Hyperhidrosis - Excessive Sweat Remedies

| Modified on Oct 10, 2023
Posted by Phillip (Illinois) on 02/14/2017

I realized the reason magnesium doesn't work for some ppl with excessive sweat is because of the type and the amount.

Magnesium citrate is best, capsules not tablets, but tablets will do. Open the capsules don't swallow them whole.

When I take only about 400 mg, nothing happens. Still sweat all day heavily under my arms. When I take 800mg I'm dry all day, but you do have to do it everyday so yeah hope this helps.

Posted by Dee (Florida) on 05/01/2016

I have suffered from hyperhidrosis for 35+years. Nothing helped and I tried everything. I experienced my first panic attack one month ago. After researching found out about magnesium citrate. I will make it simple. I take 1200mg of magnesium citrate (400 mg 3x a day).

I also take calcium 1000mg (500 mg 2x a day) And I also take a vitamin b complex once a day. You have to build up your tolerance for magnesium so start with 400mg per day and work your way up. For me this worked. Do your research. Magnesium deficiency and hyperhidrosis go hand in hand.

Hemp Oil
Posted by Nancy (South Carolina) on 06/20/2018

I started using CBD (Hemp) oil for fibromyalgia a week and a half ago. I live where the temp is 90's +. I have serious hyperhidrosis of the head and face. I would sweat til my shirt would be wet just in a few minutes of walking outside or just getting into my car. Since starting the oil, I have barely sweated. I have suffered for many years of trying everything I could possibly find or hear about to help me. Not only has it helped my pain, it has made me not panic at the idea of being outside in the heat or even using a hair dryer!

Posted by Ft (Atlanta Ga) on 09/18/2015

For years I was plagued with excessive sweating and oily skin, especially facially, which doesn't work for a lady. I spent 100s of dollars on all kinds of toners, matifiers and mineral makeup and such to no avail. Had to resort to blotting my face of excess oil frequently. Recently I started to take oral Mg in addition to Mg spray that I was already on for fibromyalgia type body aches and recurrent tendinoses. Surprisingly enough, my excessive sweating and oily face seems to have gone poof too, along with a plethora of health issues that had me partially disabled. Who knew? It's a yay for me.

Hemp Oil
Posted by Art (California ) on 06/23/2018 2164 posts

In some people, magnesium oil can sometimes help with nerve pain and it also can help to relax muscles and prevent or significantly reduce cramping and muscle spasms. Given the excellent safety profile of topical mag oil, it would be my first choice for myself!


Posted by R (NY, NY) on 10/16/2008

Hello all, Excessive sweating is associated with magnesium deficiency. I used to sweat all the time (summer/ winter, hot/ cold) and went to all sorts of doctors to find out what's going on. Nothing helped. Then I started taking magnesium supplements once daily and it works miracles. Give it about 3-4 days to start working. Good luck!

Posted by Tom (Maryland) on 04/28/2015

Had persistent underarm sweat for a couple months - I'd change my shirt a couple times a day. Coffee made it much worse. Started taking Magnesium (500MG, Magnesium Oxide from a generic manufacturer). I'm not bone dry, but it's a lot better.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Rhythm (Indianapolis, IN) on 07/15/2006

After giving birth to my little girl 7 years ago, I developed a sweating disorder. I sweat constantly, even in the winter. I tried everything I even went to the dermatologist and got a prescription; but after discussing all of the possible side effects I preferred the sweat over possible kidney damage. I decided to try the creator's method and surf the net for natural remedies for excessive sweating. I found this wonderful site. ACV WORKS. I am more confident and happy that my land of lakes has finally dried up. Thank you earthclinic. I will keep this site as reference.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Anonymous (NYC, NY)

I cannot even begin to tell you what a God-send the concoction of Apple Cider Vinegar and raw, organic honey have been!! I had a surgery called a sympathectomy which left me with debilitating compensatory sweating (a common side-effect from this operation). I started taking 2 teaspoons of the vinegar along with 2 teaspoons of the honey 3X a day on an empty stomach (about half an hour away from meals or at bedtime) and within about a week my profuse sweating went away. I have also noticed the added benefit of it speeding up my metabolism. I feel like a normal person again! This stuff is just miraculous!

Molybdenum and Bamboo Extract
Posted by James Wallace (Seattle) on 05/21/2020

I had hyperhidrosis from the age of 16 to the age of 56. While my hyperhidrosis was embarrassing, I had the kind that is a symptom of chronic fatigue syndrome. This kind makes you sweat, but the sweat has no scent.

