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Men are sweatier than women, even when you take body size into account. Scientists tested volunteers in a laboratory mock-up of a sweltering car. Men lost 250 g of sweat per hour, which was 70 g more than the women (New Scientist 1 June 2002)

About 3% of people say that they sweat excessively. Of course, we all sweat more when we are hot or anxious but excessive sweating may be partly caused by genes – 1 in 3 sufferers says that others in their family have the same problem. Sweating, accompanying hot flushes, is common in women at the menopause. Occasionally, excessive sweating can signify a medical problem (such as an overactive thyroid gland). Antidepressant drugs can also cause sweating especially of the head and neck (Dermatology in Practice 2005;13(1):24–6).

The uses of sweating

  • Sweating is one of the ways we regulate our body temperature – humans rely on the evaporation of sweat to protect the body against a hot environment (most other animals rely on insulation or panting)
  • Sweat helps to keep our skin moist
  • Sweating of the body and hands when we are anxious may occur for a reason – to help us escape from enemies if they try to grab us
  • Sweat from some areas of the body contains scents (‘pheromones’) that send secret signals to other people
  • According to New Scientist magazine (10 November 2001), sweat contains a natural antibiotic, dermicidin, that helps to destroy bacteria on the skin

There are two sorts of sweat glands.

  • Apocrine glands are found mainly in the armpits and near the anus. We each have about 1 million of these glands. They are really scent glands. The sweat that comes from them has a particular smell in each person, and probably includes ‘pheromone’ scents that send messages to other people.
  • Eccrine glands are responsible for sweating when we are hot. We each have about 3 million of these glands. Every 1 cm2 of the back has about 60 sweat glands. On the palms and soles, there are about 600 glands per cm2.
If you sweat excessively, it is not because you have too many sweat glands or that they are abnormally large. It is probably because there is a lot of activity in the tiny nerves that control them.

Worries about sweating

Excessive sweating can be annoying in two ways.
  • The sweat may show on your clothes (for example at the armpits) or give you embarrassingly sweaty palms.
  • You may be worried about the smell of the sweat. Sweat from most of the sweat glands (i.e. the eccrine glands) is not smelly itself (except the pheromones, which are so subtle that we are not consciously aware of smelling them), but it quickly becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. These bacteria break down sweat to produce fatty acids. It is these fatty acids that have the acrid, penetrating, pungent, ‘stale sweat’ smell. Arm and groin sweat is particularly rich in protein – a favourite of bacteria. Sweat from other parts of the body is saltier and less hospitable to bacteria. This problem can be approached in two ways: sweating itself can be prevented; or the bacteria that cause the smell can be attacked

Doctors are now becoming more sympathetic to people troubled by excessive sweating. They are realizing that excessive sweating can affect your work and social life (British Journal of Dermatology 2002;147:1218–26).

Dr Phil Hammond's entertaining and informative Expert guide to Sweating covers body odour, pheromones and Emperor moths.

Written by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Edited by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Last updated: Monday, October 13th 2014


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Posted by Tino on 16/01/2017 at 10:52

Hie I sweat a lot even if I walk 1km all my clothes will be wet how can I get help

Posted by Optional on 14/01/2017 at 07:44

Hi. I have this sweating problem for a long time. I use to be cold all the time even in 90 degrees and now I run too hot I mostly sweat all the time now. I do laundry( not hard work ) and my hair is soaked 3 inches down. I still down for Dinner and when I stand after Dinner my pants are soaked and my underwear is soaked. This is happening for many, many years 22 years. I have had my test done, know one can tell me y this is happening to me. Is there something nature I can take to help me to not sweat so much? I can't go out to party's, dancing, even in church I stare sweating just sitting. Don't know what to do next! Help Please

Posted by Carol on 22/12/2015 at 04:05

Hi. Im have this sweating problem for a long time. The sweating became less but it is still so uncomfortable. Not to mention that i live in a tropical country , whete is always hot. I only sweat on my upper body. Its weird that i dont sweat at all on my lower body but i do sweat at my sweat. I mean , it is sort of a good thing because i lose weight easier but it sucks that my thighs does not sweat at all that my upper body is smaller than my lower body. Thats the good side of it. But , it sucks when im in for an interview and i have really sweaty palms (not to mentioni sweat on my upper lip) It really sucks and its uncomfortable. I need advice and help

