I've been making tea of fresh sage and realy helps. Take few leaves of fresh sage (depends on size,3 biger leaves or 6 smaller leaves ) boil it for 10 min. in 1 and 1/2 cup of water, you should get cup of tea. Don't boil it on high temp. First thing in the morning drink it. Good luck!
I feel like I have found kindred spirits. I developed a sweating problem in my hairline, facial and neck area when I came to Atlanta five years ago from a colder and non-humid climate. I have clear flawless skin but would like to be able to wear a little make up without it melting off in the first 10 minutes. The temperature must be at least 50 degrees Fahrenheit = 10 degrees Celsius for me not to perspire prior to leaving my home.
I am a female 29 of Jewish, Korean and West Indian descent. I do not excessively sweat except in those areas mentioned earlier. It normally takes me about 7 to 10 minutes to cool down. I do not sweat on my palms. And when I exercise I perspire normally like most people.
Part of my problem I think is anxiety...regardless of where I am going. I do not have an odor problem. I have ruined some blouses-under arms. In the coming weeks I will try some of the recommendations many of you have suggested. I will post my results.
A little background about me- I am running (3 miles-4 times a week) on a regular basis and also a little weight, rollerblading, Pilates, rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding or hiking. I also like to swim. I refuse to allow my problem to get the best of me.
I normally take an ice cold drink (water) with me as I am leaving my home. I am a loner by nature. I have a few select group of friends. I think my problem has to do with social anxiety. For example, regardless of my destination I always breakout in a 3 to 5 minute sweat before leaving my home. I try to placate it by having the air conditioner or a small fan on in my bathroom. I mix aloe Vera gel in with my overall sun block and lotion after showering. On really humid days I have been known to take a discreet ice pack in a little drugstore bag and carry it against my waist or stomach if I am not driving. One would never know. It looks like I have purchased an item from a drugstore and simply carrying it.
I am very healthy. No thyroid problems. I am 5'3' and 98 pounds. I consume very little in processed, white sugar or fatty foods. I consume alot of fresh fruits, veggies, fish esp. those high in omega 3s, raw and non salted nor cooked nuts and seeds and only indulge once a week with things like chocolate, vanilla ice cream or the occasional steak.
QUESTIONS: Would someone please suggest a brand of Sage tea they have used? Please suggest measurements too.
I have researched the effects of the magnesium citrate. Does the Magnesium with zinc or plain magnesium work? What brand do you use? I am worried about the effects of the citrate.
Thanks in advance
(Prescott Valley, Az)
I found sage tea bags for excessive sweating. For 10 years I have been embarrassed to work and socialize because sweat pours off my face, neck, and body down to my knees even in cold weather. I had my implants removed and after that I began to sweat profusely. Make-up will not stay on my face either because it just melts and runs off dripping onto my shirts. This tea I am using has sage, astragalus, St. John's Wort and Valarian and steep 3-5 minutes in 8oz hot water. I use distilled water & heat it on the stove and not the microwave. Drink 2 cups daily. It takes a few days to take effect. WARNING: It tastes awful but I add another kind of tea bag to help the taste and you can add sugar, honey and milk if you prefer. I prefer to make ice tea in the summer months and stay away from hot liquids totally.
Please provide the tea you use with sage, astragalus, St. John's Wort and Valarian? I do not care what it tastes like nothing can smell or taste worse than apple cider vinegar & honey. Plus, I have used Valarian in the past for sleeping and know the fumes it gives off. Haha Thanks so much. Another question why distilled water and not just tap?
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
@ Edy from Prescott Valley, AZ. I had the ETS surgery in San Antonio in June 2008 because my sweating from the head and arm pits were as bad as anyone can imagine. Since then the compensatory sweating is much worse, especially my abs, chest, back, legs, one arm pit and butt. I soak thru clothes all the time, some days losing 5-10 pounds of water. I noticed there is a company online that sells a tea with all of these ingredients and am thinking I will try it!
(Tel Aviv, Isarel)
try to use your urine in the morning and let it dry ( hands, feet, underarms) for some minutes and rinse later. It will give amazing results on the sweaty areas. I am doing it with my hands and feet and I was amazed how it works. Try it.
(Richardson, Tx, Usa)
Everywhere I have looked, in the spice sections, I have only found ground, powdered sage, both organic and conventional. Is this OK to use (put in hot water to make a tea) for HH or do I need the sage sprigs? I haven't seen sage teabags anywhere yet and wouldn't it be just ordinary sage put in mesh teabag packaging? Not sure, looking for info or experiences. Thx.
I also have body odor problems because I sweat too much.. I tried lime it really does the job but I can say that baking soda is really effective in removing odor... What I did is to apply lime juice 3 mins before shower and after shower I apply the baking soda and leave it for a couple of minutes and rinse... Guaranteed no smell even if you sweat a lot... Hope it helps you
help with Body odor & excessive sweat: For 2 1/2 weeks I've been taking Sea salt & a tablespoon potassium lite salt everyday as well as 50 mg of Zinc plus Magnesium Oxide pills for Body Odor & excessive sweat. I also take chlorophyll
(Silver Spring, MD, USA)
To Anonymous from Alanta,
God has answers to your problem of body odor today. Body odor generates from your Ampit especially when you sweat. I had that problem for a long time, no doctor could help. this is what actually cured me. LIME LIME LIME LIME. Limes works like magaic for body odor. get a piece of lime, using a knife, open the lime compeletely, u could cut it in two halves if u want to. USE the lime to rub the ampit for about 1 mins making sure that the juice stays in the ampit (under arm?). leave the lemon juice there for about 10 mins before taking a shower. do this just 2-3 times a day and you will see magic. the odor will be gone. you will notice the difference even the first day by evening. you can also use lemon in case you run out of lime. that is what i used to treat my friends and family members with body odor, it can be embarassing i can tell you that.
you can also use salt in place of toothpaste to brush your mouth in case u have mouth odor too. salt is very effective for mouth odor. it has a crazy taste but i will do it if that is what will help. you can then use your deoderant after show.
let me know how this Lime remedy helped you please.
All the best
To like to help from Silver Springs, MD: I too have the same body odor problems as Anonymous complains of and like Anonymous I also use the Zinc, Mag, and chlorophyll and nothing seems to be helping. When you say to use the limes 2-3 times a day how do you go about this when you are at work?? do you go to the rest room and apply more lime?? Also once you cut the lime does it lose some of its potency?? Body odor is exactly that Embarassing. If anyone can help, may God in Heaven bless them for the rest of their life.
Hello everyone, I suffered from excessive sweating, it got progressively worse over the last 6 years, it had always been pretty bad, affecting what I could wear, when to leave for places, so I had a 'cool down' half hour as sweat would be running down my back and all around my head, I read this forum and started taking Sea Kelp and Magnesium tablets, as some helpful people had suggested.
This weekend I went to a wedding and danced to the music, one song would have had me standing outside for fifteen minutes to cool down, but I had no sweat running anywhere, when I did work up a sweat, I could feel it actually working like it should, and it cooled me down within a couple of minutes, so I went back in, in my dry shirt and carried on!
The other thing I have noticed, is that my acid reflux has been curbed to the point where I dont need to take medication for it, I used to double over if I had forgotten to take my pills, now its a slight case of feeling a slight burn for a second, then its fine, I can cope with this.
Thank you to everyone who has suggested remedies, I feel like a new person!!
Congrats on not sweating. As I was reading your post, I thought that it could have been written by me - I suffer the same type of sweating. I will easily sweat all over my body & it seems to be getting worse. It has even begun affecting my career & social life. I would love to talk with people w/out breaking out in a sweat.
I appreciate taking your time to post & have a couple of questions.
What dosage of Magnesium pills & how often?
