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what are and treatments for excessive sweating?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Sweating: There is no easy answer but many potential causes. I would start by seeing your primary care doctor. Please let me know what is found.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How can I handle excess sweating?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
CertainDri or Botox: Antiperspirants containing aluminum chloride (ie: certaindri, drysol) help control sweating. Botox injections help with excessive sweating especially on the palms, soles, and armpits. The injections can be painful but the effects last about 9 months.
A 23-year-old member asked:

I have excessive sweating only during moderate physical activity, like during intercourse? Im soaking through blankets. Why am I dripping?

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Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 46 years experience
You are normal: People are different. Just make sure you exercise with moderation and not in sunny and hot areas.
A 30-year-old member asked:

I seem to sweat more than most people. What can I do for excessive sweating?

3 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Holly Barth
Dr. Holly Barth answered
General Practice 9 years experience
See physician: A physician can test to see if a hormone imbalance is the cause. If it is not, home remedies can include a strong antiperspirant (look for certain dri, containing aluminum chloride), and carrying paper towels or tissues in your pocket for hands. If that's not sufficient there are several options: Botox injections can help, Glycopyrrolate can be prescribed, or other surgeries in extreme cases.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How much should I worry about excessive sweating?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Depends: How badly does it bother you? Does it stink or is it just non-smelly sweating? You should discuss this with your primary care doctor who might recommend a dermatologist to look into this further.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What can I use for excess sweating if I don't have a doctor?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Excess sweating: Over the counter stuff is few and far to help but aluminum chloride anti perspirants can be found at your health food store and drug stores, wearing dri fit underclothes to help absorb the sweat, acupuncture is sometimes helpful. It is unfortunately something that may require more advanced techniques with prescriptions, botox, nerve treatments, etc.

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