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If you are plagued by excessive sweating, you are probably always on the lookout for a remedy. This is a guide about remedies for excessive sweating.

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July 28, 2010 Flag
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I have been using Certain-Dri 72 hours roll on for a couple of weeks, but I see little result. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I take showers every night and than apply it after an hour, like the directions say. I could use some help. I am starting school in September. Last year was horrible always having to use a jacket to cover it up, but still have the wetness under it.

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June 15, 20070 found this helpful
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Have your doctor give you a prescription for Drysol. This was originally used for sweating feet. However, it works under your arms too. I had a terrible sweating problem for years, but the Drysol did the trick. Apply right after a shower. I think you will only have to use it once or twice a week, but check the directions. I always recommend Drysol. It was a lifesaver for me. I found out about Drysol from a Dear Abby column when a reader had asked Abby for advice to stop sweating.

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August 3, 20100 found this helpful
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I've found that not all of the "clinical strength" antiperspirants work the same. I've found Secret to be the best with Degree an acceptable alternative. The directions on all of them say to apply before going to bed. I usually take a shower before bed, then immediately apply the antiperspirant. I don't get dressed right away, I let it dry a bit first. If I know it's going to be a particularly hot day, the next morning I will apply again.

Towards the end of each shower I gradually start to turn the water to cold to bring my body temperature down a bit. It's nearly cold by the time I step out. I dry off right away and then use Shower to Shower body powder on those spots where I tend to sweat a lot. Baby powder doesn't work nearly as well as the Shower to Shower.

If you have trouble with sweating under your bra, you might find placing a triangularly folded washcloth placed between the bra band and your skin keeps away a lot of the excess moisture.

Every chance I get throughout the day I use a very cold, wet facecloth and press it against my face and neck to bring my body temperature down.

Sorry this got so long, I hope it helps!

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August 13, 20100 found this helpful
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I have heard that Botox injections can help with over-active sweat glands. Go see your doc. Good luck, I can see how this would make you feel so bad.

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August 4, 20100 found this helpful

My son used to have that problem, and the odor that came with it. It was very embarassing for him. I ended up taking him to the doctors, and they gave him a prescription for an anti-perspirant that helped him with the problem. I'm sorry, I don't remember the name of it. But your doctor can help you. Good luck!

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August 21, 2006 Flag
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My niece has a problem with perspiration under her arms. She is only 16 years old. She has used every kind of antiperspirant imaginable but she still sweats badly and hates this problem. She doesn't have a bad odor under her arms, just the sweating that embarrasses her. What can she do to prevent this? I sure hope someone can solve this as she is very popular and smart and has a lot of friends and this really annoys her. I love my Niece and would like to help her.

God Bless,
Angelheart from Clyde, TX

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July 31, 20080 found this helpful

I've tried every deodorant too.but i'm just going to see what the doctor says because I'm not going to school with this sweating it is embarrassing I'm 16 too.

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August 15, 20080 found this helpful

Try Secret clinical and put on before bed time

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September 7, 20080 found this helpful

My best friend has that problem and shes so stubborn. I told her it's good for her but I mean she's like I HATE IT

Really guys, it's good. Find something that absorbs it not prevents it.

If you prevent it you will have like a huge problem

weating is releasing toxins and girls and boys, toxins aren't good.

Your spleen can only hold so much.

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January 24, 20090 found this helpful

Hey listen I know the best thing you could do go to a drug store and buy either certain dry. Since she's a young lady secret clinical protection it honestly works especially certain dri. Hope I helped.

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September 29, 2005 Flag
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I have a real problem with sweating and it is really embarrasing. I take dance lessons and within the first 2 minutes my clothes are wet and sweat is running down my face, it seems like anything I do causes this. Has anyone else had this problem and what can be done about it?

Thanks so much,
Helen

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July 7, 20070 found this helpful

I am still hoping there is an end to this problem. How I wish I don't sweat a lot...:-(

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July 20, 20070 found this helpful

Hi everyone, there is a product called Driclor which contains aluminium chloride. i had the same problem so i had it perscribed. its made especially for this and it really works. the problem is that it is a roll-on which you put on at night and wash off in the morning therefore it is only for armpits really. i would recomend as armpits are probable the place which releases most sweat.

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December 26, 20070 found this helpful

I once had the same problem, my armpits were driping wet anytime, anywhere. But then I've found a simple 3-steps sollutions that really helped me with my excessive sweating. Now I have put it on my website and hopefully it will help many of you fellow-sweating-brothers-and-sisters.

http://www.sweatinghelp.info

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February 2, 20090 found this helpful

My face sweats so much! it is so embaresssing! When i am in large groups of people or i start to get nervous when i talk to someone my face starts to sweat A LOT. Sometimes i often pretend I hear my cell phone so that i can go outside and try and cool off. Then once my face starts sweating so does my head and it is just gross. I am a college student and I am constantly at parties and out with big groups of people. I just want the sweat to go away. It is ruining my self-esteem.

