August is a common time for heat and humidity to be high, which can cause excessive sweating. Although sweating is a normal and important physiological process for thermoregulation, it can have less than desirable impacts on daily life- especially for people who have hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is a condition that typically starts in adolescence and can continue through adulthood, where a person sweats more than is physiologically necessary for cooling. The most common areas for this condition are the armpits, palms, and soles of the feet. Here are a few recommendations for staying dry this summer, whether you suffer from excess sweating or not!
Try Clinical Strength Anti-Perspirants: Many of these products are now conveniently available over the counter without a prescription. These medications contain a low-dose metal salt that obstructs the opening of the sweat gland ducts. We suggest trying Certain Dri or Carpe, both available online.
Book an appointment! If excessive sweating is affecting your life and lifestyle adjustments aren’t helping, get in touch with us. We can offer permanent sweat reduction procedures and prescription-strength medications. Our team will assess your situation and recommend personalized solutions. Hyperhidrosis is treatable – don’t let it hold you back.
Use moisture-wicking powders: These powders, such as the brand Zeasorb, can be applied to clothing, socks, and shoes to absorb excess moisture and minimize the production of yeast on the skin.
Wear Moisture-wicking Clothing: Specialized clothing items like T-Shirts and shorts are made from fabrics like nylon and polyester to help draw moisture away from the skin.