What dosage of Sea Kelp pills & how often?
hey guys, I feel like I suffer the same sort of sweating disorder, I've tried so many things and spent alot of time and money through doctors, naturopaths, homeopaths trying to prevent the sweating but nothing has helped except for the homeopath, which made the connection with the anxiety as the sweating started after a heavy breakup and precribed me with a medicine that seemed to work for about a month but then seemed like my body got used to it and the sweting came back. The sweating first started in my armpits they would be drenched with out needing to partake in any exersice, I feel that its anxiety based as when I start to get anxcious I start to sweat. Anyway I started using drichlor 2 years ago and have found that it works for my pits but now have compensation sweating that alters from my back, bum, behind my knees and also my feet and sometimes my hands, but my pits stay dry with the aplication of drichlor probably once amonth but I can't cover my whole body in this stuff cause of the burn. Someone earlier stated magnesium also helps with anxiety so I think I will be trying that with the backup of sage, I will let you all know how it goes. It makes it easier knowing that im not the only one out there with the condition
Try apple cider vinegar and honey (has to be a thick, coagulated honey - not the liquidy kind). Take 2 teaspoons of ACV and 2 teaspoons thick honey (perferably organic - you can also use Manuka Honey at a low UMF level, which is so healthy for you! ) mixed with 8 ounces of water 3X a day. Drink and mix the apple cider vinegar and honey together with a straw and brush your teeth afterward bc the the Apple Cider Vinegar can erode enamel. This was miraculous in keeping my exceccive sweat away - but I had to drink it 3 X a day - and less than that and the sweat would come back, but total relief from awful, dripping sweating when I took this remedy properly! Good luck to you!
(San Diego, Ca)
After trying a few different things to no avail I tried taking supplements to decrease stress and that stopped the excessive sweating for me.
**I should note I only had "periods" on & off of heavy sweating (meaning it would happen for a few days to weeks and then get under control for a while before starting again). The random heavy sweating sometimes happened even when I was not doing anything to work up a sweat.
HELP! SOS Cannot find any posts on this site for sweaty feet. I am fine in the summer. When I have to put on socks and wear shoes, my feet sweat. The colder the temp, the more they sweat. I have to change socks several times a day because my feet chill and I am concerned about getting sick. This is weird, not to mention aggravating. Has only gone on in the past couple years. I am 63, had mercury poisoning which has left me with lots of physical problems to live with. I was healthy up to that point; always been interested in natural health. The only prescription I am on is for BP. Help!
(Brentwood, Ny Usa)
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.
I've had sweaty feet and palms all my life and have been constantly fighting fungal foot infections. I just happened upon a remedy by accident and it's kept me dry for that last couple of weeks. Apply extra virgin organic coconut oil (I purchased from Costco) to your hands and feet, then put on cotton socks until you feel dry. It takes just a few minutes to go completely dry even if I am drenched when I apply the coconut oil. It really works -- I stopped for a few days, was sweating profusely and when I did it again today, was completely dry. And I even had boots on, which normally makes me sweat like mad (not enough ventilation). I even tried it on my armpits today and it worked there too. My palms did seem a little too dry sometimes (like I should put on some lotion). This is the only thing that has worked and it's so easy (no pills, drinks or soaking required). I have tried several other remedies that didn't work -- sage, apple cider vinegar, prescription antiperspirants. Hope it helps!!!
(Ft. Myers, Fl)
Doesn't the coconut oil make you feel greasy? My son has severe hyperhidrosis. When he was a little kid the sweat would actually run down his hands. Now it is mostly his armpits. Doctors first tried CertainDri, then some machine that had an electrical pulse that was supposed to zap the sweat gland in his hands which, as a 9 year old kid, he hated.
Now that he is 28 it has really affected his life because he has to carry around a sweat rag for his armpits plus wears a super absorbent t-shirt under his dress shirt for work. And we live in SW Florida where it is hot and humid at least 8 months out of the year.
Please advise about the coconut oil and the magnesium. I have read on here that magnesium can cause diarrhea, he already has issues with that now from something that hasn't been determined yet.
(The Beach, Canada)
I too have suffered most of my life from hyperhidrosis. Although this site promotes natural cures, my relief came from Botox injections. My dermatologist administers them in his office. The treatment lasts about 3 months. It can be injected into the hands, feet or underarms. I get the shots in my hands as does my son who also suffers from this condition. It has changed my life. I can't stress that enough. My insurance company covers the treatment. I also tried the other remedies like your son did, but they did not work for me. I suffered for many years but watching my 20 year old son suffer led me to find this treatment. Good luck and let me know if you need more information.
