What can I do with excessive sweating?

What can I do with excessive sweating?

Sweating is definitely a normal phenomenon. It is the way our body regulates its temperature and eliminates toxins. But when it exceeds the bearable limits for a human being it becomes a problem in his everyday life.

That is noticeable in the palms, underarms and feet. It is usually associated with stress, fear, obesity, tiredness and of course menopause.



Simple ways to face sweating

- Make a shower by alternating hot and cold water.

- Prefer loose clothing and cotton socks, not synthetic.

- Avoid wearing for many hours closed shoes.

- Increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, such as fennel or celery.

- Some of the foods that make bad smell are garlic, onion and leek.

- Make a foot bath with lukewarm water and vinegar in order to avoid fungal infections.


Regarding to deodorants and antiperspirants

It is good to know that deodorants are to prevent the proliferation of bacteria responsible for the absorption of sweat. At the same time they absorb the malodorous substances resulting from this degradation. They are used daily and it is important that they do not prevent sweating secretion.

Antiperspirants, on the contrary, restrict sweating by blocking pores that produce sweat. They include aluminum or zirconium salts and when used (1-2 times a week) the skin should be dry and clean.

In general, it is recommended to use them sparingly, while homeopaths and physicopaths are strongly questioned.




Alternative therapies 

Sweating plays an important role in regulating body temperature and eliminating toxins as we have mentioned, so many scientists in the field of alternative therapies claim that sweat should not be hampered by deodorants. It is recommended to focus on the reduction of odors and not on the amount of sweat.

Homeopathic can offer special formulations for those who sweat with the slightest effort, for women suffering from symptoms of perspiration during menopause, and for fighting body odors and foot malodor.

Phytotherapy uses sage and sunflower for excessive sweating, and can be combined with other herbs to combat odors.

Aromatherapy specialists recomend a mixture of essential oils (lemon, ginger, thyme, sage, pelargonium) and for foot sweat suggest a few drops of cypress essential oil in the paws and between the fingers.

Source: Encyclopeadia LAROUSSE, homeopathycenter.org


Aggeliki Koskeridou

Holistic Doctor – Counseling Psychotherapist

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

MSc Health Psychology


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