Sweaty palm is a nasty condition that one faces. It is not very common in people. According to a survey conducted by the National institute of Health only 2.5% of the total population of this world had to face this condition of sweaty hands. The origin of this condition is not known and still a debatable topic among the doctors and other famous dermatologists.
Let us take a look at some of the assumptions doctors have made about the development of this condition.
Why this Condition Happens
Sweaty hands can be due to many reasons. This includes some medications mostly of which are antidepressants still other medicines can cause excessive sweating. For this your whole medical must be evaluated for diagnosis or treatment to be considered. Sweating is a normal reaction to anxiety and stress so whenever you are in stress or anxiety your body sweating can be more than normal which can be annoying. But still sweaty hands can be a normal thing because your body metabolism can produce more heat which in turn causes sweating.
Let us see how you can overcome this condition.
But it is not a thing to worry about because this problem can be solved easily, now let us take a look at different solutions to this problem:
Solutions to Sweaty Hands
- Applying antiperspirant to your hands is a very handy solution and it is easy to use too. According to national institutes of health strong antiperspirants those which contain 15 percent or more aluminum chloride Hexahydrate helps control excessive sweating by plugging sweat ducts.
- For palm application antiperspirants should be applied at night and washed off in the morning Control your stress by biofeedback or other means.
- A very effective treatment is Iontophoresis, in this your hands are immersed in a pan filled with water. During this treatment electric current is send into water and current is gradually increased until a tingling sensation is felt in hands. This treatment is FDA approved and according to American academy of Dermatology Iontophoresis must be repeated at least once in one week until a remarkable decrease is observed in sweating. Take oral medication if other treatments or home remedies fail to respond.
- There are many medicines available in the market for treating sweaty palms. Some of the medicines available are Glycopyrrolate, Propantheline bromide, Oxybutynin and Benzatropine.
- According to American academy of Dermatology Beta blockers can be very effective if anxiety and stress are adding to excessive sweating. One of the latest treatments now used worldwide is the Botox injections. According to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, Botox is very effective treatment for treating sweaty hands for several months at a time and study results published in a 2001 issue of “American Family Physician” showed that Botox decrease perspiration in the palms by inhibiting Acetycholine, a neurotransmitter that is involved in stimulating sweat gland secretions. Last but not the least, ask your doctor about Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (ETS), it’s a surgical procedure which is done by small cameras and small incisions, it causes destruction of a small portion of T2 ganglion that is associated with sweating in hands but it carries a high risk for permanent side effects.