Causes Of Hands And Feet Sweating

Do you always have cold hands & feet? Find out the 3 major causes of cold hands & feet and what you can start doing today to eliminate them! Do you also frequently experience fatigue with your cold extremities? If so then you will definitely need to read through all of this! The main factors however you may not have considered and it's very likely your doctors haven't either since the medical system within north America has become a joke to the rest of the world. Here now are some reasons for why you always feel cold.

Always Have Cold Hands & Feet? 3 Reasons Why!

Hypo-Thyroid - A sluggish thyroid can exist and yet blood tests and doctors tests will not indicate it until it goes into the extremes, if you have serious trouble keeping weight off and frequently feel cold I would highly suggest you research Iodoral or Lugols Iodine. That's all I'll say about that. Don't rely on your doctor to heal your body, just suppress symptoms.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    hands & feet sweating prevention?
    Both my hands & feet sweat a lot....it happens all the time, sometimes i can control it & sometimes i just happens & it wont start. From what i know i know i have Hyperhidrosis, but never wanted to go to a doctor and be put on meds cause its something I've learned to deal with. At this moment i am trying to get into the US Army. well my foot and hand sweating is a problem, they said i have hyperhidrosis and need to go to my doctor saying i do not have that. Well my doctor wrote them a letter and they read it but are sending me to a consultation with one of their doctors.

    I need help with solutions that i can do at home to at least stop my sweating for a few hours on end. Like home remedies or things i can go to a store and buy. I need good ideas to do to just make it stop for a few hours while im at the doctors

    I've heard that soakin your feet & hands in white vinegar for 25 mintues work helps is that true?

    • ANSWER:
      This condition is indeed medically called hyperhidrosis.

      Here is the treatments step by step approach:
      -first try substances containing aluminium chloride (over the counter). It is not permanent, but blocks the pores and blocks sweating for a few hours to days.
      -if ineffective ionophoresis (in doctors office)
      -if ineffectice anticholinergic medication (prescribed by doctor)
      -if all fails: surgical sympathectomy

      To read more about sweating: http://www.globale-dermatologie.com/en/la-transpiration.html

  2. QUESTION:
    what causes sweaty feet and palms?
    my feet and hands sweat all day, and then stop when i am sleeping. i know about hyperhidrosis, but could it be something else besides that? i am not nervous all of the time, but i am a lot. is it caused by stress? because i dont think that would make my feet sweat...
    also when it is freezing in my house i still sweat!

    • ANSWER:
      Some people said it's hereditary but I never recall anyone having this problem in the family. Based on my experience (I had it since kindergarten), stress only made it even worse. Normally, I would just sweat for no reason.
      I had a surgery last year (after having it almost 25 years) and my palms don't get sweaty anymore.

  3. QUESTION:
    Hands won't stop sweating?
    I fu*king hate my hands. They sweat 24 seven. And it is so annoying. It can be -2 outside and they will still fu*cking sweat. Its horrible. I can NEVER touch somebody else's hand or anything because it disgusts them. I hate it. And whats worse is that when my hand sweats, its like a trigger for my armpit and legs and feet to sweat, which makes it so uncomfortable. I am sick of it. The only time my hands are dry is when I wake up and maybe 1 hour after that. otherwise it has to be extremely cold outside for them to be normal. My hands are usually freezing cold. But then again thats barely noticable because their usually sweating like f*** as usual. I cannot make them stop unless I sleep. Its so irritating. And embarassing. I have a crush on some girl at school, but I keep reminding myself I could never get close because my hands are so sweaty. Their not so bad as I can't hold a pencil. But their bad enough as to make it that I need to wipe my hands every 10 second or shake them around to cool them off. It makes everything worse. As i t starts my armpits to sweat then my shirt is damp where the armpit is and its so embarrasing. I usually have a sweater that masks that but doesn't cover the hands. Also it causes my feet and legs to sweat., That makes is even worse. My feet arn't a problem as their in shoes and the shoes don't really stink. But my legs make the back of my pants damp which is horrible when I'm sitting as people can notice. I have to sit at the edge of the chair to keep cool and it doesn't always work. Why can't someone tell me WHYY it happens to me. If their was a sweat organ I would annihilate it. It's not so much as I'm concerned by now, just absolutely furious

    • ANSWER:
      I don't bother to read this. but from hands sweating, one thing I know about this is it got something to do with the Heart problem. There might something wrong with your heart and I mean it literally.

      I once have this problem too, when I begun to follow doctor advice to exercise more, get my heart to beat at stable rate. Now I don't have this problem anymore.

  4. QUESTION:
    Sweat blisters on hands/feet? not caused by sunburn?
    I've been wondering how i've been getting these very small (usually) rash-like little blisters on the insides of my toes and sometimes on the tips of my fingers. it's winter, and i have no sunburns, and i've been getting the ones on my feet a lot, and i was wondering how/why. are they actually caused by sweat? new ones form probably daily (don't check my feet much). they don't irritate but are a nuisance! i'm very sick of them and was wondering if there's any way to "cure" these sweat-like blisters

    • ANSWER:
      its from the sweat

      hydrocortisone helps alot with them

      get it at the drug store

  5. QUESTION:
    Would you still date a guy with sweaty palms or feet?
    i'm 24. just graduate colllege. i'm 6'3 skinny @ 150. my hands and feet sweat easily. it's not dripping and it's not constant. it mainly happens when anxious, excited/nervous or hot. i've never had a steady girlfriend although i've made out with a bunch of girls but only laid once.

    i think part of it has to do with the fear of rejection. there is a surgery where they cut a nerve and it stops ur hands sweating permanetly but it can cause side effects. will girls care.

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  6. QUESTION:
    HELP WITH HANDS AND FEET!!!!!????????!!!!!!!..............?
    I have really sweaty hands and feet......They sweat at least 10 times a day........I feel uncomfortable around other people when they sweat which is mostly in school and at family events........My hands and feet sweat every sometimes it's hard to write in school......I get picked on all the time because when I have to pass out papers in class they end sweaty and stinky.....I hate taking my shoes around other people because they stink.......That is caused by the sweating of my feet.......PLEASE HELP I'M TIRED OF THE EMBARRASMENT AND HUMILIATON

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, this condition is known as palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis.

      One thing that might be effective is an aluminium chloride antiperspirant.

      If you try that and don't notice any improvement, see your doctor, who should examine you to rule out any underlying reasons for your problem.
      If your doctor is satisfied that you have palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis, he might recommend anticholinergic medication, which can work well with some people.
      Another treatment is to inject botox into the nerves which control the sweat glands in the problem areas, this stops them from sending signals to the glands, which means you won't sweat from these areas.

      Botox injections usually last for around six months, then they need to be repeated.

      If all else fails, you could have surgery to sever the nerves in the problem areas (called an ETS), this has a high success rate.

      I hope one of these suggestions works for you.

  7. QUESTION:
    whats the cause of cold sweat hands and feet?

    • ANSWER:
      can be bad blood circulation or nervousness, or fright or the weather.

  8. QUESTION:
    what causes the feet to sweat?
    i've tried different shoes i've tried going without shoes and my feet still sweat. i've resorted to using gold bond religiously. it seems that it's worse in certain areas of my feet i.e. where there's calluses. could it be my diet or a medical condition? i'm not very active. i'm no more than 10 or 15 lbs over weight. the palms of my hands are the same way.

    • ANSWER:
      You just have very active sweat glands. Are you nervous? Worried? That can cause sweat. Also, if you are warm, your body may be trying to cool itself. If you ae tired often and sweat excessive amounts, you may have overactive sweat glands. If so, you should visit a dermatologist. I hope things work out for you.

  9. QUESTION:
    Icy cold hands and feet, excessive heat / sweating everywhere else?
    I have a history of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating…at least that's the closest any doctor could narrow it down to). Even when it's not that hot out, I sweat all over, more profusely in the pelvic and groin region, and occasionally just as bad in my underarms. Until recently, I have gotten around this problem by wearing breathable undergarments, and by avoiding heavy clothing like sweaters and jackets, unless it's frostbite weather. But my problem only gotten worse, not better.

    It started earlier this year, when I began to notice something unique about my sweaty bits - they are extremely hot to the touch! For example, I can hold my hand out in front of my groin, several inches away, and literally feel the heat radiating from my skin like it's a portable space-heater! No wonder I sweat so much down there…the heat alone must send my sweat glands into overdrive. It makes me wonder if my own body heat could ever render me infertile.

    If that weren't enough, on the complete other end of the spectrum, my hands and feet have become really, really cold as of late - like I'm holding icepacks (think: Edward Cullen hands). Granted, it's nearing the end of Fall where I live, and the climate is certainly more bitter than in previous months; but even now as I am typing this, in the comfort of my toasty apartment, everything beneath my armpits and below the belt is sweltering hot, while my fingers are clacking against the keyboard like frozen sausages! What the hell? I refuse to wear gloves inside my own home!

    By now I've done more research on these symptoms than a med student and have gotten nowhere. My primary care physician is useless, and I don't have the money to see a specialist (and what specialist would that even be…an endocrinologist…a dermatologist?). I just need to know what could possibly be causing this persistent and unequal distribution of body heat, and what can I do about it?

    • ANSWER:
      You do sound as if you have hyperhidrosis, something many suffer from, never even knowing it has a name. There are specific types of hyperhidrosis, generalized, which is all over. I think I have the same kind you have, in the groin. It has a specific name, which escapes me at this precise moment in time, but it is miserable. That I can not forget. I have dealt with this for over 40 years and it has only been recently that I found the name: hyperhidrosis, but I have for several years experienced the cold hands and feet. Though that phase is over for me, hopefully. However I have had the sweaty crotch for years and years. I now live in Florida, and it is very warm here. Out of sheer despiration I designed and made something from muslin fabric that wraps around the crotch of ones briefs, encapsulating the elastic and keeping soggy elastic from digging into the skin, and allowing for evaporation. When the Wrapps get damp, unhook and toss in the laundry. It takes seconds to put a new dry, clean, cool Wrapp in place. The Extra P stands for perspiration.

      I am affilliated with a website, Very Sweaty Betty, it is a group of hyperhidrosis sufferers, there is no fee to join. People discuss medications, proceedures, topical soloutions and what works for them. We find friendship in our skin dis-ease and get suggestions for new things that might help eachother. No one is trying to sell you anything. I hope you come to Very Sweaty Betty and have a look around, feel free to sign up hear what others, like yourself endure. We have a nurse who is a member and a sufferer and she is always up for giving honest advise, to enable us to find a decent doctor who will acknowledge our plight.

      Remember, what may work for someone else may not work for you. But there is always someone there for you.

      Denise Bartell

  10. QUESTION:
    problem with hands/feet?
    I have a problem with my hands and feet. They get unbearably cold so easily.I could be sweating and running around and my hands and feet are ice cold. This really sucks because I hate the cold! is there anything that would cause your hands and feet to be really cold while the rest of your body isnt? please someone help me out

    • ANSWER:
      You could have a condition called Raynaud's where you vasoconstrict your vessels in your extremities in reaction to stress or cold weather.

  11. QUESTION:
    occasionally cold hands and feet?
    Every once in a while i get really cold hands and feet. i sweat in my hands and feet constantly. to the point where i am dripping sweat out of my palms. i am in high school right now. it causes social issues, i get too embarrass to shake hands with adults. i have troubles giving my friends a 'high five' even troubles holding my girl friends hand.

    i really need help. i just dont really know what i have.
    i heard hyperhidrosis. or thyroid problems. i am no where near overweight.

    • ANSWER:
      Puberty causes the sweat glands to hyper-excrete; this could explain the "sweatiness." Also, if you have been experiencing anxiety or "panicy" situations these could contribute to the sweat. If so, try to calm yourself down and if you are unable to, go see your counselor; they should be able to tell if you have anxiety disorder or panic attacks. Cold feet/hands results from poor circulation of your blood. Do you smoke/drink? Do you get enough Iron and other minerals?

      A yes to the first question gives further proof to saying it is a circulation issue; to "cure" it you can do some stretches and not sit in the same position for too long.

      A no to the second also can indicate a circulation problem, and do the same thing I suggested for the first question

      Opposites to both of them don't really matter. It's more than likely an issue with your circulation. Do some stretches, get a bit more active, and eat on a more balanced diet that includes enough minerals; especially iron. Overall, I wouldn't worry about it too much...it's probably nothing to worry about. If it gets to the point where it is uncontrollable and almost constant (sweat and cold hands/feet), then see a doctor or bring it up at your next physical.

  12. QUESTION:
    Hands and Feet Sweat Constantly?
    I know this is kind of gross, but my hand, specifically my palms, and feet sweat almsot constantly. Even when it is not hot, and i am not under any stress whatsoever, my hands are practically sopping wet.

    As you would imagine, this can cause quite a few awkward social moments. Also, and this would seem to be contradictory, my hands are often very cold to the touch. So basically I've got extremely clammy hands and feet, and I was wondering why, and if there is anything I can do about it. Thanks for the help. :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a common disorder which produces a lot of unhappiness. An estimated 2-3% of Americans suffer from excessive sweating of the underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis) or of the palms and soles of the feet (palmoplantar hyperhidrosis). Underarm problems tend to start in late adolescence, while palm and sole sweating often begins earlier, around the age 13 (on the average). Untreated, these problems may continue throughout life.
      Sweating is embarrassing, it stains clothes, ruins romance, and complicates business and social interactions. Severe cases can have serious practical consequences as well, making it hard for people who suffer from it to hold a pen, grip a car steering wheel, or shake hands.
      What is the cause of hyperhidrosis?
      Although neurologic, metabolic, and other systemic diseases can sometimes cause excessive sweating, most cases occur in people who are otherwise healthy. Heat and emotions may trigger hyperhidrosis in some, but many who suffer from hyperhidrosis sweat nearly all the time, regardless of their mood or the weather.

      Other causes:
      Alcohol
      Caffeine
      Cancer
      Certain medicines, including thyroid hormone, morphine, drugs to reduce fevers, and medicines to treat mental disorders
      Emotional or stressful situations (anxiety)
      Exercise
      Fever
      Infection
      Low blood sugar
      Menopause
      Overactive thyroid gland
      Spicy foods (known as "gustatory sweating")
      Warm temperatures
      Withdrawal from alcohol or narcotic pain killers

      What is the treatment for hyperhidrosis?
      Through a systematic evaluation of causes and triggers of excessive sweating, followed by a judicious, stepwise approach to treatment, many people with this annoying disorder can achieve good results and improved quality of life.
      The approach to treating hyperhidrosis generally proceeds as follows:
      Over-the-counter antiperspirants -- usually tried first because they are readily available. Antiperspirants containing aluminum chloride (for example, Certain-Dri) may be more effective when other antiperspirants have failed
      Prescription strength antiperspirants -- those containing aluminum chloride hexahydrate
      Iontophoresis -- a device which passes direct electricity through the skin using tap water
      Oral medications -- ones called anticholinergics which reduce sweating
      Botox (botulinum toxin) -- recently approved in the U.S. by the FDA for treating excessive axillary (underarm) sweating
      Surgery -- cervical sympathectomy, as a last resort

