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    Hiya, i'm 18, iv'e only quite recently got a visible amount of armpit hair, i find that i do sweat a lot from my armpits even sitting in the cold, does the hair forming and growing have anything to do with this? i have tried numerous amounts of anti perspiration and deodorants but i can only wear white or black but because of it i always have a cardigan on. help please!





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    Hi I am 49 and have always sweated quite a lot but generally when I exercise. However, just lately I seem to be sweating far more by doing very little and it seems only to be from my head. For example I would get ready in the morning wash and dry my hair but by the time I walk out of the door my hair looks like I have just stepped out of the shower and my face is covered in perspiration running down from my head. I have exhausted all possible causes with my GP and his only suggestion to possibly help was to take anti depression drugs or Botox which may not be an option as they would not inject my head to both options I answered no thank you. Is there anything of a natural nature which could possibly help or do I just live with it? I do not experience any flushing of any area when I sweat and have had many blood test and a 24 hour urine collection test to exhaust all avenues. All tests came up clear including one for Diabetis.





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    Have you been seen by a Consultant Dermatologist? You mention your GP trying to help but some things for this condition can only be prescribed by a consultant. If you haven't seen a dermatologist it might be worth asking your GP to refer you. I don't know of any natural 'cures' or things which would reduce the sweating but there are a lot of books available on natural, healing plants and how to use them - take a look on the biggest book-seller online and there is a huge choice. I do get a little relief from it by dabbing peppermint and tea-tree aromatherapy oils around my hairline and the main part of my head so that might be worth a try. I have posted a message in response to a post on 2nd November by Dennis and I have written about my experiences with different treatments and you might possibly find something useful in that.

    I have the same problem. I went to bed in a cool room, and the perspiration was dripping. from my forehead. A shower doesn't help, I tried it.

    You are showing signs of overactive sweat glands. Make an appointment with your doctor so that he/she can prescribe to you the necessary medicine to reduce the amount of perspiration that you are releasing.

    Hi, I'm 17 and I get really sweaty especially under my arms, my hands and my feet. It's embarrassing and very uncomfortable. Sometimes I have to change my tshirt more than once cause of the amount of sweat. I am currently using perspirex, a roll on anti perspiration thing, which has helped a little.





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    hi, i had the same problem - perspirex wasn't really working for me. try Driclor - it really does help and almost completely stops under arm sweating.

    I had problem underarm perspiration until I used the fantastic product Odaban. You can easily find it on the Internet and also read the rave reviews. It did sting a little the first few times, but I probably put too much on - you really need just a spot. It's British and they don't even have anything like it in the States!





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    A drionics or iontophoresis-therapy machine is a battery powered device designed to stop excessive perspiration. It sends very weak electrical currents to shock and temporarily disable sweat glands.

    I always get really really sweaty armpits so I get awful pit stains on my clothes and it's really embarrasing! I have quite sweaty hands and feet as well. I don't know what to do about it because I've tried every deodrant under the sun (even one that was designed for heavy perspiration) but nothing seems to work - I still sweat like a pig, even in the middle of winter. Please help!





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    I just watched a lady in your Bristol episode and she suffers from excessive perspiration especially around the head and face ,and Christiansaid there was a tablet available but it had side effects of dry mouth etc. I suffer terribly like this lady, and I would rather have a dry mouth than have dripping wet hair and face. Can you let me know what this medication is so I can ask my Doctor, PLEASE!!!





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    Hi Stella I take thiese tabs they are called propantheline bromide they do make your mouth very dry and they do work you can get them from your go hope is helps

    HYPERHYDROSIS My problem is that I perspire profusely from my head. This can be caused by simply washing my hair in tepid water, or bending to tie my shoelaces, or from any kind of exertion. I can be sitting quietly watching television and the perspiration can suddenly start to appear from my head for no apparent reason. Sometimes, my head will perspire on one side only and the other side will remain dry - this can happen to either side of my head. When this happens, (not very often) it's as though there is a line drawn from the nape of my neck, up over my head and down the middle of my nose to my Adam's apple. Whenever I go out to dinner, or dress in a suit with a tie, I start to perspire profusely. It's extremely embarrassing, as I have to take a towel with me wherever I go to mop up the perspiration. I should mention that this often occurs in wintertime, though it is much more frequent in summertime, even when I'm dressed in lightweight trousers and a lightweight open necked cotton shirt. It's as though my internal thermostat has gone haywire. I have tried to get help from the medical profession. The surgeon says I have problem with my hypothalamus, which controls the heat of my body but, due to its location in the centre of the brain, they cannot operate on it, because of the danger of damaging other nerves in that area of my brain. He did offer to help me, but could only offer a dangerous operation, which involves performing keyhole surgery under both armpits. The surgeon then collapses the lung to gain access to the sympathetic nerve, which he then severs, He then re-inflates the lung, withdraws the instrument and stitches up the keyhole. Then he performs the same procedure on the other side. Even if successful, it would only last for a limited period of time before the cut nerve ends re-grow and re-connect. The surgeon tells me that this operation would prevent perspiration from the top of my head down to my waist, but my body has to release its heat via the sweat glands and would therefore find another way out through other sweat glands in the lower half of my body. I think I would prefer to stay as I am, rather than suffer that embarrassment! I have tried a course of acupuncture, but that didn't work. I am almost 70 years old and, to the best of my memory, have been suffering this problem since my early teens. After well over 50 years of suffering, I'm tired and can get quite depressed. Can you please offer me any advice? As the sympathetic nerve is involved, I thought of trying hypnotherapy. I’ve even thought of trying regression to see if there are any answers in that area.





