Remedies for Excessive Head Sweating

I am not sure where to put this question, but I have head and facial sweating so bad that I look like I take a shower every time I move around and sometimes when I am just sitting here. I am so embarrassed and the older I get the worse it gets.

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I can't do my make up or my hair and I don't want to go to the gym because after a while from my head getting so hot and the rest of my body sweating, I look like a drowning pig. Yes, I am over weight, but I have had the problem even when I was skinny. I have been to the doctor, the neurologist, the dermatologist, and the cosmetologist and guess what, nothing has been done.

I read on here something about putting Sea Breeze on your scalp and alum mixed with water, but I am unsure how much to use and how often. If anyone has any suggestions please email me through this site. Thank you.

By Angie Lucas from Caledonia, MI

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November 29, 20100 found this helpful

Before I became a mommy, I worked for an optometrist. We had a regular patient who had hyperhidrosis. She always looked like she just finished a work out (really sweaty). I never said anything to her about it, because it had nothing to do with her visits. After she became a regular patient, I didn't notice too much. I bet your friends and anyone else you see regularly notice less as time goes on, too.

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Have you ever looked into Botox? They were using it to help control excessive sweating before they were using it for wrinkles! I don't know if they use it for sweating of the face/head. But if they do, you'd have to go back periodically for more shots. It can't hurt to ask your doctor. Best of luck - I hope you find some relief soon!

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December 1, 20100 found this helpful

I had exactly the same symptoms as you Angie. I visited my doctor who prescribed Propantheline bromide tablets.They stopped the sweating almost immediately.The only side effect I had was a dry mouth. Which was a small price to pay. I live in the UK, I hope the tablets are available in the States. Good Luck.

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