Sweat Prevention Guidelines

by Jason on March 25, 2009


Listed below are some obvious and not so obvious Sweat Prevention tips for your underarms, face, hands and foot sweating. Enjoy!

drink more water to stop excessive sweatingDrink Plenty of Water – Many people can’t understand this one. They think if they drink water, the body will sweat more to compensate. Wrong! Drinking lots of water will keep your body cool. By keeping a cool internal temperature, the overactive sweat glands have no reason to prespire. It’s important to drink 8 glasses of water a day.
shoe inserts stop foot odorTry Shoe Inserts – When my foot sweating was bad, I used to love Odor Eaters. Although they didn’t prevent the foot sweating, they certainly prevented the odor that came along with it by absorbing the moisture.
vinegar foot baths stop excessive foot sweatingVinegar Foot Baths – Mix half a cup of vinegar with 1 cup of water in a footbath and soak your feet for 15 minutes. Do this twice a week and you’ll see a HUGE improvement in your plantar hyperhidrosis. The acid in the vinegar is the magic ingredient.
wear loose clothing to stop excessive sweatingWear Loose Fitting clothing – Breathable material will do wonders for your excessive sweating problem. Absorbent socks are great too. Invest in some good pairs. Wear open toe shoes whenever possible. Cottons work best for clothing.
baby powder helps with excessive sweatingPowder your Parts – After bathing or showering, apply a baby powder or medical goldbond powder to your common sweating areas. This will prevent irritation and relieve the skin. Irritated skin is more likely to perspire and cause further irritability and rashes.Using powder will also cover up any body odor that may be associated with sweating.
change socks frequently to help with sweaty feetChange your Socks frequently – This will cut down on exposure to foot bacteria and really help out with the odor. Good hygiene never hurts too.Many stores like Gap make special “breathable” socks that wick away moisture using specially designed cotton. You can find comparable socks in many different chain stores.
apply deodorant to sweaty feetApply Antiperspirant to your hands and feet – Be on the lookout for skin irritation when you do this. You can accidently give yourself a rash if you react poorly to the brand of choice. This can help though temporarily with palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis.
end your showers with cold waterUse Alternating Temperatures when you Shower – I like to start the shower warm and turn it to cold a minute or two before I get out. This is refreshing and will cool your body temperature in a very naturally and gradual way. I love it because it really wakes me up in the morning and gets me ready to start the day.There’s nothing more frustrating than getting sweaty right after you step out of the shower. When you end your shower with a cold blast of water, you’ll effectively cool yourself down and prevent overheating while dressing.
avoid spicy foodsAvoid Spicy Foods – I love chicken curry as much as the next guy, but I know better. Spicy foods encourage sweating and you’re going to have to bite the bullet and avoid these foods until you get your perspiration under control.So yes, you’re going to need to pass on the hot wings during football season. But hey, just think about how much more you’ll enjoy watching the Superbowl when you don’t have to pack three different changes of clothes.
 wash your hands with antibacterial soapWash Your Hands Frequently – I recommend washing your hands often using anti-bacterial soap. This may have a drying effect, but once your hand sweating stops, you can figure out a nice happy medium as to how often you should do this.

Solving Your Sweating Problem…

 Let’s go beyond these tips and get to the root of your problem. Excessive sweating is a systemic problem caused by internal triggers. The medical term for it is hyperhidrosis. The good news is you CAN end the perspiration for good but you NEED to know the exact steps to accomplish this. Here’s where this site comes in…

Apply Natural Treatments – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. There is no substitute for having a systematic game plan when you decide to end your excessive sweating. Try as many natural treatments as you can including a proper hyperhidrosis diet, sage tea soaks, baking soda & water solutions, tea tree oil, Thiamine (which combats stress), acupuncture, Alum, and witch hazel. I’ll be expanding on all of these solutions soon enough.

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avatar David June 28, 2011 at 6:17 am

Hi, I’m David Cahisa and a few years ago I had an operation of thoracic sympathectomy for facial hyperhidrosis. After suffering the discomforts of excessive compensatory sweating (in my case chest and back) and find no totally effective solution, I contacted with a textile engineer and developed a T-shirt to avoid being always wet and suffering the embarrassing sweat marks on my clothes. We created SUTRAN. Take a look in the website and tell me what you think (www.sutran.es). For me and thousands of people that already use it is a relief because we can’t avoid sweating but now we have a garment that allows us to live better.

David Cahisa

avatar teo September 6, 2011 at 2:46 am

I use SUTRAN T-shirt for several months and really are good. I always wore white and black t-shirts because of underarm sweat but now I wear different colours and nobody knows that I am sweating becase sweat don’t transfer outside.

avatar David Cahisa October 15, 2011 at 5:53 am

Hi, I’m David Cahisa and a couple of weeks ago came across your blog.

I’m also very pro natural solutions and this I must say that all your solutions sound like very positive. However, nothing was enough for me and I had the operation. But, after passing through the thoracic sympathectomy for facial hyperhidrosis I started suffering the discomforts of excessive compensatory sweating (in my case chest and back) and find no totally effective solution. I contacted a textile engineer and developed a T-shirt to avoid being always wet and suffering the embarrassing sweat stains on clothing which I could not control.

Sweat leaves no trace because of the tissue from which the T-shirts are made of and therefore people can feel the comfort of knowing that nobody around them notices it.
For me and thousands of people that already use it is a relief because we can’t avoid sweating or control it but we have a garment that allows us to live better.

Now, I can use any colour I want (not always black or white) and I don’t need to take spare clothes to change continuously.

I encourage you to visit the website http://www.sutran.es because I think that if you don’t know it already, it could be a good partner to your casual and work clothes as they are for me. Another good SOLUTION for your great list. There you can find my appearances in the media.

Thank you for your attention and do not hesitate to contact me if you need further information.

Yours faithfully,

David Cahisa.

avatar Jason November 10, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Thanks David, Very cool of you to do some homework for our readers. If anyone out there has tried David’s recommendation, I’d love to hear some feedback.

avatar chuuby January 18, 2012 at 7:44 am

what a super dooper body odor of my armfit… i’ve already use the different, deodorant, herbals. and many more,no one overcome my problem. please help me

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