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How to Deal with Hyperhidrosis at Home

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How to Deal with Hyperhidrosis at Home

It is common to experience excessive sweating when engaging in vigorous activities. But it becomes a problem when you are sweating excessively without a direct cause. It cannot be very comfortable to deal with the situation, but treatment can help. The hyperhidrosis New York specialists have some innovative and effective treatments to help you overcome your situation and lead a quality life. But there are also some home remedies you can adopt to minimize your sweating. In extreme cases, your provider can recommend surgical removal of the sweat glands. Here are some tips you can use at home to combat hyperhidrosis.

Research about the Condition

Understanding hyperhidrosis is a step ahead toward understanding how to manage it. The condition can be mysterious, but you can understand it and learn better ways to combat it at home with adequate research and consultations with your doctor. The condition mainly affects the hands, face, and under the arm, and you can experience episodes at least once every week where you constantly sweat throughout the day. When the condition is severe, it increases the risk of dehydration. You can evaluate any possible situation that could be triggering the condition to look for ways to reverse it.

Consider Antiperspirants

Blocking pores in your skin can help minimize excess sweating. Antiperspirants can be found in the local stores and pharmacies and help block the pores temporarily. The products contain aluminum-based compounds that will prevent the pores from releasing sweat. The sweat will fail to reach your skin surface and be reabsorbed into your body. Ensure you apply the antiperspirants in areas where you sweat most. Use unscented varieties when applying to your hands. Note that over-the-counter antiperspirants are to be used only for mild cases of hyperhidrosis.

Choose Your Clothing and Footwear Appropriately

If you are enduring hyperhidrosis, you might want to improve your wardrobe. Ensure you get breathable clothes made from cotton, light wool, silk, or other natural fabrics. You can also consider other advanced fabrics that can wick moisture away from your skin, especially when exercising. Invest in cotton socks if your feet are sweaty, and consider shoes made from natural material.

Shower or Bathe Frequently

More salts, sugars, and toxins are deposited on your skin when you sweat. Combined with other waste materials in your skin, these materials contribute to foul body odor. That is why it is necessary to take a shower frequently to avoid embarrassing moments. However, ensure you buy soap brads that can combat bacteria, and that will not keep your skin dry and flaky when used frequently.

Manage Your Stress Levels

Research shows that increased stress levels increase the risks of hyperhidrosis. Job or relationship stresses can lead to anxiety triggering bouts of hyperhidrosis. Therefore, try to minimize your stress levels by making positive changes and decisions to train yourself to deal with stressful situations. You can also try natural relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation, tai chi, and breathing exercises to cool yourself down.

Consider Herbal Products

Some herbal products have been used by certain communities over time and have proven effective in regulating sweating. However, not all products can be trusted. Therefore, consult your doctor and learn the best herbal products to help you. Some products that might help you include sage tea, vinegar, tea tree oil, or camphor and coconut oil combined.

If you think your sweating is out of the ordinary, contact the hyperhidrosis specialists at NY Neurology Associates for help. You can make a call or book our appointment online. 

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Great Resignation: How to beat Great Resignation with Employee Experience

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Great Resignation

The world was forever changed in late 2019 when the Coronavirus made its appearance. Countries shut down. Streets were empty. Companies held as best they could or were forced to close their doors. Many would believe that such an event would lead to employees wanting to hold on to their jobs. Typically, large numbers of resignations signify a good economy and abundant availability of jobs allowing people to follow passions instead of necessity.

Post-COVID employee experience is much different.

For two years, and some a bit more, people were forced to spend time alone, realigning the importance of human interaction, well-being, and happiness. This drive for more personal fulfilment, satisfaction, and growth stemmed The Great Resignation.

No longer were employees basing staying with jobs out of need or comfortability. Now they look for work-homelife balance, greater satisfaction and better employee experiences, or they will leave. So how do companies face this? How do they increase employee retention and improve employee engagement?

The secret is in employee experience.

Holistic Employee Experience

There are, of course, no quick fixes for the Great Resignation, small wins can motivate and drive longer-term goals for your organization. The Great Resignation—and COVID by extension—taught many employees that life meant so much more. That the daily grind working in offices with long commutes, stress, lack of rest or relaxation, and the hustle of strenuous work weeks while normal was not conducive to happiness and mental well-being.

But this shift can be used as a blueprint for better employee experience!

Companies who work on being human-centric in ideals, strategies, and decision-making can improve greatly their chances of stemming mass exodus. Post-covid employee experience is now the new golden standard, and it looks at taking a more comprehensive and holistic view of experiences.