Posted by Optional on 08/12/2015 at 01:23

i sweat too much on the head when driving and driving is my career this has made my bosses to be scared of me advise

Posted by Maxine on 05/12/2015 at 05:48

I am constantly sweaty between the upper part of my legs, and no matter what kind of panties I wear, I can't seem to find any relief. Strangely, this is the only part of me that sweats this much. I never sweat so much that I leave stains in my pants, but I do sweat enough to stain my panties and cause itchiness and irritation... It bothers me because of the obvious reasons as well as the fact that this also happens during the winter. Could you please give me some advice?

Posted by Optional on 04/12/2015 at 10:51

iv got a flap on my tummy due to oparation,s but its smelly & red @ time,s why & what can i do

Posted by Optional on 08/10/2015 at 06:40

I sweat a lot only from my upper body that is from the area above my face ,backside and front side of my neck ,scalp ,forehead ,cheeks ,nose area or you can say the entire face sweat a lot most importantly the forehead and backhead.

Posted by JT on 23/08/2015 at 04:37

I'm trying to figure out why I sweat so much from my lower body during the day, but not from my head. My legs seriously get so drenched that with certain pants I sweat through. My Leah's act as my head should with beads of sweat why?

Posted by Cathy on 12/08/2015 at 01:11

Hi only 12 but i already sweat so much.i've tried everything but to no avail pleez help some kidz at school call me "smelly" or "toilet" now i dnt have any friendz.pleez help me i feel rejected and unwanted even at home

Posted by Optional on 12/06/2015 at 08:46

I started sweating a lot in middle school and I never knew why and I was definitely embarrassed. High School was the worst, I would wear deoderant, but it didn't last because I was a sweaty mess. Anyway I went to dermatologist when and tried drysol and it worked for maybe a week and the sweating started back. After trial and error my new dermatologist prescribed me pills called Robinul Forte and it really helped. But I didn't want to take pills all the time so I did my own research and came across Hibiclens. Hibiclens really helps if you have a smell with your underarm sweat. While showering I put hibleclens under my arms and let it sit for a couple of minutes and proceed to shower. It kills the bacteria that causes bad smells. So if you have smelly sweaty armpits, Hibliclens will knock the smell out. Being sweaty is really disgusting and I used to wear dark clothing all the time. Now I wear bright colors and everything just speak with your dermatologist or make an appointment to see one.

Posted by Optional on 09/03/2015 at 02:01

Hi I'm a 12 year old female. ( I have just noticed this sweating problem this year) well whenever I go to school and I have to wear uniform pants ive noticed that whenever I sit down for a long period of time my butt and pants feel wet.... But when I go to the bathroom I don really see any thing... I'm afraid it smells but I don't really know. I'm really embarresed by this problem so embarresed to the fact I feel uncomfortable just talking to my doctor or parents about it... Please help me. :(

Posted by Optional on 23/01/2015 at 01:48

When I sleep night time I got problem I get sweating very heavy just after midnight even in very cold night Iam worried about that please help me.

Posted by Optional on 18/01/2015 at 05:44

How can I stop this I was ok 3 months ago but kids have been making fun of me and it is affecting me because I don't know if it true because I can't be smelling my butt all the time I try but nothing is working

Posted by Optional on 15/01/2015 at 07:22

I'm twelve years old, and I sweat a LOT. I'm not sure if this is part of puberty, or it's a medical condition, but it's SUPER embarrassing. Any ideas on how I can take care of it and get back to my social life?

Posted by Optional on 12/01/2015 at 03:26

My hands are always cold and clammy/ sweaty. Everytime someone holds my hand they become sweaty and I don't know if that's because jn worrying if it's actually my hand sweating or if I'm worrying what they're thinking. Sometimes I'll just be laying in my bed and they'll be cold and sweaty without even doing anything. I haven't seen my doctor yet and thyroid does run in my family. Are there any solutions that can be done?

Posted by Letizia on 02/01/2015 at 09:33

USE, HYPERCARE. IT WORKS! Please try it. It only cost $14 and it will last you 6 months. It needs to be prescribed by a doctor or check on line. It saved my life. Good luck.

Posted by Optional on 14/12/2014 at 05:29

I'm a 13 year old girl and I sweat excessively in my underarms, even where there is not physical activity going on. I can be sitting in class and my arms will begin to sweat. I have been resorted to constantly wear black, even in summer, so I don't show sweat marks. This has been happening since I was 11, I think around the time puberty started, so could it just be hormones? It's becoming more embarrsing; is there anything I can do to make it stop?

Posted by Unknown on 01/12/2014 at 02:11

How can you kill the bacteria that causes the smell?

Posted by Optional on 21/11/2014 at 08:50

Dear Sir, I dont know why it happens but every time i am under some kind of pressure i start sweating i know it is my body's self defense mechanism but i am fed up of this thing. like in a interview while answering the question i began to sweat which led to my failure please suggest me some step to counter this.

Posted by Kelly on 20/11/2014 at 10:51

Ive been told at work that i smell, i start the day clean and smelly good, i sweat alot and have been told i will get in trouble at work if it happened again

Posted by Optional on 16/11/2014 at 12:38

uys, I'm having a problem in my genital area.. I found it wet by sweating.. and my balls got bed smelled.. do u face he same? I want to get rid if this problem.and. I want my genital area fresh and clean no sweating..

Posted by Optional on 10/11/2014 at 11:33

my thighs right belowwhere my leg meets my sideof outter vigina is always wet clammy I tried powers they just get all balled up.what can I do

Posted by Roger on 10/10/2014 at 09:25

I am always sweating and find it too hot everywhere. When i am bicycling or going outside (even in the winter) i can't wear anything other than short pants and t-shirts otherwise i have it too hot. Even in my classroom when the windows are open in the winter everyone's freezing and i have it too hot. What is causing this and what can i do about this. Sorry for my English.

Posted by Optional on 21/09/2014 at 02:20

I am a 40 year old female who has suffered with hyperhidrosis in my palms and feet ever since I can remember. It's a horrible deal because it's like any situation good or bad, nervous or not, would trigger the sweating. I would do online research and researched like there was no tomorrow until a light bulb came on and something told me to just talk to my doctor. I did and she prescribed Drysol in which my pharmacist gave me the generic Hypercare Solution. I was skeptical but did some research and saw several positive reviews. The first application was on 08/04/2014 and I applied it for 3 nights total. It was easy to apply and wrap my feet with saran wrap, but wrapping my hands was a task. I did it though. As of today I do not have any problems. I have even tested it by walking in flip flops in the blazing Florida sun(something I have never been able to do). I hope this helps someone because I remember attempting to take tests with sweat flowing off my hands wetting the paper, not being able to wear sandals or shoes without socks.

Posted by Optional on 28/08/2014 at 02:24

I sweat a lot and a year ago I did not have this problem I am 5ft 2in an I weigh 140 what is my problem

Posted by Michael M on 22/08/2014 at 01:23

I am A hard worker . That being said , I sweat more than any other worker around me . At the same time I have witnessed that they do not really care or work as hard as me . I really over exert my self . Not intentionally but that is the way I was made . Now the upper management has made concerns about my sweating . I am suffering from anxiety , stress , and most importantly life . I pray I can keep my job

Posted by Optional on 30/07/2014 at 08:57

Im a 42 year old female, I have always sweat lots and the problem seems to be getting worse. Its particularly prominent on my head face and neck, it literally just runs off me. It gets far worse when im nervous. Eg when im meeting new people. Its so embarassing, that i have to sit there with a towel, and im always so paranoid of it happening that I've cant even go to job interviews. Its quite upsetting. I eat quite healthily and I dont drink alcohol very often at all.

Posted by mrs grant on 24/07/2014 at 01:13

I am 60 yr s old. I sweat so severe that when i am working my clothes are so wet they look like they have just come out of the washing machine. The sweat runs down my face neck back etc.... I sweat more on the left side of my body than, on the right. Sounds silly really but, its so embarrassing i don't know what to do. Hope you can help. Thank you.

Posted by Abby on 16/03/2014 at 08:05

Ok those of u who sweat excessively this may help. I have hyperhydrosis I've had it for a couple of years now. I went to the doctors or a dermatologist and they prescribed somthing and told me to get certain dri it helped reduce may sweating a little but the main cause of my sweating is probly genetic because some of my family has it too also it gets realy bad when I get nervous or worried somone will notice my sweating then sometimes when I can tell myself I got this its ok have my meds on and a loose airy shirt on I don't sweat at all. But when I go to school I where a shirt whith a looseish jacket. Because I know someone is going to say how quiet I am now and I'll get upset and nervous,so u r not alone guys

Posted by Ajibola on 06/02/2014 at 06:31

Useful tips on how i can stop excesses sweating

Posted by ---- on 18/12/2013 at 02:36

I have been on ADHD medicine for awhile now and I have been trying new medicines due to the side affects of anxiety,sweating and so on. Now that I have a medicine that clears up most of those my sweating has seemed to stay. I play volleyball and we have to wear navy spandex this year and I'm dreading it due to my butt sweating. It's embarrassing and it seems that I'm the only one with this problem. I have been prescribed with the hypercare solution but it doesn't seem to work. Only made me sweat more. All I wear is black pants and I hate it. Please help me!

Posted by nana on 11/12/2013 at 11:35

any time people comes close to me, i start to sweat and it sting and it is not pleasant. please help me from this?

Posted by Optional on 30/11/2013 at 07:52

I am a African American male who struggles with intense periods of anxiety,In certain venues it results in sweating (excessively)in the last few months its really took place at my local church. It has gotten so bad that I missed the Sundays I don't have to be there because of the anxiety and sweating. Would love some real feedback on options I have to ultimately rid myself of these unpleasant issues.

Posted by anonymous on 26/11/2013 at 09:23

Hi, I find that when I sit down for my classes that I attend at school, I am leaving sweat patches behind. Its extremely embarrassing and I'm always worried someone will see. The uniform that I have to wear at school is shorts and a t-shirt but the shorts are a fabric that causes it to get really hot ''down there'' especially in summer. Please help!!

Posted by Gymnast1 on 27/10/2013 at 08:46

I'm a gymnast and I sweat really badly especially at competitions and over the next week I have gymnastics camp and it is 7 hours a day for 5 days and I know that I am going to sweat terribly please help x

Posted by Mark on 12/10/2013 at 04:56

Hi, I have a imveresing problem: I can take a shower and as soon I swet my bum smell, my pant and underwear also more of the time my pant get wet a bit in the back side just in my bum....why cause I'm clean before to swet is it coming from inside? I don't think is from inside, is it normal? Is really inveresing and don't know what to do!

Posted by Optional on 02/10/2013 at 09:00

When I play sport I always sweat and I always get huge sweat patches on my back

Posted by Optional on 06/09/2013 at 12:50

I am a gymnast and ALWAYS sweat heavily on my palms and feet... it is SOOOO embarrassing!!! I always leave sweat marks on the apparatus and cannot hold hands or shake hands with anyone because they make comments about my sweaty hands... This happens even in the middle of winter, and is IMPOSSIBLE to live with because i can't be close to anyone without being self-conscious about my sweating!

Posted by rocck on 04/09/2013 at 02:05

i sweat really bad my sweat has a bad smell !i have pimples on my chest what to do ?

Posted by south African on 30/07/2013 at 09:18

Any 1 in sa who found a pharmacy where they sell these products halla back.i need of serious help

Posted by Optional on 24/06/2013 at 04:05

I tend to sweat extreme from my head during the summer. Especially in the humidity. It gets so bad that once it starts it's very hard to stop it even after wiping. The sweat runs like faucet. So annoying and irritating

Posted by Zoe on 13/06/2013 at 06:00

Hi my 5 year old daughter is sweating really bad to the point where u can see the sweat appear on her forehead and all get hair is wet she only has to be sat watching the tv or laid down doing nothing at all just wanting to no y this is happening can any body help plz

Posted by Prateek on 17/05/2013 at 07:08

The tough time for me is from 8.00 A.M to 1.30 P.M at school,when i get tapped in humid classroom with sweat dripping from my hairs, ears, face chest.I sweat everywere.Its so disgusting when my shirt gets wet and stick to my body.

