I'm 15 and my best friend and I have a problem. Our hands sweat a lot, she just got a boyfriend, who always comments on it and thinks it's gross. With me, when people always want high fives or want to shake hands I always don't know what to do. I don't want them to judge me.
It's gotten so bad, that I always wear sweaters to cover my hands and I get really emotional when people touch my hands. Like I said I'm only 15, so I can't afford expensive things like surgery. Please help.
I have heard of using tea to soak your hands or feet that sweat a lot. Read more here: peoplespharmacy.com
I have heard of using vinegar to soak for sweaty feet. It may also work for hands. (half a cup of vinegar mixed with a quart of warm water, soak your hands ~15-20 minutes) The tea would sure smell better though.
There are a few more ideas on this page including using antiperspirant on your palms. If you try this use it daily for at least 2 weeks before you stop. associatedcontent.com
Or check this previous thread here at ThriftyFun: thriftyfun.com.
Good luck to you. (02/08/2010)
Mix half and half of baking soda and corn starch. It works. I use it under my arms. I do not use anything else, good luck. (02/09/2010)
When I was your age I often had sweaty palms too, but what I found is that it was because I was nervous or unsure about myself or a situation (even when acting confident) and that when I quit worrying about it is when it stopped on it's own. Even at age fifty five it "sometimes" happens, but it's always when I am nervous or worried. Oftentimes when we make a big deal over something like that is what makes it worse so try not to think about it so much.
In the meantime, you could get in the habit of knowing when to expect hand contact and just think a moment or two ahead and quickly wipe your palm across your shirt or pants somewhere. You can do it discretely without anyone knowing that's what you're doing. (02/13/2010)
My son had excessive perspiration and used a product called Drysol. It is not necessary in our area to have a prescription for it. Our local drug store carries it. Ask your pharmacist. You could Google this name, and go to their site, as I am sure that is how I found out about this product, over the internet. Then you would find out if it could be helpful for sweaty palms as well. (02/13/2010)
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