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    hi im 30 years old.i have three kids.a twin and a 5 year old.in my last pregnancy and my second c/section.which is 5 years ago i notice i have a hanging fatty bit at my lower abdomen and two fatty lumps under both of my arms which is growing and is now more visible than ever.they now hurt from the pressure of my arm on them and i think its giving me bad perspiration.i am growing very concern and uncomfortable and now feel i cant lead a normal life.its now embarassing for me when in public cause i think its noticable





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    i am not a big person and has never been throughout my life.so this is look ive now developed is scaring me

    If you haven't had sexual contact with anyone else before then i doubt its anything truely serious. Many girls have the same problem. Femfresh is a very good way of keeping odours under control due to its natural ph balance. Washing with soap and shower gels without a natual ph balance can often make the smell worse because they can irritate. Also, try wearing knickers with breathable material such as cotton to reduce perspiration, that always helps :) but definitely use femfresh from now on, if you havent already that is :)

    Hi, I am 19 years old and began going on medication called Oxytetracycline prescribed by my doctor for my acne when I was 17, in the last two years I have noticed an imbalance maybe in my hormones, presuming it may be an excessive amount of testosterone as since taking these tablets, they have rapidly increased thick long hair growth and excessive perspiration which is something I was never affected by. The hairs On my breasts are the worst as they cause really bad ingrown hairs and cause scarring. Please help





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    Hi, I'd go to your GP and request a test on your hormonal balance, and see how your cycle is too as anything you can tell them will help. Also mention the hair on your breast as they may send you to see a gynaecologist to check your ovaries. Hope this helps 😉

    DRICLOR! Thats the product for you. I'm 17 and suffered from excessive perspiration under my pitts since i was 11. It made each day of my life a misery, i really got down about it, its so humilating, whether i was hot or cold, nervous or relaxed i used to sweat. I started to use driclor and it worked brilliant, as i've seen from comments above, it does irritate the skin, making it a little sore and itchy, but the trick is not to use loads of it, just 2-3 rolls of it should do, and it works for a min of 2 days, usually about 4. I'm much more confident these days, a real life saver!!





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    Hi, at last, someone else who suffers from Hyperhidrosis all over! I am sitting typing this with perspiration dripping all over my computer in spite of trying to mop it up with a nice soft cloth! My hair is dripping, my nose and chin. This is a horrendous condition that keeps one a prisoner. Botox is not suitable neither are any deodorants or mineral powders, you cannot put all this stuff on your hair, head, neck, arms etc. Still hoping for a miracle or at least understanding of this horrible thing. Will try to put pictures onto this site. Good luck everyone!





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    Hi im 18 years old a suffer from excessive sweating under the armpits. its extreamlly embarrasing i get huge sweat patches that stain my white clothes, i have to choose what colour and style clothes i wear very carefully particuary if im going to a party ect and its bringing me down! within 5 minutes of putting a top on a sweat patch starts arriving and dosnt take long at all to get big. They occour when im hot,cold,excersing,doing nothing,nervous normal you name it. ive tried every deodriant even the ones designed for heavy perspiration but its no good! help?





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    Hiya holly i have had this problem for some time and I totally understand your dilema - You could dry Anhydrol forte which you can get from your GP or a good pharmacist - you put this on at night and wash off in the morning it does help takes a couple of days before you see an effect but prob the best thing you can use - I have had botox and surgery twice and it still has not worked waste of time and I did suffer - botox was sooooooo painfull and surgery gave me infections and had to have it done twice - still sweating these days - I too have to watch what colour of clothes I wear its a nightmare but please try the meds I recommend and see if it helps good luck

    Hi, Im 32 and have suffered with hyperhidrosis on hands and feet. I have had a course of the iontopheresis treatment on the NHS after seeing my doctor and being referred to a consultant. The treatment IS effective (great results!) but NOT permanent. It was twice a week for about 8 weeks if I can remember. I bought a kit to use at home to keep the problem at bay. If not used regularly, sweating will return. It is quite expensive though, but totally worth it if you are really held back by your condition. I would recommend it. I tried the dryclor too and it just dried my skin out and it peeled, without stopping perspiration. Iontopheresis is the best way to treat the condition at present that I'm aware of. Hope this helps.





