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Sweaty Palms Are Both Annoying And Unattractive But Not Untreatable

Are your palms sweating all the time? Are they so sweaty that you refrain from shaking people’s hands? Well, you need these home remedies for sweaty palms to help you with this annoying problem.

Home Remedies for Sweaty Palms

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The condition of sweaty palms is very common, and can be triggered by factors like the rising temperature or stress. If you are an over active person, then too, chances are high that you will have sweaty palms.

Medically, this condition of excessively sweaty palms is called hyperhidrosis. It does not only affect the palms, but also the soles of the feet, the underarm area, and the face. A genetic predisposition can also cause this condition of excessive sweating, because often hyperhidrosis runs in the family.

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According to the International Hyperhidrosis Society,

In some people, the body’s mechanism for cooling itself is overactive — so overactive that they may sweat four or five times more than is necessary, or normal. When sweating is this extreme it can be embarrassing, uncomfortable, anxiety-inducing, dangerous, and disabling. It often disrupts all aspects of a person’s life, from career choices and recreational activities to relationships, emotional well-being, and self-confidence. This kind of excessive sweating is a serious medical condition. It’s called hyperhidrosis and it afflicts millions of people around the world (nearly 5% of the world’s population). But, due to lack of awareness among sufferers and lack of education among medical professionals, most people are never diagnosed or relieved of their symptoms.

The over-activity of nerves is what mainly causes hyperhidrosis. This triggers the sweat glands to produce more than the normal amount of sweat.

Certain kinds of medications are also associated with this condition, which is also triggered by,

  • Menopausal hot flashes
  • Obesity
  • Substance abuse
  • Low blood sugar
  • An overactive thyroid
  • A heart attack
  • An infectious disease like malaria or tuberculosis

An unhealthy lifestyle, nutritional deficiency or an unhygienic diet are also risk factors that trigger hyperhidrosis.

Home remedies for sweaty palms

Here are the best home remedies for hyperhidrosis.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

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Apple cider vinegar is a great remedy for sweaty palms as well as sweaty feet. Since it is a natural astringent, it controls the overstimulation of the sweat glands by blocking the skin pores. Taking the vinegar internally will help balance the acid-base level of the body. It will also boost your body’s metabolism, which will fight obesity. As you might already know, obesity is one of the main reasons behind hyperhidrosis.

For the remedy, begin by rinsing the palms with lukewarm water. Now take a clean cotton ball, and using it, apply the unfiltered apple cider vinegar on your palms. Let it remain through the night, and next morning, wash it off with water. You can apply some baby powder after drying your hands.

People with sensitive skin, should first dilute the apple cider vinegar by mixing it with an equal amount of water.

2. Cornstarch

The next remedy on our list that will help you treat hyperhidrosis is cornstarch, which is a natural antiperspirant that not only absorbs the excess moisture from your palms, but also neutralizes the unpleasant smell.

If you travel a lot, then carrying cornstarch around with you won’t be a problem, since it’s so light.

For the remedy, you need to prepare a mixture of cornstarch and baking soda. You can store the mix in an old but clean talcum powder bottle so that application is easy. Whenever you catch yourself sweating profusely through your palms, wash them, pat them dry, and then dust some of the powder that you have prepared.

Repeat this natural treatment as and when you need it.

3. Lemon Juice

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Lemon is an effective treatment for sweaty palms. This easy and readily available remedy works like a deodorant. Also, it will help you kill the bad bacteria and keep your hands feeling nice and fresh.

For this remedy all you got to do is squeeze a fresh lemon and mix the juice with a teaspoon of baking soda. Once you form a smooth a thick paste, apply it on your palms. Leave the pack on for 10-odd minutes, and then wash your hands with cold water.

The remedy should be repeated once every day for a few weeks.

You can also cut of wedge of lime, sprinkle some salt on it, and lightly massage it on your palms. Leave it on for a few minutes, and then once it dries up, wash your hands with cold water. This natural treatment will impede the over-activity of sweat glands, and stop your palms from sweating profusely.

Once you apply the lemon juice, do not go out in the sun for a while. Applying the lemon juice will make your hands sensitive to the UV light of the sun.

4. Tomatoes


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Tomatoes are natural astringents, which due to their cooling property will control the problem of excessive sweating effectively. Due to its astringent properties, tomatoes shrink the skin pores, and temporarily block the ducts that secrete sweat.

For the remedy, cut a tomato into slices, and rub these slices on your palms. Let it dry, and then wash the area with water and pat it dry with a soft and clean cloth.

You can also extract some tomato juice for yourself, and apply the juice on the area that sweats profusely. Again leave the juice on until it dries, and then rinse off with lukewarm water.

This remedy must be repeated once every day, for at least a month or two.

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5. Activated Charcoal

To deal with your problem of sweaty palms, you should try activated charcoal. It is a great remedy because of its ability to absorb extra moisture, thus preventing them from sweating excessively.

For the remedy, you need to take a teaspoon of activated charcoal and follow it with a glass of warm water. You should do this early in the morning before you eat or drink anything.

Some people experience intense pain and a feeling of nausea when they take activated charcoal on an empty stomach. If yours is the case, then we suggest you take the charcoal after your dinner, at night.

People with gastro-intestinal issues should avoid this remedy. Also, this remedy is not suited for children and pets.

6. Black Tea

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While drinking black tea has its own set of health benefits, black tea is also a great remedy for sweaty palms. Since the tea contains tannins, it is a natural astringent that effectively blocks your skin pores, thus preventing the secretion of excessive sweat from your palms. Also, the tannins will lower your body temperature, discouraging the production of excess sweat, which will nip the problem in its bud.

For the remedy, you need to heat a cup of water, and in it dip two black tea bags. Now hold these moist tea bags in each hand for at least 5 minutes.

The remedy should be repeated twice or thrice a day to treat the condition effectively.

7. Tea Tree Oil

Next remedy is essential tea tree oil, which because of its ability to control excessive sweating, owing to its natural astringent properties, makes for an excellent remedy for sweaty palms.

Also, the oil is antifungal, and as such, it will lower the risk of fungal infections, which are usually caused by excess moisture and sweating.

For the remedy, you need to first heat a bowl of water. Now add 5 to 6 drops of essential tree tea oil to this water. Soak your hands into the solution for at least 15 minutes.

You need to repeat the remedy two to three times and day for best results.

8. Sage


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The last remedy on our list is sage, which, due to its astringent properties, will work effectively on your sweat glands and prevent them from overproducing sweat.

Also, sage dries up the excess moisture and oil, and contains vitamin B and magnesium, thus preventing over-sweating.

For the remedy, you need to take a large bowl of water, and in it put 3 to 4 tea bags of sage. Cover the bowl, allowing the teabags to steep, for at least 20 minutes. Now soak your palms in this water.

You should repeat the remedy twice, if not thrice, a day.

Apart from soaking your hands into this bowl of sage tea, you can also drink a cup of warm sage tea every day, first thing in the morning. To prepare this tea, you will have to heat a cup of water, and to it, add a tablespoon of dried sage leaves. Let the leaves steep for about 5 minutes, and then strain and drink the tea. You can add a dash of lemon and honey to the tea if you want.

Limit the number of cups to one a day, because drinking too much of sage tea can cause major headaches.

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Are your palms sweating all the time? Well, you need these home remedies for sweaty palms to help you with this annoying problem.
Riya Roy

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