Articles for tag: Heat Rash, Perspiration, Prickly Heat, Sweat Glands

Home Remedies for Heat Rash

Heat rash (oftentimes called prickly heat) can suddenly appear on your skin after a nice, long jog or a day of working out at the gym. These would appear as red bumps all over your skin, usually on your back and upper chest. You may suddenly feel a prickly sensation or a very itchy feeling ...

How to Stop Underarm Sweating

Sweating is a natural process that occurs within the body and acts as a cooling down mechanism when we overheat. However, it is clear that excessive sweating can be highly uncomfortable and embarrassing, especially when a sweat patch is produced on the underarms of clothing. Underarm sweating is triggered by our apocrine glands, which are ...

Hyperhidrosis: The Sweaty Palms Disease

If you’ve noticed that you constantly suffer from sweaty palms and feet — even when you aren’t nervous, anxious or hot — you might suffer from hyperhidrosis, which is an idiopathic disease that involves the sweat glands. There are several different types of hyperhidrosis, ranging from palmar (palms) to plantar (feet) to truncal (the trunk) ...

What is Genital Hyperhidrosis?

Genital hyperhidrosis is a condition that many people suffer from, but find it embarrassing enough that they don’t like to draw attention to it, medically or otherwise. Genital hyperhidrosis is the excessive sweating of the genital area (including groin, inner thighs, and buttocks) and can be extremely uncomfortable. Typically, genital hyperhidrosis is considered a hereditary ...

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What to Do About Smelly Shoe Odor

It’s an embarrassing problem to have. Smelly shoe odor is no laughing matter and if the sweat glands in your feet are overactive, it can be a challenge to correct this frustrating problem. Smelly shoe odor arises when the proper conditions exist to support the growth of bacteria and fungi in shoes. These bacteria and ...

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Understanding the Cutaneous Glands

There are five types of glands found within the skin; merocrine sweat glands, apocrine sweat glands, sebaceous glands, ceruminous glands and mammary glands. Each of these glands carries out a unique function in the role of the skin. Sweat Glands The sweat glands, also known as the sudoriferous glands, are seen in two different forms; ...

Your Skin: The Largest Organ of the Human Body

The skin is the largest organ of the human body. In the average adult it covers about 3000 square inches and weighs around six pounds, which is nearly twice the weight of the human brain or liver. The skin receives about one third of the blood that circulates through the body. It’s rugged, flexible and ...

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Understanding the Cause of Body Odor

From time-to-time, body odor is inevitable. Situations that justify a slight body stench may include spending the day engaged in outdoor activity, or missing a shower two days in a row. For the most part, getting rid of body odor is simple. Although we all have different body chemistries, and some are more prone to ...

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Astragalus Can Help Spontaneous Sweating

Do you have spontaneous sweating at the slight hint of anxiety? Before confirming that you have a nervous disorder or disorder of the thyroid, you may think that it is just overactive sweat glands. Astragalus is a powerful herb used in traditional Chinese medicine that can treat spontaneous sweating effectively if the underlying causes match ...

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Hyperhidrosis: Excessive Sweating Can Ruin More Than Your Clothes

Hyperhidrosis is a disconcerting condition characterized by excessive sweating under the arms or sweating of the hands, feet, and face, excessive facial blushing, or any combination of these symptoms. It affects an estimated 4 million individuals, yet fewer than half seek medical attention, suffering in silence instead. People normally sweat as a means of cooling ...