How do I stop sweating so much?

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Last Updated: 12/05/2017 at 7:20am
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Backroad
December 24th, 2014 6:29pm
Nervous sweating is related to a condition called Hyperhidrosis. Primary Hyperhidrosis is a condition of excessive sweating without known cause or triggers, while Secondary Hyperhidrosis is triggered by certain cues, including anxiety. In general, if the excessive sweating you fear only occurs in situations where others can see you, never when you're alone, that's a strong indication it's a type of Social Phobia. If you search the Internet, you'll find lots of medications and even surgery offered for this condition. Be aware that the research on such treatments is not very strong. If yours is a Secondary Hyperhidrosis, it's probably smart to try the least intrusive methods of help before even thinking of drugs or surgery. Above all, be an informed consumer, because the Internet is full of questionable self help products. Check whatever you find with your physician and mental health professional before proceeding.
Dawn04
April 25th, 2017 4:15pm
If you mean literally and antiperspirant doesn't help, then maybe it's time to consult with your doctor. If you meant metaphorically, then try to keep in mind in ten years almost nothing going on right now will matter.
Anonymous
November 17th, 2014 6:18pm
I wear a 48 hour deodorant! I practice breathing techniques as-well when in an anxious situation! or if i feel too much anxiety at that time i leave the situation
Erynn
November 21st, 2014 4:14am
Things like anxiety, fitness level, type/amount of clothing, and medical conditions can influence how much you sweat. If you've tried a lot of things and still feel unusually sweaty, it may be useful to see a doctor. If you are simply feeling self conscious about how sweaty you are, things like deodorant and different types, cuts, and colors of shirts may help
AlaskanRoses
December 3rd, 2014 4:51am
Try baby powder or an after shower powder to absorb the sweat. :) I use "Shower to shower". it comes in a nice little bottle and you can squeeze the fine powder onto any sweaty areas. also try using an antiperspirant on hidden areas that remain sweaty.
RalphBG
December 7th, 2014 9:40am
You could be sweating from being nervous or anxious. If so, find out what is causing that anxiety. Or if you just generally sweat a lot, wear deodorant, and/or perfume/cologne. :)
Celty
December 20th, 2014 9:56am
Asking your doctor may be a good idea if you didn't yet. But anyway sweating is natural when you're practicing sport or in stressfull situations. If you sweat because of stress, you may try deep breathing exercises. Or you can hide it by not wearing certain clothes or colors, for exemple do not wear grey clothes :)
Anonymous
January 27th, 2016 4:24pm
Try not to think about it when you are sweating. Thinking about the sweat may subconsciously make you sweat more! If it is hot outside or wherever you are, it is natural to sweat. It is also natural to sweat if you are feeling nervous or anxious about something, so the first step of keeping a calm mind will probably help a lot. I am not sure if you are indeed stressed or not, but that advice couldn't hurt. Sometimes, in my case, depending on which shirt I decide to wear, can cause me to feel like I am sweating more than usual, particularly in the arm pit region. I'm not sure why this happens, but I try to avoid that shirt unless I know I'm in a really calm and happy mood, and that it will be colder wherever I'm going that day. I also wear deodorant just in case I do find myself sweating a lot (anything could happen). Other than that, I make sure to drink lots of water, keep myself happy, and take breaks whenever I need to! If I am doing something very physical, I make sure to stop and catch a breath and cool down. If I'm doing something mentally demanding, I make sure to stand up and take a breather, to keep my mind clear and focused. Don't sweat the small stuff ;)
Anonymous
July 19th, 2016 4:15am
Try to wear light cloth always put on bright colours stay far from the sun and also try to drink a lot of cold drinks
Anonymous
November 20th, 2014 7:25am
With anything medical related, talk to your doctor or a trained medical professional in this area as they can give you the most sound advice in this department.
HawaiianAir
November 20th, 2014 6:09pm
What's making you sweat so much? Are you nervous? Anxiety? Seeing a professional about your anxiety and how it makes you sweat so much would probably be a good place to start. :-)
Arkelight
December 28th, 2014 12:36am
There's an abundance of products out there to help with sweating such as antiperspirant spray or even armpit shields. If you feel that it's anxiety causing the sweating, try some techniques or exercise to help manage this.
Anonymous
January 3rd, 2015 12:46am
I know that when I consume a lot of salty or sugary foods, I sweat in result of my body trying to get rid of all the water that it's held because of these foods. It could be best to try and see if your diet is the same reason for this and change it up or see a doctor if you have other symptoms or to figure them out and find the result. Don't be worried, this is a normal bodily function and if you are embarrassed by it, there are always ways to help subside it.
MishAJ
May 13th, 2015 5:51am
You cant stop sweating as it is a natural process, but there are ways you can hide it from others that you are not sweating. For instance, you can use pantyliners in your blouses/shirts to absorb the sweat. If you think your sweat smells (most of us have this problem), try rubbing your armpits with Alum after a shower and your sweat wont EVER smell. I do the same !
goldenPumpkin55
June 23rd, 2015 12:43pm
Sweating is a side effect of anxiety, I have it and it can't be stopped. Consult a doctor they'll always know better.
charmingTurtle36
December 1st, 2015 1:32pm
To calm down and relax instead of over reacting or think about another topic to take your mind off the subject
Korlix44
January 14th, 2016 11:27pm
Your body is supposed to sweat. Im not sure if im interpreting this wrong or not now but sweating is healthy.
Lanapleurodon
January 16th, 2016 9:37am
You can't really change the amount you sweat, and for most people its not the amount thats the problem. If you really sweat tons, and have very clamy hands all the time you might have Hyperhidrosis. Aside from that the issue is probably the smell. If you dont like the way you smell, antiperspirant and deodorant work fairly well for most people, experiement with brands until you get one that works well. In addition to this, the more often you sweat, the cleaner the sweat becomes. IF you exercise regularly and sweat say, an hour a day that could help with the smell. Removing red meats and strong spices from your diet can also help, you can talk to a dietician or a doctor about that, and finally, losing weight if you are very large, can help as well. So any combination of the above and you should see some improvement. Good luck :)
dalya123
January 21st, 2016 12:40pm
It's stress or anxiety, but if you have a lot of stress so you need to stop and give your mind a vacation
quadea
January 21st, 2016 7:02pm
I sweat. A lot. In fact everyone in my family does. While I sweat a lot when I'm hot, or doing physical activity my main source of sweat comes from anxiety. I find that when I get anxious, I become hot and this eventually leads to sweating. I usually plan my days now in layers; where a sweatshirt or a jacket that can be taken off with something cooler underneath. I also carry water around with me everywhere I go, and try to recognize when I begin to feel anxious. As soon as I begin to feel anxious I remove myself from the situation, or find a way to cope with it. However, if I do begin to sweat, I like to put a cold rag on the back of my neck or on my forehead. Simply shutting my eyes for a moment or taking a break from whatever I'm doing can also calm me down enough to stop sweating.
Anonymous
January 23rd, 2016 3:01pm
Try meditating and stop thinking about thinks that sweat you more plus use natural product to reduce it
yourfriendzahra
January 24th, 2016 4:09pm
Sweating is either linked to the heat or stress. I would recommend finding the right deodrant best suited for you and your daily routine. If involved in sports, invest in athletic gear and try not to wear the same kit twice. If your sweating is linked to stress, concentrate on steadying your nerves and search for suitable methods that calm you down.
Anonymous
January 28th, 2016 6:25am
Unfortunately this is just a part of life. Believe it or not but sweat is actually good for you even it can be really inconvenient at times. If it is a problem because it has a foul odor you can try clinical deodorant which is just a very strong deodorant. If you are sweating through your shirts I recommend wearing a dark colored tank top or cami underneath your clothes to hide the sweat stains.
Anonymous
January 29th, 2016 5:57am
anxiety/ stress might be causing that (address those issues) otherwise, dress appropriately. I find it useful to wear white shirts in order to avoid sweat stains
Anonymous
January 31st, 2016 3:24am
It depends on the cause of your symptoms. Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, can be caused by a variety of medical ailments, from psychological causes to the more organic variety. I recommend having this conversation with your physician. Perhaps treatment of the underlying cause of your hyperhidrosis will help ease your symptoms. In the mean time, there's a few self-treatment things you can do to help manage your symptoms, such as wearing loose, less irritating clothing and trying to wear clothes that won't show sweat as badly (e.g. black shirts, rather than gray). You may be able to get some advice from your local pharmacist about over-the-counter treatments.
sweetPeace17
January 31st, 2016 9:56pm
If you become familiar with how your body reacts to certain temperatures and if you wear clothes suitable for those temperatures. You might find that you don't sweat so much.
Anonymous
February 6th, 2016 3:50pm
By finding a way to relax yourself because you don't need to worry so much in this world because more people think the world is going to end someday.
Theleavesinmay
February 7th, 2016 3:31am
This Is a hormone related issue and I think it's best for you to speak with a doctor. In the mean time, check what deodorant you are using, and packing fresh shirts help. Also hella hydrate
Anonymous
February 7th, 2016 5:37am
Hmm. Well, what exactly makes you sweat so much? Stress, school, work, situations? I can help if you elaborate.
AbeTheOpenhearted
February 11th, 2016 9:27pm
It's difficult to say. For me sweating is a side effect of one of my medications, or at another time in my life because I was acclimatizing to a hotter place. It's best discussed with your doctor to see what you can do about it because they would better understand the nature of the problem and can give expert advice.