Posted by Optional on 02/05/2013 at 06:20

I sweat so much my clothes are constantly wet or moist. Is there something I can do or take to help control this?

Posted by Optional lilian on 16/04/2013 at 04:24

what the solution/treatment to stinky armpit's product(sweat).

Posted by Optional on 03/04/2013 at 02:58

hi, does shaving help reduce sweat because it is so embarrasing that i cant wear anything that i love! please help me. i dont want anything like surgery or anything that has to do with medicine

Posted by Optional on 29/03/2013 at 01:28

Sorry for an answer to come so late for the person wondering about armpit stains, but anyone curious about this, listen up! I had to wear white shirts for work and, while I'm a very clean person, I'd get yellowed armpit areas in white shirts ( and white crusty black/ dark shirts) it is the ANTI-PERSPIRANT! women, this is why it seems to affect more of us than men! Sure, some men use an antiperspirant, but plain old deodorant is more widely marketed to men, as if women aren't allowed to sweat. After suffering this problem for years, I finally researched like crazy. The ingredient in anti-perspirant is ALUMINIUM ZIRCONIUM. This crap is a chemical metal and it reacts with sweat and ruins clothes! I'm no hippie that hates chemicals or anything like that, but since I started using ONLY deodorant (sadly this is hard to find for women! ) I no longer get stains in my shirt's armpit areas! I use men's old spice, axe, etc. The smell is good and strong, I've found many that just smell clean and soapy, not to masculine. ( Fiji, phoenix) they need to make a good smelling women's DEODORANT, NO ANTI-PERSPIRANT! save your shirts, women! (Throw out ruined shirts, there's no bringing them back, start fresh! ) :)

Posted by Optional on 30/01/2013 at 10:16

I am not a doctor but to you who posted on Oct. 13, 2012 about boils. you have staff, probably MRSA. See a doctor about it soon before it kills you and gets others infected

Posted by Carolyn on 16/01/2013 at 01:31

I am in so much anguish,I have sweat all my life. (thinning hair runs in my family) so imagine sweating and your think hair is plastered to your head? I FREEZE everyone, my Air is on 24/7 I sweat from the top of my head all the way down to my feet. Sweat runs down my legs, soaks my hair, I shave everywhere, and I still sweat. It is Uncontrollable. I don't even have sex anymore cause I SOAK every thing. I have had a hysterectomy and I am on hormone pills.. but this has been going on since i was a child. I would not play sports in school, I dont do church functions. I need HELP! I Cant afford an operation and if i could how do you do it on your entire body? I suffer anxiety so i do take meds for that..and I STILL SWEAT!

Posted by Optional on 03/01/2013 at 09:28

My most troublesome area is the underarm. I have tried all sorts of products. I have had best results with drionic completely stopping the sweat as well as sweat block product sold at walmart which stops significantly for at least a week. Drionic is medcal equipment and you need a prescription. Much easier than botox which was my next step.

Posted by 01 on 04/12/2012 at 09:17

hi i work shift patterns night and day in a busy work area behind many computer screens i sweat all the time during the day but at night im fine but i have worked nights before in a pervious job for years my eyes are effected by light by sum reason and its just started with the sweating what should i do?

Posted by on 03/12/2012 at 03:44

To ehmjay on 29/11/2012. We also have sections on sweaty armpits and sweaty hands that you may find useful. Just click on the relevant links in the 'Related articles' box top right.

Posted by ehmjay on 29/11/2012 at 03:29

please gve an advice for sweaty underarms and hands I dunno wat to do . Im taking a bath twice daily to elimate sweaty and badsmell on my armpit but it doesn't work. Please gve me some tips. Tanx

Posted by hannah24 on 16/11/2012 at 01:37

ok i NEED help. my hands never stop sweating! they sweat a lot when im with my friends and when ever people give me high fives, or when girls hold me hand to run or something. I've had this problem for about two years. i dont want to talk to a doctor. i just want a simple solution! i feel so weird around my friends. i try to wipe it on my shirt or pants,but it just comes right back about the second after. i want to get rid of it soon!