At 56 I was doing a copper detox and noticed my hyperhidrosis had went away. I started checking my supplements to see which one had done this. I found two. It seems a deficiency in molybdenum can cause hyperhydrosis. For the detox I was taking 400 mcg a day. I was also taking bamboo extract to detox aluminum. Bamboo extract is high in silica. A deficiency of silica can cause hyperhidrosis. My bamboo extract supplement is 300 mg. I started doing the bamboo and molybdenum at about the same time and it was about three months of taking them that I noticed my hyperhidrosis was gone.

Molybdenum and Bamboo Extract
Posted by Katzie (Calgary) on 08/13/2022

I had the same thing. I am post-menopausal and retired too. I ended my issues by, get this, getting a box of borax from the laundry aisle.

And don't worry, borax is simply mined from dried-up salt lake beds and is natural.

It is a white odorless, tasteless powder. I do this one simple thing every day, 1x or 2x/day: I lick my pointing finger, dip it into some borax, dip it into my water bottle, and shake, shake, shake. It dissolves easily and is tasteless. It took me two days to notice that I wasn't overheating anymore. Oh, and I also bought superlight sleepwear and put a fan aimed near my head. And make it a point to pull the blankets off of my feet before sleeping, and this helps alot too.

Anyways, I hope you can "chill" soon!

Vitamin B6
Posted by Helpforyou (Amsterdam) on 09/07/2017

So basically I want to share my experience.

In the past:

I sweat when I leave the door in the morning, noticing my armpit getting wett increasingly. Once it got to the max, it will stay like the same all day, just wett. Also I noticed that cafeïne makes it worse. Also something in embarassing moments it gets extreme and even hot flashes occur.


I don't sweat that much, it is still there and I notice wett areas which sometimes fades in and out, which is good I think. In the past it was continiously. Also no hot flashes and cafeïne is not that worse anymore. How come? I use Vitamin b6 (p-5-p form) in the morning from now foods. Besides that I use Vitamin D including all co factors in one poll. Also I use zma before sleep. I feel more relaxed now, no hot flashes, even when embarassed and comfortabel. I will soon include a good b complex as addition to balance the b6 but really, if you feel having the same issues; give it a try.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey
Posted by Dancejunkie35 (Enid, Ok ) on 05/25/2011 1 posts

I never leave feedback on these sites but after two days of trying organic apple cider vinegar & raw organic honey I swear my excessive facial & head sweating is WAY better! I am a dance instructor & getting ready for our big show & tonight for the first time in rehearsal I wasn't soaking wet and spraying everyone with my wet head! I have been drinking the Apple Cider Vinegar & water and it's also helped my dancers feet! I have tried prescription steroid creams & every other over the counter ointment to relieve the athletes foot/eczema I get from sweating & dancing! I haven't put this on my feet I drank it & noticed 6 days later my feet r smooth & pretty again! It's a flat out miracle! It may b all in my head but I swear it works! I drink 2 teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar & 2 teaspoons of raw organic honey the thick kind in 8oz of room temp bottled water about 2-3 times a day! I have been drinking 2 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar & 1/4th tsp of bs 2-3 times a day & I swear it has helped me a TON!

Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 01/27/2017

Dear Dean,

I like Lugol's iodine or Iodoral. It is usually best to start with the lowest dose and increase if you need to.

A kelp supplement would also supply iodine, though not as much.

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Selena (Chula, Ga, Usa) on 03/26/2010

This is in reply to Mjelma in response to the nurse telling you that you did not need mag. supplement at your age. I am an RN and yes people of all ages need magnesium for different reasons. For example...just the fact that you are a female you lose magnesium and iron every month. If you have a heavy flow then you may be prone to magnesium and iron deficiency. Also many things now are supplemented with Calcium without the proper ratio of Magnesium added as well. It is possible to not be deficient but to be inbalanced. I was taught that when taking calcium, magnesium should be taken as well with a ratio of 2:1. meaning 1000 mg of Calcium with 500 mg of Magnesium. However, my own logic is that due to processed foods and "fortifying of Calcium". I find it necessary to take less Calcium and more Magnesium because of the inbalance caused by the improper fortifying of calcium without also fortifying foods with magnesium. And I am still successfully controlling my sweating with the magnesium supplementation. I do not take it every day, sometimes I only take it a few days before my menstrual cycle. However, I have also been adding Epsom salt to my bath water occasionally so it is possible I am absorbing mag. there as well.

