by Anne
(Mississauga On. Canada)

Can lack of iodine have any connection to Hyperhydrosis? In my case, hands and feet are the worst.


I did some research and found the following information on one of my favorite sites, Earth Clinic:

YEA 08/09/2010: Rachel from Charleston, Sc: "I started using iodine/iodide and my hyperhydrosis disappeared. I no longer suffer from excessive sweating on my hands and feet and I no longer have cold extremities."

12/18/2010: Coregon from Medford, Or replies: "I just read on another site that a pharmacist recommended "painting the armpits with iodine" for excess sweating and odor remedy.

Funny, I was just thinking about trying that before I found that. I'll let you know how it goes. I'd say you should be sure that you are not allergic to iodine before you try this.

And I would also think that you should do the iodine patch test periodically to make sure you are not using too much. Seems to me that if it is iodine deficiency causing sweating, it would make sense that after you paint armpits for awhile, your iodine levels would go up and you could stop doing this.. Or only do it occasionally to keep the benefits.

Note: In response to other comments about magnesium deficiency causing sweating: I do believe that magnesium levels also affect sweating. I dissolve a 1/4 cup of epsom salt in a glass jar (or pan) with 1-1/2 cups very hot filtered water (stir).

Once it cools, then put in spray bottle and spray armpits, as well as all over your body several times a day or at least after you shower. It seems to be helping."

Let me know if these suggestions work for you.

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