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?
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I'm in the same boat! It IS embarrassing. I'm always happy when summer is over and the cool temps come back, but shopping or indoor activites are just as bad in the winter as summer. I don't own a single sweater, I'm too warm to wear them. I think I'd feel cooler if I lost weight, but then, when I think back, I was just as sweaty in high school and I was skinny then!
I'll be checking in to see if someone has some suggestions. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one, thanks, Helen.
Hi Wendee, Thanks for the comeback, I too am a bit overweight , but had the problem when I was a "twigee"and much younger, I am 65 and just starting to get involved with some of our communitee activities. This isn't helping me to feel at ease especially with new people, although it isn't a nervous thing , the sweating does make me feel uneasy.
Well, I have company. I used to go to the gym, until one day the lady behind the counter thought I had been in the pool and told me I should always dry off before walking around in the lobby. I sweat buckets. In the house, working in the yard, you name it. Will check back here to see if someone has a suggestion.
What you need is a deodorant stone. If you search with google you will find one. They work !!!!
This could be a hyperhydrosis problem. Many times it involves the hands and feet where water pours off. Very embarassing! Thinking about it seems to make it worse. It's something you are born with!
I agree with Syd about the possibility of Hyper Hydrosis (I have a cousin that had it). Here is a site with some good information on the subject: www.thebharat.com/
try certain dri at your local drugstore, im a teen and i sweat while im just sitting in class and iif it doesnt work get your doc to write a prescription for dry-sol its 5 bucks a bottle adn you can put it all over yourt body..and it works, saved my life! :)
Hi Helen, me too. Mine is from hot flashes. I can't take any estrogen type replacements, not even over the counter due to estrogen positive breast cancer. I feel dirty all the time. I change during the night and all. It's just awful. I hope you find some help. I wish I could.
I tried a lot of things and spent a lot of money. For me the cure was so simple. Just balance the body's pH. Go to www.gohtn.com/marinaskinner. Try a free 30 day supply and let me know. Good Luck!
It's called hyper hydrosis. Excessive sweating. I suffered from it for 15 years (15 to 30 yrs old) and i'm 5'8 and 115 lbs. It has nothing to do with body weight or exertion. I resorted to wearing only black up top or skimpy tank tops in the summer since i would sweat thru any article of clothing about 5 min out of the shower. I tried every type of deodorant to no avail. Don't waste your money or time. Ask the pharmasist for Drisol. Its over the counter and availble in roll on or stick. You clean the area thoroughly, dry thoroughly, then apply. I am allergic so it burned like a son of a .... for the first while. But I didn't care. I followed the directions (only continuied to use a mind deodorant daily for regular odor even tho the bottle says not to). I now use it about once a month. I have never shopped so much in my life. I cannot believe the choices out there! I immediately went out and bought a closet full of colorful tops and threw out all my black clothes!
Ok, same issues but for me, I can be cold, still sweat. And, it was so bad for me, i could not wear shirts that were tight in my armpit area. cause, especialy if it was a lighter color, within a few hours, id have large wet marks.
so, i have discovered something, im doing searches now to share cause i knwo how much this sucks..
so, not sure if this will help everyone but....
I had been sick and normally sweat puddles. I had been eating alot of ice this time cause i i was so dehydrated. Noticed the 2nd day, i was sweating very little. Didnt think much of it... Long story short, next time i got sick, same thing.
So, i was like, ok, im going to try eating ice at nice (just a cup full) and then see what i feel like. So now, i eat ice everynight. Just a cup, thats all. I rarely sweat. Today I am in a shirt that is tight on my armpits, i have not had a single spot all day. Ive been doign this for about 3 months now. Its so great. Its the only difference ive done. Its not even like drugs or anything. Just ice...
I did test it, i went 2 days with out ice, next day, i was sweating on my drive to work with my car still so cold i could see my breath....
So, hope this helps you guys out there...
I am SO happy that I am not alone with this problem. Like Wendee, I'll be checking this site every day. When I am shopping.....by the time I reach the check out....I am soaking wet. My hair is completely wet....like I just got out of the shower and hadn't towel dried it yet and my face is bright red. A couple of times the clerks did not want me to leave the store. Once, a manager called for an E-Unit thinking I was having a heart attack. It is really embarassing.
I am a veteran sweater - and have adopted certain strategies. For example, wearing natural fibers as much as possible, as synthetics make me hotter. I also wear layers as much as possible, as it allows me to adjust to the temperature. When it is hot, sometimes, on the other hand, synthetics can be good because they don't wilt. I sometimes carry around a battery operated pocket fan, to cool myself off, and also spray myself with cologne on my wrists, at my neck, etc. (the alcohol is cooling.) I also have decorative handfans for warm weather.
I blot my face with ever-present Kleenex, and use replaceable cotton squares as powder puffs, because they absorb moisture & are easily replaced. I like my hair long enough to put up, so I can keep it off my neck, too. I also don't have hair around my face - (like bangs) because it would get wet. If I fluff my hair out with my fingers, it will dry fairly quickly, especially as I try to get a good hair cut, in long layers. I also used to wear bandannas and scarves on my head sometimes - but that doesn't go so well now as I get older - even though it has come back in style.
Do a search on "Hyperhidrosis" (commonly mispelled "Hyperhydrosis"). There's a lot of info. about this out there.
THE BEST THING THAT WORKED FOR ME!!!
ok, i used to sweat unbelievably.. i'd just put on a new shirt and within 10 mins sometimes it'll be drenched under the armpits.. the main problem i think had to do with stress, etc.. but anyway..
nothing worked... except HYDROSOL its like a roll on my GP recommended and it helped so much! u apply it at night b4 u sleep and wash in the morning.. i would use it about once or twice a week.. i used to go through 3 shirts a day cos of the sweat, but now i can use the same one ALL DAY without a drop of water..
the only problem is i can't find them anymore in the pharmacies.. i think they took them outta da market!?!?! hope not!!
I am still hoping there is an end to this problem. How I wish I don't sweat a lot...:-(
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.
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.
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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