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How To Avoid Sweat Under Arms
Hyperhidrosis: Is the medical term applied to the condition of excessive sweating. See a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. The condition can be improved with Botox injections, treatment with topical medications (aluminum chloride, antiperspirants), iontophoresis and surgery). You can find more info at www.Hyperhidrosis.Org. ...Read more
Powders: Apply powders such as gold bond may help keep the legs cool and from rubbing or chaffing. Also wearing breathable materials such as cotton could help. ...Read more
Hyperhidrosis: There is a medication that your doctor can prescribe. ...Read more
Seasonal changes: Increased heat and humidity causes most skin-types to produce more oil. If your skin is oily to begin with, it is much more apparent in the summertime. Use an astringent twice daily, a light rather than heavy moisturizer, and try and keep cool and don't forget the sunscreen. Excess hair can be permanently removed by electrolysis though it is rather expensive. Other options - waxing, shaving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can liposuction get rid of the pendulous skin under my arms? I want to get rid of the wobbly fat and skin under my arms. Can liposuction help with this? How often do patients need to have the skin removed as well as the fat?
No.: No, generally arm lifting surgery is necessary to remove “pendulous skin" under the arms. Liposuction surgery alone will likely leave you with loose/irregular/unattractive skin. Best to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience helping patients in this area. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I tend to get sweaty feet in the summer. What can I use to make them not sweat so much or to keep my sandals from smelling, and keep them dry?
Sweaty feet: Lots reasons your feet can smell. If you feet sweat alot you can bring a 2nd pair of socks with you when you go out. You can also apply baby powder to the inside of your socks or between toes. Alternate the shoes that you wear, making sure that if your shoegear is wet that they dry before you wear them. Soaking your feet in epsom salt can also help. If the problem persists ask for a podiatrist. ...Read more
How do I keep my hands and armpits from sweating at random times?I its really embarrassing. Any natural ways to treat it? Thanks
Hyperhydrosis . . .: Not an easy problem, for many people. Simple measure would be to first try Drysol--used to be prescription, now OTC, I believe. If this fails and the problem is severe, there is a prescription medication that you could try, but there are risks of side-effects, so please discuss with your doctor. Best of luck. ...Read more
Unavoidable: Other than wearing supportive garments, it is unlikely that you can do anything to improve skin elasticity beyond what your genetics have in store for you. Excesses with tobacco use or sun exposure and repeated weight fluctuations may cause diminished skin elasticity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible heat rash: Several possibilities include heat rash, allergic dermatitis (e.g. to change in laundry detergent), and untreated 'jock itch' which is fungal. You should first try drying agents, e.g. goldbond; if that does not take care of the problem see your PCP who might refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more
Chin skin: At your age, there are some exercises of the neck muscles that can provide some toning and improvement as there is close association of the neck/facial muscles with the skin. Exercises probably won't be totally effective. Other options include skin resurfacing with dermabrasion, laser treatment, liposuction or even a face lift, but these are pretty aggressive treatments. ...Read more
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