Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
About MyHyperhidrosisTeam
Real members of MyHyperhidrosisTeam have posted questions and answers that support our community guidelines, and should not be taken as medical advice. Looking for the latest medically reviewed content by doctors and experts? Visit our resource section.

Facial Sweating

Facial Sweating

Facial sweating is destroying my confidence to go to work, it's not classed as a disability and i have to endure working while sweat is actually dripping from my face, my hair looks like i've been swimming. Starting to become severely depressed in tears when i'm at home most of the time, could really do with some support and ideas about this.

A MyHyperhidrosisTeam Member said:

@A MyHyperhidrosisTeam Member I worked in A daycare several years ago. My children were 3, 2 and 1. I did it to help support my income from my first job which was a full-time day job. I was beat by the time I got home to go to the daycare. Along with that was the arduous work which was cleaning the bathrooms and the sinks the children’s area, vacuuming and keeping an eye out for parents coming to pick up their children.

As the job progressed, I begin to think of ways that could cover up my downpour. I started chasing the children with the vacuum monster and if I caught them I would put them in the vacuum jail made out of little benches. as I started doing games with the kids, or races to clean a wall with a water bottle and rag...futile attempts, but fun never the less...things that would precipitate sweating just wouldn’t look so weird that I was the freak of the daycare as parents popped in to pick them up. Still felt like it, however! Ha ha ha! But the kids had little red sweaty faces from our competitive play right along with my own. I soon became very idea oriented in ways to make it appear that I would be sweating because of the normal situation when in fact that thing was never never normal!

Maybe none of this helps anyone, but being 55 years old and dealing with it through so many situations I have tried many desperate ways to Curttail the sweating. When I realized I couldn’t, I just decided if I can’t beat it I’ve got to find a way to join it and make it appear that I might be sweating for a reason.

The worst times are events, church, parties, graduations, weddings etc. oh what the heck ... I’m preaching to the choir! I Don’t quite have a handle on those things yet, but I’m still hopeful.

Have a great day y’all!

QUIOTE: “If not for stress,I’d have no energy at all😬”

edited, originally posted over 2 years ago
A MyHyperhidrosisTeam Member said:

Try printing this off and showing to your GP. My Dermatologist sent it to my Doctor, who is now 100% behind me in prescribing oxybutynin.

http://www.dorsetccg.nhs.uk/Downloads/aboutus/m...

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyHyperhidrosisTeam Member said:

I live in the UK and up till about 2 months ago I suffered just the same. I tried every lotion and potion going. Thought I'd call the Dr again in sheer desperation and he suggested we try a medication used to help with incontinence (I laughed a lot but would try anything).. Its changed my life, I still sweat but normally, I can work and still feel fresh. The medication is prescription only oxibutin. What a difference, I'm still in shock when I get home from work or a day out in the sun with dry fresh hair :)

posted about 2 years ago
A MyHyperhidrosisTeam Member said:

I too suffer from facial sweating (24yrs now), the worse you feel about it the worse you sweat as I’m sure you already know. Honestly CBT was life changing for me. I still sweat but I’m not in a state over it anymore. & I really spent many years in a state over it. Get therapy help to live with it rather than trying to stop it.. it will have the same end result.
Don’t suffer with it x

posted about 2 years ago
A MyHyperhidrosisTeam Member said:

Thank you Merrillyn, I'll ask about it at my local health food shop xxx

posted almost 3 years ago
Browse more questions and answers
Continue with Facebook
Sign up with your email
Already a Member? Log in