Things to Do if You’re Sweating Excessively

By Cristian Stan

Do you sweat if you’re nervous or if it’s really hot? Well, that should be normal. But if you sweat excessively even under acceptable circumstances, then you’ve got problems that need to be addressed immediately. However, avoiding excessive sweating is easier said than done. Oftentimes, even if you’ve done all the listed prevention techniques instructed by the experts, you still end up with a sweaty palm, armpit, or forehead.

So what would you do when perspiration is dripping off you uncontrollably? Here are good tips:

1. Always be ready with a handkerchief.

If you suffer from excessive sweating, never leave your home without several handkerchiefs stowed in your bag. If you can bring a small towel, that’s more preferable. Keep the hand towel always at your disposal. As for the handkerchief, always keep it in your pocket. Bring three to four hankies with you to work everyday and change to a fresh one whenever the other is wet. Wipe sweat immediately once you feel it coming out.

2. Get some fresh air.

You’ll know if beads of sweat are forming in your forehead. Once you feel it, try to go out of the room or building. Go to a spot where there’s lots of air and ventilation. Don’t go back inside unless you’re sure that your body has refreshed itself.

3. Take a quick shower.

If you’re at home and you’re sweating too much, take a lukewarm shower. This will relax your body and get rid of all your sweat too. If you’re outside or in the office, try to freshen up by sprinkling lukewarm water on your face.

4. Always bring an extra shirt.


Underarm sweating must be the most embarrassing thing of all. If this is your problem, try to change your shirt in the washroom even before the marks set in. As much as possible, bring a shirt that is in the same color as the original one you’re wearing, so as not to put too much attention to your costume change.

5. Dust with a thick baby powder.

Powder helps absorb body sweat. Put a generous amount of it on the problem areas after freshening up. By doing so, you’ll be able to stay cool and dry for a longer period of time. Men might find this solution unmanly. But it is effective so it’s definitely worth a try.

6. Stop worrying.

Being anxious and nervous would only make things worse. So do yourself a favor and stop panicking. Take several deep breaths. Rub your forehead. Make all those bad ideas go away and your sweat won’t compound as much.

7. Be prepared.

Excessive sweating may come at the most inconvenient time. As such, you have to be prepared. Surely, you know what triggers you sweat. So make sure that you prevent them at all costs. If you can’t, you might as well bring with you everything that you need to ease all those sweat away.

Don’t live with excessive sweating if you can deal with it. Talk to a doctor about the solutions you can possibly undergo to address the problem.

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  1. nubian princess

    Why do some people judge people for sweating excessively?
    It doesn’t make sense because if a person sweats excessively all the time it should be obvious that they have hyperhidrosis or some other medical condition that is out of their hands. Some people get discriminated not only in social life but in jobs. Some people can treat their hyperhidrosis and some can’t. I will just shake their hand and wash them afterwards. If you are wondering why I am on this subject I just read a website about people being ostrcized because of this condition. That is just immature because sweating shouldn’t be a big deal.


    • I know! I actually sweat a lot, but I don’t think I have a condition. No one has ever actually confronted me about it, or made fun of me, but my brother has the same problem (I think we get it from our dad) and people make fun of him after gym class. I just get really embarassed when I start sweating a lot. I can’t do anything about it, and neither can my brother, so just deal with it!


  2. Sweating excessively in class what am I doing wrong?
    I seem to sweat more than the rest of my class mates, when doing throwing/ taking drills in the past I have dripped onto the person I am working with – YUK! I am not excessively over weight, but I am Scottish (racial stereotyping warning) so might want to get my subscription fees worth (well did warn you). The rest of the time it would not be possible to launch the Broughty Ferry lifeboat down my back just during dojo time. Is it a food diet thing? T.I.A.
    My BP is the classic 120/80, my resting heart rate has dropped from 52 to 50 bpm, diet weak possible but who can say these days due to conflicting reports


    • Everything has a cure on the net. There is a drug created for everything! Forget ethnicity – it is normal for some people to drip – we are actually healthy to do so. I used to ask my parents the same thing. Why me? My father had the same issues. He put my feet into a cold water bath every night for months. Recommended a cold shower after body bathing. The sweating became less severe. I could still go to a gym and see others who didn’t sweat as much but they turned redder. I asked my doctor and he said that my sweating was healthier than their rosy dry skin. He suggested adding Epsom salts to the bath, liked the cold rinse showers and said use lots of talcum powder. Have always had more skin blemishes, etc but I control those more with a balanced diet. I carry ‘drip’ towels for mowing the lawn, etc. and gave up apologizing a long time ago.
      BTW – animals sweat, men perspire, and women glow.


  3. Sweating excessively?
    under my arms..
    any good deoderants
    MADE for sweating??
    and experience with making it better

    even when im not doing anything
    its really bad.


  4. I been sometimes sweating excessively at night to extent I change soaked bedsheets. Can this be stopped?
    Sweating problem has been now for years but I’ve not bothered to seek medical attention cause I felt it was no disease. Irrespective of outside temperatures, I sweat profusely and wake up with soaked sheets and pyjamas. Sweating is from all over the body.


  5. What can i do about my armpits sweating excessively?
    My armpits sweat so bad i dont know wat to do it feels so gross. they used to sweat so much that i would have sweat all the way down the sides of my shirt and i would have to change my shirt 2 or three times a day. i shower daily and i use secret clinical deoderant. Its not as bad as it used to be, but it is still pretty bad. could this be some kind of disorder and can it be cured?


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