      Aluminum chloride hexahydrate
      When regular antiperspirants fail, as they often do, to remedy hyperhidrosis most doctors start by recommending aluminum chloride hexahydrate (Drysol), a prescription-strength version of aluminum chloride. It is applied just before bedtime seven to 10 nights in a row, then roughly once a week thereafter to maintain improvement. This treatment works reasonably well for many patients whose problem is excessive underarm sweating, but is not satisfactory for most of those with palm and sole sweating.
      The main side effect with Drysol is irritation, which can sometimes, but not always, be overcome by reducing the frequency of use or applying antiinflammatory medications such as lotions containing hydrocortisone.
      Iontophoresis
      Iontophoresis was introduced over 50 years ago as a treatment for excessive sweating. Its exact mechanism of action is still unclear. The procedure uses water to conduct an electric current to the skin which combats production of sweat. Current is applied typically for 10-20 minutes per session, initially with two to three sessions per week followed by a maintenance program of treatments at one- to three-week intervals, depending upon the patient's response. Iontophoresis treatments sound potentially painful but, in fact, they are not.
      Patients purchase devices for this treatment through a doctor's prescription. Medical insurers sometimes cover the cost.
      Oral Medications
      Oral anticholinergic medications such as glycopyrrolate (Robinul) are not commonly used for this condition, because in order to work they often produce side-effects like dry mouth and blurred vision.
      Botox
      Botulinum toxin (Botox), a muscle poison much in the news as a cosmetic treatment for wrinkles, has actually been used in many areas of medicine for some time, such as in the treatment of muscle spasms, and certain types of headaches. Its latest medical niche is the treatment of excessive underarm sweating.
      Fifty (50) units of Botox are injected into roughly 20 spots in each armpit. This may produce approximately six months of relief from sweating. The injections are uncomfortable, but use of a very small injection needle makes them tolerable.
      Now that this treatment has received FDA approval, many health insurers are providing coverage for the injections and the Botox itself, which is quite costly.
      Currently, the FDA has not approved Botox for treating sweating of the palms and soles of the feet, though some physicians are administering it as an off-label use, reportedly with success. Palm injections cause more pain, requiring nerve blocks to numb the hands in order to make the injections comfortable.
      Surgery
      Thoracic sympathectomy is surgical interruption of the sympathetic nerves responsible for sweating. Sympathectomy is an operation intended to destroy part of the nerve supply to the sweat glands in the skin. The surgeon inserts a special endoscopic instrument into the chest between two ribs just below the armpit. The lung is briefly deflated to better visualize and destroy the nerves. Sympathectomy is both effective and risky. Even with newer endoscopic techniques, the complications can include excessive sweating in other parts of the body and lung and nerve problems. As many of these complications are serious and not reversible, this option is rarely used, and then only as a last resort.

  13. QUESTION:
    How do i stop sweaty hands and feet????
    I have REALLY sweaty hands and feet. I cant wear flip flops cause they slide off and i sweat sooo much it leaves a puddle. I kno it sounds gross but i cant look pretty in flip flops (and he loves it wen i show off my feet) or hold a paper in my hands for a min.!!! Its really embarresing and discusting.... i went ot the doctor but they cant get me in for another 2 months i am soooo tired of not being able to show off my toes or hold my bf's hand!!!! HELP!!! PLEASE AND THANK YOU

    • ANSWER:
      You could have Hyperhidrosis is a condition of excessive sweating. This is a medical condition caused by an overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system of the sweat glands. The only effective medical treatment for severe hyperhidrosis is a surgical procedure called Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy or, ETS. This operation can now be performed safely as an outpatient, same-day procedure. There is very little bleeding involved, which reduces recovery time, minimizes scarring, and contributes to less post-operative pain. Patients enjoy quality results, immediately! Read More on Hyperhidrosis

      The site I have listed in my source talks about sweaty palms and feet.

  14. QUESTION:
    Does electricity treatment help with hyperhydrosis (chronic sweating)?
    I have hyperhydrosis, it is a problem that cause my hands, feet, and of course pits to sweat profusely and constantly. If I become nervous, a time when most start to sweat, my entire body takes on this characteristic. But nerves aren't always the case.I could be freezing cold, shaking uncontrollably kind of cold, yet my feet will still be drenched, and hands dripping with sweat. I want to get rid of it, its surprisingly hindering socially, and romantically. I can't write at times because my hand at rest will ruin a piece of paper within seconds. Botox only moves the problem to the lower back and isn't cost effective. Surgery seems intense, especially because they must deflate a lung in order to do so. So has anyone used the electricity method, gradually increasing electricity in the water that you rest your hands in. If you have tried this or know of any other alternatives it would be greatly appreciated. I was told i would grow out of it, yet its been 7 years of wetness during a time when social awkwardness was already to easy to attain.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Brady, I know how you feel! Iontophoresis is the treatment you are referring to. I have not tried it personally (I had ETS but that is a huge step), but have been hearing a lot of good things about it. There is a very active chat forum for Hyperhidrosis called VerySweatyBetty.com, and I know there are people on that forum who have tried it. They also recently uploaded a video that shows you how to make your own at home! It has worked for one member and others are trying it out as I type this.
      Good luck!
      Charmaine
      Publisher, http://www.HyperhidrosisAndMe.com

  15. QUESTION:
    Medical question... thyroid stuff, sweating etc.?
    Hey

    I've had a problem with sweating for a few years now, mainly affecting my hands and feet. After looking into it, one of the main suspects was hyperthyroidism because I had pretty much all of the symptoms. After a thyroid test my thyroid level came back as normal, but my GP still wasn't convinced so I was referred to another guy and I had another test and now my thyroid level is borderline UNDER-active (HYPOthryoidism)... i'm going back in 5 weeks to have another test to see whether it is progressively declining.

    But, anyway.. this sweating is really bothering me and we have no idea what could be causing it.. it's definitely not the HYPOthyroidism as an under active thyroid would reduce sweating if anything.

    I am quite an anxious person and this could be a cause of my hands sweating in nervous situations, but it doesn't explain why my hands sweat when i'm not nervous (e.g. at home). And whenever my hands are not sweating, my skin is very hot and sticky. Anything can cause my hands to drip with sweat, for example.. being the centre of attention, playing bass, lifting something heavy, or when it's hot.

    Does anyone have any ideas from experience or any suggestions? I really need this sorted soon!

    Might it just be that I have hyperhydrosis? I'm really hoping it's something else so it can be fixed instead of having to use them crappy anti-persperants that don't work for the rest of my life.

    Thanks!
    Edit: I have had LOTS of tests done.. like hormone levels, steroid levels,diabetes, thyroid, and a lot more that I cannot remember the names of. All which have been coming up normally.

