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Does shaving your armpit hair reduce sweating or armpit temperature?

Does shaving your armpit hair reduce sweating or armpit temperature?

Let us see: Sweating has nothing to do with underarm hair. You'll sweat the same amount hair or no hair. Sweating has nothing to do with underarm hair. You'll sweat the same amount hair or no hair. ...Read more

Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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Hi im 22 y/o I have no armpit hairs. And I even notice that if im sweating, my armpits are not which is weird. What to do? Need help. Thanks..

Hi im 22 y/o I have no armpit hairs. And I even notice that if im sweating, my armpits are not which is weird. What to do? Need help. Thanks..

Unusual!: You may have been born without the glands & follicles that produce sweat and hair. If you sweat normally everywhere else, that's not a problem (actually a blessing!), but you need to check with a doctor to be sure that you don't have an underlying endocrine or sympathetic nervous system problem that somehow stopped hair & sweat glands from developing in that one area. ...Read more

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My daughter (2) has had increased sweating to hands & feet since infancy. She now developing armpit odor and fine armpit hair. Watch and wait or endo?

My daughter (2) has had increased sweating to hands & feet since infancy. She now developing armpit odor and fine armpit hair. Watch and wait or endo?

Mgt: I would recommend an endocrine consult. There are several conditions that may be considered. Was she exposed to any medications recently? How is her growth? Are there any medical problems? ...Read more

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In past 4 months (from July till now) I had 10 night sweats, hair and chest and a bit armpits got wet, my shirt too. Is something wrong?

In past 4 months (from July till now) I had 10 night sweats, hair and chest and a bit armpits got wet, my shirt too. Is something wrong?

See your doc: Hi. That's not normal. See your doc, get a blood count, thyroid tests, etc. And what about that lymph node? Any weight loss and/or loss of appetite? Good luck! ...Read more

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Does shaving your arm pit hair stop you from sweating as much?

Does shaving your arm pit hair stop you from sweating as much?

Yes: Shaving or other methods of hair removal especially laser hair removal helps to decrease sweating which also helps to minimize odor. ...Read more

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Will shaving my armpit hair reduce body odor?

Will shaving my armpit hair reduce body odor?

It might: Armpit hairs can slow down sweat evaporation and trap oils and smells. But even if you shave closely, if you don't keep the armpit clean, you can have an odor. Some people also need a deodorant or antiperspirant to keep odors down. I personally think some odor is natural and that we tend to get overly concerned here in the usa. ...Read more

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Where's the best place to measure body temperature? I have excessive sweating and my armpits are cold so when I measure my temp then it shows low temp

Where's the best place to measure body temperature? I have excessive sweating and my armpits are cold so when I measure my temp then it shows low temp

Adult: The best temp is from oral temp in adult, unless you are looking for minute changes, then rectal temp is most accurate. This is used for basal body temp variations for ovulation. ...Read more

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Hi. I heard that Armpit hair increase Odors. Does I should remove it to reduce odors?

Hi. I heard that Armpit hair increase Odors. Does I should remove it to reduce odors?

The hair can: Be a conduit for bacterial overgrowth so if yu feel its necessary to shave go ahead but also good hygiene and what you eat contributes to odor and of course use deodorant ...Read more

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My underarms are really dark and I have two or more hairs growing from the same follicle, is there any way to lighten my armpits and reduce hairgrowth. The skin there is also bumpy and uneven and sometimes resembles pimples where the follicles are.

My underarms are really dark and I have two or more hairs growing from the same follicle, is there any way to lighten my armpits and reduce hairgrowth. The skin there is also bumpy and uneven and sometimes resembles pimples where the follicles are.

Acanthosis: If the skin in your "underarms" is significantly different (darker, "velvety" in texture = bumpy) then you should see your physician for evaluation. This type of skin change in the neck folds and in the axilla can be indicative of a more serious health issue and needs proper eval. Your doctor can then refer you, if needed, to the proper specialist. ...Read more

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How do you reduce sweating in your crotch and armpits?

How do you reduce sweating in your crotch and armpits?

Hyperhidrosis: There is a medication that your doctor can prescribe. ...Read more

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How to reduce sweating in the armpits?

Aluminum chloride: Aluminum chloride can stop sweating in the underarms. There are pills like glyccopyrolate that stop sweating. Iontophoresis involves reversing the calcium channels and can stop sweating. There is a surgical procedure called a sympathectomy that can also stop sweating. ...Read more

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Precocious puberty hi, we have an 8 1/2 yr old boy. We are noticing that his underarm hair is visibly darker and has visible upper lip hair. He is prone to developing body odour, though does not drink enough water and sweats easily. We raised the conce

Precocious puberty hi, we have an 8 1/2 yr old boy. We are noticing that his underarm hair is visibly darker and has visible upper lip hair. He is prone to developing body odour, though does not drink enough water and sweats easily. We raised the conce

Andrenarche: What you are describing all fits with the activities of the adrenal glands, which can become more active a couple years before puberty.Boys first sign of puberty is the change in their testis from peanut size to giant olive. Your info was cut off mid sentence... I see this in normal kids. If concerned get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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My arm hairs are standing up. And even when I'm at normal body temperature and sometimes I feel them move by them self,?

