There are at least eight million people in the United States suffer from hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. They can sweat up to four or five times more than the typical person who does not have hyperhidrosis. Nearly 50 years ago, iontophoresis devices were developed for treating hyperhidrosis. It generally takes six to ten treatments with this “no-sweat machine” to have an impact on the sweat gland. Each treatment takes between 10 and 20 minutes. There are some things people can do at home while they are using the machine for reating hyperhidrosis. These natural remedies can do a lot to help control excessive sweating.
- Drink more tomato juice. Some people report success dealing with excessive sweating by drinking at least one glass of tomato juice every day.
- Drink a vinegar cocktail. When it comes to treating hyperhidrosis, other people find success with some of this. You mix one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with two of natural vinegar. It is recommended that people drink this mixture three times a day. This should be done when the stomach is empty either 30 minutes before or after eating.
- Try drinking herbal tea. There are a lot of herbal teas that are used for a number of things. For treating hyperhidrosis, sage tea can be very effective. What people do is they brew the sage tea, using several bags, they then let it cool before drinking. When at least one cup of this is consumed every day, it can do a lot to help when people sweat too much from their underarms. This could be because sage tea is full of vitamin B and magnesium. Getting enough of these can change the activity of the sweat glands. If people prefer it, green tea is also effective in the same way.
- Drink a glass of wheatgrass juice. Wheatgrass juice is full of vitamins B6, 12 and C. It also has a lot of folic acid and is a good source of protein. These helps shut down the sweat glands as well.
- Try some witch hazel. This makes for an excellent antiperspirant and astringent. It can be used directly on the area to dry it up. This has a lot of uses, beyond treating hyperhidrosis. Some people use it for acne, for example.
- Apply potatoes. This is a simple, yet effective, way to deal with excessive sweating. Take a potato and cut it into slices. Rub the slices on the areas where you have the most problems with excessive sweating.
- Try coconut oil and camphor. Mix about 10 grams into a bowl of liquid coconut oil. When applied to the areas that sweat the most, it can make a big difference in helping people who suffer from hyperhidrosis. Coconut oil is a wonder product in general. It can be used in cooking, to soothe hurting teeth and in many beauty products.
- Try tea tree oil. This is another wonder product. Tea tree oil is another great astringent. When applied, in small amounts, to the affected areas, it can effectively dry them out. Changes to the areas will be seen after a few days. This is also a great insect repellent and can inhibit the growth of mold and mildew in your home. As an added benefit, it smells great.
- Apply baking soda and cornstarch. Mix together the two substances and apply to the underarms. Leave this on for about 30 minutes and wash it off. Some people will add some essential oils to make it smell better. Lavender is good for this.
- Apply strong tea. Tea is a great source of tannic acid. Use at least a few tea bags and add them to boiling water. This is best for people who experience the excessive sweating from their palms. When the water is cool enough to stand, put your hands in it.
- A few grapes a day keeps the sweat away. Grapes have a lot of antioxidants. They also can help regulate temperature. Eating some grapes on a daily basis can be one way to deal with excessive sweating. And they are tasty and good for you for other reasons.
Excessive sweating can be very upsetting for the people who have to deal with it. Whether used in conjunction with or in lieu of iontophoresis therapy, these home remedies can help.