If you have an excessive sweating problem, you know how difficult and defeating some totally normal, everyday activities can be. No matter what you do or where you are, you always look like you’ve just completed a marathon or stepped out of a sauna. If you are a chronic sweater, you are no stranger to any of these five scenarios.
- The ineffective shower
Are you still wet from the shower or are you already sweating again? As you emerge all fresh and clean from the shower, you start to feel it –- that all too familiar sensation of sweat pooling under your arms and across your forehead. You’re going to sweat whether you wash yourself or not. What’s the point?
- The cycle of anxious sweating
First date? Big interview? You’re nervous, so you sweat. Now you notice that you’ve drenched your freshly pressed dress shirt. With all eyes on your growing pit stains, you can’t help but lose your cool, which inevitably causes you to perspire from all of your other two to four million sweat glands. You’re caught in a never-ending cycle of sweat, stink, and debilitating embarrassment.
- The white t-shirt phobia
Of all the colors, white is your sworn enemy and bleach can only do so much. Because of your excessive sweating problem, your white shirts don’t last even a few hours, and by the end of the day you’re trying and failing to conceal those yellow sweat stains.
- The moment you realize you forgot deodorant
Obsessively layering on anti-perspirant deodorant is surely part of your daily routine. But then there are those mornings when you run out of product or you’re in a huge rush and foolishly sprint out the door with bare underarms. As soon as you realize your big mistake, your day is ruined (as is your shirt) because you start to sweat like you’re crossing the Sahara at noon on a cloudless day.
- The no hug rule
You’re sweating, as usual, and a friend or acquaintance goes in for a hug. What do you do? It’s a trap! There’s no escape!
If you are one of the 8 million Americans with hyperhidrosis, you sweat four to five times as much as the average person. You are probably in the overwhelming majority (90%) of hyperhidrosis patients who report that the condition has a profound negative effect on their emotional state. Your excessive sweating problem causes you to feel embarrassed, isolated, and severely less confident than your peers.
Fortunately, you can control excessive sweating with iontophoresis treatment. For more information, speak with your doctor. You can also post any questions or comments about the condition and treatment below.