My arm hairs are standing up. And even when I'm at normal body temperature and sometimes I feel them move by them self,?

Arrector pili muscle: You are feeling the Arrector pili muscles in your skin and arms contracting, and causing the hair to stand up. This is part of your normal body temperature regulation, and can happen in warm and cold settings. Do not be alarmed that you have noticed the muscles doing their job, many people are able to perceive this motion. Interestingly, these are the same muscles that give you goose bumps. ...Read more

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Hello I want my arm hair to fall. I don't wanna use any product like wax or epilator or whatever. How can I reduce hair naturally?

Hello I want my arm hair to fall. I don't wanna use any product like wax or epilator or whatever. How can I reduce hair naturally?

Can't: There is no way to naturally stop hair growing in one particular place - it will still grow. Your options are waxing, shaving, or electrolysis. ...Read more

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High temperature, sore throat, stiff neck, sweats headache behind eyes and back of head. It throbs when I stand up from bed but subsides. Hurts when cough.

High temperature, sore throat, stiff neck, sweats headache behind eyes and back of head. It throbs when I stand up from bed but subsides. Hurts when cough.

Sounds a lot: Like INFLUENZA (FLU!!!!) Drink lots of fluids, takes Aspirin or Acetominophen for the fever and REST!

If symptoms continue or worsen...Call your Primary Care Provider (PCP) for advice and possibly a hands on examination!
Good Luck BE WELL!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Prevent ingrown hairs on armpits & genitals after shaving. And how to identify. Are they dangerous??

Prevent ingrown hairs on armpits & genitals after shaving. And how to identify. Are they dangerous??

Not dangerous: Using a sharp razor is helpful to prevent ingrown hairs. Also not saving your genitals is a good idea. You could consider laser or electrolysis to decrease the need for shaving and the risk of ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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At what age does my son have armpit hair?

At what age does my son have armpit hair?

See below: Average age to develop axillary hair in boys is 14 1/2 years. ...Read more

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Is there any way I can grow my armpit hair faster?

Healthy diet: Just as with helping any hair on your body grow at its best, it helps to eat a well balanced diet. Taking a "hair, skin and nails" vitamin/mineral supplement may help too. ...Read more

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I do not get why I don't have armpit hair, should I be concerned?

I do not get why I don't have armpit hair, should I be concerned?

Anything else?: Some women never get their periods or any armpit or pubic hair. These folks have androgen insensitivity. If you have normal adult body hair elsewhere, I'm not familiar with what you describe -- please forgive me and ask again. ...Read more

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Constant sweating from armpits, it tends to be worse when in public.

Adrenalin: Is the cause of axillary (armpit) sweating and is released by "stress". It is controlled by the computer in the lower part of the brain which is sensitive to poor diet, particularly all the sweet stuff. ...Read more

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Sometimes in my armpit I feel as if there is hair under it and it's being pulled, when there is no hair why is that?

Ingrown hairs: From your description it sounds like you remove the hair in the armpit yet something still feels like it's there and pulling. This is likely because you are developing ingrown hairs. You will not be able to see them (they grow in) and they can cause discomfort and even get infected. Stop shaving / waxing. You can apply a little 1% cortisone cream. Antibiotics if the hairs get infected (red, puss). ...Read more

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Basically, my armpits are always like waterfalls. I sweat so much. It's winter here and I'm sweating like a shower. Why is this?

Hyperhidrosis: Excessive sweating is a common condition. It can represent some common illnesses but it is easily treated usually. Your physician will want to do some testing to determine if a treatable illness is causing this symptom or if you just need treatment to lower your sweating. ...Read more

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How accurate is armpit hair for drug test?

How accurate is armpit hair for drug test?

Very accurate: Hair tests for drugs are very accurate. It doesn't matter where the hair grows on your body. ...Read more

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I'm a guy shy about my armpit hair, is that weird?

I'm a guy shy about my armpit hair, is that weird?

Personal choice: Come to think of it, I don't believe that I've ever seen anyone's armpit hair in my office. Many people in the U.S. Tend to keep their armpit hair hidden from public view much of the time. I believe that it's up to the individual whether to reveal armpit hair or not. I think it's perfectly ok to reveal it in the right situation and if a person is comfortable with it. It's up to you. ...Read more

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Perspiration (Definition)

Perspiration or sweat is the production of watery fluid from the skin to help regulate the ...Read more