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    where can you buy the kit and how much is it? this would be very helpful. thankyou

    where do you get this kit you talking about. i'm interested i would like to try the treaatment. is it ok for teenagers to use ?? THANKS

    I've got a similar problem to you. I'm 17, and consider myself quite healthy as a runner and healthy food eater. I started having abnormal underarm sweat levels in fifth grade, so the same age as you. I think it stopped for a little while, but over 90% of my life since then has been effected by it. The strangest part is that at a given moment, even if i have not been sweating for almost an hour, if I sit down i begin literally dripping sweat at a constant rate. It occurs at all times of the day, all temperatures, and all mindsets. My advice to you would probably be to try Drysol, a powerful anti-perspirant. I've read positive things about it, and I'm making a point to try it myself. The chemical aluminum chloride hexahydrate is what stops the perspiration.

    I am 15 years old and i sweat extreme amounts under my armpits. every single day i have really big noticeable sweat patches that nearly always manage to go through several layers of clothing. the sweating isn't off being to hot because i still get big sweat patches when im freezing. its really really embarrassing because i have to avoid lifting my arms up incase people see. i use anti perspiration every day and my sweating very rarely smells. but its the sweat patches that are effecting me and getting me down. is there any tablets or prescribed medication etc that could reduce or hopefully stop my excess sweating because it would really help me. i dont get sweaty hands or face but occasionally get sweaty feet, but i always get sweat patches under my arms. please please help me. thankyou





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    hey uhh im 15 as well! i sweat alot evean when the air conditionor is on ... i dont know why but i've gone tto the doctor about it and they've given me this "driclor" its a rollon its got something like 20% alluminium and it seemed to help with smell for me but i still sweat excess amounts. ive tried to do everything i can to stop it ive put tissues there but they fall out aswell, but unfortuneatly i cant sign up for embarrassing boddies because im from south Australia!

    I am a senior adult. About ten years ago I found that my perspiration under my arms was strange in that it itched horribly if I did not have a very heavy layer of XX stick deod on, and I had to dry under arms and put it on immediately after washing, then tend to my wet hair, etc. But for the past several months I have developed a horrid odor in my hair, mostly the lower back of my scalp...neck area. The odor positively fills the room I am in. It could best be described as Doritos with an added dirty smell. I have tried using Dial antibacterial soap, both gold bar and liquid bath soap Dial. I have used Selsun Blue for itchy scalp, as the top of my head itches all the time. Any suggestions, even on what kind if dr to see?





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    As many people here are saying, it's good to know I'm not the only one suffering from this problem. I have tried to deal with it for many years now, with not much success. Particularly as a woman, it's not nice to sweat heavily when you believe (mistakenly perhaps) have everyone is running around all summer as dry as a bone. I work in a job where I have to meet quite a few important people and, although I'm not actually nervous of meeting them, I'm nervous about facial perspiration. However, I would add that sufferers are being made to feel 'abnormal' because so many of the photos in magazines are airburshed, to remove signs of sweat. Let's face it, if it's hot weather or you've been doing vigourous exercise, you're going to sweat - it's the natural thing to do. The problem is magazines like 'Heat' with their stupid 'circle of shame' photographs, making young people believe that sweating is unnatural. Wrong. So you sweat - so what. We mustn't all become brain-washed into thinking that there's something wrong with us - there isn't, we just perspire more than some other people. Please let's all try to stay positive and not feel like wierdos - we're not.





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    Hey Guys I am definately in the same situation as all of you- but i know that we are not the only ones xD!Me and my friend are both going through this but we are doing it TOGETHER - it is great to have someone who is going through the same thing as you and who will completely understand. My excesive perspiration started last summer and i find it really hard because i do alot of sport and so i feel that more people will see my problem. However i don't wear dark tops i still feel confident to go out with bright coloured tops however wherever possible i wear vest tops so it is less obvious ;-) First off i tried dove then sure then soft and gentle none of these had an effect!NOw though i have moved on to triple dry which i have to say has some effect but the sweat patches are still there :( Me and my mum have been researching it though and i am going to start trying driclor from the advice you people have given me. At the moment my friend is on treatment from the homeopath and she says it works alot better but it is still there. So i would recommend this treatment as if you get treatment from doctors with lots of drugs in them then you could get addicted and there can be even worse side-effects :S We have also been watching lots of clips of advice but most of them are from america but what they are saying is that you need to do lots of things to make it better not just use and anti-prespirant. You need to wash regularly and also use an anti-bacterial soap in the shower, this kills off the bacteris which make you smell. You also need to rethink your diet- lots of fruit and veg., atleast 8 glasses of water, and try to cutout alot of your processed food eg. crisps, chocolate :(, sweets and cakes. The more natural and whole the products are the better they are for you and your sweat. Also if you shave your armpits and get rid of the hair -less sweat occurs There is also alot more products availible in america -my granny is going out there and she is going to buy some for me to try out- if any of them work i will post something on here to let you guys know ;-) there are things like a chemical solution that you put on once a week overnight which goes into your skin and blocks the sweat glands. I don't know how good this will be or if it has any side-efects i will tell you ;-) There are also sweat patches which you can get which you stick to your armpit. These come attached to t-shirts as well but you guessed it - they are from america :S If any one has any help or extra advice please help me!!!





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