Groin sweating is a problem which most people come across and it is also one of those hygiene problems which are better when left unspoken. Groin is an area which is rich in sweat glands apocrine and eccrine, and this makes this site even more vulnerable to be affected by excessive sweating, clinically known as hyperhidrosis. Apart from obesity being a contributing factor to sweaty groin, there are no other causes which have been identified to be specific. Doctors believe that the condition is related more to the specific physical build of a person.
How To Reduce Perspiration in the Groin Region
# The first line of treatment is to keep it 'cool and dry'. As it is obvious to understand, the higher the temperature is, the more will be the sweating. So, give yourself sometime and have a cool nice shower for about 15 - 20 minutes. The coolness will keep the sweating from occurring for sometime. Once you are done with your shower, work your towel to the fullest to dry yourself completely. Any wetness in the groin area may aggravate the sweating.
# After drying off thoroughly, apply a generous amount of talcum powder to your groin, including your buttocks, inner thighs and the genitals. The powder will help absorb the moisture or the wetness if you sweat later, and leave your groin area dry. Some brands of talcum powder provide a cooling effect when applied to the affected area. It's a great relief, especially for those who suffer from excessive groin sweating leading to severe itching and irritation.
# When you are suffering from any type of sweating problems, you must let your skin breath throughout the day. This you can do by putting on some fresh and clean cotton briefs. Such clothes are airy, light, absorbent and comfortable too, especially in the summer. Ensure that your briefs are not too loose, because in that case, your thighs would rub against each other thus, making the sweaty area worse.
# It is better if you do not make use of any perfume or cologne to get rid of the odor. The sweat may get mixed with such products and produce an undesirable odor. There might also be a risk of allergic reactions.
# As mentioned above, obesity or weight gain is one of the factors which might lead to this condition. This is because overweight people have excess skin and fat which prevent air circulation in the area. Moreover, every time the person moves, the skin might get rubbed with each other thus, making the condition worse. So losing weight would do a great deal in managing the issue of sweaty groin.
# If you are in a habit of getting your intimate areas shaved off, then you might want to consider giving it a break or probably, lessen the frequency of the haircut. Although shaving your pubic area is considered hygienic, it might cause increased irritation and chafing.
The above tips to manage groin sweating are effective enough to work. However, if you are not getting any positive or desirable response through their use, then you may require medical attention which may involve specific medications and/or therapies.