Until the practice of shaking hands goes out of vogue, sweaty palm sufferers will want to figure out a way to solve, or at least minimize, this problem. Read on to find out how to reduce this condition.
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Things you need
- Hand Or Wash Towels
- Palm/foot Antiperpirants
- Talcum Powder
Try clapping cornstarch or talcum powder between your palms. Medicated powders are available to soak up moisture, too.
Use an unscented, aluminum salt-based antiperspirant, preferably a product made for palms and feet.
Wipe your palms often on tissues or a hand towel.
Apply aluminum chloride paint to the area for persistent clamminess.
Make an appointment to see your health care provider if over-the-counter remedies don't help. Profuse sweating that occurs at inappropriate times (when you're not hot and you haven't been exercising) is a rare condition called hyperhidrosis.
Get several opinions; some things help some folks and not others.
Tips and warnings
- With the help of your medical provider, discuss prescription drugs, toxin injections and even mildly invasive surgical procedures that are available.
- Learn about iontophoresis, a technique that involves applying low electrical currents to affected areas.
- Sweaty palms in a tense or high-anxiety moment is perfectly normal and will ease up once the moment has passed.
- If symptoms persist or if you have specific medical conditions or concerns, we recommend you contact a physician. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.