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please help quickly!!

Postby sweaty #2 » Fri, 14 Jan 2005 11:36 am

ok...i'm 15 years old and i just got my sweating problem like...a year ago. i dont know why it came, but i really really want it gone. im going to be in this play and i cant really act the part w/my arms against my sides. i really need help to get rid of this; ive tried antiperspirants like....certaindri etc. they helped but they made my hands and feet start sweating really bad, and they didnt even completely cure my problem. someone please help me!!!!! im embarassed to tell anyone, even my parents, and they'll probly say it's natural or something. HELP!

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Postby Jianada » Fri, 14 Jan 2005 12:27 pm

Not much you can do about it mate. Your parents would be right to tell you that it is natural. Everyone sweats. Antiperspirants will help, but your body needs to sweat to cool down so if your underarms aren't sweating then other parts of your body will. Deodorant is better because it does not contain the aluminum that antiperspirants do, which may be harmful over extended use.

If you think that you're perspiring excessively, then you should see your family physician. Though I doubt that you are. You're getting to the age where you naturally sweat a lot and your armpits are going to get wet. Nothing you can do but make sure you don't stink.

Best antiperspirant I've ever used was the Gillette Clear Gel. I stopped using it because of the aluminum thing, but you could give it a try in a pinch.

Good luck! Try not to worry about it too much though, we're all sweating. 8)

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Postby ALERT! » Fri, 14 Jan 2005 12:44 pm

Jianada wrote:Not much you can do about it mate. Your parents would be right to tell you that it is natural. Everyone sweats. Antiperspirants will help, but your body needs to sweat to cool down so if your underarms aren't sweating then other parts of your body will. Deodorant is better because it does not contain the aluminum that antiperspirants do, which may be harmful over extended use.

If you think that you're perspiring excessively, then you should see your family physician. Though I doubt that you are. You're getting to the age where you naturally sweat a lot and your armpits are going to get wet. Nothing you can do but make sure you don't stink.

Best antiperspirant I've ever used was the Gillette Clear Gel. I stopped using it because of the aluminum thing, but you could give it a try in a pinch.

Good luck! Try not to worry about it too much though, we're all sweating. 8)


Then you're wrong Jianada. Haven't you heard that Botox treatments are very effective in curbing sweating? Apparently, once session can help curb excessive sweating for 7 months. Of course there is consideration of the cost involved in anything cosmetic, so it really depends how desperately one wants to curb oneself dripping.

Sweating is normal no doubt, but for those who suffer from a reflex action of the nervous system that over stimulates the sweat glands then I think some medical help should be sort.

ALERT!

Postby ALERT! » Fri, 14 Jan 2005 12:46 pm

Jianada wrote:Not much you can do about it mate. Your parents would be right to tell you that it is natural. Everyone sweats. Antiperspirants will help, but your body needs to sweat to cool down so if your underarms aren't sweating then other parts of your body will. Deodorant is better because it does not contain the aluminum that antiperspirants do, which may be harmful over extended use.

If you think that you're perspiring excessively, then you should see your family physician. Though I doubt that you are. You're getting to the age where you naturally sweat a lot and your armpits are going to get wet. Nothing you can do but make sure you don't stink.

Best antiperspirant I've ever used was the Gillette Clear Gel. I stopped using it because of the aluminum thing, but you could give it a try in a pinch.

Good luck! Try not to worry about it too much though, we're all sweating. 8)


Then you're wrong Jianada. Haven't you heard that Botox treatments are very effective in curbing sweating? Apparently, once session can help curb excessive sweating for 7 months. Of course there is consideration of the cost involved in anything cosmetic, so it really depends how desperately one wants to curb oneself dripping.

Sweating is normal no doubt, but for those who suffer from a reflex action of the nervous system that over stimulates the sweat glands then I think some medical help should be sort.

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Postby Jianada » Fri, 14 Jan 2005 2:32 pm

As I said, if you're sweating excessively then you need to see your physician.

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Postby DRYSOL lover » Fri, 14 Jan 2005 2:36 pm

Go to a dermatologist (or maybe even doctor here, I have no idea), explain the problem, and ask the doc to prescribe DRYSOL.

Drysol is a great product. You roll it on at night for the first 7 days or something. The first few nights it will sting as there is some sort of alcohol in it. You shower like normal. After 7 days you only have to put it on once a month at night, or so they say. After I did the 7 days I basically never used it again---only once a year, once every 2 years? I haven't used it in years and I still do not sweat excessively under my arms.

This doesn't mean I don't NOT sweat (wow, triple negatives!). I do, but in normal amounts like when I'm exercising. I don't sweat as much under my arms when I'm exercising as I do in other places, but that is because the product closes your pores in some FDA-approved way. YOU ONLY USE IT IN THAT AREA, though.

It might sound bad to use a product to close sweat pores as your body DOES need to cool down, release toxins, etc. But you have pores all over your body and the ones in your armpits are just one place. They don't all close and they're not completely closed, it is something more scientific than that. You will just end up controlling your sweat in that area. Often times it's anxiety based or hormones based at your age, which is why DRYSOL is specifically given to people with those symptoms.

Hope this helps! I think it's a great product and have never had any health problems as a result of its use. My sisters stole it from me when they saw how awesome it was.

Armpit dry for 8 years and counting,
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Postby seasider » Sat, 15 Jan 2005 11:30 am

You can get Driclor here, in the chemist (can't remember which one but I've definitely seen it). I used it for a while a few years ago but I worried about the ingredients, and figured the sweat has to come out somewhere! I now use Mitchum.

It's normal to start with this in early teens - I'm guessing you're in puberty and your hormones are going haywire. It should settle down a bit, at least. Just make sure you are clean and you shouldn't smell. Keeping armpits (and those other important little places) hair free will help. Male or female. ;)


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