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Remedies for Sweaty Hands

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Sweaty Hand
Sweaty palms or palmoplantar hyperhidrosis often begins around 13 and continues throughout life. While embarrassing, medical treatment and self care can help alleviate the symptoms. This is a guide about remedies for sweaty hands.
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April 18, 20050 found this helpful

If you have trouble with sweaty palms, a squirt of antiperspirant deodorant to them will help alleviate the problem.

By Robin

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May 26, 2006

My 12-year-old has a problem with sweaty palms and feet. This has been a problem since she was a baby. At 12 she is embarrassed by the problem. She constantly has to wipe her hands while writing, drawing, using the computer, etc. She is unable to wear most sandals and some styles of shoes because of the build up of moisture on her soles. Does anyone have a solution to her problem?

ddavisgray from Texas

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May 26, 20060 found this helpful

I googled this condition and found a sort of anti perspirant for the hands that might help her out. It's called Drysol. Here is a link you can cut and paste.

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 30, 20060 found this helpful

i also have extemely sweaty hands and feet. yes i was always embarrassed. i have used a product that was supposed to keep them dry. i found them scaly and when lotion would get on them i was so slippery. it was a feeling that is undescribeable. i would have a hard time washing it off. i now use a lot of powder all over my body: as i sweat profusely.

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May 30, 20060 found this helpful

I sweat a lot in the summer and what I usually do is first get a good antibacterial soap and then usually dust with perfumed talc or cornstrach babypowder . I also have to use the doctor scholl's foot insoles. Also, there are anti-perspirants for feet . hope this helps!

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May 30, 20060 found this helpful

I use cornstarch baby powder in my shoes and has helped immensely.

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May 30, 20060 found this helpful

My daugther has the same problem and I talked to the doctor he told her to use hand santizer. I don't know why but it really works better than baby powder.

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May 30, 20060 found this helpful

I use Drysol. I received a prescription from my doctor. I only use it on my hands. I am a banker and it is embarassing to shake someone's hand when your is sweaty. I dont think your doctor would recommend to use it both on your hands and feet. Your body still needs to sweat...if it isnt coming out of your palms or feet, it has to come from somewhere!

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Good Luck! I suffered with this for my whole life also...Drysol has made a HUGE improvement!

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May 30, 20060 found this helpful

There are oral medications that may help but have the unfortunate side effects of sedation and very dry mouth. I would advise you to take your daughter to a dermatologist who will discuss your treatment options. The drysol really works better on axillary wetness.

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 31, 20060 found this helpful

It is a condition that you live with or get surgery.

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 31, 20060 found this helpful

Drysol is ...

INGREDENTS

Aluminium Chloride Hexahydrate 20%.

This is the main ingredient for antiperspirants.

Long before Drysol, my doctor had a pharmacy dispense some. It did not work!

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There is a surgery if this is unbearable ... otherwise live with it!

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May 31, 20060 found this helpful

This is a medical condition called hyperhydrosis and can be very embarrassing. I know several folks who have had the surgery to correct the problem in their hands...I don't know if there is a surgical option for feet...I would definitely as your daughter's pediatrician about it...she is getting to an age where it is going to be very socially difficult for her... That said, the thought of surgery scares the daylights out of me and that is a choice that you & your sweet girl & her doc will have to decide on. I don't know of any other effective treatments that do not have unpleasant side effects (someone else mentioned dry mouth and sedation...ick!) Good luck!

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June 3, 20060 found this helpful

My husband has this same problem and I had never heard of anyone having this before until reading this forum. I didn't know anything could be done about it. I shall suggest Dysol to him...hand sanitizer too. I love to hold hands but his are so ikky and sweaty. SAD.

Donnay

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June 4, 20060 found this helpful

I heard on the radio the other day that there is a new botox treatment for this condition. The report said that it is very effective. Might be worth checking with your doctor.

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June 29, 20060 found this helpful

I have the same problem since my childhood i used many medecin like droyclor and others and have mate numbers of doctor english and homophatic. but all are useless. Does any one have a solution of my complex.

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February 16, 20070 found this helpful

Yes i know how you all feel my 12 year old daughter has the exact same problem as yours she is always complaining about them her feet are also sweaty as well she has to take a dance class and hold hands with alot of people and it can be very embarrasing for her could anyone please tell me some soultions to get rid of this without having to get surgery?

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May 21, 20070 found this helpful

i have the worse sweaty hands problem! one time i had to hold hands with a boy at church in a prayer and my hands were dripping with sweat! there was literally a puddle underneath! i felt so bad for him! i was soo embarrassed! yea it is not fun. my hands are dripping just typing this up...why they heck do they do that?

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May 22, 20070 found this helpful

It can mean that you have "high acid" in your system, ask your doctor if watching what you eat or drink, makes a difference.

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May 10, 20132 found this helpful

My hands sweat way too much and no one understands the problem unless they go through it. I would really appreciate it if you guys could give me some helpful suggestions that stop sweaty hands permanently. I know a lot of you guys ask questions like this, so please reply asap. Thanks!

By Maria

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April 24, 2010

What are the best solutions to help an 8 year old with excessively sweaty hands?

By Karin from FL

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