Tea Tree Oil
I had a cut on my hand that I was putting tea tree oil on. I noticed however after 2-3 days that the really bad sweating on my hands had stopped!
I added 6 or so drops of tea tree oil to around 3T of olive oil and covered my hands in it before I went to sleep. The tea tree oil meant it was absorbed quickly, but you may want to alter the timing if you are concerned about the oil getting onto your sheets.
I did this for 2 nights then stopped and it was almost 2 weeks before I noticed the sweating was becoming a problem again. It didn't completely stop my palms from sweating but now I don't have to be nervous when I go to shake hands etc.
*the season has also just changed (spring>summer) so I don't know whether that also had some effect.
(Ten Mile, Tn Usa)
In addition to normal sweat glands, you have scent grands located in your palms, under arms and bottom of your feet. These are associated with your emotions and have an odor. Temperature has little to to with these glands and deodorants have no effect. If you are afraid of a dog, he knows it by these scent glands and will likely bite you because he feels threatened. Your situation is interesting. I wonder if this is normal sweat or from your scent glands.
Vitamin B Complex
I have excessive sweating problems, usually worst when I drink coffee and smoke.
Recently I have been reading about mega dose vitamin therapy, and I have been taking huge quantities of vitamin B complex. I am taking up to 4 capsules every 4-5 hrs per day and it works, even though I drink coffee and smoke!
To Alex from Bangkok, Thailand: you did not mention if you had the body odor with the sweating. I dont have much sweating but lots of body odor. Could I have a vitamin deficiency that is causing the BO?? Will the vitamin B complex work for the BO and I also drink coffee but do not smoke. Help please
(Nyc, Ny, Usa)
(Los Angeles, Usa)
Woh I'm giving this a try, Drysol cured my palms underarms and feets but I still have small sweating other places where I don't know if I can apply Drysol. If you're having hard time finding Drysol I found a site with free shipping called drysolonline.com, I had success with workout and running but forgot to add vitamins to my daily routine.
Guys, I know how it feels like having this HYPERHIDROSIS thing.. I've been suffering this since birth.. I'm now 25 years old, I usually stay inside the house when it's weekEnd... I already tried using drysol and cider but nothing works, now I'm trying magnesium and I am hoping this wilL work.. HELP US GOD.
Tinkerbel, the prescription drug Amitriptyline (the old school antidepressant) has an anticholinergic effect which causes dryness throught the body. It is sometimes prescribed as sleep aid. Side effects include dry mouth and nightmares. If the side effects be minimal, Amitriptyline might help.
This isn't natural remedy, but there it is. Good Luck.
(Aragon, New Jersy)
Tink, no it was for sleep & depression, but the dryness and dark dreams made me toss it.
The natural alternative to Amt. is one of the 4 main nightshade plants ---Belladonna, Datura, Brugmansia, Henbane. These plants all contain anticholinergic chems which are quite effective in inhibiting info accross cell membranes which results in dryness of mouth, infrequent urination, and nerve imbalances like hallucinations. These plant alkaloids are known psychotropics that can be very dangerious in even small doses. Many teenagers wind up in ER in need of life saving measures. The secret is to use a very very small dose only before retiring for HH.
I am currently using homeopathic Belladonna for inflammation and sleep disorder with little results, but no dryness or bad dreams. Surely there is a homeopathic formula for your problem that doesn't have bad side effects.
(Aragon, New Jersy)
The thing is, because I usually stay inside our house I used to sleep most of the time... Based on my observation I'm also having nightmares EVERYDAY, most especially at night.. Well I can say that I'm perfectly healthy except for this HH that I cannot control that's why I don't just take any drugs, only supplements. Hehe, what advice can you say bout this Timh?.. and can I ask, how old are you?
Tinkerbell. As for the nightmares, I would advise to first embrace the Christian Faith (assuming that you havn't done so already) so you have a great ally in which to defeat the dark spirits in the unconscious mind. Also Christ can purify the dark thoughts which arise from the sexual desires. Good, battle half over. Now, get some chakra tuning & strengthening to further empower your mind & spirit. Last is visualization. Imagine yourself in the arms of a very noble man. A man full of love & courage that would defend you with his very life. Always holding you. That should do a good job on the nightmare issue.
