Sweating excessively is both troublesome and embarrassing as it can lead to bad odor and the resultant personal as well as social implications could be very traumatic for the person who is dealing with it. Excessive sweating is caused due to hormone imbalances, nerve disorders and certain medications
Physical exertion too causes excessive sweating, though this is a good way to remove toxins from the body. Apart from that, sweating without much reason is indeed a problem that needs to be controlled in order to lead a sane life. Here are some home remedies that can be used for the treatment before you try out expensive and surgical methods.
1. Tea bags
Tea bags too can help in the reduction of excessive sweating. The tannins that are present in tea bags are known to be very cooling to the body. Tea bags can be used as a soak for cooling your body and stopping excessive sweating. Add 4-5 tea bags to a tub full of warm water. Allow the water to steep and turn to room temperature. Soak your body in this water for half an hour every day to control sweating. Another method to use tea bags is to wet them and refrigerate them. They can be used as a roll on antiperspirant, covering areas like armpits, neck, face, hands, feet etc. This is an excellent way to control the symptoms.
Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants and this is known to have a beneficial effect on the entire body including the sweat glands, the function of which too will be regulated with the treatment. Take 2-3 tomatoes every day after cooling them. This will impart a cooling effect on the body. Drinking three glasses of cool tomato juice is the recommended treatment for excessive sweating. After five weeks of treatment with the tomato juice, you will see noticeable difference in your symptoms. Now, you can reduce the juice intake to once a day.
Potatoes are known to absorb excess water from the body and this is why they are known all over the world as an antiperspirant and blocking agent. Take a small potato and slice into half and rub the inside of the potato on areas that sweat profusely. Allow it to dry before you wear your clothes. This will act as an absorbent pad that soaks all the sweat and prevents further sweating. You can also use potato juice for the purpose. Extract the juice and bottle it for regular use. Refrigerate for best results and use a cotton ball for application whenever essential.
4. Green tea
Green tea increases your metabolic rate and helps in easy elimination of fats and toxins through the bowels. It is also a distressing and detoxifying agent. Drinking 2-3 cups of green tea every day can help in controlling the sweating greatly. Due to the optimum elimination of toxic waste in the body, sweating excessively will be greatly controlled and one need not fret about embarrassing situations anymore. However, it may not be suitable for people with caffeine restrictions.
5. Talcum Powder
Talcum powder works in almost the same fashion as cornstarch. Its powdery base and absorption properties help in sucking in the sweat before you break into one. Apply generous amounts of a lightly perfumed talcum powder all over your body, taking particular care to cover areas that sweat more. It is always important to go for a non-perfumed or lightly perfumed talcum powder as strong smelling ones can cause body odor.
6. Baking Soda
Taking a teaspoon of baking soda along with a cup of water at night can reduce your sweating greatly. Baking soda has high absorption properties and can be used externally for rubbing on the areas that sweat. This will control the sweat and help you remain dry.
7. Salt Crystals
Rubbing salt crystals on areas that you sweat like a roll on antiperspirant is known to have a blocking effect and one sweats less with this treatment. Salt has a dehydrating effect on the body and this is what causes the lessened activity of the sweat gland when salt crystals are applied. Take a salt crystal and wait until your body is completely dry after a bath. Rub on the areas and apply as often as needed. The effect of one rub is known to last one full day though.
Rubbing lemon on the sweaty skin is also another wonderful way to stay dry and fresh smelling. However, the acidic small of lemon may not suit all body types as some people tend to get bad body odor as a result of lemon getting mixed with their natural sweat and worsening the body odor. Slice a lemon and cool it before application. Apply in a circular motion on the affected area. Repeat whenever needed.