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If you struggle with damp palms and sweat patches more than the average person, you might have hyperhidrosis. This debilitating condition is characterised by frequent or constant sweating that can’t be attributed to changes in temperature or physical movement (though these factors can make the problem worse). Hyperhidrosis – also known as excessive sweating – affects sufferers’ day-to-day lives, knocking their confidence and self-esteem. Here’s what you can do to stop it, or get it under control.

  • Try self-care

One of the first steps you can take in managing your excessive sweating condition is in making a few little changes to your everyday life. This might include switching to clothes made of natural fabrics, or with moisture-wicking properties, or even changing clothes more often to prevent odour or sweat patches from building up. Many medical professionals also recommend trying an over-the-counter antiperspirant – it works to stop the skin from producing as much sweat, whereas a deodorant simply masks any bad smells.

Of course, these steps all relate to symptoms on areas of the body, and may not make a difference if your hyperhidrosis is affecting your palms, soles or forehead.

  • Talk to your healthcare provider

Hyperhidrosis could be a sign of a healthcare problem, so if you find it comes on suddenly or worsens quickly, it’s a good idea to chat to your doctor. Pay particular note of factors like weight loss, chest pain, shortness of breath and rapid heartbeat.

  • Talk to Emma Jane

As a registered nurse practitioner, Emma can help your skin look and feel good once again, and restore your confidence, too – so you don’t need to feel anxious about being sweaty or greasy. By using anti-ageing treatment, Emma can help prevent the sweat glands from producing as much oil, which can help manage your hyperhidrosis medically. Anti-ageing treatment requires a prescription, so Emma will invite you to book a consultation here at our Inverness skin clinic, to ensure treatment is right for you and your needs.

Booking with Emma J Aesthetics

Though we specialise in aesthetic treatments, our skin clinic, based here in Inverness, can also help with certain skin problems, such as hyperhidrosis. We’ve seen first-hand how devastating this condition can be and urge anyone living with its signs and symptoms to get in touch with us and see how anti-ageing treatment can help. To book a consultation, visit our contact page for the latest details and our opening times.

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