Tuesday, July 18, 2006


Most of you that know me know that I have hyperhidrosis. For those of you that didn't know this, hyperhidrosis is a condition where different parts of your body can sweat (profusely) at any given time. I happen to sweat on my hands, feet and armpits the worst, but in the past couple of years, I've developed compensatory sweating (trunkal hyperhidrosis). Certain Dry has cleared my armpits of this problem, but I've tried multiple products on my hands and feet to no avail. However, I recently discovered antihydral, a cream I can put on my hands and feet. After a few days of using the product, I've discovered that it works fairly well. Unfortunately, every time my hands get wet (even if it's only a minute) they look like this:

So.... I have one question- If you were interviewing someone for a job, would you rather go through the unpleasantness of shaking a hand that was literally dripping wet or would you rather shake a rough, wrinkly hand resembling that of the crypt keeper?

For more information on antihydral, CLICK HERE.


Jeff said...

i'd rather make out with you, but i'm partial.

and let's show some respect, okay? it's Crypt Keeper, as in a proper noun.

spigo said...

i'd most certainly hire the Crypt Keeper. but i'd also hire aquaman. which would i rather hire? i guess it depends on the job. for instance, if i was commissioning a work of art, i'd definitely go with the Crypt Keeper. Please compare: Crypt Keeper art aquaman art
as you can see, Crypt Keeper = way cooler. however, if i were hiring an elementary school teacher, ain't no way i'm gonna hire a decaying skeleton. aquaman is much more wholesome. another option, of course, would be to wear a wedding dress with matching gloves to your interview. this would portray a real "go-getter" kind of attitude.

Andrew said...

Those hands seem to produce wonderful art, regardless of which state they are in.

Windy Lampson said...

Thanks!- and thanks for checking out my blog!

Anonymous said...

Hello Windy, I'm italian and I suffer hyperdrosis too. I used Antihydral and it is very helpful for me. I suggest you to use also a cream that hydrate your hands, or Antihydral will make them too much dry. My problem is that Antihydral is not available in italy (i buyed it in a trip in germany). Is possible to buy it in internet? Thanks.

Windy Lampson said...

Yes- it is sold on the internet- cut and copy this site and let me know if it works- http://foosdirect-store.stores.yahoo.net/antihydral.html

Anonymous said...

Hi Windy, I have hyperhidrosis too. I interviewed a former Microsoft recruiter about job interviews for people with sweaty palms -- see my blog at http://sweatypalmdiaries.blogspot.com/2006/07/advice-for-sweaty-palmed-job-seekers.html

The recruiter said that many people have sweaty palms during interviews and it's not as big of a deal as one might think--even for those folks who have it pretty bad.

Hyperhidrosis said...

I too suffer from Hyperhidrosis, the same pattern as you (though I wager I am sweatier, since I am a male :)

I have tried various treatments for Palmar Hyperhidrosis and non have worked well. Do you have a routine that you use with Anti-Hydral? Do you use it more than once a day? How many days did you use it before it worked? Typically my hands are always sweating, they pool up a little, and are clammy and gross....I hate it. Nothing has seemed to help.

I may order this stuff if it works...

Irene said...

i also have hyperhidrosis, i haven't tried any type of treatment yet. I have just been avoiding having to shake people's hands and I wear my gloves before I start my IV's (I'm a nurse) but even then, you can still see through the gloves that my hands are wet. I will definitely give this a try. I hope it works. This is such a pain.... Thanks Wendy.

Sweaty Palms said...

Dude, you are fine with the prune hands. Seriously, it's way better than the sweaty symptoms of palmer hyperhidrosis. Best of luck

Anonymous said...

People with hyperhidrosis should cleanse their inner organs...colon, liver etc.... and watch chemical and toxic intake... your body's toxins are desperate for a way out.

Excessive Sweating Underarms said...

Hyperhidrosis is a fairly common disorder shared by millions across the world.

By definition, Hyperhidrosis is the excessive sweating of the head, face, hands, feet and armpits no matter the temperature or conditions.

The sweating is erratic, unpredictable and uncontrollable. You do have some options.

To stop the excessive sweating try:

1. Drysol

Drysol is a prescription deodorant that works wonders for underarm, hand and foot sweating.

Apply it to your hands, feet, armpits or anywhere else you sweat at night before bed. You only need to apply it once a day - it's not like regular deodorant. This stuff is Clinical

Strenghth. Beware of irritation with Drysol. You may have to take a day or two off from this treatment if your skin gets too dry, sensative or red with a rash.

2. Drink more water to lower your body temperature.

A lot of people are confused by this solution. They think if they drink more water, it will give them that much more fluid to sweat out. This is totally incorrect.

Drinking more water cools your core temperature and will alleviate some of the excessive sweating.