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  16. QUESTION:
    Do guys really care if girls have sweaty hands or feet?
    Sorry, this might be kind of in depth. I have a hereditary disease that runs in my family. It's called hyperhidrosis (hyper meaning excessive, hidro meaning water, and osis meaning abnormal.) Basically it just causes me to sweat a lot more than the average person and not due to the same stimuli. Like most people without it will sweat when they're being active, or they're hot, or just plain nervous, and even then they may only sweat a little bit. For me, I could be completely freezing and still be sweating like no other! It's really quite irritating, but it's something that I can't control. Now, people have it in different areas. Some people suffer with it on their face, some on their hands and feet, and others in their armpits. The most common is probably hands, feet, and armpits. But for me it's just the hands and feet. I've had boyfriends before who thought it was kind of weird at first, but ended up not really caring, and I've had some guys who have just been plain douche bags about it and wouldn't even hold my hand, which kind of hurt my feelings, : (. I have learned to deal with people saying "ew why are your hands so sweaty?" I explain myself, and then sometimes they understand, but it just makes dating a lot harder. Dating is a situation most of us are usually at least a little bit nervous enduring anyways, but for me it's even worse because I have to deal with my hands.. and my feet. I haven't been with a guy yet, I'm trying to save that for either marriage or when I become extremely serious with someone, but I always worry that sweating will affect my relationship in the bedroom. Like, I honestly feel like I would have to wear socks to have sex with someone because I know being nervous and the physical activity would make me sweat even more. It's just a frustrating thing, and I was wondering if anybody out there had some advice on how to deal with this, or just some responses from guys to see if they really care about this sort of thing. Another thing is, I am not overweight at all, and I am actually a really active person. I play college volleyball, and I'm about 5' 11", and 130-135 pounds. I am normally like 140 but I just went through a bout of a nasty stomach virus with which the symptoms lasted 2 1/2 weeks so I wasn't eating like normal. But anyways, just wanted to hear what some guys have to say. Now I know it depends on whether the girl is attractive to them and other things that I can't show you on yahoo, but I can assure you that I'm not ugly, and I'm in very good shape. So if anyone has any input on this type of thing, or has any advice as to what I should do, I would really, really appreciate the help; and just the thoughts. Thanks for any answers!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Well, I have the same problem: hyperhidrosis. I uses a medication called Hypercare and It works really well on my armpits, but it sort of burns and makes me itch. (The suffereing is worth it.) Its not as effective on my hands and feet tho. (No burning or itching on my hands or feet tho..thats a plus ^.^) You should give Hypercare a try or other products that are similar.

      From some stories I heard... Drinking water cools you down and prevent you from sweating more. Excersice, diet, and showering daily helps too. (Hopefully these Ideas helps.)

  17. QUESTION:
    my feet and hands sweat too much....?
    First thing in the morning they start to sweat immediately! and throughout the day, sometimes dripping sweat, but it stops at night. what could be the cause of this?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know why, but I believe the condition is called hyperhidrosis. I used to sweat too much under my arms...it got to be such an annoying problem that I was putting napkins and paper towels under my arms! I found a product called Maxim. It works miracles. I have not had a problem since I started using it more than a year ago. I had to apply it at night, every night, in the beginning, but now only once a week or so. It's supposed to be good for any part of your body that you have this problem, hands, feet, underarms, whatever. I've put the website below. By the way, a bottle lasts for a very long time. There is definitely itching/burning when I've used it, but it's VERY WORTH IT! My friends and I have all tried and swear by it. I'm sure it would work for you. Good luck!

  18. QUESTION:
    Why do my hands sweat so much and how can i stop it?
    My hands sweat all the time, my feet kinda do too. Its not really due to being nervous because I can be sittin down typing up a homework assignment and they can be almost dripping. Then at some points when I am nervous it gets worse, like its hard to shake hands with people cause of it. I think what I have may be called hyperhidrosis, i tried something called drysol but that didnt work. Anyone have this condition or think they do and can help. I mean real solutions nothing weak like put baby powder on hands or keep a paper towel in my pocket cause those dont work

    • ANSWER:
      I recently advised someone with a similar problem... they liked the answer, I hope it will help you too!

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AnBxC6lOelz9PE6Zh3pG0.3sy6IX?qid=20061120115236AAEMXQX

  19. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of my sweaty hands!!?
    My hands drip sweat. My clothes get soaked cause of my hands. And it isnt just my hands its my feet and underarms. Its very discomfrting and has affected me really bad. Im 13 and alot of ppl have noticed it. I cant hold a pencil, cant put my hand on a paper, cant grip anything, cant use electronic items well, . CANT DO ANYTHNG.

    • ANSWER:
      talk to your mom about seing a doctor... for temporary relief tho you say your name is tiffany so im assuming your a girl what my friend did was tie a scarf to her purse a cotton one not silk and just wiped her hands whenever necessary because she always kept the purse in front of her
      but really go to the doctor you need meds for that
      put baby powder in your shoes it also gets rid of a bad smell

  20. QUESTION:
    what cause muscles weakness in my hands and feet? anyway I have anxiety and I am taking medication..?
    Once I sleep I wake up with hands hardly to move them. as they are dead. When I want to move my fingers , I feel I can't do it. until I hit my hands so many times to let the blood walk in them. after that they just get very cold and start sweating cold sweat. they start looking white and a bit of purple... but then it turn back to the red .. when I stop worring. anyway I use to sleep over my hands all the time while sleeping. but this started happening more once I am taking dostenix pills and diane pills. I read in dostenix that it cause muscles weakness,.. pins and needles... and much more . and once I took diane I start breathing not normal .. very short breathing. that makes me feel I am about to pass away. very dizzy all the time. now I stopped taking them both for about 2 weeks , but still having the side effects. I was taking them for 1 month.
    how ever I have high anxiety. I think about death all the time, can't stop thinking about it. it scares me so much and hate to go out.. just afraid to have any panic attack or die .

    I wonder what cause me these cold hands and feet. they are numb most of time. I am fraid to have something wrong with my blood ciculation, nurves damage, any disease like MS. I feel that maybe one day I won't be able to walk or move my hands. they are tired all the time . very weak .. that can't stand or move. very sad :(

    what cause me all of that? is it from anxiety? medication? new disease? MS?... tell me please?

    if from medication, then how long does the side effect last?

    and what about the muscles weakness side effect. if I finished taking the pills, will the muscles turn back to their same strength before, very strong, or I need to have some sports or good food to turn my power again?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I think you have:

      1. blood circulation problem. Your hands & feet become pale, cold and numb because they are not getting the blood. Mechanical obstruction is one ot the possible cause (example: wrong body position, tight clothing, etc). Your pills might make it worse because it causes fatigue / tiredness. Tired people sleep like a log, they move less during their sleep. Sleeping over your hands for few hours definitely blocks the blood flow and cause those symptoms.

      2. side effects of the pills. You are right, those pills are causing muscle weakness. Not everyone are suffering from the side effects, but obviously you are. Go to see your doctor, he / she will prescribe you something else.
      Are you taking them for contraception? Maybe you should consider natural / mechanical contraceptions instead.
      How long will it last? It depends on your body clearance system and the accumulation of the offending substances. For me, i took Diane35 less than 1 month, and the effect lasted about 2 months (i had crazy emotional swing that affected my work).

      Routine exercises, healthy balanced diet, and healthy lifestyle are highly recommended.
      Stop taking medicines, herbs, supplements, drugs, etc that are not really necessary. Only sick people need them, healthy people will only get sick because of them.

      MGBU

  21. QUESTION:
    Sweating is becoming a problem?
    I am on a medicine that causes me to sweat. ALOT. Not my hands or feet (thank goodness) but I go to a store and all I do mop my face and forehead. It's humiliating!
    I become drenched just washing the dishes or sweeping the floor. My entire body drips with it. I always have cold air around me.
    I rarely went out this summer because the ac was broke.
    I went to a law school graduation and sweated all my makeup off. My hair was wet like I splashed water on it. In front of 200 ppl's family's all dressed up looking perfectly snotty and I look like a wet bum!
    I started crying and refused to go to the after party.
    If its muggy I sweat more.
    They only have special deoderant for hands/feet. Not entire bodies.
    I can't go off my medicine.
    I also can't live like a recluse at the age of 30.
    I am seriously straining my relationship.
    I shower often, use powder, wear light weight cotton, change clothes 2x a day.
    Is there a medicine for chronic body sweating?
    herbal or prescription?

    • ANSWER:
      Your condition is called hypoidrosis. There is medication but as usual you would have to see your doctor. Of course since it is due to the medication that you are taking right now, you can always ask your doctor to change to something else. Side affects do occur with most medications so you may try several before you find one that does not bother you so much. Just speak to your doctor.

  22. QUESTION:
    Vaginal sweating. i hate it!?
    I sweat down there and it causes slight odor. Is there ANYTHING anyone knows of that I could do for it? I'm a sweaty person in general my pits hands ad feet sweat all the time for no reason at all and I was born with this problem.

