Despite all its beauties, the heat also has some negative effects, the first of which is sweating. But some people experience this trouble all the time, regardless of summer or winter.
“I’m afraid of shaking hands with people, my hands are constantly sweating!”, “I have to constantly dry my hands while working at the computer!”, “I have to put a napkin under my hand while drawing!”, “I can’t take off my shoes next to someone else because my feet are constantly sweating!”, “Wearing open shoes for years I want to, my feet are like mud from sweat!” It is possible to encounter frequent complaints in the form of.
Sweat glands are most commonly found on the hands, feet, armpits and chest. Excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis) is a condition in which excessive amounts of sweat are produced by the sweat glands. Regional excessive sweating means that the hands, feet, chest or armpits are constantly wet, depending on the affected part of the body. This situation can leave the person in a difficult situation in the work environment and social life, making it difficult to maintain normal daily activities. It is seen in one out of every hundred people in the society. It is not usually associated with a disease. It is more common in those with a family history of excessive sweating. It usually occurs in childhood or adolescence. It is often thought that sweat causes odor, but the thought that excessive sweating causes odor is not true, in fact, it is caused by a bacteria that develops in a humid environment formed when sweat stays on the skin for a long time.
Excessive sweating is not an incurable problem.
BOTOX (Botulinum Toxin) injection is the treatment option with the most successful results in regional excessive sweating problem. Botox, which is injected under the skin in a very small amount, temporarily blocks the operation of the nerves reaching the sweat glands and prevents the sweat production of the sweat glands. Botox does not affect the sensory nerves in the area where it is made, it only affects the sweat glands.
It is applied to the sweating area with very fine-tipped needles at frequent intervals. A coloring solution can be applied to see the area where sweating is most intense. The application takes a maximum of half an hour. A local anesthetic cream can be used or the injection site can be partially anesthetized to avoid pain in the injection area.
Immediately after the application, the person can return to his daily activities. Improvement is observed within the first week after the application. The effect of Botox usually lasts 7-12 months. Re-application is made when the effect begins to wear off.
There are also some personal precautions that can be taken against sweating:
* Clothing that will keep you cool should be chosen. Thin, loose, natural cotton clothing usually keeps you cool. However, they absorb sweat and stay wet, so it is more convenient to change clothes during the day. Synthetic clothing should never be used.
*Leather shoes and cotton socks should be used. Sports shoes or airtight shoes should be avoided. Socks should be changed frequently. Feet should be kept as dry as possible.
*Working environment should be kept cool and well ventilated.
* Avoid foods and beverages that cause sweating. This situation varies for everyone, it would be appropriate to determine it personally.
Stressful situations that cause tension and anxiety are a common problem for everyone. Ways to reduce stress during the day should be found, activities should be planned more carefully, and time should be set aside for rest.
*Sweat odor can be eliminated by paying attention to personal hygiene. Although this is not easy for someone who sweats all the time, it is an effective and simple measure.
*Deodorants and antiperspirant cosmetic products can be effective. However, the effects of these products are temporary during the day and may cause skin irritation when used for a long time.