Managing Hyperhidrosis During the Summer
Managing hyperhidrosis during the summer can be challenging, but there are several strategies you can try to keep it under control and maintain comfort. Here are some tips to try out so you can help manage your hyperhidrosis during the hot Florida summer months.
Antiperspirants, Powders, and Absorbents
Use clinical-strength antiperspirants containing aluminum chloride. Apply them to clean dry skin before bedtime to allow them to work overnight. You can also use them in the morning for extra protection.
Use talcum powder or specialized body powders in areas prone to sweating, such as the feet and underarms, to help absorb moisture.
Wear loose-fitting, breathable clothing made from natural fabrics like cotton or linen. These materials help moisture and allow your skin to breathe, reducing sweat accumulation.
Avoid Synthetic Fabrics
Synthetic fabrics can trap moisture and make sweating worse. Avoid wearing materials like polyester and nylon, especially in hot and humid conditions.
Wear Sweat-Wicking Undergarments
Invest in moisture-wicking undergarments to keep sweat away from your skin. These specialized undergarments are designed to pull moisture away from the body.
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Drinking water helps regulate your body temperature and may reduce excessive sweating. Make sure to also take cool showers throughout the day to help lower your body temperature and reduce sweat. It’s also important to use cooling products such as cooling towels, fans, or portable handheld fans to stay cool during hot weather.
Limit the intake of caffeine and spicy food. Caffeine and spicy food can increase sweating. Additionally, avoid hot environments if possible. Make sure you stay in cool, well-ventilated spaces during the hottest parts of the day.
If over-the-counter antiperspirants and home remedies don’t provide relief, consult with an experienced dermatologist. A dermatologist can help provide prescription-strength remedies such as stronger antiperspirants or other medical treatments.
Book an Appointment
If hyperhidrosis is significantly affecting your daily life or causing you distress or discomfort, consult with a healthcare professional at the Skin Center of South Miami. Call 305-740-6181 to schedule an appointment with a licensed dermatologist.