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  23. QUESTION:
    i sweat in my hands feet and underarms?
    i sweat all the time and when i do i usually get a tingly feeling when im around people and sweat i also have shortness of breath like i cant get enough oxygen in please help me this sucks its really embarrassing so i tend to stay away from friends and the public its ruining my public life i dont know if i have hyperhidrosis which i doubt it is i really think its social anxiety cause im stressed out all the time PLEASE HELP im only 15

    • ANSWER:
      Ok this is NO BIGGIE!!! Take a deep breath. Don't worry, there is a solution that can stop your sweating.

      Depending on where you live, Drysol antiperspirant may either be over the counter at a pharmacy or you may need a prescription from your doc. It is stronger than grocery store antiperspirants. It is a liquid and comes with a roll ball top. You put it on at night, make sure u didnt shave ur pits that day, and in the morning you wash it off in the shower. You will NOT sweat for like a month. It will feel like the biggest miracle in the world.

      For some unlucky reason my pits used to drip with sweat so much, even when I was cold. Totally shameful. But now I use Drysol once a month and I don't have to worry about sweating. I don't have sweating problems on hands and feet like u do tho, but I think you can use it on those areas too. Tho not sure if I would, seems unnatural to stop the sweat in so many areas. But get those pits taken care of. Do research and look Drysol up online too, that's what I did when I was younger and unsure.

  24. QUESTION:
    An attack of tingles in hands and feet, with hands spasming and heart racing.?
    Hi all, just a bit mystified and wondered if anyone out there had any similar experiences and a speculative diagnosis. Sorry for the wordiness but I'd like a considered answer so I'll give a considered description!!

    First, a bit of history which may or may not be related...

    I am a 23 year old female, somewhat underweight, blood sugar levels usually fine, and I have a history of anxiety managed normally by anti depressants and occasional anti-anxiety meds. I'm a smoker. In the last couple of years my panic attacks have been strangely based on finding it difficult to breathe, which I then labelled as a psychosomatic symptom of my anxiety. However recently several doctors have diagnosed me with asthma. It is hard for me to dilineate between what is an asthma attack, a panic attack and if I even have asthma at all. I still have some issues when on meds to do with breathing, which makes asthma seem likely. Plus I really should stop smoking, yes.

    It has now been about a month since I have taken any of my medication and I've already weathered the SSRI withdrawals... anyway, it's been at least six months since I've taken the SSRIs regularly and haven't taken any other anxiety meds for longer. The other night I was riding in a taxi when I felt my heartrate pick up and my hands start to become sweaty. I had taken some ventolin a while beforehand, which sometimes causes these symptoms. I waited for it to pass and it only increased. I didn't seem to be having any trouble breathing and it came out of the blue. I started focussing on my breathing and my chest felt relatively clear and just slightly tight. My hands were now completely engulfed in pins and needles and my thumbs on both hands spasmed suddenly against the rest of my fingers. This was pretty scary but I was trying to ride it out, noting I could prise my hands apart with mental will but on their own, without concentration, they immediately went back into spasm. Then my feet started to sweat as well, and became slightly tingly. They reached a brief point where I thought "I will fall over if I have to stand up" but this passed quickly and subsided to a vague tingle. Occasionally my legs started to feel tingly behind the backs of my knees too, and there was a slightly odd muscular sensation like the faintest of spasms. All these other areas of my body stayed pretty OK and just faintly effected but my hands remained locked, sweaty, freezing and tingly. I may have been beginning to hyperventilate by now, getting a bit panicked. I was starting to feel dizzy and I couldn't focus on the road ahead, and I also couldn't tell if this had started before or after the hyperventilating. I almost warned the cab driver I was about to faint, because it felt exactly like pre-fainting dizziness. Instead I called my friend with great difficulty (trying to make my hands cooperate) to distract myself but the mental distraction did nothing to lessen the hand issue, or the dizziness. Throughout the conversation I controlled my breathing better but the dizziness kept coming in waves and made me feel very detached and odd.
    My hands were getting worse. Now they had no dexterity, they shook (more slowly and obviously than normal tremors) and were still completely tingly. When I had to give money to the cab driver, I literally had to sort of manipulate the money between my thumb and the side of my forefinger against which my thumb was stuck, awkwardly. I couldn't really handle notes and change and despite my best mental efforts to look normal for the cab driver (this sort of effort usually brings me out of panic attacks), I had no choice but to completely fumble my change with my now near-paralysed hands.
    I got out of the cab OK physically aside from the hands, but I was feeling pretty panicky now because I'd never had anything like this. My legs felt a bit weak but carried me. The dizziness was quite intense still but manageable. It took about ten minutes before my hands started to return to normal. I suddenly felt very hungry but then immediately ill when I thought of food, and I returned to normal without any sugar or food of any sort. Slowly the sweats and racing heart subsided. Three days later I was walking when my legs were overcome with weakness in a similarly sudden unprovoked fashion, no tingles but it took some time before they felt normal and for a few minutes it was a serious effort to move them and stay upright.

    All very odd. Sorry about the length but googling has returned no good results....just curious and a little worried :-/

    Thanks for putting up with that :)

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  25. QUESTION:
    how to lower my sweating..?
    I'm a 14 year old girl, and i sweat a LOT more than normal. My thighs(bottom and sides), butt, hands, feet, and under arms are always sweaty. I've gone to the dermatologist and they gave me drysol, and I use it for my under arms. It doesnt work on my hands or feet. I'm afraid to use it on my thighs and butt because I'm not sure if its safe. But its so embarassing because even if I sit in shorts for two minutes, I'll get the seat or anyone next to me wet/moist. People notice my problem. I'm not overweight or anything, and I'm relatively healthy(no known health issues, and im not overweight.) Whats the cause of my sweatiness? Its possible that its genetics, but I dont know of any family member with this problem. Other than powder, how can I stop my butt/thigh sweats? and my stinky feet sweatign? or my embarassing and constant hand sweats(which occurs every second of the day, regardless of how calm I am?) Dont post ridiculous stuff please; theres no need to waste my time or make me feel bad. Thanks:D ill give you ten points, and an intense thank you if you help! P.S. if the only thing that comes to your mind is, my hormones are changing; then try to provide me with more helpful information and solutions. ah also, this has been happening since I was 12.

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  26. QUESTION:
    i have sweaty hands and feet :( ?
    ever since i turned 13 (when i got my 1st period if that's even significant to this) my hands and feet have started to sweat at random times of the day, mainly when i'm warm. when my hands get clammy, it's embarrassing. i'm 15 and have been dealing with this for two years now.

    i'm wondering, did turning 13 and hitting puberty cause this in the first place (i've never experienced sweaty hands nor feet before i was 13) and what can i do to get rid of this so i'll be sweat free?

    PLEASE HELP ME! :( i don't want to be like this anymore

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  27. QUESTION:
    How do i stop my hands to sweat so much,pls help!!!?
    Pls,help,i really don't know what to do anymore. My hands sweat tooooo much,when im in school (when im writing and i can't hold pen normally),at home,almost everywhere. Also my arpmits and feet sweat,its soooo embarassing and it annoys me to hell..It affect me mentaly and socially.I am very friendly,happy, communicative, open to people,always outgoing,also one of the popular kids at school,life without limits and regrets,but behing that lies an embarassing secret that I keep.I avoid shaking and holding hands,giving high fives etc.I'm wearing normal clothes black and white,everything,but i always cover my armpits and hands.When i come home,the armpit area on t-shirt is wet like a big lake,i know it sounds disgusting,but i CAN'T KEEP IT ANYMORE! I am spending night and days crying and searching what causes it and why. And i know,i probably have hyperhydrosis. I don't know what do,i'm going to see a doctor for a few days and i hope he helps.Pls tell me,what to use for my hands and armpits i dont want operation or something like that,just a natural way..and pls tell me what should i eat and not..and for the record i smoke (cigarettes),but i don't think that causes it cuz i had that problem when i was very young,but now im 15 ..(pls leave some useful answers,dont leave answ like stop smoking or like that's disgusting)
    I really NEED SOME HELP!!!
    if i could have one wish-it would probably be that :/

    • ANSWER:
      It's normal to be really sweaty. Deodorants and Anti-perspirants don't work for me either. Maybe try roll on, although it's not very hygienic. I don't think smoking has anything to do with sweaty hands and pits. Maybe try not being so active and try not to feel self consious because that's really when you start to sweat more.

