Why am I constantly sweating in the groin area. I am 53 yrs old and overweight. I sweat so much it feels like I urinated in my pants. How do I fix this problem?

(Last Updated: Mar 4, 2009)


Excessive sweating is a medical condition known as hyperhidrosis in which there is an excess of sweat secretion. This is primarily caused by hormonal and endocrine imbalances, certain medical conditions, excessive weight and even certain psychiatric conditions which lead to nervousness and sweating. Sweating in any part of the body can cause intense discomfort and embarrassment, especially if it is accompanied by an unpleasant odor, but when there is excessive sweating in the groin area, it is a cause of even greater embarrassment and intense discomfort. It can also lead to other problems such as jock itch, redness and peeling of the skin in the affected area. The main reason for heavy sweating in the groin area is the growth of the tricophyton rubrum fungus. This fungus thrives in moist areas and the groin and genital area provide an ideal environment for it to grow. Luckily you can rely on simple techniques to treat this problem.

If you suffer from this kind of excessive sweating around the groin and jock itch, it is crucial to maintain strict hygiene by washing and drying your genital area properly. You should wash yourself at least twice a day, taking care to dry yourself thoroughly. You can also dust some anti-fungal powder in the affected area to absorb the excessive sweat and prevent the growth of the fungus. In addition to this, you should change your underwear regularly, always using fresh underwear after a shower. Opt for cotton underwear that allows your skin to breathe and do not wear ill-fitting underwear. Unlike popular belief, drinking water does not increase sweating. Instead you should constantly keep drinking water to keep your body well hydrated and your body temperature in control. This will reduce the sweating. The body will get rid of the excess water through urine and not through perspiration. It is also recommended to drink green tea twice a day to reduce sweating. You can also consume 1 tsp of honey mixed with 1 tsp of cider vinegar to decrease the amount of perspiration. Garlic is also excellent for reducing excessive sweating, so you should use garlic liberally in your food preparations. Apart from that, you can also swallow one clove of garlic with a glass of water first thing in the morning or crush some garlic with honey and apply it over the affected areas at night time. In addition to all this, you should monitor your diet, avoiding all greasy, fried and processed foods which get converted into sugar and increase the perspiration. It is imperative to exercise regularly and stay fit, since obesity is also one of the causes of excessive sweating around the groins. You should consult a health specialist and get into shape by maintaining a healthy, balanced diet and active lifestyle.

answered by G M


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