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Old 07-07-2008, 10:25 PM   #1
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Too Hot To Knit!
Bah! I've hardly knitted at all this summer due to the heat and my hands sweating. I'm going through knitting withdrawal! I want so badly to finish the socks for my son and the sweater for hubby (the one I started over a year ago ) that I was supposed to have finished this past winter. *sigh* I don't even feel like a knitter right now since I've hardly touched any yarn or needles since about April :(

I'll try to get a little knitting in on those rare occasions my hands are dry, but, not more than 2 minutes into it, my hands start sweating again.

Oh well, I guess I'll have plenty of knitting to do when it cools down and my hands are dry enough to knit though, huh?? lol...

Anyway, just had to vent because it's sooo frustrating...lol
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:38 PM   #2
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I take you don't have a/c? We don't either so I feel for you! At least it's not as humid here most of the time, but 100 is hot no matter what. Stay cool!
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:24 AM   #3
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Actually, we do have a/c but it's the stupid hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) that's the problem. It's not bad in the winter when my skin dries out, but, in the summer, even with the a/c going, my hands still sweat profusely. I've tried different remedies but nothing has helped so far. I think I have it bad enough that it would require surgery to correct, but, the surgery involves collapsing the lungs, which I really don't want to have done...lol

I'm so sorry to hear you've no a/c! I cannot even imagine how horrible that would be on those super hot days, especially when the humidity goes up!
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Try bamboo needles. The bamboo will absorb the sweat. Avoid aluminum and nickel. Maybe that will help!
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I don't know if this would help...but can you baby powder your hands? I have a former co-worker that has that hyperhidrosis too.

I just found out that there is such thing as a liquid baby powder (have never seen such a thing, but apparently a friend of mine uses it to keep her legs from chaffing under her skirt)...might be worth a look...
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Ohhh bummer! Why would they have to collapse the lungs? That doesn't make sense to me!?
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The lungs must be collapsed to allow room for a surgeon to work. They have to make incisions in the armpit to locate the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands and cut the nerves that cause the sweating.

Yeah, I don't like the sound of collapsed lungs...lol
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The lungs must be collapsed to allow room for a surgeon to work. They have to make incisions in the armpit to locate the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands and cut the nerves that cause the sweating.

Yeah, I don't like the sound of collapsed lungs...lol
Yikes. I guess if it is enough of a problem though it would be worth it.
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I don't know if this would help...but can you baby powder your hands? I have a former co-worker that has that hyperhidrosis too.

I just found out that there is such thing as a liquid baby powder (have never seen such a thing, but apparently a friend of mine uses it to keep her legs from chaffing under her skirt)...might be worth a look...
I have tried baby powder and it doesn't help. My dr. prescribed Drysol a while ago, a prescription strength antiperspirant and that didn't help either. I have it so bad that often there is sweat actually dripping off my hands and I have to carry paper towels with me to absorb the sweat :( Really embarrassing when I have to shake hands with people!
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Originally Posted by Demonica View Post
I have tried baby powder and it doesn't help. My dr. prescribed Drysol a while ago, a prescription strength antiperspirant and that didn't help either. I have it so bad that often there is sweat actually dripping off my hands and I have to carry paper towels with me to absorb the sweat :( Really embarrassing when I have to shake hands with people!
Yeah...my co-worker is really sensitive about it too...she doesn't like to shake hands with ppl and such...

She thought about the surgery too...but opted against it aswell....
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