  28. QUESTION:
    Who do I see to treat Hyperhidrosis?
    I have suffered from sweaty palms and feet since childhood. It is such a nuisance to me. This condition is such an embarrassment to me I dread having to hold someones hands or shake hands when I'm meeting someone knew. The sweat is noticeable on my hands and obvious to people I come in contact with. I'm afraid when I have a boyfriend he won't want to hold my hands because of the constant perspiration, even when I'm not nervous.

    The baby powder works for some time. It is difficult for me to grip my yoga mat when I'm exercising due to the sweating. I have to wear socks and powder my hands. When I did gymnastics my sweating feet and hands caused me to fall of the beam and bars often. Who do I see to treat this problem? What are the treatments?

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  29. QUESTION:
    Sweating problem.........?
    From small days ,i have a problem of excessive sweating..my hands ,foot get sweat even when im under A/C ...i want to know the reason/s for this

    i went and checked with doctors a couple of times but they said theres nothing wrong with it and there is no medication..
    when i went for the 2nd time for another doc, he said he can give a medication but that will cause long term side effects

    tell me about this...Is it too bad to sweat?

    oh and the other thing is, il mention some of my eating habbits

    >i like to have more salt in my food
    > and i like to eat SOYA a lot ..from small days im used to get soya everyday and still,even now soya is in my daily food in lot of variations like , soya curry,tofu,soya cutlet,hotdogs, soya burgrs,pattis,pastry etc...

    Is there a connection with my sweating problem? should i stop soya?
    and i dont have any body ouder or any other problem and my hands get ice cold when im under A/C because when the sweat get evaporated it happens rite?
    and my hands are silky soft (more than a girl) which i find very nice to have soft hands and many peple like it ;) specialy girls
    but i find it very disturbing coz my hand writing is very poor because the pen is sliping and all my books get wet and i cannot use ink pens and to solve that i have to use a hanky and have to apply a lot of powder which is a burden

    thats y i need a answer to this

    • ANSWER:
      i don't know how your eating habits relate, but sweating is only a problem if you smell too

      there is a boy in most of my classes who smells horrible, and trust me you don't want to be that person

      if you shower at night try doing so in the mornings, usually lessens sweating, and if you sweat a lot you can wear undershirts and brings extra shirts with you in your car to hide the evidence

  30. QUESTION:
    Does anyone had really bad hyperhidrosis?
    So I have hyperhidrosis that when your hands feet and armpits sweat excessively. Well I have had it since I was a child practically born with it anyways its always been a problem because when i was a child i would get locked in rooms and couldnt get out cause my hands wouldn't help me open the door. I sweat bad even on the top of my fingers and toes sweat. Well I go though shoes like crazy cause i love to wear shoes like young girls do but I cant cause ill slip out of them or i get them really wet and they smell bad and they just dont last long so i was wondering if anyone else has this problem like i do and this bad and maybe we can share stories ... i am typing this now and both my feet and hands are sweating lol

    • ANSWER:
      Hey there!

      Hyperhydrosis is a very common dermatological issue among teenagers and young adults.

      Strictly from a medical point of view, it is 100% harmless. But of course, from the social perspective, it is kind of odd!

      There are a few tips that can help you.

      1 - Constantly wash your hands wherever you are. Home, a coffee shop, school, wherever. Keep a small napkin with you so that you can dry your hands off as well.
      2 - You can also use an Anti-Bacterial Gel to clean your hands with. These formulations contain alcohol which can help take away the moisture and sweat from your palms.
      3 - There is an "old fashioned" formulation available. It basically works like most deodorants. It blocks your sweat pores on your hands and feet. It is called Silver Chloride in an alcoholic solution. Ask your local pharmacist about it.
      4 - Finally, there are some pills that you can take that help reduce hyperhydrosis. But before you can take these pills, you should talk to your primary health care provider. The generic name of these pills is Glycopyrolate.

      I hope I was of help.

      God bless.

  31. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of sweaty palm/feet?
    i have this problem with my palms/feet. it sweats a lot. i heard it CAN be palmar hyperhidrosis but i'm not 100% sure. this problem hinders me socially cause i shake hands and once they feel my hand, they either pull away or politely ignore it. i also cant hold my gf's hand for a long time before it gets sweaty again. its sweaty 1/4 of the day mostly during at night. is there a home remedy for this?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah, I can understand it is very irritable. This is caused due to hyperactivity of glands known as hyperhidrosis or execessive sweating.
      You can try some home remedies to avoid execessive sweating.
      Visit the website below to know the Home Remedies for Sweaty Palm and Feet.
      Hope this will help you.
      Good Luck.

  32. QUESTION:
    What's causing my sweaty palms & feet? Male/19?
    I just turned 19. Well for the first 17 years of my life I didn't sweat at all really! I never noticed it. However, shortly after turning 17 my feet started sweating more, then my palms. Less than 2 years later & the problem remains. I've also noticed I sweat more when I work out & drum. I'll drum for 15-20 min and work up a good sweat all over my body. It is clear my body is maturing & changing. However, my hands and feet can get clammy just sitting down on my computer or for no reason. Any idea what might be the reason? Thanks guys

    • ANSWER:
      I presume you immediately wash your hands outright without even giving it a time to cool down first. Most teens do this and a large percent suffer from sweaty palms or feet after sometime or when they get older . Just imagine your hands as bars of red hot iron being soaked into water. What happens is the iron tends to harden and become brittle than before. This is how your hands suffer when you wash them immediately after using them for a number of hours. The veins become enlarge making them visible until such time when you get older, uncontrolled shaking occurs. Also, the sweat glands in the palm area are immaturely activated enabling the cells to produce more sweat than normally before. One best remedy for this is to soak them in hot water for 10-15 minutes. The hot water used should be bearable combined with a teaspoon of salt. This relaxes the nerve endings as well as regenerates the cells due to its soothing effect on the skin. By continuously doing this, you will observe that the hands slowly breaks the habit of sweating too much.

  33. QUESTION:
    Can a heat wave cause my feet, ankles to get swollen?
    It is 93 degrees and I am out with my labtop. IT is too hot!
    I have also a tingling feeling in my hands like its going to swollen.
    And I am sweating my butt of!
    Temperatures rised up to 100.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to drink LOTS of water. Not having enough will cause your feet to swell.

  34. QUESTION:
    Embarrassing Feet Question?
    By the end of a school day my feet smell terrible. I can smell them without my shoes on standing up and if I have to touch my foot for any reason it makes my hands smell. It is so embarrassing. What is causing my feet to smell and how can I prevent it?