Posted by asma on 03/11/2012 at 07:54

i am having 21 week of pregnancy, diabetic, MR+1 problem also, having to much sweating on face however i check my diabetic normal, b.p 140 / 80, plus 94.

Posted by Rikki on 20/10/2012 at 02:08

regular underarm waxing solves the odour problem for me

Posted by Christo on 19/10/2012 at 11:26

Hi, just been reading some of the posts nearer the top admittedly, there's so many but some regular symptoms must crop up i'm in no doubt.. I don't know if this will help at all but.. With me i believe an awful lot of my over sweating problems are because of 'Anxiety' On the phone, dealing with someone in person, worry, not relaxing etc the sweat floods over me and i am thoroughly damp everywhere.. then i get irritated/uncomfortable and the whole thing can become worse if i can't get away from the situation. But i know also that i just don't breathe properly either, chest breathing mostly when i/we all should be breathing from our bellies. I know other people who chest breath when under pressure, it's not uncommon and it surely doesn't help those or us who have particular sweating problems.. this can lead to feeling more stressed and even fainting. If you can remain relaxed, breathe properly and be rid of any worrying factors it may not be the answer but it might help some. I've been to see Doctors and sought other ideas and remedies with no real answers or results to the problem. In a modern society you do feel that something like normal sweating, even emitting a bodily odour in public is simply unacceptable and unclean, it doesn't help those who are less confident that's for sure. I think it's just me, i never relax properly, always carry some anxiety and nervousness about the world around me, waiting to be unleashed in a torrent of sweat in the slightest of situations. Perhaps some might gain from my words anyways, i do hope.

Posted by Lorna on 15/10/2012 at 04:11

Hi, i suffered this for years on my face, neck,chest and armpits.I saw so many doctors BUT it is a dermatologist you need to see.You can get medication for it called probanthine.This is a huge help though it can give you a dry mouth and headache but the pros are better than the cons,just drink plenty water. Hope this helps

Posted by Optional on 13/10/2012 at 01:50

Hi I have a couple of bulgings discs and disc disease in my lumbar region, and have been in alot of pain, at the moment i am on co- codamal and diazapam for the muscles spasams, what i have noticed is at night i am really uncomfortable sweating quite badly. i am 53 and have been on hrt patches for seventeen years after having an hyserectomy. I am sweating quite badly between my inner thigh on the right hand side near my pubic area, and is leaving a stain in my pants where the sweating area is, i am also suffering from boils on this side also which are quite painful as you can imagine just dont know what might be causing this, would appreciate any feed back. Feel quite embarrassed about this problem. Many thanks.

Posted by dennis on 01/10/2012 at 09:28

i have suffered for years with anal sweat problems and my doctor wont help, i need to know to know what i can do to help stop this. Its embarrassing as it is and getting older the doctors dont want to help, 1 doctor even asked me if i was a practicing homosexual i was so shocked i dont mention it anymore. please help.

Posted by Optional on 07/09/2012 at 01:06

I have a continuing problem in my class where in every chair i sit in i leave a sweat streak from my butt. It's usually a pool of sweat on the chair, very noticeable. It often shows up on the back of my pants which is very embarrassing when walking down a crowded hallway to my locker then to my next class. I am starting to wear dark colours, but I was wondering if I am the only one, and if there is anything I can do about this? I take a warm shower in the morning an hour or so before I leave. I don't have money to buy anything to help, so I just want to know ways to prevent this. Thanks.

Posted by Anya Fonseka on 20/08/2012 at 02:48

Very unhelpful article. I suffer from the same thing. After some research I discussed with my Doctor hyperhyrosis - which is basically excessive sweating. He prescribed a medicine which is a tiny tablet I take once a day called Pro-Banthine (it's also used for IBS). It has completely changed my life. Hope that helps

Posted by Optional on 14/07/2012 at 05:52

i sweat a lot during the day , i am so embrasses

Posted by Paul on 07/07/2012 at 06:52

hi,please help!!,i have been sweating profusely on my head,body,back,and its really embarrassing and is unstoppable,can you give some advice please. many thanks,paul

Posted by m r on 14/05/2012 at 05:40

I have a huge problem and it is getting worse, sweating profusly all over but much worse all over my face till it runs down my face and back, it is very upsetting as i cannot wear anything that is plain color as it is so embaressing, i have had tests for over active tyroid and it is ok please help me

Posted by Tinar on 22/04/2012 at 06:36

My hair and face sweat really really bad, it si so embarrasing, I am on a antideperesant, plus I take a thyroied medicine. I have tried every thing.

