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ask: Embarrassing sweating condition Plz help me

By Keisha lee
 
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Hey there i realized that i've started gaining a lil weight which doesn't bother me because im a thin person im 5'4 and my weight is 124 pounds but also that i have a little fat under my arm pit and i've also realized that these days i tend to sweat real plenty which can be very embarrassing , i thought maybe it was the deodorant that i was using so i switched it. unfortunately the sweating is still occurring and i realized that its only in public that i just begin to sweat from my arm pits please help me for this sweating is really embarrassing. could it be because of the fat tht i've gained under my arm pits or is it tht i just cant find a suitable deodorant i've never experienced this before in my life until now im 18 going on 19

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Maryann Gromisch RN Guide

Hello Keisha Lee,

Axillary hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excess sweating of the underarms. An estimated 2% to 3% of Americans suffer from this and problems tend to start around puberty.

Treatment option include antiperspirants containing aluminum chloride and prescription strength antiperspirants containing aluminum chloride hexahydrate. Sometimes, medications called anticholinergics are prescribed. Botox injections are another type of treatment.

Iontophoresis is done using water to conduct an electrical current through the skin. A more invasive procedure is surgical tumescent liposuction which involves removing the sweat glands.

Consider talking with your primary care physician. Your doctor might begin with a prescription strength antiperspirant.

All the best,

Maryann

June 27, 2013 - 5:04pm
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