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Antibacterial Properties Of Sweat
My underarm smells awful evrytime it sweats even though I use antibacterial soap and deodorant. Help?
I sweat uncontrollably and it's embarrassing, is there something that causes this and what can I do?
Hyperhidrosis: When excessive sweating occurs unpredictably without triggers such as high temperatures, vigorous exercise or nervous situations, it is called hyperhidrosis. It’s due to overactive sweat glands. It may be hereditary, but sometimes due to other problems like hyperthyroidism, menopause or anxiety. Please see a doctor to determine what's appropriate for you (drysol, anticholinergic meds, botox, etc). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nighttime sweating: While sweating can be normal, there are also other causes of nighttime sweating that should be evaluated. I would start with a routine physical exam and get some lab work to determine if you have an hormone imbalance (thyroid would be my first concern). Night sweats can also be related to infection and certain cancers (not trying to scare - just be cautious and get evaluated). Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My body heats up when I become anxious and flustered, it causes me to sweat and ofter results in body oder, even after having showered, thoughts?
This is normal: The symptoms you describe are your body's normal response to a situation that invokes the "fight or flight" response. You can use an anti-antiperspirant, which will help with the perspiration and odor, but the best treatment is to find out why those situations cause you to be anxious and flustered. Psychotherapy might help a lot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Menopause: It sounds like you might be entering menopause. Especially if this is close to the age your mother went through menopause as daughters often follow their moms in this regard. This can be treated with hormones or medicine like Clonidine or nothing at all depending on severity. See your doctor to discuss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sweating w exercise: As you exercise, your body heats up from the activity. In ordrer to keep the temprature constant in the core of your body, fluid, sweat, evaporates on the surface of your skin by robbing heat of the body to create the energy for the sweat to leave the body and evaporate. As you continue to exercise and get better in shape, the body needs to sweat less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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