Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis is a disease that affects many people and of which the manifestation is inconvenient and sometimes very difficult to live with, due to the fact that it cannot be concealed, even in public. However, homoeopathy provides a large selection of drugs that will help the patient cope with the disease, or even to completely cure it.
Sweat is produced by the sweat glands that are spread out underneath the skin. Derived from the Greek words “hyper” meaning “excess” and “hidrôs” meaning sweat, hyperhidrosis means excessive production of sweat carried out to regulate body temperature. When sweating is limited to the armpits, palms, soles of the feet or face, it is referred to as focal hyperhidrosis. If it exceptionally affects the whole body, it is said to be general. The causes of this disease are diverse. These include obesity, certain medications, hormones, certain diseases or, more often, emotional factors such as stress and emotionality.
The main symptom is excessive sweating localized around the armpits, palms, face and soles of the feet. In some rare cases, it may involve the whole body and become abundant to the point of getting the clothes wet. These symptoms occur during physical exertion, during periods of high heat, or as a result of strong emotions.
Homoeopathic treatment, which is always targeted, will either be symptomatic or a preventive. The dosage is typically three (03) granules per day. These substances can be obtained in the homoeopathy section of any pharmacy, or from specialists in homoeopathic remedies.
For the symptomatic treatment of smelly armpits, consider resorting to Sepia 9 CH. Silica 9 CH can be used to eliminate the feet’s bad smells while body odours in general can be dealt with by taking Thuya 9 CH. As for hot sweats, they can be treated by taking Chamomilla 9 CH.
Calcarea 9 CH is the most suitable remedy for dealing with hyperhidrosis that is caused by obesity. To relieve hyperhidrosis that occurs after physical exertion or that is due to fatigue, it is advisable to resort to China 9 CH. As for Mercurius solubilis 9 CH, it is a remedy that will help limit the perspiration of feverish patients. Opium 9 CH will be prescribed to relieve hyperhidrosis caused by fright, while Sepia 9 CH is the recommended remedy if the condition is due to a strong emotion. If hyperhidrosis occurs in the morning upon awakening, Sambuscus 9 CH will be of great help.
If hyperhidrosis occurs during menstruation, administering Veratrum album 9 CH will relieve the patient. If hyperhidrosis has an unknown origin or occurs during menopause, taking Pilocarpus jaborandi 9 CH will gradually alleviate the symptoms.
Hyperhidrosis is a chronic condition. It is therefore up to the patient to decide if a medical consultation is necessary when he or she decides that his or her problems of excessive sweating become really burdensome. But, in general, seeking medical attention is only recommended in case other forms of treatment prove to be ineffective (homoeopathy, natural methods, etc..). Furthermore, it is essential to see a doctor immediately in case of sudden or nocturnal hyperhidrosis, or if the condition is accompanied by weight loss.
• China Rubra
• Thuya Occidentalis
Good to know: Homoeopathy provides effective remedies against hyperhidrosis. If the causes of the pathology are known, homoeopathy can be used to provide care to the patient which will relieve him or her over the long term.