Sweat on Command

Earlier this week, my boyfriend Francis was visiting me at my apartment.
We were in one of our silly moods and when we both noticed that my hands were dry, he challenged me to make them sweat.

I went silent.

Francis said, “You know- you should practice your super power.”

“Shhh- I’m concentrating.”

Within 10 short seconds, my hands were glistening with sweat.
“Here, feel” I said, as I put my hand on his arm.

Francis was pretty impressed. I was too.

I knew I could probably sweat on command, but I had never really tried it.

All I have to do is think about my hands getting warm and they start tingling.

I like how Francis called it my “super power.” I hope one day I can use my power for good.

If only I could control the sweat and make them dry on command.

Oh well- maybe with practice I can! 🙂

Happy Reading,





14 thoughts on “Sweat on Command

  1. I love this! I remember talking to my mom once when I was younger about my sweaty hands and realizing not everyone can just think about it and feel their hands begin to sweat. That tingling feeling is spot on though! And yes I’ve always hoped it could act as a superpower….. Or at least come in handy (;

    • Hi Lauren! I love this comment! I’m so glad that I am not the only one with the tingling feeling. I don’t know many people with HH, so I don’t get to compare notes often! My sweaty hands were a great super power when I was a kid and my siblings and I would play tackle each other. With my slippery hands, I could get out of any hold! 🙂

  2. I’m not the only one?!?! I have learned to accept and be comfortable with it. My trick is… I show dry hands and have someone time me for 60 seconds. I show my hands every 10 seconds. I can have them dripping if I make a fist by the end of the minute. : ( Like you, it’d be nice to make them stop on command. I used it for good when I was in the desert for a very long time. Everyone with me had dried and cracked hands… not me… smooth as a baby’s butt. ; D

    • Hi Daniel- I love your comment! It’s really cool that you are able to show people how the sweat on your hands happens. I’m glad that you aren’t afraid to show your true self and “secret powers!” What a great defense against dry and cracked hands! 🙂 I’ve been using my iontophoresis machine and it’s working pretty well. With this success, I try to make my hands sweat like I used to be able to. They get all warm and prickly like they usually would, but the palms don’t sweat. Although the tops and sides of my fingers still sweat, this tells me this device is really effective!!

      • Really!?!??!?! What machine do you use. I haven’t tried any of the iontophoresis machines yet. I’m fairly certain I have tried everything else outside of surgery which I am not willing to undertake. To you and your “followers” ; ); I have tried Botox and let me tell you if you haven’t tried it… the process is very painful….50 needle pricks in each hand. Although, I think the Doc had a more difficult time administering the procedure than I did receiving it. I had some soreness 24 hours following the procedure. I didn’t experience any relief and it’s only meant to be effective for 6 months according to the physician I had administer the procedure. I’ll have to look into the iontophoresis machines. Again, thank you very much for sharing your experience and knowledge.

      • Hi Daniel! I use R.A.Fischer’s MD-1a Galvanic Unit. Vist http://www.rafischer.com to check it out! Treatments take 40 minutes- 20 minutes for each side of your body (right hand/right foot and left hand/left foot). If you have someone with you who can work the machine, you can treat both hands at the same time and it’ll only take 20 minutes. It’s suggested that you start off with 10 treatments, every other day. I started noticing results at the 7th or 8th treatment. After that, you can do treatments once a week for a while, then once every 2 or 3 weeks. You have to be really dedicated with this treatment option, and treatments will never stop. This is not a cure. The treatments can be a little painful, but are tolerable. Also, I notice that the tops and sides of my fingers still sweat because these parts of my hand are not touching the water in the trays. The entire palm side of my hand is dry though, and it’s worth it! Hope this helps!!

    • Hey Goog goog! I know, sweat can be really gross to people with HH too, even though we sweat all the time. It sucks to feel uncomfortable in my own skin and makes me sad and feel frustrated. If you ever wanna see what it’s like to live with HH, put a lot of hand lotion on your palms to the point where it doesn’t absorb. Thanks for checking out my blog and for your comment!

  3. I love that we sent this out to find others who have this superpower. I discovered my power I’m young age helping my mom open produce bags at the grocery store.

  4. Not only I can make my hands sweat and drip, I can my my feet sweat aswell. What I do is I do the feeling of like be furious and want to hit somebody and clench my fist for like 5 seconds. For my feet it just sweats, and it sweats on command. (doesn’t sweat when it’s hot, etc.) , but my hand sweats usually.

  5. Thank you very much for this post! The comment section and story have got me in tears. I’m very happy to find out that others struggle with the same sweaty issues that I do. Many thanks and good luck!

  6. I thought I was the only one, I’ve been able to make my hands sweat on command ever since I was young. Actually it’s not even a command. If i notice my hands are dry and even think about them sweating they will start to tingle and sweat. It’s such a curse because when I need them to be dry the most they are sweating!

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