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January 13, 2009 Flag
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My hands get bright red almost all the time. It started when I was 13, I'm now 38. It's very embarrassing, especially in front of an audience. My mother has raynauds, but her hands don't get red, they turn white. I haven't told my doctor yet, I don't know how he hasn't noticed. I feel very healthy and my blood pressure is normal, but as I approach middle aged, I am concerned. I would welcome any feedback from people with my same symptoms.

Pat

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January 5, 20100 found this helpful

Hello,

I am 48, have lived with hyperhidrosis my whole life, and with hands and feet of various shades of red, purple, even blackish, and a very strange temperature mechanism, usually being a lot colder than other people. Horrible, but am happy to tell you that the hyperhidrosis is not nearly as bad as it used to be- hands are OK most of the time, feet ok unless I have to wear shoes without socks, or go barefoot [then fear of the noise of sticking to the shoes or leaving a footprint on the floor makes me sweat as quick as the thought], also Ok on rest of body most of the time except if I am wearing something that would show if I sweat - then again its nearly as quick as the thought that it happens. I rarely get it like I used to where I would drip and soak my clothes all over in no time at all. I realize that my body responds to perceived 'threat', usually emotional - by sweating - when my mind doesn't perceive the situation as fearful at all. I haven't read from other posts whether the condition improves with age for other people. It affected me very negatively for a lot of my life as I felt disgusting, and couldn't touch others.

Anyway, its nice to know I am not the only one with these conditions, although I feel sorry for others with them. Anyway, for you younger ones - if it improved for me, I am sure that it will for you! I still have the redness and funny colours and coldness, and I think that may get worse with age. I am OK, normal colour, if I am warm, and a glass of red wine also helps. So at home, in the evening I am usually OK.

So a detailed post - have never done one before. I may upload an image one day of how my hands get.

All the Best, Grania

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April 1, 20100 found this helpful

I was wondering if anyone had discovered what the cause of this is as I have suffered with it for years. Thanks.

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October 17, 20100 found this helpful

The photos uploaded by Red look just like my hands when I have my "red attacks". The soles of my feet get that way at the same time. It is triggered by being a little warm, like in a warm shower, or getting warm under the covers at night. It'll wake me with intense burning frequently between 2 and 4 AM, but can occur in the daytime also.

The redness in my soles started first, and it was followed about 5 years later by my first attack of white, blue and red Raynaud's. The redness started in my palms about 2 years ago, and so I'm expecting that Raynaud's will appear in them in about 3 more years.

Although I do not yet have skin hardening, I've now been diagnosed with limited systemic scleroderma, and my scleroderma specialist says that the redness that appears without a preceding blue phase is likely erythromelalgia, which can co-exist with Raynaud's in people with scleroderma.

Anyone with Raynaud's is suspect for having scleroderma, and skin hardening may come late in the disease, or even never, as in scleroderma sine scleroderma (scleroderma without skin hardening).

You should get to a rheumatologist and ask for an ANA test by the old IFA methodology (newer methods miss the scleroderma antibodies). Your doc will need to specify that it be done by IFA, since most labs are now using the newer multiplex or ELISA assay. Also ask for the anticentromere B. test as a separate test. Also ask him to check your nailfold capillaries for the changes that take place in scleroderma.

Red palms and soles can also be from liver damage, but I have never been a drinker. I have the ultra-high ANA and anticentromere antibodies, and the nailfold capillary changes. Other signs of scleroderma are gastric reflux, swollen fingers, burning/hurting hands and/or feet, tendonitis, rotator cuff inflammation, body aches, alternating constipation and diarrhea, loss of hair on the limbs, huffing and puffing with mild exertion, chronic dry cough. I have all of this, but it all came on very slowly over a period of 25 years. In other people it can come on quickly. It's highly individual.

Here's a photo of my red soles after a warm shower.

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November 12, 20140 found this helpful

I have the exact same problem as VenSpa. Does anyone have any suggestions? This problem appeared about 6 months ago, and is making me feel embarassed and suicidal. Any remedies, cure, why didn't it happen before?

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February 7, 2013 Flag
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I'm so glad I'm not the only one. I will suddenly break out with a fine sweat on my hairline, cheeks, and neck, for no rhyme or reason. It happens in the middle of the night, or as soon as I get up, or even while writing this email.

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