Posted by M (Tamworth, Uk) on 08/16/2010

Ive suffered with excessive sweating since my teens, my doc gave me 'Driclor', because I sweated a lot from my underarms. I would turn white clothing yellow in that area, so my tops never lasted me very long, and I started to wear a lot of black, so you couldnt see seat patches so much. The 'Driclor' irritated my skin and made it very sore, so I stopped using it. I tried 'Mitchum' which turned my underarm skin brown, so I gave up on that too. An since then I have tried to avoid hot places. A few yrs back I started to sweat from my head, and it would run down my face, this was really embarrassing, so now I still avoid hot places / days. When I do a work out it literally drips off me and my hair is soaking. I decided to seek doctors advice again a few months back and was given 'Probanthine' I took 2 three times a day and nothing changed, I upted it to 4 a day and the only thing they really did was give me a dry mouth. I asked my doctor about 'Robinul' but im in the UK and its not licensed here, he said I will have to see a specialist because its about £100 for a small amount of power. So I've been looking on the net for solutions, I came across this page, and have decided after reading to give the 'magnesium Citrate' a go and see if anything changes. I was talking to the lady in the health store and she said they do a 'Sage' supplement pill, which helps with sweating, so if the 'Magnesium' dont work im going to try that next. I did see a chiropractor when I was about 20, (im now 35) And he said I suffered from 'Candida' I looked up the symptoms and one of them is excessive sweating, the lady in the health shop told me they do a good tablet that rids your body of 'Candida', so I think im also going to try these, best to get to the root of the problem if I can , better then trying to solve the symptoms, by taming the cause. I noticed people hadn't posted in here since 2009, but like me someone searching for help might come across this post, so I will update with my progress.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 02/08/2018

Dear Skp,

Hi there. Sounds like you have multiple things in the body that are out of balance - sweating, menstrual cycles and constipation.

I am guessing they are all related. Making some dietary changes and including some key supplements may improve multiple symptoms.

Here are a few pages to study to think about what may apply to your current health situation.

Lugol's Iodine

Top Ten Wellness Tips

Ted's Alkalizing Formulas

There is a lot of information on this site. It can take some trial and error, but I think you will be able to find things to help you improve all of the concerns you listed.

~Mama to Many~

ETS Surgery/Sympathectomy
Posted by Greg (Los Angeles) on 12/26/2013


WARNING! Do NOT let yourself out of desperation be swayed by or charmed by psychopathic surgeons with no conscience who will mutilate your body for cash. These surgeons will tell you a small list of slight side effects, but will not mention to you the suicides that have occurred oncce popele realize that they can no longer wear shirts that aren't black to hide the sweat. Your heart rate will be low, in some cases too low to ever work out as you used to. Because you will no longer sweat from your head, your scalp will be dry, even bleed, and you will lose your hair. My hands are so dry in winter that they crack and bleed. I know people who are left with Horner's Syndrome, a disastrous case where one eye is semi shut. ETS Surgery/Sympathectomy will disfigure your body. It will leave you a handicapped victim. A cripple. I know, because I am one thanks to a psychopathic ETS surgeon. I would die for a little sweat on my hands and feet, or perspiration on my face. Look for natural cures - not surgery. Don't put the body God gave you in a psychopathic killer's hands. Yes, some of these surgeons have killed their patients - they died on the table. They just pay people and it all goes away. Take care of yourselves and od bless. I know this was a disturbing read.


http://www.truthaboutets.com/Pages/CS.html and etsandreversals.yuku.com.

ETS Surgery/Sympathectomy
Posted by Renee (Houston ) on 03/05/2022

Hi Greg - Thank you for sharing your story. I went on the links you sent and, scarily enough, they've been taken down and one of them even links right to 1 of these ETS surgeons. He must have deliberately bought the domain to lead right to his site. How disturbing and creepy!

If you google "corposcindosis" and "split body syndrome, " you will see all the risks and side effects of this surgery. They are terrifying.

I also found a message board of people who are victims of this surgery. Their lives have been destroyed and are suing their doctors. They were never told the truth about all the side effects before they had it. It was devastating to read. I am afraid to post the link here, for fear that the link will be taken down. From what they are saying, these doctors are willing to knowingly make their patients disabled and cover up the side effects because this surgery is an easy money maker for them. What happened to the Hippocratic Oath?! Thank you for posting, Greg. I believe your post will save people's lives.