Posted by Optional on 26/03/2012 at 05:21

This article was NOT helpful, informative, slightly. Unfortunately I to sweat excessively, so I have excessively read up on my condition. This article has given me more insight on about the types of sweat in particular areas, but not hot to STOP sweating. As a young woman I find it extra embarrassing!!!I particularly sweat on my forehead. As the article first states Men sweat more then WOMEN. I sweat year round! I live in D.C. and it gets cold in the winter and i'm still hot and sweating! I've been to my doctors GP and GYN. My thyroid have been tested they are fine, along with the rest of my blood work. I'm not on antidepressant medications. I still have no clue as to why I sweat and how to stop it! This problem does effect my work and social life, and I to have a sister that is dealing with the same problem.

Posted by underarm pit sweating on 11/03/2012 at 11:42

Please tell me what tablet or food diet i can use 2 help me

Posted by mo on 05/03/2012 at 06:44

im 45 and suffer frm sweating probs on my bck,chest underarms and now my groin my groins that bad my underwear gets marked and my trousers damp but wen in sitting the leather or plastic chairs r wet5 wen i stand up please help its very upsetting.

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Posted by Optional on 29/02/2012 at 02:31

I'm 13 years old and a competetive gymnast. I sweat alot on my pamls and feet. And it affects me alot on beam because 1: it leaves the beam a little wet adn 2: i can slip off, and when I get nervous i sweat even more and i can;t even stand on the beam. Just thinking about his makes me sweat. I have a competition coming up andhave no idea hwat to do? Is there any product that can work within a few days?

Posted by Drew on 24/02/2012 at 05:02

For last year or two - most times I go to bed I wake up covered in sweat, my bed sheets and pillow all damp/ wet with sweat. Sometimes i wake up and it's cold , and I want to pull cover over me but it's so wet i can't do so. Also seems to smell pretty bad, this is not good and an having to clean my bedding excessively because of it. I am generally warm Most of time but don't seem to sweat like this at other times - just when I'm asleep. I do work 3 shift patterns so am not always sleeping at night - but still sweat whenever I'm asleep. I'm a average size / weight male, and confused as to why it happens. I've never liked hot showers, I always have cold Or just warm showers - not sure if this matters but thought I would add that info just I'm case. I haven't been to My doctor about this - but am seriously thinking of asking the next time I go

Posted by ACK on 25/01/2012 at 02:24

Hey this message is for Richard. I hope u get this man. My husband has had a similar problem for years. Just not so bad. How ever I can tell you right not it is a fungal infection. You need try so anti fungal cream on your groin. When you bathe us a medicated soap. Also until it starts letting up if it does by a frebreze and spray on your clothes not a heavely scented one though. Oh yeah always carry extra undies with u. Change the often. If none of this works you need to find a specialist for men. Not a regular doctor. Hope this helps!

Posted by Optional on 11/01/2012 at 04:14

Hi there, im a sixteen year old female suffering from severe sweating problems. i tend to sweat even when there is no activity taking place, which i find bizarre, furthermore, i am left with sweat patches and feel very conscious about sweat marks, so resort to leaving my coat on. However, the sweat increases and comes through the coat. ive tried wearing really simple clothes that will hide sweat marks but im tired of that now, and suggestions about how to get rid/ or decrease my sweating? Ray.

Posted by Optional on 10/01/2012 at 05:36

I sweat at night, after meals, coffee or tea. Exerting myself in thje slightest, doing the dishes, sweeping the floor, etc. If I take a shower once I get dressed and go out I can pour all over again. Its not my palms,mostly my forhead and body get cool and clammy like one feels before fainting. I have also been tested for thyroid problems and they said I was normal,What else can I do ?????

Posted by Anon on 05/01/2012 at 07:21

Hello, I am 14 years old, and my legs sweat ALOT, and when I stand up in class they leave sweat patches on the chair and its quite embarrassing.How can i prevent this?