    (My dad says it is because my feet get wet but they smell even when they don't get wet. Also, I am not a sweaty person. I never feel my feet sweat)

    • ANSWER:
      I know...I experience it too. However, you can cover up the stench by using Gold Bond Body Powder. Just shake some of it into your shoe everyday. It will stop your foot and shoe from stinking. Also, scrub your feet HARD in the shower. Don't use cheap soap, use the HEAVY soap. Afterward, lotion your feet. The problem could just be that your feet sweat inside your shoe...(you don't feel them sweat but they do). It is natural for feet to sweat. However, the stink comes when you were thin socks or no socks. Buy thicker socks and toss the stinky shoes in the washer. However, I tried to throw my shoes in the washer and they still smelled so you may have to get rid of them. sorry =( Take these steps and you will have a more "decent" smell...trust me =)

  35. QUESTION:
    Are sweaty hands and feet in infants normal?
    My 4 month old daughter always seems to have sweaty hands and feet. At first, it was just her feet, and now it seems like she has sweaty hands. We do dress her warm because it's still pretty cold here at night. But usually, we give her feet some air by taking off her socks, and don't put a onesie on her, just a sleep and play. Then sometimes during the day when she's just wearing a sleep and play, she'll sweat a bit during her naps. Our room doesn't generate heat for some reason like the rest of the house does, so it's rare if the heat comes on in our room. So usually it's either very cold, or in a comfortable temperature. Is this normal for infants to have sweaty hands and feet? Or is it generic? My dad and I usually as sweaty feet, but not as much as my daughter. What is this caused by?

    • ANSWER:
      I never thought babies sweat untill my dd was born. She is like her daddy, there bodies feel cold different than I do. I am always cold and very bundled up. I realized after my dd would wake up soaked from sweat that she isn't like me and needs less clothes. So she slept in light weight pj's never with feet(she HATED feeties and socks when she slept)
      Babies bodies are alot different than ours so, she may seem to sweat more than you and your dad but...as babies maybe???you and your dad sweat more? I have knoticed my dd sweats alot less now than when she was a baby. she is now 5. I let her sleep in what she wants...she knows how her body feels. in the winter she wears a summer nightgown and a blanket. I wear fleece pj's, a sweatshirt, slipper socks and 2 heavy blankets. we all feel cold differenly.

  36. QUESTION:
    Cause/treatment for excessive sweating?
    My husband sweats a LOT on his hands, feet and lower back. It makes his hands and feet always clammy, which is not a huge problem, but it does make him have foot fungus problems, and he gets lots of pimple-type spots where his back sweats, which is really the worst problem. Could this be some kind of hormonal balance or something, and what could fix this? He's tried foot powders, but that doesn't prevent the problem, just helps with the wetness some. Help!

    • ANSWER:
      Founds this.

      Maybe it can help?

      http://www.medicinenet.com/hyperhidrosis/article.htm

  37. QUESTION:
    I am number one NOT pregnant. Just want to know if the warmer weather could be the cause of my swelling?
    I have noticed that my hands and feet are sweating a lot lately and swelling. Some discomfort in my hands joints and feet. What's up? I look like a blow fish! Smiles

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, warmer weather can cause swelling of hands and feet. Lowering your salt/sodium intake will help some. Keep your feet elevated and/or stay active as much as possible. Since you mention sweating and joint discomfort in your hands and feet, you might want to have a blood test for your thyroid function. You could also possibly have an electrolyte imbalance.

  38. QUESTION:
    I have some itchy red spots on the soles of my feet.What can I do about it?
    And I want to know what are they and the cause of it. Sometimes, my hand have them too but disappear after a while. My feet also Sweats quite a lot and I mostly discovered them after taking off my socks. 10 points for the best answer and I need to know what to do if u have some ideas. This is quite urgent as they itch a lot. Thanks!!!

    • ANSWER:
      It is hard to know for certain what this is but I wonder if it is prickly heat or properly called Milaria Rubra.

      Do you mainly notice it when the weather is very warm or if you are in a hot room for a while?

      Whilst you have noticed your feet sweating it may be that your sweat glands aren't working efficiently, for want of a better description.

      It can occur anywhere. Feet are commonly affected.

      Cool showers and baths can help. Use of antibacterial soap can keep your seat glands as clear as possible.

      Wear loose clothing in general. Choose breathable materials for shoes and socks. Sandals may be a good choice when conditions permit.

      If you like to go barefoot, when you can, this will give your feet maximum opportunity to stay cool and dry.

      Stay out of excessive heat where possible.

      Calamine lotion may help the symptoms. You may find some benefit from applying moisturizer containing anhydrous lanolin when you get dressed.

      Occasionally if the condition is particularly bad or uncomfortable a doctor may prescribe some steroid cream.

      Like I said it isn't possible to make a definite diagnosis on here so see a doctor if your are concerned.

      Hope this helps.

  39. QUESTION:
    poor self-esteem..i think i've hit a new low. =/ can you help me?
    I really just feel like I suck at life. All of it. My midterm grades were all below Cs. I hate my major and my college. My boyfriend loves me, but I can't stop comparing myself to his gorgeous last girlfriend. I'm horribly out of shape. I have a condition called hyperhidrosis, which causes excessive sweating of hands, underarms, and feet, so I'm always self-conscious about that. My dorm room is a horrible mess but I can't do anything about it because I've got a huge exam tomorrow that I'm totally unprepared for. When I go home for spring break my parents are going to rag on me about everything they possibly can. I have friends but no super-close ones here at school. Once again, I'm really out of shape, and it's hard for me to work out because hyperhidrosis causes excessive sweating at times when you don't need it, so when people do need to sweat like in exercise, it's not possible so I don't sweat at all and get an extremely red face and discomfort. And I just feel like I'll never fit in with my boyfriend's friends or ever be able to function like a normal person just in life. =(

    • ANSWER:
      take it one day at a time. First your BF is with you, not his X.
      Get your exam finished then worry about cleaning.
      Who cares about your sweaty palms or feet...just don't shake hands (or feet for that matter) We sweat to cool our bodies down and if you're not sweating then you get red faced. I know tons of people that have this. Not a big deal
      welcome to life...it doesn't get any easier you just learn to appreciate the crazy points of your life as!

      Talk to a school counselor. They should have one and they get paid a lot so make them work for their money.
      BTW most people would kill to have your problems which doesn't make your problems any less but try to put them in propective.

  40. QUESTION:
    i have severe sweating in my palm and feet.is there any remedy?
    it causes a lot of problem while writing, shaking hands, playing

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  41. QUESTION:
    What is the best alternative way to treat Mitral Valve Prolapse?
    I was diagnosed with Mitral valve prolapse yrs. ago, but this has got worse and very troublesome and is interfering with daily routines stay inside away from people because of panic attacks and anxiety feet legs ,hands, and under eyes swell up like b***ons and causes discomfort.I sweat *** the time and catch infections very easly.Is their any over the counter medicenes or vitamins that will help my condition?

    • ANSWER:
      Mitral valve prolapse is a structural abnormality of the heart. Over the counter self-treatment is not going to be effective for what can be a very serious problem.

      The panic attacks that you describe are not a part of MVP. That sounds like a separate anxiety-related issue.

      You need to see a physician for a thorough history and physical, plus cardiac workup to evaluate the severity of your problem, and to distinguish the cardiac issues from the anxiety issues. You may need to be on prescription medications to optimize your heart function. The last resort for mitral valve disease is valve replacement surgery.

      People with MVP are susceptible to SBE - subacute bacterial endocarditis, which is an infection of the heart. It is difficult to treat and can lead to further heart problems.

      If you let things go too long, your condition may progress to the point where little can be done. Make an appointment with a doctor ASAP and get yourself sorted out. This is nothing to fool around with.

  42. QUESTION:
    What should i do to talk to her?
    I like this girl and in the past like 4 months ago I talk to her and everything but I stop doing it because I am afraid not of rejection but I have hyperhidrosis a disorder that makes my hands and feet sweat for no reason and people tells me that I'm disgusting, gross, nasty and stuff so I'm insecure to get close to her so I all this time I have been getting away from her for cause of that and now she thinks I don't want to know her, what can I do?