Sweaty Feet
Posted by Gloriaiarango (Brentwood, Ny Usa) on 04/19/2011

Two years ago I watched this Dr. OZ show, he was presenting this young lady who said her feet are always sweating and smelling even when she lives in Calif. and wears sandals. Dr Oz told her to make a black tea infusion (normal black tea) the stronger the better and soak her feet in it, Warm or cold it doesn't matter, twice a week for 20 minutes.

I did that, since I had sweaty and cold feet. Mine were always sweating but in winter it was worse; and this infusion really changed everything. Since then I have NEVER had sweaty feet or smelly feet again. What works in the tea is the tanic acid. It is a life saver. I really was red faced before when I had to take my shoes off.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey
Posted by Connie (Charlotte, Nc) on 05/03/2016

I would like to say that this works wonders! I had the ETS surgery in 2005 and since then had compensatory sweating everywhere that could possibly sweat other than my hands and underarms. I saw a huge difference 2 weeks after using this! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I was able to enjoy Miami with no problems!!! Won't he do it! I bought Trader Joes's organic raw honey and Hines Organic raw with mother Apple cider vinegar! It is definitely worth a try...less than $10!!! I hope this helps someone!

Posted by Selena (Chula, GA) on 04/17/2009

Excessive Sweating: I am a 35 year old woman and have had excessive underarm sweating for a couple of years now. After reading someone's post about Magnesium deficiency being the cause of excessive sweating, I decided to try it, because I also had some other symptoms of mag deficiency/inbalance. I have been taking about 200 to 300 mgs. of an ionic form of magnesium citrate for the last 2 weeks (sometimes skipping a day or two) and the faucets under my arms seem to have turned off. This has been an embarrasing problem for a while. I could be freezing and I would still have sweat rolling down my sides. I hope I haven't posted my story too quickly. So far it has been about 6 days since I noticed the sweating has subsided. The only other thing I have done differently is take liquid kelp with potassium iodide. I am sure it is the magnessium because I have tried the iodine before without any luck and I had been taking the iodine for a couple of weeks before I added the Magnesium. It took about 4 days from the first day I took the supplement to notice a difference. Much thanks to the lady who posted the comment about the magnesium connection. Also I would like to warn you about the amount you take. Magnesium has a laxative type effect. Start off with low dose then go from there. (I gave Magnesium to my children when they were younger because it helped them to not have nightmares and it stopped my daughter from sleepwalking.)

Posted by Selena (Chula, GA) on 06/10/2009

Darian..I also forgot to mention that you must get sunshine for Vit. D to absorb any mineral. If you are vit. D deficient you can take mineral supplements til the cows come home and will receive no benefit. Unfiltered Sunlight every day is very important. Even if you where glasses...take them off...sun on the skin and in the eyes is very important for human health. It takes about 20 mins of exposed skin to being producing Vit. D. Do some research on it.

Liquid Chlorophyll and Sage Fluid Extract
Posted by Elvira (Barrie) on 09/07/2017

Don't use sage for the extensive period of time. It will affect your heart. Every good herbalist will tell you. My grandma knew.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mikola (Cincinnati, Oh) on 05/29/2011

You can usually find it in the organic section of the major grocery stores (Krogers, Stop and Shop). I don't like to brag, but the brand most recommended is another word for "boasts".

Iontophoresis Machine
Posted by Stacey (Northern Ireland ) on 08/18/2023

Hi everyone just thought I'd come on and give you all some information about Hyperhidrosis as I'm a long term sufferer myself, and I've had it from birth and basically tried every remedy from changing my diet, to cutting out sugary, spicy and dairy foods including herbal remedies such as sage and ACV non which ever made any difference.

I sweat excessively under my armpits, my hands, my feet, and a small amount in my groin area. My doctors mentioned to me a long time ago about the surgery option but I decided against this as it was a pretty invasive operation and it wasn't guaranteed to stop your sweating. Only the last few years, I've been receiving Botox on the NHS for my under arms and hands they where very reluctant to give this to me only my dermatologist fought so hard and said I was one of the most extreme cases she'd seen and this issue was really taking its toll on me. So I eventually managed to get this after years of suffering, it did work extremely well in the first few months but it only lasts between 3-6 months, I did get roughly 6 months to start with but over time, this faded and honestly the pain is excruciatingly sore. I had to get 25 injections under each armpit and around 10 on the palms of hands. Did I say how painful it was 😖 Im not overly keen on the use of Botulinum toxin but it definitely has helped changed my life considerably especially as a young female now in my thirties.

