Find out How to Stop Sweaty Palms with simple and actionable steps you can take today

Since you’re reading this, the chances are that you or someone close to you suffers from sweaty palms. It’s no surprise that this condition, formally known as Palmar Hyperhidrosis is negatively affecting your life. You often hear of the obvious situations arising as a result of sweaty palms such as the fear and embarrassment of shaking someone’s hand, particularly for a job interview, or even a sales call, I can’t think of anything worse! There are also some seriously dangerous issues surrounding sweaty palms that those who do not suffer from palmar hyperhidrosis would have no idea about, such as your hands slipping on the steering wheel of your car, potentially a very precarious issue. The good news comes in the form of knowing how to stop sweaty palms, and this knowledge truly is power and we are here to point you in the right direction!

Learn How to Stop These Sweaty PalmsMany people suffer from sweaty palms and it can be quite embarrassing and uncomfortable, especially when it happens at certain times for example when you are in an important meeting, or about to meet a new potential client and you have to shake other people’s hands, or even on a date!

Though the primary cause of sweaty palms is not medically known, you can take some steps to improve, and in some cases, eliminate the problem – please read on.

Causes of Sweaty Palms

As previously mentioned, the main cause of excessive sweaty palms is not medically known, though research shows that it mainly occurs in adolescents and may in fact be a heredity condition that stays with you all of your life. Some believe that medical and non-medical related factors may be the cause of sweaty palms such as pregnancy, cancer, medications for high blood pressure, and obesity among others.

How To Stop Sweaty Palms

Here are some things you can take action on right away:

Watch what you eat – Your diet plays a vital role in reducing sweating. You should therefore watch what you eat. To stop sweaty palms there are foods that you should avoid while at the same time increasing the intake of others.

Reduce Caffeine- Caffeine is known to trigger sweating and you should reduce, it if not avoid it completely when trying to stop sweaty palms.

Reduce Caffeine- Caffeine is known to trigger sweating and you should reduce, it if not avoid it completely when trying to stop sweaty palms.

Antiperspirant Alternative – We were recently informed by some satisfied readers that there are specific antiperspirant products that are more suitable to sensitive skin areas such as the face, hands and feet. Odaban spray is a very effective and safe antiperspirant for the control of excessive sweating. It helps prevent body odour, sweat rashes, ‘Athletes Foot’, sports blistering and chaffing. The product is designed for more sensitive areas of the body and is often used by people suffering from sweaty palms. It does also treat underarm sweating too, so if you are suffering from both, you may find this product takes care of both issues. This product also has very positive reviews.

Limit your intake of foods that are high in iodine – Some foods that are high in iodine include turkey, white onions, cranberries, dairy products, and potatoes. Too much iodine in your diet can cause hyperthyroidism.

How To Stop Sweaty Palms Rubbing Hands TogetherIncrease your intake of whole grains and fruits – These are a good source of fiber and vitamins that help flush toxins out of the body, but also be mindful that strawberries are quite high in iodine. Make sure you have a balanced diet and drink enough water to keep your body hydrated

Sage tea – If you are looking for solutions on how to stop sweaty palms, sage tea contains high levels of tannin which is a natural astringent. Try filling a bowl with water and adding 4 to 5 tea bags, preferably sage tea. Soak your hands for 20 minutes then dry. You should be able to notice changes in your condition after a few days.

Antiperspirants – Antiperspirants contain aluminum chloride that helps block overactive sweat glands, preventing sweat from coming to the surface of your skin. However, excessive sweaty palms may require a stronger product that you can find and order over the internet such as Driclor or Doctor recommended, non-prescription, Certain Dri to combat the problem. It should be noted however, that driclor is strong and may irritate your hands at first.

Acupuncture to help Sweaty PalmsAcupuncture – This works by balancing the energy in your body and helping the brain to relax. The method targets the hypothalamus that controls the body’s temperature and thus works effectively to reduce sweating. This is normally used as a last resort when other methods have failed to work, but many people like acupuncture and it can relieve all kinds of ailments, not just sweaty palms!

Treating your trigger points – Psychological issues such as stress, anxiety, nervousness, or depression could very well cause sweaty palms. Antidepressants may be prescribed to help with the problem. Consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Try to reduce stress and worry as these are things that can cause your sweaty palms. I know, easier said than done, and probably quite an obvious point to make!

Iontophoresis – This is another great way if you are wondering how to stop sweaty palms. We talk about this form of treatment quite a lot on this website, and there’s a reason for this, it’s because it is very effective. This treatment involves placing your palms in an iontophoresis machine in two trays of water and passing a mild electric current through the trays to treat your sweaty palms. The procedure is usually repeated daily for 5-7 days, and then every 1-2 weeks until the condition improves. There are no known side-effects and the success rate for stopping sweaty palms is over 80%.

Botox treatment - This involves the injection of neurotoxins to paralyze nerves in your palms, thereby stopping sweaty palms temporarily. While the use of Botox has been known to be effective, its only temporary and repeated procedures will be required approximately every 6 months to keep your sweaty palms under control. The treatment can also be quite expensive, making it a less popular option.

Application of foot powder – Applying a generous amount of foot powder on palms will help if you are among those who would like to how to stop sweaty palms. Apply the powder a few times per day and carry a small travel-size container with you at all times. It will keep your palms drier as you go about your daily activities, and prevent what would have otherwise been an embarrassing situationPowder being used to Stop Sweaty Palms.

Losing weight – A common cause of sweaty palms is found in those people that are overweight, and that was certainly a factor for me! Try and come up with a plan to shed some pounds and you may just notice an improvement with your sweaty palms.

Though there are a number of various cures and actions you can take for sweaty palms, some people learn to live with the condition for the rest of their lives. If you follow some, or even all of the above steps on how to stop sweaty palms, you should notice an improvement in your condition over a period of time. Choose a method(s) that suits you best, is safe, and that you are comfortable with. Always consult a doctor before considering surgery, botox, iontophoresis, or over-the-counter medications that may have side effects.

As always, we would love to hear about any of your personal experiences, and whether you have tried any of the above suggestions, or if you have some different tips that have worked for you.

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Sandy Heggaman March 29, 2013 at 12:11 am

I think this is among one of the best resources I have found on the internet with so much relevant information on how to stop sweaty palms naturally. I have studied your post and will be taking some of the actions and suggestions to see how it helps my sweaty palms. The post is direct and to the point, but very detailed too :-D Good work, Cheers!

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Dexter Michael September 30, 2013 at 7:17 pm

When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get several e-mails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service? I love the blog BTW. Thanks a lot!

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David October 2, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Hey Dexter,
Thanks for stopping by the blog and I am glad you like the content. I just went ahead and unsubscribed you from follow up comments on this post which should hopefully take care of you receiving emails each time another person comments. If you are suffering from hyperhidrosis I do hope you manage to find relief, and that this website has been able to help you in some small (or big) way! Looking forward to seeing you around the blog!
Thanks,
David

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