Underarm Sweating

  1. 0 Sorry in advance if this is not the place to be talking about something like this, but here it goes.

    Ever since I hit puberty I have had a problem with excessive sweating of my right armpit. Nothing I have tried has worked. I have spent hundreds of dollars on 'Clinical Strength' antiperspirant and various deodorants, but NOTHING has worked :angryfire! I even tried some home remedies like "rub underarms with apple cider vinegar at night, then apply deodorant in the morning", baby powder, antifungal powders/sprays/ointments....again nothing.

    Not only is this problem embarrassing beyond belief, but it ruins everything I wear! I have a white 'spot' in the right armpit of every scrub top and shirt I own, and there is nothing I can do to get the stain out!

    I feel as though I am at a loss.

    Before someone asks; No, I have not seen a doctor about this yet. I was hoping to get it handled on my own.

    Any suggestions would be great, thanks in advance!
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  3. Visit  ScrubMan0416 profile page

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    From 'Twin Falls, ID'; 28 Years Old; Joined Jul '08; Posts: 25; Likes: 12.

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  4. Visit  Patient_Care_Asst profile page
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    I know that must be an embarassing problem. I used to work with a nurse that had a similar problem and I remember he taped ABD pads under his uniform before starting his shift in the locker room.

    Apparently this worked out for him.

    However, I would probobly seek the advice of a physician anyways. Who knows, they might have a treatment for the problem.

    Hope that helps.

    My Best,
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  5. Visit  texaspancho profile page
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    I am an excessive sweater myself, and I finally broke down and saw a dermatologist. She prescribed Drysol, an antiperspirant. You put in under your arms at night, wash it off the next morning. After a few days, no sweat. It takes a few days to block the sweat plugs. I love that stuff, and I am a person who would sweat when it wasn't even hot.
  6. Visit  topic profile page
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    Before leaving a room I always have to wipe my face and neck of w/ paper towels because I am drenched w/ sweat. Plus the heat is always on because most of the residents get cold easily so I am always sweaty. I make a joke out my "issue" w/ staff and residents. I know my perspiring is obvious, so by pointing it out myself, laughing at myself, gets everyone else laughing instead of wondering, "Does she feel that dripping off her nose?" Turning my freakiness into laughter has helped to relieve my anxed and hopefully cut-down the "whispers".
  7. Visit  cbc1147 profile page
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    Hi,

    I read an article from Dr. Oz I believe it was that for excessive underarm sweating where no other ointments, deodorants, or various remedies worked he referred the patient to a dermatologist who injected botox into the sweat glands. I mean Im not endorsing it, just wanted to share the info for you. I never had to try it. But for the patients of Dr. Oz it worked. Here is a website for some more information.

    http://www.botoxseveresweating.com/

    Good luck, hope something works out for you.
    virgo,student nurse likes this.
  8. Visit  acl0727 profile page
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    White undershirt and old spice deodorant/antiperspirant works for me lol
  9. Visit  DavidFR profile page
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    Quote from acl0727
    old spice deodorant/antiperspirant

    *shudder*

    Sorry, but even your perspiration would smell better than that stuff.

    I find a bit of Hugo Boss does the trick.

    Personal tastes, I realise.
  10. Visit  applewhitern profile page
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    I have heard of the botox treatment for excessive sweating, also. There is also a surgery for this.
  11. Visit  GiantJerk profile page
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    When I am at work I can never stop sweating. I have to go stand in front of a fan every once in a while to cool off. My cousin had a sweating disorder and had botox injected into his arm pits and now he doesn't sweat.
  12. Visit  Argo profile page
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    Its natural. I sweat alot too. My son sweats alot.... my sister sweats alot.... fortunately I work in or and change my scrubs if its excessive. I also find that cutting the caffeine, especially coffee really cuts down on perspiration. Monster energy drink doesn't make me sweat... coffee does.
  13. Visit  commonsense profile page
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    Quote from ScrubMan0416
    Sorry in advance if this is not the place to be talking about something like this, but here it goes.

    Ever since I hit puberty I have had a problem with excessive sweating of my right armpit. Nothing I have tried has worked. I have spent hundreds of dollars on 'Clinical Strength' antiperspirant and various deodorants, but NOTHING has worked :angryfire! I even tried some home remedies like "rub underarms with apple cider vinegar at night, then apply deodorant in the morning", baby powder, antifungal powders/sprays/ointments....again nothing.

    Not only is this problem embarrassing beyond belief, but it ruins everything I wear! I have a white 'spot' in the right armpit of every scrub top and shirt I own, and there is nothing I can do to get the stain out!

    I feel as though I am at a loss.

    Before someone asks; No, I have not seen a doctor about this yet. I was hoping to get it handled on my own.

    Any suggestions would be great, thanks in advance!

    If you're still looking for OTC remedies try certaindri, I used to sweat just like you, it'd be 55 degrees outside and i'd be riding in my car without the heater on and my armpits would be still be waterfalls. You put certaindri on every night before you go to bed and it plugs the pores under your armpits (instead of just covering them like most deodorants). Then when you wake up you put on your normal deodorant and you're set to go. It might not work for everyone, but i'd recommend trying it before getting botox injections or surgery.
  14. Visit  cherrybreeze profile page
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    I've heard good things about the Botox treatments for this, but beware. It may "paralyze" the sweat glands in one area of the body, but the result is, another area picks up the slack. So, you may get your underarms to stop sweating only to have your butt crack compensate (for example).

    I would suggest trying the Certaindri also, or perhaps a derm may be able to give you a prescription option.
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  15. Visit  Uncle Porkchop profile page
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    I second the use of Certain Dri. I've dealt with hyperhidrosis for as long as I can remember and tried virtually every possible remedy out there. Certain Dri works great. If you find that your skin is a bit too sensitive, try Maxim antiperspirant. Same basic idea, but they also offer a sensitive skin roll-on. Not the cheapest stuff in the world but much easier on the skin. Just check Google or Amazon.

    Of note, it may take some time before you notice any improvement. Trust me, stay the course. You'll be very happy with the results.


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