As for my age, I'll direct you to my facebook page where you are welcome for friendship.
(Aragon, New Jersy)
Hmm, well even though I always pray everyday still I would have nightmares. Of course I do believe in GOD even though I always feel depressed most of the time because of this HH.. so I just thought that there's a scientific explanation for this?..
I JUST HATE MY LIFE BECAUSE OF THIS HYPERHIDROSIS, IT STOPS ME FROM DOING THINGS I WANT.. you just don't know how it feels like I guess.
But well I keep on thinking that maybe God has a better plan.. WhatsoEver, etc.. Bla, bla, bla.. Hehehe sorry for that.
Hello there everyone I so know how you all feel!!! I suffered silently for over 10yrs!! I was such a social person but am very restricted now because it's the most uncomfortable feeling being wet or damp with sweat when you go out, only ppl that go through it will understand the frustration!! The worst is when my friends want a hug :S I plucked up the courage went docs 6yrs ago and a horrid doc told me go lose weight it's coz I am fat (I was a stone overweight) omg!! I was mortified that after convincing myself to go he brushed me off like that!! But I'm at a new town with a new doc she's fantastic told her how I felt she did my thorough blood tests diabetes, hormones amoungst some others and what do you know I have an under active thyroid!! Hypothyroidism!! So it's not just hyperthyroidism that causes hh it could be hypo too! Well that was some relief but even though I'm on pills for life I'm still sweating but less especially on my face. Go docs peeps and insist on blood tests you never know.
(Tel Aviv, Israel)
Hey, I read all of you responses. I had s surgery for sweat 5 years ago and my life change completely. I tried almost everything, including alternative medicine, pills and chemical preparation.
I'm going to try this apple*honey but I have a question.. I don't have this apple cider vinegar with yellow label in my country so I have to import..
What is the cost of this bottle? and this is for a month or more?
(San Francisco, Ca)
(New York, Ny, Usa)
Hi HH sufferers, I too know the humiliation of excessive sweating. For me it is my face, head, torso and when it's really humid, my arms and legs. Basically everything. This problem started when I was around 21 or 22. I am now 37 and after visiting several doctors, endless google searches and complaining, I have found this site. I am so thankful for the new possibilities that might help me but mostly for the company of others with the same issue. My friends, co-workers, strangers etc think I'm crazy or just went swimming when temps are humid or high. I am currently trying to find a new job and the sweating is an obstacle. Anyhow- I plan to try several of these remedies and if any of them work I will let you know. If there was something even partially helpful it would improve life greatly.
(New York, Usa)
(Aragon, New Jersy)
Jamey, I know exactly how it feels like... This thing also leads me to depression, most of my time I would just sleep and wish not to wake up... I don't even talk to people because the more I talk the more I could feel other sweat glands open in my body. Although before they would say I'm so talkative, but now OMG "I HATE LIFE" but of course I can't just kill myself cause GOD FORBIDS...
(New York, Usa)
(Aragon, New Jersy)
(New York, Usa)
(Armstrong, Bc Canada)
I too am so glad to have found this site. This excessive sweating is so embarassing. I have to constantly wipe my forehead even as I walk through the grocery store. Everyone else is bundled up in ski jackets, and I wear a cotton blouse and a light sweatshirt!! My excessive sweating problem is from taking strong medication for pain. Will this ACV & honey solution work for me because my problem is from meds, not a natural or surgery related problem? I guess I can try and find out, right? I'll let you know!
(Aragon, New Jersy)
(New York, Israel)
(Tel Aviv, Israel)
(Aragon, New Jersy)
(Aragon, New Jersy)
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.
Have had super sweaty arm pits, feet, hands starting in the morning w/coffee for years. Just started drinking a glass of WATER - BEFORE coffee. MAJOR help. Sweating has significantly calmed down. I have been doing a couple other things as well, but don't suppose they are related as the sweating calmed only after drinking the water. I'm very happy about it. I hope this will help someone.