Top Tips to Stop Excessive Sweating on HolidayJune 28, 2019
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a common disorder which can be embarrassing for a lot of people. It affects almost two million in the UK – so you’re not alone.
What Causes Excessive Sweating?
Most cases of Hyperhidrosis occur in people who are healthy, but can also affect those who have infectious and systemic diseases. It may also be triggered by heat and emotions, but people who suffer from Hyperhidrosis sweat regardless of their mood or the weather.
Reducing the symptoms of Hyperhidrosis
Excess sweating can really take the fun out of summer, and no one wants that!
So here are our top tips to help you control your sweat a little better…
Tip #1 – Anti-perspirant
Making sure to have an antiperspirant on you while on holiday will stop the sweating, or at least reduce it. They work 10x better than normal deodorants as they temporarily block your sweat glands instead of just masking the smell.
Tip #2 – Cotton is your best friend
Try to avoid materials such as silk and nylon and instead opt for breathable fabrics such as cotton, as this will help with excess sweating in the hot weather.
Tip #3 – Avoid the spice
Your body will react to spice in the same way that it does to heat by sweating in an attempt to cool you down. So steer clear of any spicy food on the BBQ this year…
Tip #4 – Stick to the shade
This one may be obvious, but staying cool at all times is the best way to stop excess sweating. Keeping cool isn’t as easy as it sounds, but staying under the umbrella at the beach or wearing a floppy hat can massively reduce sweat production.
If you are really struggling with this condition then there is another way of treating it.
Tiny injections of Botulinum toxin can be given at a number of points in the armpit to block sweat glands and temporarily paralyse the muscle. At Lanson, our procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and usually takes around half an hour.
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