Excessive Sweating – Easy Control Strategies

When I first realised that my excessive sweating had become a real problem I had no idea what to do about it. I spent days reading everything I could find on the subject. I found that there is a bewildering array of treatment options available. So many that it is hard to know where to start.

Here are just a few of the commonly available treatments that are proven to be successful in treating excessive sweating:

  • Prescription and non-prescription antiperspirants.
  • Medications - including Oxybutynin.
  • Botox injections – to paralyse the sweat glands.
  • Iontophoresis – electric shocks to reduce the activity of the sweat glands.
  • Surgery – to permanently remove the sweat glands.
  • Natural therapies and management techniques.

You can find out more information on these and other treatments in my article on hyperhidrosis treatments.

Each treatment is effective for certain types of excessive sweating and you should talk to your doctor about which treatment is suitable for you. Be sure that you fully understand what is involved, including any possible side effects.

Easy Excessive Sweating Control Strategies You Can Try Today

But while you are considering your options, why not try a few things that might help you to manage your excessive sweating without resorting to medication or surgical procedures?

There are a number of strategies that can easily be incorporated into your daily routine that will not only help you to control your excessive sweating from a practical perspective but also help you manage the stress and anxiety associated with it.

And imagine this, applying some of these strategies might help you to beat your excessive sweating condition once and for all. And I should know – that is exactly what happened to me.

Recommendations for managing excessive sweating

If you have read my article on How I Beat My Excessive Underarm Sweating you will know that I was able to beat my excessive sweating problem using some very basic control strategies. I firmly believe that many sufferers of this awful condition can do the same.

Here are a few strategies that I recommend you get started with:

  • Shower or bathe regularly. Use an unscented anti-bacterial soap to reduce the amount of bacteria on your skin.
  • Experiment with antiperspirant products until you find one works well for you. Start with non-prescription products but if you are unable to find one that works then consider trying the stronger prescription products. I personally recommend using the non-prescription Mitchum brand, but you may find another brand gives you better results.
  • Find the type of fabric and clothing styles that you feel most comfortable in. Also try sweat shields or dress shields and see if you find them comfortable. These products are great to give you a confidence boost and to help your outer clothes stay as dry as possible. For more information read my overview of dress shields.
  • Be active in looking after your general health including taking regular exercise and eating healthy foods. Understand which foods aggravate your excessive sweating and avoid eating them.
  • Try practicing relaxation techniques such as yoga or meditation. Any technique that teaches you how to stay relaxed will help to control your excessive sweating.
  • Carry with you a pack of supplies so that you can freshen up wherever you are. Having these supplies on hand will help to reduce your anxiety should you start to sweat. For more information on what to include in your pack see my article on Tips on How to Stop Sweating.
  • Follow a step-by-step guide on how to beat your excessive sweating such as Stop Sweating and Start Living.

What to do next?

Grab a pen and paper and write down the strategies you will start using today to control your excessive sweating. Use my recommendations as a guide but also add your own ideas.

The most important thing is to commit to taking action. There is a strong possibility that you will be able to beat your excessive sweating problem by applying these simple control strategies.

If you need more detailed guidance be sure to check out my excessive sweating product review section. There you will find some great resources to help and support you in beating your excessive sweating.

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lois Laedlein October 14, 2008 at 9:16 am

If you have so many answers why don’t you share them or at least share a few with us desperate people. I have used every product available and haven’t had results. I am tired of seeing your ads everywhere. You don’t want to help anyone you just want to make your money.

Well good for you, maybe the sweating will come back to haunt you.

2 admin October 15, 2008 at 12:12 am

Thanks for your comment Lois… I think….

I think you may be confusing me with someone else- everything on my site is free – including a 12 part companion guide.

I do my best to help people based on my experience.

In terms of buying products – Im guessing you are an adult and can make your own purchasing decisions. I believe there are products available that will help people with this condition – including information products, antiperspirants or treatments. You say nothing worked for you – Im sorry for that – maybe its time for you to go back to your doctor. I cured my own condition – using the strategies I describe on this website. We’re all different – and everyone’s condition is different.

Good luck and I hope you find what you are looking for.

3 Melanie November 1, 2008 at 4:28 am

I’m really sad, this conditoin is really making my life hell. Walking has become a mission because as soon as I start to walk teh sweat starts to trickle down my face. I’ve run out of options, I don’t see another way out.

