Any person who has been suffering from the annoying ailment known as hyperhidrosis knows the impact that it can have on their self-esteem and in turn, their social life as well. Since people with this ailment sweat too much, they have to constantly pay attention to their appearance as well as body odor as this can attract unnecessary attention.

So here are four simple tips that will help one get rid of hyperhidrosis but will also bring their self-confidence back:

1.Personal hygiene is a must

It is important to shower at least once a day (and more if required), especially the areas that are prone to sweating with an antibacterial soap, where the word ‘antibacterial’ will be mentioned on the label. Remember to towel yourself properly until you are dry, as this will reduce the number of bacteria on your skin that causes body odor.

2.Keep your wardrobe clean

If you sweat heavily, then changing into fresh clothes will keep body odor down. And in the case of socks, try and go barefoot more often while also replacing insoles as well as adding deodorants on the insides of your shoes.

3.Use “Industrial strength”

Antiperspirants and DeodorantsApply antiperspirants and deodorants that are considered to be strong at least twice a day. While deodorants do not prevent the body from sweating, their primary purpose is to eliminate the smell of bacteria on your skin. Antiperspirants, on the other hand, stop sweating and the prevent body odor as well.

4.Avoid ‘offensive’ foods

Researchers from the Czech Republic found that the effect of red meat on body odor was substantial as opposed to when the same people in the tests did not eat red meat. From this, one can gather that some foods can make you sweat especially spicy food that include peppers while the aroma of certain vegetables such as onion and garlic get carried in sweat, and which is anything but pleasant.