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Sweating of the hands: causes and treatment

2017-10-17 08:18:51

Sweating of hands, or palmar hyperhidrosis, is characterized by the presence of constantly cold and sweaty hands and feet - this is a problem of three people out of a hundred, mostly women. Perspiration increases in stressful situations. Sometimes the sweating of the hands is so pronounced that from the palms of the sweat it can simply flow down in the form of drops. Sometimes sweating can be accompanied by an unpleasant odor, a rash, ulceration. Excessive sweating can lead to rubbing.

Sweating of hands causes certain inconveniences when shaking hands and communicating, working with documents, so a problem like sweating of hands often dezadaptiruet man in social life. It is necessary to strictly observe the rules of hygiene, use different drugs to reduce sweating and prevent unpleasant consequences associated with this deficiency.

Causes of hyperhidrosis of the palms

Causes of profuse sweating in healthy people - protection from overheating during physical exertion or high ambient temperature. Increased sweating of the body is observed under stress. The nervous system of a person reacts to emotions by increasing heart rate, increasing blood pressure, bringing muscles into tone. And in extreme situations, and sweat glands that begin to emit sweat. Women, as creatures most emotional, are subject to this phenomenon to a greater extent. However, in this case, the appearance of sweat on the hands, armpits, on the soles is a healthy phenomenon, and apart from the deodorant, no other means should be used.

The latter regulates those functions of the body that a person can not arbitrarily control, such as heart rate, vascular tone, pupil size and, of course, sweating, which is regulated primarily by the autonomic nervous system.

With essential hyperhidrosis, the autonomic nervous system works in a completely different way than necessary. So, in response to a slight excitement, and not to a rise in the temperature of the environment, the autonomic nervous system causes sweat glands to work with a tripled force and sweat appears on the surface of the skin, which does not have time to evaporate. Naturally, the owner of hyperhidrosis worn wet clothes, and the vegetative nervous system in response to this excitement makes sweat glands with triple capacity work. So the pathological circle closes: excitement - sweat - excitement.

Sweating of the hands can also be caused by a number of other diseases, for example, endocrine, central nervous system diseases, traumatic brain injuries, infectious diseases (including tuberculosis, lymphogranulomatosis) and others. In this case, as soon as the main cause of the disease is eliminated, the problem of increased sweating disappears without a trace on its own.

Increased sweating often occurs during the period of age-related changes in the body in adolescents, in women and men during menopause. The problem can also be a consequence of a violation of the normal functions of the sweat glands, especially on the back of the palms and on the soles of the feet.

How to stop sweaty hands?

With excessive sweating, you should pay special attention to body hygiene. Water procedures (wiping and dousing with cool water, a daily shower) act in hyperhidrosis not only as general hygiene methods, but also contribute to the strengthening of the nervous system.

The simplest way to combat excessive sweating of the hands, feet and armpits are deodorants. The most effective among them are antiperspirants. They include aluminum salts (chloride, hydrochloride, sulfate, lactate, acetate), zinc, zirconium, lead, iron, formaldehyde, ethyl alcohol. All these substances suppress sweating. Deodorant antiperspirant blocks up to 40 percent of the sweat glands, which often completely eliminates the visible manifestations of the problem. The substances that make up antiperspirants suppress the reproduction of microbes, which, with their work on sweat processing, cause the appearance of an unpleasant odor.

Treatment is not prescribed if the patient has a secondary hyperhidrosis. In this case, treatment of the underlying disease, which was the cause of the hyperhidrosis of the palms, is necessary. Before treatment, you need to consult a doctor who should know everything about the patient`s health.

An effective means against sweating of hands is irradiation in the sun (best of all at sea) or treatment with ultraviolet rays in the solarium. However, it is necessary to visit the solarium systematically. Also, with the hyperhidrosis of the palms, ionization helps. Ionization is carried out in the dermatologist`s office, 7-8 sessions are required for three weeks. Each session lasts 20 minutes. Hands placed in a container with a small amount of not distilled, and tap water, a rich content of ions in it conducts an electric current well. If the hyperhidrosis only hands, each palm is placed in a separate container. If the palmar-plantar, then in each container put the arm and leg on one side.

Before starting the sessions, you need to remove the rings, bracelets and other metal objects. If there is damage to the skin, these places should be protected with petroleum jelly. In no case should the method be applied to those to whom the heart stimulant is implanted. Especially it is impossible to recommend it to pregnant women. After the 4th session more than half the cases, the hyperhidrosis weakens. In 80-95% of cases, good results are achieved.

Daily Care

Below are the recommendations for daily skin care for hands with sweating palms:

Wash your hands in the morning with cold water and sprinkle with a mixture of talc and boric acid (1: 1). To reduce sweating of the hands skin, ammonia can be added to the handwashing water (1 teaspoon per 1 liter of water).

For prolonged work in the cold or in water, it is recommended to pre-lubricate your hands with vaseline, goose fat or pork (lamb) fat.

With excessive sweating of hands, you can drink water infusion of sage leaves 50 g twice a day for 2 weeks.

Helps after washing wash hands with the following solution: 4 table. tablespoons glycerine, 2 table. spoons of lemon juice and 2 table. spoons of alcohol.

Effective enough, and such a tool. A mixture of equal parts of cologne, table vinegar and boric acid solution (4 g of the latter per 100 g of water). With this liquid, rub your hands several times a day. In the future, wiping can be done 2-3 times a week.

1-2 times a day, wipe your hands with a 5-10% decoction of oak bark (50 grams of bark for 1 liter of water, boil for 30 minutes; by the way, you can use the decoction as a tincture); After wiping, do not wipe the skin, but let it dry.

It is also effective to wipe your palms with the following infusion: 2 teaspoons willow white willow filled with 4 cups of boiling water for 15-25 minutes.

To reduce sweating, the skin of the hands is lubricated with 2% salicylic acid solution or 2% resorcinol solution.

Preventive measures

You can warn yourself of an attack of essential hyperhidrosis yourself. Here are a few simple rules to follow:

Try to wear underwear and clothes made from natural fabrics.

Get rid of excess weight, which provokes excessive sweating.

Do not abuse alcohol - it stimulates the flow of blood to the skin and can lead to the fact that you throw in sweat.

Try not to be nervous for nothing.

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