What to do and how to get rid of, if palms sweat?
The situation when a man sweats his hands, brings a lot of trouble and inconvenience. But there are many methods and means with which you can solve this problem for a while, and for good. There would be a desire.
The only problem is that not all methods and tools are equally effective and safe. In addition, their action is aimed at fighting precisely with the sweatiness of the palms, and not with the cause of her causing. Such treatment will be effective if hyperhidrosis is not associated with any serious pathology. Otherwise, complex treatment of certain human systems and organs may be required.
In medicamental therapy of palmar hyperhidrosis, for the most part, external means are used that can reduce sweating. These include:
- various therapeutic and cosmetic lotions ("Finish", "Hygienic"),
- sprays and antiperspirants, reducing sweating and possessing antibacterial action (especially impressive reviews about the deodorant "DryDry" produced in Sweden),
- "Tannin" in powder or in the form of a solution (used for medical baths or rubbing the skin of the hands),
- Teymurova paste is a very strong remedy (applied once a day, after softening the skin in a bath with hot water and soda, after a half hour wash off)
- hydrogen peroxide (3-4 times a day for 7 days),
- zinc ointment (in the evening, hold hands in warm water for about 10 minutes, dry and apply ointment, after 25 minutes wash off)
- solutions of formalin, manganese, flutaraldehyde, aluminum hexachloride, which, with a strong sweating of the hands should be applied to the skin with an interval of 4-5 hours.
Special medical hand lotion can be prepared independently on the basis of boric (5 g) and salicylic (15 g) acid, borax (15 g), glycerin (60 g) and alcohol (70 g). Store such a tool in the refrigerator, and his hands lubricate three times a day. The course of treatment is 14 days.
For the prevention and treatment of rickets, vitamin D can be prescribed. To care for the skin of hands on problem areas, products containing vitamins A and E that will eliminate flaking and improve the skin condition will work.
If the palms sweat with a strong wave or due to impaired thermoregulation, the doctor may prescribe antidepressants that reduce the sensitivity of nerve endings, and hence sweating. The choice of the drug and the appointment of a course of treatment in this case is completely within the competence of the doctor.
Recently, special injections have become popular for the treatment of hyperhidrosis, during which Botox or Dysport products are injected into the superficial layers of the skin and block the work of nerve endings, resulting in sweating of the hands to nothing. Effects on the sweat glands themselves are not observed in this case. After such a procedure, you can forget about sweating of hands for a long time (up to 9 months).
But any methods and means have their contraindications and side effects, which must be taken into account when prescribing treatment. Usually, topical medications do not apply to damaged skin with erosions and scratches. In addition, their use can lead to allergic reactions in the form of urticaria, itching, flushing of the skin, dermatitis.
In this case, all the above medicines give only a temporary effect, without affecting the cause of pathological sweating.
It has long been noted that ionized water has medicinal properties that can be used for the treatment of palmar hyperhidrosis. That is why such a procedure as iontophoresis is in the first place among the physiotherapy methods used in those cases when the palm swells strongly in the patient.
With the help of iontophoresis (which in the past is galvanophoresis), the introduction of drugs into the body is not done by the infusion or by the oral route, but through the skin by means of an electric current of small force and tension.
The current is supplied by means of a special apparatus with electrodes applied to the skin of the problem areas. Thus, not only the struggle is not excessive sweating of hands, but also the work of important organs is being established: liver, kidneys, "thyroid".
In the fight against hyperhidrosis of the palms, such procedures as electrophoresis, more precisely water electrophoresis, electrotherapy, laser therapy, girudoprocedures (treatment with leeches), massage with natural medicinal components, thermal radiation are also used.
Particular attention should be paid to massage, which is considered to be an effective method for treating hyperhidrosis. As it is able to increase blood circulation in problem areas, to optimize the work of sweat glands, increases resistance to stressful situations, contributes to a faster cure for concomitant diseases.
With hyperhidrosis, the following types of massage are used:
- massage with aromatic oils (sage, lavender, tea tree),
- massage reflex zones,
- Chinese point massage (includes the effect on biologically active currents - 2 restorative (for example, he-gu, ney-tin) and local action (points of yin-si, fu-liu, etc.)). The formulation of the massage scheme in this case should be handled by a specialist.