Of course now you'll need to worry about all those bathroom breaks. :)

3. Drink Green Tea or Sage Tea at night

Tea contains an astringent property which will dry out oils and prevent excess moister from escaping the skin. It essentially drys you from the inside out.

In addition to helping your complexion, green tea will neutralize many of the toxins that create the pungent odor in sweat. By the way, that odor is caused by bacteria that treats your sweat as a breeding ground. Gross!

4. Try Certain Dri (non-prescription deodorant)

You can buy this one at most pharmacies. Certain dry is a little less abrasive than Drysol so you won't need to worry as much about irritation. It is however a little less strong.

You'll want to gauge your level of Hyperhidrosis by first trying Certain Dri. If your sweating continues, upgrade to Drysol and that should do the trick.

5. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol and caffeine

Don't underestimate the power of your diet. Onions, Garlic, Curry, Coffee and a whole host of other ingredients are powerful triggers for hyperhidrosis sweating.

Cut out some of these cultprits and see gradual but noticeable results. Add leafy greens and tea into your diet for a positive effect on sweating. Changing your diet will really cut out the spontaneous sweating from your daily lunch breaks.

6. Try Iontophoresis treatments.

This is more of a phase 3 solution. Try the clinical deodorants and diet fixes first.

However, there is a treatment called Iontophoresis where you place your hands and feet into bowls or plates. The plates are filled with mineral water.

Connected to the plates is an Iontophoresis electromagnetic device. Gentle electic pulses are distributed through mineral
water. The minerals bond and temporarily change the nature of your sweat pores to block the sweat.

This treatment works well. You can learn about it through the Source link I've provided below.

7. Try a Sage Tea Soak

There's something called a Sage Tea solution what you do is...
a. Buy Sage Tea from your supermarket
b. Fill a large bowl with room temperature water
c. Put the sage tea bags in the bowl
d. Let the tea dissolve a bit.
e. soak your hands or feet for 15 minutes.

Sage Tea will act as an astringent to dry the skin and prevent excessive sweating for many days to follow.

Don't just do this soak one day. Do it everyday for 5 days straight (15 minutes at a time) and you'll see great results.

If your hands tan from the tea, just wash them in the sink with antibacterial soap. The residue will come off easily.

8. ETS (Endoscopic Thorasic Surgery)

If the sweating is bad enough, some people will opt towards ETS (Endoscopic Thorasic Surgery).

This is, however, a LAST resort. I recommend you try everything else possible before opting towards surgery. You can speak with your Dermatologist to find out more.


Best of Luck!

sabrina said...

has anyone noticed that there sweating attacks are started from an anxiety attack? Ill get anxious when im worried about people witnessing me sweating heavily It seems like i cant get out of this anxiety circle, sweating because i have anxiety, and i have anxiety cause im sweating. Has anyone else experienced this same scenario about excessive sweating and anxiety? i came across a neat website called http://stopsweating-startliving.com and it seems like the webmaster has had this issue and has corrected it

Rachael said...

Do you know what the active ingredient in this cream is? I just bought an anti-perspirant cream by Kiehl that has 16% aluminum chloride in it. Is the Antihydral cream any different?

dancilhoney said...

I have been suffering from this dse. I cannot leave my shoes because it's not only wet but with bad smell. Thanks to Stop Sweating Start Living It started to leave my shoes.

Anonymous said...

I have sweatyhands too. I am a 17 year old girl i am sickof feling embarrases. I was hoping if you can tell me if i couldus thecreamorif i am too young. I don't know if itwillbe too rough. Also does aplying lotion make your habds start to swat is it still working.

Jason Ellis said...

Windy, I'm new to your blog so please forgive me if this question is redundant. Have you engaged in Iontophoresis for any length of time? I've found it to be incredibly effect (or at least partially effective) for most HH sufferers.

Alex Neil said...

Hyperhidrosis is referred to as hyperhidrosis, and some people may have a tendency to excessive sweating, known as primary hyperhidrosis. Sweating can also be a symptom of several medical conditions, especially when the sweating is excessive or inappropriate. Many types of infections and cancers are associated with increased sweating that particularly occurs at night. Sweating may accompany hot flashes during the menopausal transition.

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Naturalherbs Solutions said...

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Sweaty Hands said...

Usually I never comment on blogs but your article is so convincing that I never stop myself to say something about it. You’re doing a great job Man,Keep it up.

Molan Parker said...

Instead of trying out products you should consult a professional doctor at CosMedocs to get the proper hyperhidrosis treatment.

Naturalherbs Solutions said...

Staying cool, if you can, is the  Best Treatment for Hyperhidrosis  you can use. By drinking lots of water or tea temperature of your body will stay normal, keep away from caffeine and alcohol because they can make your body temperature increase. 

Naturalherbs Solutions said...

One of the major problems this condition causes is the body odor. On the other hand by using the Natural Treatment for Hyperhidrosis sweating you will be able to greatly decrease hyperhidrosis and body odor.

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