Hey, I know this sounds kind of disgusting but for some reason the palms of my hands, and my feet sweat ALOT, and my doctor says I don't have hyperheidrosis, so I don't know whats wrong, or how to make it better. It's kind of annoying becaue I can't wear flip flops in the summer, and I don't like making body contact that involves my hands,unless they are covered, which is annoying when it comes to shaking hands etc. So i was just wondering if you have any suggestions on what I can do to fix this or at least make it a little better.Thx alot!
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that is a disorder that causes you to sweat excessively and my little cousin has it. she is getting a surgery done that will alter the glands that produce the reaction to sweat so she won't sweat that much anymore. maybe you could get the same surgery. but i do not know how much it costs.
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Medication may be taken internally that works to block the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, from stimulating the sweat glands. Some of the more useful medications include the anticholinergics (such as glycopyrrolate or atropine), some antihistamines, some antidepressants, and some of the tranquilizers. However, these medications will also affect other parts of the body, and may have side-effects, including dry mouth, drying of other secretions or constipation.
One new approach that may work on small areas of skin that have excessive sweating is to inject botulinum toxin (Botox(R)) into small areas of the skin (such as the underarms), which blocks the acetylcholine for up to 12 months before it wears off.
Home remedy for sweaty hands or feet: Boil five tea bags in a quart of water for five minutes. When the solution cools, soak your hands or feet for twenty to thirty minutes nightly. Tea contains tannic acid, which is also found in commercial products such as Ivy Dry, Zilactol, and Zilactin. The astringent properties of tannic acid are thought to be partly responsible for its antiperspirant action
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