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How To Stop Sweaty Armpits

Updated on May 8, 2011

How To Stop Sweaty Armpits

No I'm not talking about the kind that can be taken cared of by simply using a deodorant/anti-perspirant. I'm talking about severe sweating that your clothes get soaked with perspiration even if you use anti-perspirants. To say that this can be embarassing is truly an understatement.

Yes it is quite normal to sweat heavily specially when it's hot. For some people, however, sweating is a big problem even if at normal temperature levels. This hub will show you how to finally stop sweaty armpits so you can gain back your confidence and lead a happy, normal life.

What You Can Do To Stop Dripping Armpits

Excessive sweating in the underarms is a medical condition called axillary hyperhidrosis by doctors. Here's just a some of the things that you can do to stop sweaty armpits along with the odor that comes with it.

  • Keep your body clean. Avoid reusing clothes that you have worn before specially if you have perspired on them.

  • Chili, onions, garlic, alcohol and coffee can stimulate sweating. Avoid them as much as possible.

  • Regularly apply anti-perspirant. I know that some cases are so severe that anti-perspirants don't work. Read on and I'll tell you how to deal with the severe cases.

  • If you start sweating because of anxiety or panic attacks, treat the cause of the problem. Sounds common sense but you'll be surprised how many people neglect using common sense.

  • Botox can help you treat excessively sweaty underarms. However, keep in mind that Botox ® is just a treatment and not a cure. The effect will eventualy wear off and you have to do another treatment. This can be expensive.

  • Use a stronger anti-perspirant that contains aluminium chloride solution. Anti-perspirants that contain aluminum chloride are proven to help with excessive sweating. Certain Dri ® cost only $4.69 from Amazon.

  • Iontopheresis, may help if hyperhidrosis is so severe that even aluminum chloride solution can't remedy. It involves putting the affected area of skin in a liquid. A small electrical current is passed through the liquid. This is not painful or unpleasant but the treatment has some effect on the sweat glands.

  • As a last resort, you can try surgery but this is risky. Surgery doesn't always work and if it does work, there's a chance that sweating will start elsewhere in the body.

It's always best to consult your doctor if your underarm sweating is severe.


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      zara 6 years ago

      lol init it helps like loads

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      annoymous 6 years ago

      this didnt help

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      viveresperando 6 years ago from A Place Where Nothing Is Real

      great hub!

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      idk 7 years ago

      hi apperantly putting lemons in a bucket of water can help so maybe bathing in it??? I'm not sure i have never tried it

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      Curing Excessive Sweating 7 years ago

      Great hub! There is new scientific research that indicates that there might be a risk when using antiperspirants on a regular basis (specially for women: enhanced risk of breast cancer). So if in doubt, use the natural methods that the creator of the site recommends.

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      Gary 7 years ago

      I have used Certain Dri and I can say that it DEFINITELY works! Best stuff I ever used. I highly recommend it. You can get it at most pharmacies.

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      Holla 7 years ago

      What Wonderful news i can start living my life thanks to your easy steps. I am so glad days of sweating are over!

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      jimmy  7 years ago

      use perspi guard i use to sweat so much, through layer after layer of clothng, nothing seemed to work. i ordered perspi guard at or summet and after a few weeks my worst problem with my body vanished. appple ever 4 nights ive found, at night when sweat glands are least active. its been working for over 5 months now, im going to buy another bottle today, totally worth it! only a tenner, and pasts for 6 months about. good luck all, dont suffer unnecarserily! xx

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      pankaj 7 years ago

      thanxs for making it simple. it helped me to add some relevant information

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Ah you read my mind dear sir. And I thought I was a sly fox! :D

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      Kudlit 8 years ago from Laguna

      Hehehe. I'm not speaking from experience if that's what you want to know.

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I had second thoughts if I should comment or not for people might think.... nah, i just dropped by to say good hub, my friend! :D