HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR PROFUSE SWEATING OR HYPERHIDROSIS
Hyperhidrosis is abnormally excessive sweating that's not necessarily related to higher temperatures or exercise. You may sweat so much that it soaks through your clothes or drips off your hands. Besides disrupting normal daily activities, hyperhidrosis can cause social anxiety and embarrassment.
CAUSES-- Sweating is your body's mechanism to cool itself. Your nervous system automatically triggers your sweat glands when your body temperature rises. Sweating also normally occurs, especially on your palms, when you're nervous.
In hyperhidrosis the nerves responsible for triggering your sweat glands become overactive and call for more perspiration even when it's not needed. With stress or nervousness, the problem becomes even worse.
Often there is no underlying cause of heavy sweating; this condition is called primary hyperhidrosis. This type usually affects your palms and soles and sometimes your face. It may have a hereditary component, because it sometimes clusters in families.
If the sweating can be attributed to an underlying medical condition, it's called secondary hyperhidrosis. This type is more likely to cause sweating all over your body. Possible underlying health factors include:
· Certain medications
· Menopause hot flashes
· Low blood sugar
· Overactive thyroid gland
· Some types of cancer
· Heart attack
· Nervous system disorders
· Infectious disease
Symptoms-- Most people sweat when they exercise or exert themselves, are in a hot environment, or are nervous, anxious or under stress. The excessive sweating experienced with hyperhidrosis far exceeds such normal sweating.
The type of hyperhidrosis that usually affects the hands, feet, underarms or face causes at least one episode a week, during waking hours. And the sweating usually occurs on both sides of the body.
Complications-- Complications of hyperhidrosis include:
Infections. People who sweat profusely are more prone to skin infections.
Social and emotional effects. Having clammy or dripping hands and perspiration-soaked clothes can be embarrassing. Your condition may affect your pursuit of work and educational goals.
Homoeopathic remedies are very effective for controlling profuse sweating. Some of the important remedies are given below-
CALCAREA CARB. 200- Calcarea Carb is one of the top remedies for profuse sweating , especially on the scalp. Even while sleeping, there is profuse sweating on the scalp, leaving the pillow extremely wet. Calcarea Carb persons are sensitivity to cold air and the extreme desire for boiled eggs. A few persons needing Calcarea Carb may have a craving for strange things like chalk, lime and pencils. Calcarea Carb patients also suffering from chronic constipation.
SILICEA 200-Silicea is best for controlling excessive sweating, especially on hands, feet and armpits. The sweat is extremely offensive in character. Silicea is the effective remedy for persons with offensive sweaty feet. In a few persons, the sweat on the feet has a sour or putrid odour. Silicea is also of great help for persons who have excessive sweating on hands, posing a difficulty in writing and grasping objects. It is also the most effective remedy for foul smelling sweat in armpits.Silicea patients are irritable sensitive nature, nervousness and obstinate
MERCURIOUS SOL. 30- Merc Sol is one of the best remedies for sweating profusely over the whole body that worsens at night. The sweat is offensive or sour in nature. Weakness also accompanies profuse sweating.Increased thirst, excessive salivation are also associated with sweating
PSORINUM 200, SULPHUR 200--Both Psorinum and Sulphur are the best remedies for profuse sweating with highly offensive odour. Psorinum is very effective for persons who cannot tolerate cold air even in hot weather. Sulphur, on the other hand, is best suited for persons who have excessive sweating and are sensitive to heat. Such a person cannot tolerate a hot environment. They also have excessive heat in palms, soles and head with increased sweating. Garlic like smelling sweat from armpits may also be present in Sulphur.
BOVISTA 30- Bovista is effective for controlling profuse sweat from armpits, which have a onion like offensive smell.
HEPAR SULPH 30-- Hepar Sulph is effective in the treatment of foul-smelling sweat from armpits which leaves a yellow stain on clothes.
GRAPHITES 30- Graphites is prescribed for profuse sweating when cracks appear in between toes due to excessive sweating on feet with a foul smell.
ACETIC ACID 30-- Acetic acid is effective for profuse sweating in hectic fevers. The patient drenches with thirst, but no thirst.
PETROLEUM 30-Petroleum is effective for treating offensive sweat, especially in the axilla. It can be observed as soon as the patient enters the room.
BENZOIC ACID 30-Benzoic acid is effective for profuse sweating on the sides. Presence of uric acid in urine. Urine is highly coloured and very offensive like that of horse’s urine
PULSATILLA NIG. 30- Pulsatilla is effective when sweat on only one part of the body is present. Similarly heat on one part of the body and cold on other part of the boy.
SANICULA 30-Sanicula is effective when sweat is present on head at night in emaciated children in thin emaciated children with offensive foot sweat. Sweats on covered parts of the body only. Sweating of hands when put together.
JABORANDI 30-Jaborandi is effective when profuse perspiration beginning on face and head and extending all over the body and followed by coldness of extremities and termination in vomiting of sour mucous.
CALADIUM 30-Caladium is prescribed when perspiration has sweetish odour which attracts flies.
THUJA OCCIDENTALIS 200-Thuja occ. Best for profuse sweating when sweat on uncovered parts of the body and no sweat on covered parts.Sweat about genitalia is offensive. Sweat oily, sweetish and fetid. Sweat on one side of the body only.