How can you be more holistic and how does it help?

  1. Think beyond probationary periods – Your employees are more important than the first 30, 60, or 90 days of employment, and yet many companies stop professional development and training after these dates. Normalize career growth, evaluations, employee 360 reports, and feedback loops to keep learning and advancement in the scope of your employees. While doing this, you’re also keeping your strategies and Key Performance Indicators—KPIs—fresh as you go.
  2. Communication is key – Talk to your employees about what they need, want, desire, and what their ambitions may be. Learn your people like you want them to learn your company. With transparent and open communication, you are engaging with your employees and creating an environment of consistency, openness, and inclusion—aspects employees’ desire.
  3. Employee-centric Corporate Culture – It may seem like the best idea is to center your company culture around the company’s values, vision, and strategies, but this is only half the battle. Integrating employee experience into the fabric of company culture ensures the company is as focused on their employees’ happiness as their own. It creates a bond to grow engagement, which has an effect on employee satisfaction and experience. As these rates increase, so to can employee retention numbers and customer experiences.
  4. Life and work-balance Erasure – Should your employees have to ask for more work-life balance? No, they shouldn’t. When built directly into work environments or expectations, it becomes something standard instead of something to be sought after. Examples of this could be:
    1. Flex hours
    1. Unlimited PTO
    1. Work-from-home or hybrid offerings
    1. Expanded benefits to include mental health and free resources
    1. Altered work hour schedules

Rise of Human Experience

Human Experience is a viewpoint that blends aspects of customer experience with employee experience, important in a post-COVID world. Instead of viewing them as separate entities entirely, companies can connect metrics and measurements of both to view a more comprehensive experience. Employees are customers—or potential ones—and as such, so too can customers become employees. With this view, it refocuses employee experiences in direct answer to the needs stemming The Great Resignation.

Ways you can use CX strategies within EX:

  1. Employee Journey Mapping – Like in customer experience, companies can work on mapping journeys for positions within the company overall, building in professional development and growth from the outset. They can then alter these journeys through personalization when an employee fills that role.
  2. Monitoring metrics – connect goals, milestones, and trajectories with metric directly linked to KPIs. Think employee net promoter score (eNPS), employee experience (EX), employee satisfaction (ESAT), and employee engagement (EE), for example, as they can correlate with operational success as well as customer success with your organization.
  3. View of employees – view your employees with the importance you view your customers. You cannot survive without either, and just as you court customer loyalty for more profitable relationships, so to can employee relations boost revenue, growth, and expansion.

Remote and Hybrid Work

One of the lasting effects of COVID was the desire to work from home or have the flexibility to. According to Gallup, nearly half of full-time working Americans—45%—are still working remotely.  White collar workers have even higher percentage, coming in at 70%. After the shutdown, many leaders were surprised to find employees still wanted to work remotely. The Pandemic exposed an internal need for conducive work environments and flexibility.

The office and all it entailed wasn’t as attractive as some leadership believed.

It was agile leadership who switched to maintaining remote or hybrid options who won out against competitors. Record job openings only further highlight how living is more important, and work can no longer be focused on only paying bills. Organizations who shift better with their employees retain talent better.

Remote work is not the only fix, but it does show how views of work’s place have vastly changed.

Act on Meaningful Feedback

Closing the loop between you and your employees is more important than ever before. Simply hearing them is not enough. Active, empathetic listening pair with actions on a consistent basis is the wining combination. Employees not only want to know they are heard but that their input is valued.

Regularly checking in with your employees, and not only attaching it to their performance, creates a culture of partnership.

Ways to gain meaningful feedback to inspire data-driven action:

  1. Employee 360 Review [LN1] [SP2] – not to be confused with an employee evaluation, the 360-degree review is a way for all employees to gain feedback from peers, subordinates, and managers to assist employee self-evaluation.
  2. Pulse checks – a powerful anonymous survey tool. Pulse checks are in between annual reviews and keep the feedback coming for HR initiatives, but it can also inform business strategies that are employee-focused as well.
  3. Surveys – From satisfaction to engagement, the best thing you can do is ask your employees. Working from assumptions can lead you down costly mistakes. By asking directly you can get their true opinions—think of using anonymity to influence candid responses.

Final Thoughts

The biggest takeaway from this is: employee experiences is an important part of operational success. The evolution of its importance and what it means cannot be discounted. Doing so can led to higher employee turnover rates and you won’t retain your best talent. As employee experience continues to change, the forward-thinking companies with innovative leadership will make it to the top.


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