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I can't stop sweating

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by frugle, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. frugle

    frugle Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm getting desperate, I cannot figure out how to stop under arm sweat..

    For the past year I've been trying everything I have ever read and i'm running out of options.



    I started off by switching to all sleeveless T's ... which definitely helped, but came no-where near fixing anything.

    So I started working on it, like not holding my arms closed all the time... (letting air in the area)

    again not fixing..

    so I started switching deodorants , from anit-persperant to not (trying to not have the "weak dam" effect (a sudden wash) ) gels to pastes...


    finally 2 months ago I started shaving under my arms (not to weird, I already shave my legs for cycling) which seems to have sort of helped but not as much as I had hoped...

    after that I switched through deodorants again, landing on the 8 dollar degree deodorant (which only gives you about as much as a lip balm stick) and again, I feel like it might be helping a little... but not resolved.



    So... I feel like I've gotten it down to manageable... but it is still annoying.... I mainly have a problem at dinner situations where I'm sitting still with my arms at my side.... obviously in any nervous situation.

    I'm sure a lot of it is hormones, being as I'm under 21, but is there anything else I can do?


    it's so weird... it's like my torso is always a different temperature... my hands/arms can be freezing.. but I can feel my torso burning up...


    anyways...weird subject, thanks for replying.
     
  2. cldpsu

    cldpsu Senior member

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    I have no solution but my arms usually get sweaty to. My armpits. That and my back. summertime is terrible. In a car, my back gets so sweaty. I usually wear a tank top just to drive in and then take it off and put on what i really want to wear when I get out
     
  3. frugle

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    but see for me it's ONLY under my arms.... it's so weird.


    and I'm tired of wearing clothes that hide wet.
     
  4. adversity04

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    I just recently switched to Mitchum and it seems to be working better than Toms of Maine did for my sweating. I also shave under the arms which reduced things quite a bit.
     
  5. Karo

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    Go see a doctor, maybe they'll suggest something like laser treatment to kill your follicles to permanently keep your armpits from crying stinky tears.
     
  6. Musselma

    Musselma Senior member

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    Go see a doctor, maybe they'll suggest something like laser treatment to kill your follicles to permanently keep your armpits from crying stinky tears.

    This. You spent all this time and money trying to figure this out when you could've just gone to see a doctor and saved a ton of time and at this point, probably money if you've really tried that many things.
     
  7. BrettChaotix

    BrettChaotix Senior member

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    Assuming you mean that you wear them under your dress shirts and longsleeves, why would you switch to sleeveless Tshirts?? I mean, yes it might be just a slight bit cooler but wouldn't a tshirt with sleeves serve to absorb some of that armpit sweat before it showed through on your outer shirt?
     
  8. frugle

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    well really, the only money I've spent trying was the deodorants.... I needed new Ts anyways.... so that's maybe 30 bucks... I'll look into seeing a doctor.
    Assuming you mean that you wear them under your dress shirts and longsleeves, why would you switch to sleeveless Tshirts?? I mean, yes it might be just a slight bit cooler but wouldn't a tshirt with sleeves serve to absorb some of that armpit sweat before it showed through on your outer shirt?
    actually no... it doesn't make since, but when you wear a regular T, they are so tight that the tshirt soaks up all the sweat, basically holding it in place.... once that one is wet, the moisture moves to the outer shirt. If you don't have sleaves... you have a lot more air to dry the moisture in the pittular area.... (since your shirts normally provide more space) weird, but it did help quite a bit.
     
  9. Realbadass

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    Just read your post and decided to sign up, i think i can give u some advice that might help.

    I used to have the same problem, i was sweating lots, but just under my arms, wether it was cold or warm . . .

    Dont bother trying all the common deodorants, they wont help. I guess you are, like me, suffering of a condition called Hyperhidrosis (google it for more information - theres more people with that problem than you think!) What really helps is "aluminium chlorid". You should be able to get it in pharmacies, maybe u have to go to see your GP to get a perscription for it - i am sure if u ask him about aluminium chlorid, he will know. Its not dangerous or anything, dont let the name fool you. [​IMG]

    Its usually a clear gel, u put it under your arms before going to bed. I usually use it every second night, and i tell u - its magic . . .

    Since im using it i HARDLY ever sweat, maybe sometimes in summer if its really hot - but thats normal i guess [​IMG]

    I have no more problems with wearing tight shirts, ts or whatsover. It changed my life, its such a good feeling to know that u dont have to worry about those nasty stains and wet armpits any more.

    Hope that this helps you, if you have any more questions, let me know!
     
  10. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    ^ my mother used aluminum chloride. With great results. But that was back in the dark ages.
     
