Bizarre Cures for Excessive Sweating

Excessive sweatingFor those that suffer the misery of excessive perspiration, the warmer summer weather isn’t always good news. 

Hyperhidrosis is a condition where sufferers sweat above what is considered ‘normal’, leaving embarrassing damp patches under the armpits which can cause real embarrassment.

The condition affects a surprising number of people – even Cameron Diaz has been spotted more than once with tell-tale signs of underarm perspiration. So if you suffer, you are not alone.

Summer can increase the problem for those affected. Yes, of course it is hotter. So the increased temperature puts more pressure on the body and harder to cool down. However, excessive sweating is a year-round condition, with people finding they still have sweaty armpits in the middle of winter. Actually in summer, one of the added problems is ironically that it is harder to hide the signs of sweating, as fewer layers are worn. This in itself can cause stress, making the condition even worse still…

Bizarre Excessive Sweating Cures 

A search on the internet is a common way of getting more information about medical conditions, particularly in the case of the more ’embarrassing bodies’ issues. As you might expect, the internet reveals some weird and wonderful old wives tales for potential solutions to the problem, including:

  • Drink a teaspoon of sea salt mixed with lime juice
  • Drink apple cider vinegar mixed with pure honey
  • Drink sage tea
  • Drink tomato juice
  • Make your own deodorant paste using cornstarch

Better advice is to wear cool light clothing and a powerful anti-perspirant. Depending on the severity of the problem, these simple steps may bring some relief.

However, where the embarrassing wet patches remain causing problem, then hyperhidrosis injections may be worth considering. Sweat reduction injections use botulinum toxin (botox) carefully and skilfully injected into the underarm area. The treatment literally dries up the sweating problem for months at a time, bringing relief within hours.

Sweat Reduction Injections

Botox is a prescription only medicine and as such needs to be prescribed by a doctor.

Dr John Quinn offers hyperhidrosis injections at his London (Blackheath, Greenwich) and Bristol (Clifton) skin clinics. He has many years experience of offering the treatment and even trains other doctors.

To discuss sweat injection treatments in confidence, please arrange to see Dr John Quinn for a private consultation and assessment.

Quinn Clinics offer a full range of cosmetic, medical and laser skin treatments, including popular Botox and dermal fillers to tackle lines and wrinkles as well as IPL facial laser and CO2 and radio-frequency treatment.

Please call 0117 924 4592 or email for further information or to book an appointment.

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