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  43. QUESTION:
    hyper hydrosis?
    i have a problem with my hands and feet, they sweat very much which cause me being thirsty. its my problem since i was born.i think its not normal. even during cold season,its still sweating.whats the cause of and how to get rid of it.how can it be cured?

    • ANSWER:
      You can get botox injections, take meds, or I use something called hyper care , that I apply at night. It is a prescription from the doctor.

  44. QUESTION:
    Sweaty hands???
    I've had palm hyperhydrosis (sweaty palms) i want to get rid of it so bad. It cause me to sweat excesively...in my arm pits and feet. Dermatologist tell me that only by getting surgery in my arm pits to rewire my sweat glands is the only solution. Most people tell me to waite till i get older (i'm 20 yrs.)

    It sucks though...everysince i've been little...im afraid to hold hands or have any sexual activities...because

    1. i ether sweat to much
    2. i get too hot or too cold in my hands and feet

    Suggestions anyone?

    • ANSWER:
      I used to have the same problem when I was in high school. It cleared up in my sophmore year of college, but before it did, I used baby powder. Apply liberally to the problem areas 3-5 times a day-and use old spice red zone deoderant and shower twice daily. Good luck. ps these symptoms show heavy use of cocaine and/or meth abuse. If you are doing any of these, STOP RIGHT NOW!!! GET HELP!!!

  45. QUESTION:
    Is getting surgery the only way to get rid of excessive sweat?
    I've always had sweaty hands/feet. I can't hold hands with guys cause it just gets gross.
    I'm not overweight, I'm perfectly healthy (I think? :D ), it's not due to nervousness or anxiety (though it does get worse).
    My older sister (age 28) has it as well. But she hasn't gotten surgery. Her doctor told me to get it (after shaking my hand LOL).
    Is surgery the only way to get rid of it? Or are there natural remedies? Oh and is the surgery risky?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm one of the founders on www.verysweatybetty.com and it does sound as though you have Primary Palmar (hand) and Plantar (feet) Hyperhidrosis. We always advise the same thing initially - please do see your doctor for a diagnosis as soon as you can, Secondary Hyperhidrosis can mean there is something serious going on.

      Please come to www.verysweatybetty.com and message me, I'd be more than happy to help you devise an effective strategy for your sweating. I've had Primary Generalised Hyperhidrosis all my life and I'm 44 now so I'm sure I can help you. We're also on facebook, twitter and youtube.

      The good news is that I can help you discover products you can try to help with both your hands and feet. Surgery wouldn't help your feet and it's very likely to cause you to sweat in other places. One of our forum members had the surgery last June for her sweaty hands, by August she was sweating all over her back and legs. ETS (Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy) is dangerous and a huge gamble. There are statistics to show that ONLY 5% of people who have the surgery have no negative side effects and success with stopping the sweat.

      The bad news is that there is no cure for Hyperhidrosis and we are a long way off finding one. Scientists are just beginning to understand which gene it is that causes the excessive sweating. . If there was a cure, doctors would know about it and so would we, it wouldn't be written exclusively in an expensive ebook or hidden in a bottle of supplements - not that it's a good idea to buy supplements over the internet anyway, not unless it's from a reputable company like Holland & Barratt. All the information you need is to be found for free on the internet.

      Finally, Hyperhidrosis is a skin disease and it's estimated that at least 3% of the world's population is affected in some way. This means that out of every 100 people you know, three of them will suffer. You might not know who they are because we become masters of disguise and often hide our sweating very effectively.

  46. QUESTION:
    Will drysol cause me to excessively sweat in other parts of my body?
    For example: more sweat in the hands and feet

    • ANSWER:
      What should I watch for while using this medicine?
      You may notice a decrease in sweating after two treatments. Call your doctor or health care professional if your condition does not start to get better or if it gets worse.

      To help increase the effect of this medicine, your doctor or health care professional may tell you to cover the treated area with saran wrap held in place by a snug fitting t-shirt, mitten or sock. Do not use tape to hold the saran wrap in place.

      This medicine may discolor fabrics and may be harmful to certain metals. Avoid contact with clothing and jewelry.

      Do not use this medicine near open flame.

      NO, IT SHOULD NOT HAPPEN

  47. QUESTION:
    Diabetes....?
    Hi, I think I might have Diabetes. Still all started 4 months ago with sweating in my sleep all the time, other symptoms I have are.

    - Muscle aches
    - Right foot falls asleep, other foot and hands hurt sometimes.
    - Muscle twitches
    - Food trigger my muscle pain. I didnt eat chocolate for 3 weeks ate some today and my stomach hurt so freakin bad.
    - Hands and feet sweat sometimes during day
    - Left eye became blurry yesterday ( Seeing Doc tommorow cause of this)
    - Severe Fatique, really hungry lately can never get enough food and seems like im losing weight.
    - Sore throat sometimes.

    Now because my muscle aches are the worst in the back i think if it is diabetes this made it hard to diagnose. I had a spinal MRI and everythign came back ok. Also went to neurologist and everythig checked out.
    Also noticed anything with high doses of Glutamine makes my symptoms worse. Like Protein powder.

    • ANSWER:
      No Diabetes is not hard to diagnose, are you thirsty? do you go to the bathroom a lot? go get your sugar checked, it's an easy test.. one little prick!

  48. QUESTION:
    How long should I wait ater exercising to take a shower?
    My family keeps telling me to wait about an hour before showering. I've noticed that one of my uncle, who showers after exercising, he seems to show spams on his hands, arms, feet, and i dont want to get that. I thought that waiting before showering will cause my dirty sweat to dry and will get me sick. Please explain what I should do. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    I NEED HELP, I SUFFER FROM HYPERHIDROSIS IM GAINING WEIGHT AND FEELING SO DEPRESSED...?
    hi there i need some help, i have this condition called hyperhidrosis that causes me to sweat on my underarms, hands, and feet. I bought this thing called certain dry and works for my underarms but no my hands and feet, therefor i have no job and im scared to look for one simply because im terrified to shake someones hand. since i dont have a job i cant afford botox or the ets surgery for my problem. On top of this i have gained 22 pounds in less than 6 months i am 5'5 and weight 151 i had never been this heavy which now causes me to be depressed all the time to a point that i have avoided my friends and family, i never go out because of the disgusting sweating problem and overweight. I need some help

    • ANSWER:
      i suffer from hyperhidrosis too,but i recently got something that stops it! it makes my hands and feet very dry,and my armpits dont sweat at all! its called 'hypercare solution'. ask your doctor about it! its really amazing cuz now im not self concious about shaking hands or keeping my arms down,and no more wet shoes and socks which makes the shoes smell up after a while.(: hope i helped you!

  50. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any sprays, antipersperants, underarm shields, or undershirts that will help w/hyperhidrosis?
    The thing is I a have this extremely rare skin condition called hyperhidrosis. Only 3% of the world has it. ) : People who have this condition sweat excessively in certain areas of their body. I sweat on my hands, feet, and underarms. Thankfully enough I use iontophoresis treatments which cure the sweating on my hands and feet. Unfortunatly though I still sweat on my underarms. I have tried several products for my underarms.
    The products that I have tried are:
    * Secret Clinical Strength deoderant
    * B+ Drier
    * Certain Drie
    * Kleinert underarm shields.
    * Michim's Deoderant
    * Ban Deoderant
    * Drysol

    P.S. Also, My parents will not allow me to get botox treatments or pills, as they believe that too little people know about these. My parents also think that the botox will damadge my nerves, as she read a story about a girl who lost her motion in her thumbs. They also knw that the pills will cause ur nose to bleed and mouth become dry. I also cant do surgeries.

    • ANSWER:
      I thought I was the only one that ever had this condition:). This is what helped me out ALOT, Arrid XX DRY. (extra extra dry). Use the stick not the spray! Hope it helps!