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  12. frugle

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    Just read your post and decided to sign up, i think i can give u some advice that might help.

    I used to have the same problem, i was sweating lots, but just under my arms, wether it was cold or warm . . .

    Dont bother trying all the common deodorants, they wont help. I guess you are, like me, suffering of a condition called Hyperhidrosis (google it for more information - theres more people with that problem than you think!) What really helps is "aluminium chlorid". You should be able to get it in pharmacies, maybe u have to go to see your GP to get a perscription for it - i am sure if u ask him about aluminium chlorid, he will know. Its not dangerous or anything, dont let the name fool you. [​IMG]

    Its usually a clear gel, u put it under your arms before going to bed. I usually use it every second night, and i tell u - its magic . . .

    Since im using it i HARDLY ever sweat, maybe sometimes in summer if its really hot - but thats normal i guess [​IMG]

    I have no more problems with wearing tight shirts, ts or whatsover. It changed my life, its such a good feeling to know that u dont have to worry about those nasty stains and wet armpits any more.

    Hope that this helps you, if you have any more questions, let me know!

    Thank you very much for replying! I will look it up... I've seen over the counter roll on stuff that sounds similar to what you said, but I'll look for that..

    Would I ask at like a CVS pharmacy or something? or go to a doctor?

    http://www.nosweatsurgery.com
    that just seems like an absolutely last resort.
     
  13. Realbadass

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    hmm . . i am from Europe, so im not 100% certain where to get it in the states - but i guess u can try any proper pharmacy first, and if they dont have it over the counter, who will get the perscription from your doctor easily! Try it, i promise you wont be disappointed - the result is amazing, its inexpensive and easy . . .
     
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    From my biology teacher, I would reccomend against the use of aluminum based materials (deodorants, anti-perspirant, and so on). He's read a great deal of articles that show a direct correlation between aluminum and Alzheimer's.

    Aside from that, how's your physical condition? I always believed that my sweat was from my horrible condition. During cross country season, I hardly sweat, but after the season ended, I begin to sweat once in a while. If the other advice people have given you doesn't work, try running.
     
  16. blackgrass

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    Perhaps you may want to check out Certain Dri.

    http://www.certaindri.com/


    +1000
    I had the same problem when I was younger. I bought certain dri as recommended by my doctor and it worked great. As I got older I found I didn't have to use it anymore...not sure why but it worked great when I needed it. I have seen certain dri at sold at Walgreens and other type drug stores.
     
  17. Journeyman

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    Aluminium hydrochloride is the active ingredient in pretty much all anti-perspirants. It works, as I understand it, by blocking the pores/sweat glands. Something to be aware of is that it can also turn the armpits of your shirts yellow. I don't use anti-perspirant, only a deodorant, as (even leaving the possibility of Alzheimer's disease aside) I don't like the idea of blocking my skin with minute fragments of metal, nor do I want to turn my shirts yellow.
     
  18. graf

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    although this prob won't help the original poster, i'd like to point out that after throwing away piles and piles of undershirts with yellow armpits, adidas came out with an anti perspirant/deoderant that uses cotton somehow instead of aluminum, and since i switched to it, no more yellow pits. it is fantastic. i buy it at walgreens. they don't seem to carry it at any of the grocery stores i shop at.
     
  19. frugle

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    From my biology teacher, I would reccomend against the use of aluminum based materials (deodorants, anti-perspirant, and so on). He's read a great deal of articles that show a direct correlation between aluminum and Alzheimer's. Aside from that, how's your physical condition? I always believed that my sweat was from my horrible condition. During cross country season, I hardly sweat, but after the season ended, I begin to sweat once in a while. If the other advice people have given you doesn't work, try running.
    That is true, the correlation between aluminum and Alzheimer's has been around for a while, but there hasn't been any significant evidence as of yet as to how much aluminum you actually absorb from deodorant, or whether it is actually any significant amount or not. I'm 6'4" and 167lbs.... I try to cycle about 100 miles a week.... I am not in perfect condition.... but I don't think i'm in bad condition.
    +1000 I had the same problem when I was younger. I bought certain dri as recommended by my doctor and it worked great. As I got older I found I didn't have to use it anymore...not sure why but it worked great when I needed it. I have seen certain dri at sold at Walgreens and other type drug stores.
    I tried it.....doesn't work for me.... it just made the sweat kind of goey.....weird.
     
  20. whallyden

    whallyden Senior member

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    The surgical solutions have terrible side-effects and the prescription antiperspirants are a joke if you have serious symptoms. There is really only one good option (if you have decent health insurance or the means): Botox.

    http://www.botoxseveresweating.com/
     

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