4 Cheryl May 20, 2009 at 12:30 am

One more thing–lemon balm tea seems have some anticholinergic properties. And sage tea is supposed to help. They aren’t fixes, but might help. Some of the “cooling” foods like peppermint, etc. might also help.


5 Korokok June 13, 2009 at 1:28 am

Bakin soda and powder might help too.

6 Korokok June 13, 2009 at 1:30 am

Baking soda and powder might help too.

7 deorsy July 18, 2009 at 9:40 pm

as long as i can remember i’ve had excessive body sweating.. the sweat gets into my eyes. i can’t move sometimes i feel i can’t move a inch without sweating. i cant attend put door functions or anything. i came back from vaction just to day and i had the worst week ever with this on going sweating poblem. please can you help.

8 gette June 5, 2010 at 6:47 am

I hate when my armpits sweat even if Im doing nothing,even right after bathing. pls help me. this problem is really embarasing.I don’t have any bank account or credit card,how can I buy this book?

9 Lois Laedlein June 12, 2010 at 4:08 am

I would like you to remove my name from your website. I have since determined that it was a bad choice of words. Thank you.
name: Lois Laedlein

10 Sonpreet Mann May 1, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Hi guys, i am a boy i am turning 14 on november 6th and i have been having excessive sweating since grade 5 and now i am looking forward to stop my sweating because i feel discomfort after every gym class and after recess outside because i come in dripping. Even my friends ask why do i sweat so much and then they said “how does someone sweat so much just by walking” and it in like 2 weeks ago. i am feeling sad because high school is coming and i dont wanna sweat alot can someone email me an answer or natural way to reduce sweat not like surgery or pills? my email is Sonpreet@hotmail.com


11 Nikhil ashok June 6, 2011 at 7:28 am

I am really really really sad about me.. Because of over sweating.pls pls pls pls pls help me..answer a way to reduce my sweating..

12 SUMAN August 16, 2011 at 10:09 pm

WELL! sweating is good but over sweating is a problem.and im facing that problem.16/male/India. when i go to school or any party i just bath by sweat which after some time leave a ridiculous smell. i m just trying to solve these problems by bathing with cold water,not using too much energy when in parties or school. but still sweat is not in control.
it just flows all over my face and the body but not legs. its irritating when see others are not sweating while im just totally wet and a little bit smelly.
if u find some thing good for it than-email me-suman.gsuman.achary@gmail.com, i will also try to help u in ur prob. if possible.

13 Jen August 20, 2011 at 10:14 am

I see I’m not the only one with this problem. I can’t even walk short distances without sweating like a pig. My hair gets all wet and my face gets shiny. I can feel it dripping down my neck and it’s the most disgusting feeling. Even walking in the colder weather is bad. The minute I step inside the sweating starts. I’m completely mortified in public. I really hope others don’t notice it as much as I do. I’m not sure how much longer I can put up with it.

14 Pan Potante December 7, 2011 at 3:32 pm

-Hello my name is cris im 13 and have sweating problems in my hands and feet im trying to find a way to controll my problems because im going through hell with these problems since i was like 6 or 7 and i need help can anyone email me how to controll my problems better? my email is cris.posada2@gmail.com plz i need help :(

15 liliana January 10, 2012 at 8:10 am

I thought I was crazy for sweating all the time for anyyy little thing!!I sweat from my hands, feet, and face Im really thinking of taking yoga, maybe that’ll help me calm down. I need help to stop all this sweating its embarrassing!

16 charlene February 14, 2012 at 4:07 pm

hello im 13 and my hands, feet, face and under arms sweat. I cant were different colour tops i can only wear white its that bad .my face goes red when a teacher asks me a question and when i go to the shop when the man gives my money back me hand do be socken and my face does be sweaty its so embarrassing please help me its recken my life!!!!!!!!! :(

17 JT March 2, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Thank you for sharing what has worked for you. These are great, practical tips. I will share these with friends and family. I come from a line of healthy sweaters in my family. Thanks again for the recommendations.

18 naj March 29, 2012 at 1:12 pm

i also have the same problem,excessive sweating in my hands, it draws all my concentration towards this hell,i couldn”t cocentrate in studies by this problem,it result fear in my inside realated to this so please any tell me how get i rid from this problem please mail me to singhparkash633@yahoo.com

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