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Anatomy Of An Oversweater


 BODY PART 
 

 THE PROBLEM 
 

 THE SOLUTION 
 
Head and Face
 Your face, neck, and scalp are areas prone to gustatory sweating, the kind that happens shortly after ingesting food. Caffeine and spicy foods worsen this type of perspiration.
 
 

 High-pressure power lunch? Order bland eats. Other treatments include antiperspirants (applied to your hairline or face) and localized Botox to paralyze sweat glands.
 
 
Underarms
 Anxiety, stress, high temperatures, and testosterone levels open these floodgates. But underarm glands also secrete proteins and fatty acids, which cause yellow stains.
 
 

 Antiperspirant's aluminum is what blocks sweating; deodorant blocks only odor. When OTC options don't prevent pitting-out, you might need a prescription version or Botox.
 
 
Groin
 If your groin can't breathe (because of too-tight underwear or synthetic fabrics), excess sweat builds up, causing a ring-shaped rash on the genitals, buttocks, and thighs.
 
 

 Going commando or putting a dab of fragrance-free cornstarch powder in your shorts will keep you drier.
 
 
Hands and Feet
 Stress can bring on sweaty palms and feet—where blisters can pop up. Otherwise, a malfunction in your nervous system may be telling your palms to overproduce.
 
 

 Soak your hands in baking soda and water for 15 minutes three days in a row. Use an antiperspirant on your feet and stick to well-ventilated shoes (leather works well).
 
 
Entire Body
 If your whole body is soaked, hyperhidrosis might be to blame. It's a genetic condition, but is also a symptom of anxiety disorders, spinal-cord injuries, and heart disease.
 
 

 Treatments include clinical-strength antiperspirant, electric-shock therapy, Botox injections, and surgery in extreme cases.
 
 


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