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Sweaty Hands And Feet
Tannic acid soaks: When your feet sweat, it soaks into your socks and shoes. Foot odor is the result of sweat that feast on germs that are already normally on your feet. Wash your feet, dry them well, wear wicking socks; wear sandals; disinfect your shoes; soak your feet in tea bag soaks 2-3x weekly (2 tea bags to a pint of cool water) the tannic acid helps to reduce pore size and has a anti-microbial effect. ...Read more
Anxiety?: Or fear... Could be causes for cold and sweaty extremities among other possibilities such as medication side-effects, some metabolic disorders, etc. Taking out of context, it is difficult to give you an answer. The best way for you to know, would be to consult your family physician. Best wishes! ...Read more
Antiperspirant: Using an antiperspirant may help at first. The aluminum chloride can block calcium channels and stop sweating. If that fails, see a physician for evaluation- you may need some lab work to see if you have thyroid issues or another underlying condition. Botox and Robinul (glycopyrrolate) are other therapies for sweaty hands- both require medical eval. A dermatologist should be able to help. ...Read more
I experience sweaty hands and feet every year beginning in august thru september. Why is this? I haven't changed my diet or routine.
The change of season: The change of seasons may trigger a response by your body. ...Read more
How can I cure sweaty hands and feet. Im from south africa.How much would it cost to get it treated.?
Options: If hyperhydrosis, surgery can be quite successful for appropriate candidates. While done often by experienced thoracic surgeons (vats), it is chest surgery (major surgery). There are risks and benefits. Appropriate candidates should be selected. This link to consensus: http://goo.Gl/voqx5. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im born already having sweaty hands and feet.they said if it is developed it can be curable .. If inborn it is uncurable..Is it true? Any suggestions?
Sweaty infants : No need to sweat at your baby's sweaty hands at this age! if the condition is truely diagnosed, it is called hyper-hydrosis.It is 2 types, generalized and focal. Focal hyperhidrosis is due some def. in the sympathetic nervous system., which controls many automatic body functions, including sweating. This problem may be partly caused by genetics. Hopefully your baby is going thru adjustment period. ...Read more
When u can't go on: This is a hard questions. I think most physicians would counsel you to do absolutely every non-surgical approach. A sympathectomy is effective, but is is surgery, with risks. If you've exhausted all options, go in for your consult. Remember, it's just a consult. Then you can decide on if the procedure is for you. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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