I've recently been using a machine called the iontophoresis machine and it uses electric currents to zap the sweat glands. It can be a little uncomfortable but you put your area to be treated into trays with water and you set your desired current, this treatment works wonderfully although it is pretty demanding because it needs to be done every day for maximum of 2 weeks then top up sessions to maintain your sweat free area.

Out of all the remedies and medicine I would suggest investing in the Iontophoresis machine and use this, the machine is costly but it comes without the harmful side effects of Botox.

Hemp Oil
Posted by Paloma (Reno, Nv) on 06/22/2018

Nancy, thanks for the encouraging testimony about CBD oil. My father sufffered a spinal cord injury that resulted in paralysis over 30 years ago. He's been living in terrible pain with muscle spasms and burning nerves for all these years. I was just looking into CBD oil today! If allowed by Earth Clinic, could you please share the brand or website where you purchased the CBD oil from? I want to be sure whatever I get for him is safe and effective.

And if there's any other suggestions from others here on this wonderful site, I'm all ears.


Hemp Oil
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 06/23/2018

Paloma, have you tried magnesium in any form?

Raw Sauerkraut
Posted by Tom (Seattle, Washington) on 06/20/2017

Raw, unpasteurized sauerkraut for sweating - this has helped me tremendously!! I think there must be a relationship between fungus in the body and constant sweating - check this remedy out! I would start with about 1/2 to 1 tsp and work your way up to taking more!

Posted by Elvira (Barrie) on 09/07/2017

The form of magnesium to take is Malate. Magnesium malate. It also has calming effect. Magnesium citrate can cause diarrhea in some people.

Dietary Changes, Turmeric
Posted by Rocky R. (Manila, Philippines) on 02/12/2017

I removed coffee & soda on my diet and replaced by organic turmeric sliced and boiled with 1/16 teaspoon of black pepper.and prior to that, I've done colon cleansing using a colon detox product and epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) as laxative. My general hyperhidrosis has decreased by 50-60%.

Posted by Nesty (Australia) on 09/19/2015

Ft - I too have suffered from excessive sweating for over 35 years. I researched and researched and read many articles to find a cure, started using Magnesium Chloride transdermally which worked wonders not just for sweating but many other problems as well. As soon as I stopped using Magnesium for a few days, I started to sweat again.

I continued to research more and more until I found the real cure for excessive sweating - Hemp Oil. It has been 2 weeks since I started using this oil and the results have been outstanding. I work in a hot climate and it is such a relief to finish work each day not covered in a lather of sweat. It also has many other benefits as well, too many to name here. Research it for yourself, I hope this helps.

Posted by Summers (Idaho) on 12/30/2017

How do you take your hemp oil? Orally or topically? And how much? Thank you! :)

ETS Surgery/Sympathectomy
Posted by Timh (Ky, Usa) on 12/28/2013 2063 posts

Greg: Thanx for the "warning", maybe it will help anyone reading it. The medical problem is not just the isolated incident you posted, but a general "one size fits all" business model w/ plenty of political and financial backup. And if you're like me and have the wisdom to not submit to radical, irreversible treatments and procedures, and say "no", you get blacklisted and shunned by many in the med community for yrs or the remainder of your life.

I feel somewhat confident that you may find a good deal of relief from natural cures if you persist. CoQ10 & L-Carnitine will help w/ the heart. As for the dry parts that got slashed, does any kind of moisturizer lotion help? Let me pitch you a path to search. One method of providing oxygen to the cancer cells (because the aerobic metabolic pathway isn't able to deliver the O2) is supplementing MSM/DMSO as these natural compounds oxygenate at the cellular level. Well, same principle may work w/ hydration. A complete Ionic Trace Mineral supplement will prove beneficial for stimulating electrolyte production. Lecithin may also help as it is both a fat & water soluble nutrient; may work well w/ ionized water.

Posted by Jennfelo (Portland, Oregon, Usa) on 06/10/2013

I've been taking magnesium citrate, the fizzy power, for 3 weeks moving from a teaspoon to a tablespoon a day pretty quickly. It has not resolved the faucets under my arms. I notice improvement with sweating only when I'm not being social, nervous or excited. For example, I usually get to work with sweat already working a nice wet circle into my clothing. I can get to work dry now which is great, but unfortunately as soon as I begin any interaction with people on the phone or in the office, pit circles graduate. So it's a NAY for me... but could offer hope to others.

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