

To eliminate copious sweat in areas of high
risk (palms of hands, inguinal zones, axillary hollows, etc.)
used solution containing substances such as formalin,
tannin, glutaraldehyde and aluminum hexachloride. Conduct such
procedures yourself at home are not worth it, because
it’s not safe. Non-compliance with clear proportions in the manufacture
the drug is fraught with the appearance on the skin of various rashes.

In modern medicine, in the treatment of hyperhidrosis, doctors are increasingly
resort to using the latest techniques. Botox injections are one of
most popular. The patient is injected a small dose of toxin under the skin.
botulism pathogen
activity of nerve endings. This method is very effective,
but a minus of it is that the procedures need to be repeated in 3-4
of the month.

Another common method of dealing with sweating hands is
ionization, treatment of palms with ions. The result is amazing. but
nothing is known about the side effects.

The cardinal decision with excessive sweating becomes
the operation is sympathectomy. Surgical intervention
provides for the removal of nerve trunks responsible for
regulation of the function of sweat glands. After surgery sweating
palms and armpits disappear, however it may
provoke excessive sweating in other areas.

Folk remedies to combat and prevent hyperhidrosis

  1. Creams and ointments with plant extracts that
    affect the sweat glands, reducing their secretion. Effective with
    this disease is fighting drugs with extract of mint, lemon balm, wormwood,
    leaves of mountain ash, etc. The product is applied twice or three times a day to
    hand skin.
  2. Hydrogen peroxide or ammonium chloride
    (ammonia). For this, 1 tablespoon of any one substance
    dissolved in 300 ml of cool water. Hands rub with this solution
    during the day several times. This will weaken the activity of the glands, and
    also prevent the development of bacteria.
  3. Oak bark decoction. To cook such
    bath for hands, you need to fill with 2 liters of boiling water 3-4 tablespoons
    dried oak bark and infuse for half an hour. Then a little
    cool and dip in the decoction of the hands for 30 minutes. Procedure
    held 3-4 times in 7 days.
  4. Herbal decoction. For this
    You will need 4 tablespoons of a mixture of dry herbs (sage, chamomile,
    dandelion root, calendula flowers). Prepare a strong broth,
    Bay grass 1 liter of boiling water. Wipe your hands with cotton for a day
    swab dipped in medicinal broth. Palms after such a bath
    2-3 hours will remain dry.
  5. Laundry soap. It sounds scary
    especially for women’s hands, but the result will not be long in coming.
    We need the usual toilet soap to change to the economic, which
    possesses drying and bactericidal properties.

Whichever method you choose, you need to understand that folk
means of instant results do not give. Treatment of hyperhidrosis
“weed” can be delayed for several months. Obvious effect
usually occurs in a week, but quickly disappears if the procedure
stop it. At home it is only possible to support and
relieve to some extent the general condition of the body by trying
eliminate the consequences. The very reason will help find and cure
only experienced doctors.

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