What is Head Sweating?
Our bodies have millions of sweat glands all over, including all over the head and face, and they play a vital role in the natural process of thermo-regulation. When the body gets too hot, hormones stimulate these sweat glands to release sweat which evaporates and in turn cools down the body. However, in some cases, something goes wrong in this process and the result is excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis.
Excessive head or facial sweating can be a difficult problem to deal with, and unlike many other types of sweating, head sweating is very difficult to hide and may lead to feelings of embarrassment and social concern. It may appear also on the cheeks, chin, ears, face, forehead, head, neck, scalp, temples, upper lip, and even the hairline.
What Causes Head Sweating?
In some cases, excessive head sweating can be caused by certain medications, or an underlying condition such as a thyroid problem, and so it is important to seek a medical opinion for any excessive sweating, especially if it is a new problem.
There is also evidence to suggest that frequent washing of hair with certain shampoos can increase the likelihood of head sweating. In most cases however, excessive head sweating is a chronic problem that is caused by an overactive sympathetic nervous system for which there is little known cause. There are also a number of factors that may trigger excessive sweating including heat, anxiety, stress and other emotional reactions such as anger.
Help for Head Sweating
Head sweating can be an uncomfortable and frustrating condition and it helps to know that there are herbal and homeopathic remedies that can help reduce and stop sweating as well as treat some of the underlying causes. One such excellent ingredient is Nat mur. which helps to reduce excessive perspiration and clamminess.
Lupulus as well as Castoreum and Argentum Nitricum help to address perspiration, especially when related to nervousness, panic, anxiety, or obsessive thoughts which are the leading causes of sweating around the head and face areas. Lastly the ingredient Syphilinum helps to control fluid levels in the body, while also helping to control body odor which commonly accompanies excessive perspiration.