What Can I Do About Sweaty Hands And Feet?
Eccrine sweat glands are numerous on the feet, palms, face, and armpits so it's no surprise you'll experience more sweat in these areas of your body. If you're a hyperhidrosis sufferer, excessive sweating of the hands and feet are a constant nuisance and perhaps, a source of embarrassment, but there are options to help effectively treat these areas!
Clinical antiperspirants: Clinical antiperspirants aren't just for your underarms. Use them on the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet to help minimise the production of sweat. Most clinical antiperspirants are best to put on at night time so by the morning, they will have effectively blocked the sweat ducts so you can start your day! We love Certain Dri products - they have the most powerful antiperspirant you can buy on the market without a prescription! Talk to us if you'd like to order some.
Botulinum Toxin: Botulinum toxin is frequently referred to as Botox® which is the brand name and original form of the drug produced by the company Allergan. The toxin works by blocking the nerve signals responsible for sweating. Patients typically start seeing results in five days, with full results after two weeks. Results can last 4 - 6 months.
Iontophoresis: Iontophoresis temporarily blocks the connection between the nerves and the sweat glands. A medical device is used to pass a mild electrical current through water (usually shallow pans for hands or feet or specific pads for other body areas) and through the skin's surface. In most cases, this treatment effectively reduces excessive sweating!
Watch the below video of Dr Zoe Williams discuss all three treatment options when she appeared on This Morning with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby!