Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Quick Fix for Sweaty Armpits

Excessive sweating can be an annoying if not embarrassing. If antiperspirants are failing you then ask your doctor about Drysol or aluminum chloride hexahydrate. This is a topical prescription medication that is effective in reducing excessive sweating in 80% of the cases.

Drysol 20% is applied to dry skin at bedtime. Do not apply to broken or irritated skin. The next morning wash the area gently to remove any residual, then towel dry the area. Do not use any other deodorant. Repeat for 2-3 nights and then can apply once or twice a week. Any itching or tingling that occurs will subside after a few days.

Resources: International Hyperhidrosis Society
Photo: courtesy of hyperhidrosis.


Paul Westbrook said...

The other antiperspirant that is pretty effective is Certain Dry, which is available at most drug/grocery stores.

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Frilo said...

Is that really good? My impression is that using nothing makes two results after some time: The perspiration declines by itself and it is much healthier for the skin.
Greeting, Frilo (Branchen)

Anonymous said...

I did not know that and in fact I don't think my GP did either. He states I need to ecersis emore and reduce my weight. I know this is also true but this will not happen overnight, so knowing this is excellent

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Anonymous said...

I have heard some doubts expressed about aluminum-based products. There seems to be concern about possible long-term effects and even some mention of a connection between aluminum and Alzheimer's Disease.

Regards, David

Mark said...

I am going to try this as for some reason, anti persperants seem to do the opposite and make me sweat more.
Not at first, but later on in the day.
I often find it more comfortable just to use a deoderant, rather than a anti persperant.

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Sweaty Armpits said...

There are also other natural methods that will help you to stop your excessive armpit sweating.

Does anyone has any experience with these type of methods?

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Anonymous said...

Great tips. Look at these dry skin care tips.

james said...

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Anonymous said...

doesn't work.

Sweaty Armpits Treatment said...

Hyperhidrosis is a fairly common disorder shared by millions across the world. By definition, Hyperhidrosis is the excessive sweating of the head, face, hands, feet and armpits no matter the temperature or conditions.

The sweating is erratic, unpredictable and uncontrollable. You do have some options.

To stop the excessive sweating try:

1. Drysol

Drysol is a prescription deodorant that works wonders for underarm, hand and foot sweating. Apply it to your hands, feet, armpits or anywhere else you sweat at night before bed. You only need to apply it once a day - it's not like regular deodorant. This stuff is Clinical Strength. Beware of irritation with Drysol. You may have to take a day or two off from this treatment if your skin gets too dry, sensative or red with a rash.

2. Drink more water to lower your body temperature.

A lot of people are confused by this solution. They think if they drink more water, it will give them that much more fluid to sweat out. This is totally incorrect. Drinking more water cools your core temperature and will alleviate some of the excessive sweating. Of course now you'll need to worry about all those bathroom breaks. :)

3. Drink Green Tea or Sage Tea at night

Tea contains an astringent property which will dry out oils and prevent excess moister from escaping the skin. It essentially drys you from the inside out.

In addition to helping your complexion, green tea will neutralize many of the toxins that create the pungent odor in sweat. By the way, that odor is caused by bacteria that treats your sweat as a breeding ground. Gross!

4. Try Certain Dri (non-prescription deodorant)

You can buy this one at most pharmacies. Certain dry is a little less abrasive than Drysol so you won't need to worry as much about irritation. It is however a little less strong. You'll want to gauge your level of Hyperhidrosis by first trying Certain Dri. If your sweating continues, upgrade to Drysol and that should do the trick.

5. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol and caffeine

Don't underestimate the power of your diet. Onions, Garlic, Curry, Coffee and a whole host of other ingredients are powerful triggers for hyperhidrosis sweating. Cut out some of these cultprits and see gradual but noticeable results. Add leafy greens and tea into your diet for a positive effect on sweating. Changing your diet will really cut out the spontaneous sweating from your daily lunch breaks.

6. Try Iontophoresis treatments.

This is more of a phase 3 solution. Try the clinical deodorants and diet fixes first. However, there is a treatment called Iontophoresis where you place your hands and feet into bowls or plates. The plates are filled with mineral water. Connected to the plates is an Iontophoresis electromagnetic device. Gentle electic pulses are distributed through mineral water. The minerals bond and temporarily change the nature of your sweat pores to block the sweat. This treatment works well. You can learn about it through the Source link I've provided below.

7. Try a Sage Tea Soak

There's something called a Sage Tea solution what you do is...
a. Buy Sage Tea from your supermarket
b. Fill a large bowl with room temperature water
c. Put the sage tea bags in the bowl and let the tea dissolve a bit.
d. soak your hands for 15 minutes in the bowl.

Sage Tea will act as an astringent to dry the skin and prevent excessive sweating for many days to follow.

Don't just do this soak one day. Do it everyday for 5 days straight (15 minutes at a time) and you'll see great results.

If your hands tan from the tea, just wash them in the sink with antibacterial soap. The residue will come off easily.

8. ETS (Endoscopic Thorasic Surgery)

If the sweating is bad enough, some people will opt towards ETS (Endoscopic Thorasic Surgery). This is, however, a LAST resort. I recommend you try everything else possible before opting towards surgery. You can speak with your Dermatologist to find out more.


Anonymous said...

Okay ill try it my sweat stinks alot