Sweaty palms are a common phenomenon that many people suffer from all across the world. Figuratively speaking, one-fourth of the world's population is afflicted by this condition which is called palmar hyperhidrosis. The exact stimulus for this condition stays elusive though many people have their own explanations for this condition. However experts suggest a hyperactive sympathetic nervous system as the main culprit behind this condition which basically means it makes the sweat glands to produce excessive and unnecessary sweat.
Sweating is used, by the body, as a device through which it regulates its temperature and keeps it working in a perfect condition. There are numerous sweat glands present all over our body with them being most concentrated at our hands. The normal events which trigger the body to start producing sweat are agitation due to stress, increase in temperature or physical exertion. The body regulates its normal temperature by releasing sweat which in turns cools the body down. However in the case of palmar hyperhidrosis the person experiences sweaty palms even in the absence of such conditions. This could be a cause of embarrassment and discomfort in normal day to day living.
Some home remedies are said to be helpful in providing relief from such excessive sweating of palms. They are as follows:
1. Soaking your hands in the tea is considered very effective for reducing the condition of sweaty palms. Take 5 tea bags and about a quart of water. Boil these tea bags for about 10 minutes and allow the water to cool. Once the solution has cooled down soak hands for about half an hour every night to reduce excessive sweating of the palms.
2. Another very effective remedy is that of rubbing alcohol on our palms. Doing so cleans the hands and absorbs moisture and the evaporation makes the hands cooler and thus controls excessive sweating. Dermatologists suggest various medications which are available for providing relief from sweaty palms. However one must exercise a little bit of caution since though this is quite an effective solution it does leave a skin a little itchy.
3. Another quick-fix, though temporary remedy is carrying a small bag of rosin in your right hand pocket. And just when you are about to shake hands with someone gripping the rosin bag so that the excessive sweat is absorbed by the bag is an instant though not very effective solution to the problem. You can buy such bags from sporting goods stores in the tennis department.
However, if you are really looking for a solution to your sweaty palms, the cure should address the internal causes of sweating by tackling all the factors that contribute to hyperhidrosis. A natural cure is a good approach but only by controlling the nutritional, hormonal, psychological and environmental triggers of hyperhidrosis using a multidimensional and holistic approach to healing one can make amends to the reasons why one has excessive sweating and thus sweaty palms. If your treatment option encompasses all this only then can you a permanent solution to sweaty palms.