Help! Very Sweaty Palms - page 2

For years I have let the fact that I have extremely sweaty palms stop me from going back to school to get my nursing degree. I have stop letting that reason hold me back but I am so afraid of dealing... Read More

  1. by   brookums71
    Believe me, I understand.I would just be honest with your instructors.Dont be ashamed, and dont apologize. And, just know there is at least one other person with the same problem.You are not alone. I have yet to come up with a solution.
    Good luck....
  2. by   westbank1
    i also have it and am just a nursing student but this affects you in so many ways. MY only concern with it is that i have such a hard time putting on gloves. I know the patients dont mind too much the wet hands but the gloving up is the only thing that holds me up. I always wear larger gloves which help out a little. any suggestions?
  3. by   brookums71
    I have the same problem.I do better with latex powdered, but in pediatrics they do not use them. I am considering the driol roll on?
    Any ideas out there for sweaty glove wearers?
  4. by   student456
    I love drysol!!! ive been using it for around 4 years and it works GREAT....for me i only have to apply it around once a week and wear normal antiperspirant the rest of the time as people normally do. After about a week i start to sweat a ton in the underarm area and I know its time to reapply.

    Without drysol id be locked in my room all the time...I buy a dab on bottle at my local drugstore (its behind the pharmacy counter but its not a prescription in Canada) and its only 20 $. I sweated for YEARS until I found out about drysol in a magazine.

    I seriously would pay 200$ a bottle for this stuff...thats how good it works for me! It does tend to burn super bad occasionally after you apply it - ensure that you dont shave your underarms or body area before applying

    I dont even sweat at ALL for like a week after I apply the drysol - its amazing...some ppl say that it loses effectiveness after awhile but i havent experienced that in the 4 odd years that ive been using it. However, most ppl apply it like every 2nd day but for me it lasts for a week then the hyperhydrosis kicks in again until after I re apply it

    Good luck!
    Last edit by student456 on May 13, '08
  5. by   ADPIE10
    Quote from brookums71
    I am a RN and have been in nursing 15 years.I have suffered from hyperhydrosis my whole life. My mother told me when I was a baby she had a hard time getting my socks on, because my feet were so sweaty. This has been a burden my whole life. A manicure can send me into a panic attack. I have just recently started a new job at the hospital , learning new skills and lots of patient care. I am with a preceptor and the hands are causing me great anxiety. When I was 12, I tried the machine.Did not work at all.5 years ago, I did the botox(very painful). All thoses injections, and then with your hands sweating,it stings sooooooo bad. And, it did not work.Tried the anticholinergics, did not work. Xanax seems to help a little, but don't really want to go down that road.
    This has stopped so many things from happening in my life, am so over it.Help..................
    I've noticed that it's nearly impossible to get non-powdered nitrile gloves on. How have you managed for 15 years?
  6. by   ADPIE10
    Quote from westbank1
    i also have it and am just a nursing student but this affects you in so many ways. MY only concern with it is that i have such a hard time putting on gloves. I know the patients dont mind too much the wet hands but the gloving up is the only thing that holds me up. I always wear larger gloves which help out a little. any suggestions?
    This is kind of stupid, but I've noticed that wearing gloves most of the time helps. If I take off a pair of gloves, then wash and dry my hands, the next pair is usually easier to put on. This also helps to disrupt the chain of infection between patients.
  7. by   brookums71
    I agree with technique. I have my bad days , but gloves do help(once I get them on)

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