Concerning the effectiveness of alternative treatment of hyperhidrosis palms, opinions differ significantly. Some argue that non-traditional treatment in this case does not give results, others believe that alternative recipes also have the right to exist. Who of these rights can only be recognized by the one who has encountered the problem, when the palms sweat for no apparent reason, and tried various natural remedies on himself.
So, with hyperhidrosis of the palms, alternative healers advise:
- After washing your hands rinse them with acidified water, for which use lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and even citric acid (a glass of water 1 tsp juice or vinegar).
- Do alternate dousing of hands with hot and cool salted water. You can use identical contrasting trays.
- For wiping hands or baths, you can use a composition of water and ammonia (1 liter of water we take 1-2 tablespoons of ammonia).
- A mixture of lemon juice, alcohol and glycerin (one part juice and alcohol and 2 parts glycerin) apply on the palm 2-3 times a day.
- Powdered rosin in the evening put on the hands and leave until the morning.
Quite good results in many cases give and treatment with herbs. Their decoctions are used mainly for the preparation of medical baths for hands. Use plants that contain tannins: oak bark, chamomile, yarrow, string, bay leaf.
In our country, homeopathic remedies are treated with some apprehension, but in the same America homeopathy is considered the most effective way after surgical treatment to get rid of the problem for those who sweat palms, feet, armpits and other parts of the body.
Homeopathic remedies, unlike traditional medicines, are selected taking into account the characteristics of the patient's organism and accompanying diseases. Those. One medicine can treat both hyperhidrosis, and the thyroid gland, and blood vessels, while still strengthening immunity in parallel, so that the disease does not recur in the future.
In the arsenal of homeopathy there are many drugs that can effectively fight with increased sweating. There are even such that help to remove night sweats, which is very difficult to traditional treatment.
With a hyperhidrosis of the palms, the homeopath doctor can prescribe the following drugs:
- Silicon in 6,12 or 30 dilutions is good for night sweats.
- Conium in 3,6 and 12 dilutions is effective with excessive sweating, arising at any time of the day.
- Natrum muriatikum from 3 to 30 dilution is shown with very strong sweating of hands and body.
- Pulsatilla in 3 or 6 dilutions helps with any kind of hyperhidrosis.
Of the less popular drugs in this sense, it is worth noting:
- Calcareous carbonate, with sweating used in 30 dilutions,
- Mercury solubilis in the same dilution,
- Sambucus in 6 or 12 dilutions,
- Gepar-Sulfur in the same dilutions, etc.
But it must be taken into account that the independent prescription of homeopathic medicines for themselves, no matter how harmless and effective, is unlikely to lead to a positive result. After all, only a person with knowledge of human anatomy and the fundamentals of homeopathy will be able to determine which medicine, in what doses and what course to assign to each particular patient.
No matter how effective the traditional or homeopathic treatment of excessive sweating of the palms seems, the best results are nevertheless shown by the surgical treatment of the pathology of sweating. In itself, the treatment of hyperhidrosis (even in the absence of concomitant pathologies) is a rather lengthy process, and some methods are designed for continuous use throughout life.
Those. A person who has palms, feet or armpits sweating should have a significant supply of faith and patience, continuing to experience discomfort during treatment, before it gives positive results and you can forget about the problem forever. Another thing is surgical treatment, which makes it possible to forget about excessive sweating even on the surgeon's desk. In this case, the operation and the recovery period after it take very little time and effort.
There are 2 effective radical methods that allow you to get rid of the problem of sweaty hands forever:
- Correlation of the sweat glands.
The very word "curettage" means deep cleaning. It is carried out by small punctures in problem areas, through which a special softening liquid is introduced. Then, using thin drainage needles and a compressor, the liquid is pumped out together with the softened elements of the sweat glands.
During the rehabilitation period, patients are advised to treat the palms with antiseptics to prevent infection of the wound.
- Endoscopic sympathectomy.
The purpose of the operation is to break the connection between the CNS and the sweat glands, which is carried out by means of the sympathetic nerve. Usually the nerve is clamped with a special clip, and the sweat glands no longer receive from the brain a command to action. An alternative is the effect on the nerve of an electric current.
Both operations have a high success rate (90 and 95%), but at the same time are associated with a certain risk, because there is a direct intervention in the body. Whether to decide on a risky procedure or use even less effective but safe methods of treating excessive sweating, it's up to the patient himself.
But in any case before the operation, an anamnesis is collected and an examination of the patient for absence of contraindications to surgical intervention.