What is hyperhidrosis on the hands?
Hyperhidrosis occurs when sweat glands overact, often as a result of stimuli such as high temperatures or from emotional stimuli, such as stress, fear or excitement. In serious cases, excessive sweating can trigger maceration and dermatitis, and, depending on its location, can negatively impact a sufferer’s social life. Hyperhidrosis in the hands is commonly caused by emotional stimuli, and can also appear in areas such as the feet, underarms and forehead.
What are the causes of hyperhidrosis on the hands?
The main causes of hyperhidrosis on the hands can be divided into the following categories: Climatic, sweating due to high and humid temperatures, Emotional, sweating due to situations of particular stress or tension and Genetic, profuse sweating due to genetic constitution Use of closed, tight shoes even in hot weather.
What are the symptoms of hyperhidrosis on the hands?
Excessive sweating can cause maceration and chafing, which can later cause bacterial or fungal infections.
How to treat hyperhidrosis on the hands
Medical interventions such as botulinum toxin (botox) injections can improve hyperhidrosis. However, such treatment can be impractical as the injections can be demanding on the body and require readministration over time. Another surgical treatment for hyperhidrosis involves the clipping of the sympathetic nerve.
How to treat hyperhidrosis on the hands at home: massage Astringent Gel into the skin each morning. Thanks to aluminum chloride, Astringent Gel temporarily disables sweat gland activity.
Repeat application of the gel throughout the day as necessary.