Stop Excessive Hand Sweating
Learn how to stop excessive hand sweating and cure sweaty palms (palmar hyperhidrosis) for
Let's face it: having sweaty palms, medically referred to as palmar hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating of the
hands can be highly embarrassing and can affect a person everyday life both socially and functionally.
Socially, a person who suffers from excessive sweating of the palms will find it very difficult to engage in
simple physical interactions such as shaking or holding hands.
Functionally, a sufferer may find that it affects him/her at work or in situations where items like paper needs
to be carry or hold on to. Sweaty hands can also make typing on keyboards and handling of electronic equipments a
Sweaty Palms Causes
Palmar hyperhidrosis, a form of primary focal hyperhidrosis, where sweating always occurs on very specific areas
of the body, can be caused by overstimulation of the sympathetic nervous system that connect to the eccrine sweat
glands (found all over the body, particularly on the palms of the hands) or it can also be hereditary.
In about 1/3 of the patients who suffer from palmar hyperhidrosis, the problem is known to be inherited; with
many members of the same family suffering from the same condition. Usually, excessive hand sweating begins early in
childhood and get more severe towards the adolescence years and early adulthood.
Sweaty palms can also be aggravated by psychological and mental stimuli as well, especially when a person
experience emotional issues such as stress, anxiety, fear or anger.
Treatment Options To Stop Excessive Hand
Lotions and Creams
Topical creams such as antiperspirants containing aluminum chloride hexahydrate are usually the first line of treatment
used to stop sweaty hands. Applying the antiperspirant spreads aluminum ions onto the skin causing the opening of
the eccrine sweat glands to be blocked, thereby stopping the production of sweat.
Antiperspirants can work well for people with mild palmer hyperhidrosis, though users who benefit from it may
also experience from some side effects such as skin irritation or itching of the hands.
Doctors may sometimes prescribe oral medication such as beta-blockers and anticholinergics drugs to stop
excessive hand sweating. While these medications are not designed specifically for treatment of hyperhidrosis
however they have been found to be effective in treating the condition.
Do note that such medications can also carry many side effects including blurred vision, dry mouth,
constipation, palpitations and impaired speech.
This treatment involves dipping your hands into an electrolyte solution where a mild electric current is pass
through the solution to stop sweating of the palms. User may experiences some "stinging" sensation however the
procedure is totally safe.
For this treatment, FDA-approved Iontophoresis machines can be purchased, with each machine retailing around
$675. Alternatively, a dermatologist can also provide the treatment for about $10 per treatment. Each treatment
last about 20 to 30 minutes per session and is performed about three times a week, over several weeks until
sweating is reduced to a comfortable level.
Iontophoresis treatments have been researched and shown to cure sweaty palms by the International Hyperhidrosis
Society, Sweat Solutions and AAFP. However women who are pregnant and people with pacemakers should not use
Botox ® Treatment For Sweaty Hands
To stop excessive hand sweating, Botox ® (botulinum toxin type A) is another possible choice of treatment. The
dermatologist administer Botox ® into the sweat glands of the hands to paralyze the neurotransmitters, chemicals
that transmit signals from the nerves that cause sweating.
As each Botox ® treatment requires multiple injections, the primary side effect is pain at the point of
injection. This treatment is also temporary, as the Botox wears off after six to eight months. Then you have to
repeat the treatment.
When topical creams or oral medications cannot control sweaty palms, surgical treatment like Endoscopic Thoracic
Sympathectomy (ETS) is the next alternative treatment option.
Sympathectomy is accomplished by dissecting or clamping of the nerve tissue of the main sympathetic nervous
system. This disrupts the neural signals that ordinarily would travel to the eccrine glands causes sweating of the
Overall, endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy is safe and effective for 95% of the patients in controlling sweaty
palms. However certain side effects like compensatory hyperhidrosis (sweating of other parts of the body mainly the
back, lower legs and thighs) is common over the long term, causing 2 to 3% of patients that underwent ETS to regret
having had the surgery.
Excessive Hand Sweating?
Get Fast, Effective Cure For Sweaty Palms.
Proven Treatment With Results Guaranteed!