U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
ME
A 28-year-old female asked:

sweat profusely in armpits and behind legs. you can see it through my clothes. sitting on a leather chair also makes my legs sweat bad. what can help?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Hyperhidrosis: Profuse sweating may be due to an overactive thyroid,fever,aspirin,or estrogen deficiency but you are too young for the latter. Sometimes there is no known cause. These overactive sweat glands have been treated with external applications of antiperspirants or with surgery. Start with a consultation with a dermatologist for evaluation and perhaps a referral to another specialist will be made

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Jun 14, 2015

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.