Ways To Curb Sweating And Get It Under Control

When temperatures start to rise, there is a guarantee that you’ll likely begin to perspire more than before. A little sweat can be managed with a quick wipe of the brow, and getting into a cooler space to bring your temperature down. But what about when sweating gets out of control? If you live with severe sweating that affects your daily lifestyle, there are options. Here are some common sweat triggers along with ways to curb sweating, avoid triggers and possible remedies that may provide fast relief.

Spicy Foods

If you’re a lover of spicy foods, not only do you enjoy the taste, but you also enjoy its warmth and comfort. While you may prefer spicy foods, they can also trigger your internal temperature to rise. The result is a breakout of sweat mainly on the forehead and your hands. A variety of mild as well as severely hot peppers, like the Trinidad Scorpion, can cause your body to react by boosting your internal thermostat. While you can’t predict how your body will respond each time you eat a spicy meal, you can take some preventative measures:

  • Choose meals with no to minimal spices added
  • Be sure you know what type of spice is being used to prep the meal
  • Keep a tissue or napkin on hand for overactive nasal passages and excessive sweating
  • Consume an antacid pill prior to eating a spicy meal to combat indigestion and stomach discomfort
  • Have plenty of cold water available for rehydration and a glass of milk to combat the spicy after effects

Utilizing multiple methods to control sweating after eating and the symptoms of fiery foods can help reduce a sweat outbreak.

Stressful Situations

Breaking out into a sweat can occur as a direct result of stimuli, like eating a burrito with hot sauce. But sweating can also occur during times of stress. If you find yourself profusely sweating during a stressful event, take time to prepare ahead of time. This may include packing a bag or backpack with an extra shirt, just in case you have a sweat attack. Drink plenty of cold water to stay hydrated and always have an escape plan, which includes being able to get to the bathroom to cool down and freshen up. Always have a deodorant and antiperspirant stick available to help combat and control your sweat. Practice deep breathing and relaxing meditation to help get your body and blood pressure under control before engaging in a stressful situation or to regain control during a stressful situation.

Exercising During a Workout

One of the main goals of working out is to lose weight, gain muscle mass and feel good about your body. The only way to get there is through hard work, exercise and sweat. Sweating helps you burn calories and release toxins from your body. While sweating is expected during and after a workout, it can be unpleasant if it’s excessive and if it comes with odor. Wearing a powerful deodorant and sweat blocker to help control sweat is vital to get things under control. Taking a shower after your workout is recommended and can help control smelly sweat, but may not stop things completely. Cooling your body down slowly helps, along with wearing breathable activewear during and after your workout regimen.

Hormonal Changes

If you’re a woman, you know that as soon as you hit puberty, you will experience significant hormonal changes that can be challenging. As you go through life, pregnancy, your monthly cycle and menopause are all common occurrences that you’ll face. With this, comes drastic fluctuations in your hormones.  This can cause many things, such as weight loss or gain, accelerated heart rate, and high body temperatures. One dreaded side effect is sweating. For many women, this can come out of the blue and in the middle of the night—triggering excessive sweating and perspiration. This is normal for many women and goes away as your body adjusts to hormonal changes. If it’s excessive or interferes with your daily life, you’ll need to discuss treatment options with your medical care provider. Adjusting your hormone levels, exercising and eating healthier can contribute to getting your temperature changes under better control.

Sweating excessively can be crippling for some people. If you’re affected by it, make changes to help cope with the symptoms. If problems are overtaking your life, don’t hesitate to bring it up to your doctor.

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