My palms and fingers sweat profusely. I’ve tried lotion, handkerchiefs, etc., but it doesn’t seem to be helping much. Can you give me some other suggestions?
A: I see that your hands are sweating a great deal and that’s because certain parts of the body need more moisture than others. According to American dermatologist Dr. Michael Mont-Emery , who wrote an editorial for “Healthy Skin” magazine about sweaty hands as a sign of problematic skin conditions such as rosacea or eczema , “If present beyond six months without noticeable improvement, this condition should be evaluated by a primary care physician.” He suggests methods like “exfoliating both thickened epidermis (the top layer of the skin) and dermis (the soft tissue beneath),” which can help break down dead cells and stimulate new growth over time. You might also try moisturizers with anti-microbial properties such as tea tree oil . Also, don’t forget daily hand hygiene — wash your hands frequently!