What's the cure for a sweaty palm?

@fheroan (619)
Philippines
March 18, 2010 6:47am CST
Hi there mylotters... hmmm, im just wondering if there's a cure for having sweaty palm.. I already had this for many years now... Having this kind of palm has its advantage and disadvantages... An advantage is that when someone or something grabbed you, u can easily slipp off your hand from them... A disadvantage of it is that whenever I hold something, it becomes wet, and that's the only thing i dont like about it... like for most of the time, i hold papers, after some minutes of holding it, its already wet which does not look good.. SO, do u have any ideas for curing a sweaty palm?? Have a nice day to all!
8 responses
@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
18 Mar 10
Sweaty palms or commonly known as Palmar Hyperhidrosis is believed by experts to be caused by a hyperactive sympathetic nervous system, causing the gland of your hands to produce sweat unnecessarily. We all know that sweating is a way for our body to regulate heat to keep everything inside our body to run smoothly like a well oiled machine. Of the millions of sweat gland in our body, more than half of it is found on our hands. When the body is agitated through exercise, stress and extreme temperatures the glands release sweat to help the body cool down to its normal temperature. Treatments of hyperhidrosis includes pills, topical ointments for the hands, lotions, acupuncture and bio-feedback. In extreme hyperhidrosis, surgical procedures will be done, like sympathectomy through the use of a endosscope. Sympathectomy has two types thoracic sympathectomy and lumbar sympathectomy which can now be done on an outpatient basis. Both procedures involves severing the hyperactive nerves that stimulates excessive palmar sweating. I for one has suffered from this condition before when I was still in school. I think the what caused this to happen to me is when I usually wash my hands immediately after a tiresome typing session or after cooking. Some common folk medicines used to treat such sweaty hands is urine. I know it sounds crazy at first but they say it helps alot. Your first urine after getting up in the morning is used to wash your hands and let it be for around 5 minutes and then wash it off with soap and water. They say continue it for a week and see it will be gone. i never tried such thing so gross but I have some people saying it works some magic.
@fheroan (619)
• Philippines
19 Mar 10
Hi there agmamayo.. lol, this is really a very detailed and a technical explanation... ohhhh, so this is the only time i heard urine has its benefits.. maybe i should try that?? lol, i dont know, ill think about it and research more on it.. Have a nice day!
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
19 Mar 10
I can not try with the urine and all, it'll break my day . But hey, the other technical details are valuable and I think, I will consult my doctor about it. Thanks agmamayo!!!!
@haniku17 (113)
18 Mar 10
hi there fheroan. I have the same problem as well. I also have sweaty palms and my boyfriend teases me about it. As far as I can remember, when I was little I think it's a lot sweatier. Now, I think it has lessened. I didn't do any special thing. I guess it has also something to do with diet. I used to eat unhealthily. I think if you consume salt so much it can also contribute to a sweaty palm.
@fheroan (619)
• Philippines
19 Mar 10
Hello there haniku17.. So, we're also the same too... oh, so i guess u like salty food.. hmm, for in my case, when i woke up in the morning, its not sweaty, but after some minutes, it starts, especially when im applying lotion.. it really becomes sweaty.. Have a nice day!
@haniku17 (113)
19 Mar 10
Now that you have mentioned it, my palms become really sweaty when I apply hand moisturizer. My sister also has the same condition. When she was in elementary and was learning to write, her palms would get real sweaty and her pad paper would be like wet. I think her palms are still sweaty until now but I think over the years it got less sweaty.hehehe..
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
18 Mar 10
Oh even I have this problem of sweaty palms. If I hold a file or folder for a few minutes, my palm get sweaty and that makes a fine mess of the folder that I hold. Thankfully, these things are made of plastic these days. But when it is a paper or a bunch of papers then it becomes real tough... The paper gets wet somewhat and a little dusting also takes place... I would also like to know if there is a solution to this...
@fheroan (619)
• Philippines
19 Mar 10
Hello there mr_pearl.. wow, so we're in the same boat.. ya, its really a problem holding papers, so every paper that i hold now, i put them in a plastic file case... Have a nice day!
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
19 Mar 10
Hiii Pal... yes, we are in the same boat. I hope we'll get some definite solution to this... First of all, I wish I could know its cause.. Have a good time!
@gerald_lian (2193)
• Australia
18 Mar 10
I don't have sweaty palms, but I used to have a friend who had this condition and it was really bad. When he had sweaty palms, it was as if someone had poured water on his hands - they were completely drenched! I don't really know if there is a cure for this condition, but I have read from previous responses that there are operations or prescription medicines that might help with the problem. My advice is, just try to keep away from hot and humid areas, so as not to stimulate your sweat glands to produce sweat. But all in all, I think there is nothing to be ashamed of the condition, because it is out of your control and that's how your unique body works.
@fheroan (619)
• Philippines
19 Mar 10
hello there gerald_lian.. wow, ur friend's palm got a serious case.. ya, from the previous responses, thats the time i knew there are some medications and cure for it.. hmm, about keeping away from humid and hot areas, its impossible for me to do that.. since im living in a tropical country, i think i should migrate somewhere else cold...lol Have a nice day!
@clipsal (160)
• Malaysia
18 Mar 10
Sweaty hands can be either primary or secondary. This means that there may be a cause (like another illness)or that you may just have sweaty hands. There are a number of ways that you can treat sweaty hands like taking a prescription medication, topical applications, botox, Iontophoresis or surgery. If you have sweaty hands that do not respond to topical applications I highly recommend that you try Iontophoresis. The machines are quite expensive but if you need to save money you can build you own.
@fheroan (619)
• Philippines
18 Mar 10
hi there clipsal.. thanks for the info.. so, there are medication for this kind of thing.. guess i gotta research on that..lol Have a nice day!
@anklesmash (1417)
18 Mar 10
If it is very serious an operation can cure the problem,the operation deactivastes the nerve that causes the hand to sweat.However it is fairly serious op as it is accessed through the chest and to get at it the lung may have to be deflated.Also it may have the sideaffect of causing increased sweating in other parts of the body.
@fheroan (619)
• Philippines
18 Mar 10
hi there anklesmash... oh, this is the only time i knew that there's an operation for sweaty palms.. thanks for information my friend.. Have a nice day!
@Hazelrose (2185)
• Philippines
19 Mar 10
Hi fheroan,That was my friend problem before.She had sweaty palm.The other friend adviced her to wash her hands with soap and water then after rub gently an alum powder or tawas.It really helps.Just try it.Good luck.
• Philippines
19 Mar 10
I think there are medicines to decrease sweating. but it is best to consult a doctor first before taking those pills to make sure that there will be no harm or side effects.