Posted by frances on 05/01/2012 at 12:23

why dose my sweat smell so bad even when i shower 30 mins later it smells as bad as cat wee armpits and groin what can i do

Posted by Destaid on 27/12/2011 at 10:05

Hello, can i just ask? Is it really a bad idea to dry your sweat? For example, sometimes after workout, i go outside for fresh air and let my sweat dry up,.. Is it bad? because someone told me that your sweat will reenter your body, specially at your back, and it will enter your lungs...

Posted by Optional on 20/12/2011 at 07:39

I am a 62 year old female who is having a serious problem of sweating profusely! My doctor has tried reducing some pain medication . he has numerous things and so far nothing has helped. I feel as I have no life. Even if I am totally nude I am still sweating to the point of water is running down my back and my front and everywhere. This seems to be a 24/7 problem. Could you shed any light or tell me anything I could do to even help a little bit. I am just miserable all the time! Thank you.

Posted by Optional on 28/11/2011 at 03:10

My father sweats profusely and his nose drips rapidly when he starts eating. He has done this since I was a youngster. He only has half his thyroid left. What can the problem be and how can it be corrected?

Posted by Optional on 23/11/2011 at 09:58

I am 13 years old and I have very bad sweating in my underarms... I am very embarrassed about it and I have no clue what to do? It's very gross and I can't wear anything nice to school. Also this just started happening in the beginning of October so is it just hormones or something else? I have asked some friends if they ever get this and they said no so I am at a loss right now so please help? It is also not very attractive to guys so that doesn't help with that situation either.....

Posted by Ya_Momma on 23/11/2011 at 02:02

i sweat under my arms for no apparent reason ...

Posted by Optional on 19/11/2011 at 02:45

I sweat a lot while I am sleeping, mostly from my head and neck. Why would this happen?

Posted by Optional on 14/11/2011 at 02:40

Hello, I have noticed this weird problem of profuse sweating only on my left side..and not at all on myv right since 5 months.. i also have hypothyroidism and high blood pressure.. Can you please help me with this problem.. i would really appreciate your suggestion over it.. Thank you..

Posted by Neil on 25/10/2011 at 11:43

Having read Imogens comments that she sweats embarrassingly and the fact that she is only 14 it endears me to comment and give advice. My advice Is that you are anxious about something, getting a bit older, doing gcse's, having a broader mind. Maybe your own opinions of life and where you come from?? Well I find that running, especially uphills if you feel there is a deeper issue, will work well. It might take running regularly to get control as by starting running it could unveil extra sweating, but if you work through it you will create stregnth by bringing your stuff to the surface, thinking and also feeling your way to a more secure standing. And remember it could be nothing but if it's something then you will figure it out and be fine in the end because if you think about it, if you are in control of your thoughts and feelings then you are in control of you! Good luck!

Posted by Optionalrose on 19/10/2011 at 08:44

I'm 42 years old and for the past 4 yrs I have uncontrollable sweating. I was 122 lbs then 4 years ago I lost my fourth child. My body went crazy I went from 112 to 159 in 5 or 6you months. My thyroid crashed and now I am so miserable. I sweat for no reseason but if I'm sitting still I'm fine it's when I get up to do something then I pour sweat it's so bad that I just start crying. It is ruining my life,my marriage. And working. This sweating is so bad I can't work. Is their anyone that nows what could be going on with me? Please be hemp

Posted by Optional on 30/09/2011 at 01:56

When I smell sweat, I feel very sexy, I wanna know is this common to everyone or it happens only to me?

Posted by Edward on 28/09/2011 at 02:39

I've often had the "sweating after walking thing"--especially first thing in the morning. I believe it's genetic because my brother has the exact same thing. I sweat alot less once I switched my morning coffee to decaf.

Posted by Optional on 26/09/2011 at 12:18

I have excessive sweat in my hair. I gone thru the change and live a normal settled lifestyle. Could hair dies cause the sweating?

Posted by Suffered on 25/09/2011 at 09:07

HI, I'M 18 AND HAVE AN ODD PROBLEM. When my teacher or my classmates ask me in class I become extremely hot and sweat all over my face. I can't talk in a group of people, am suffering a lot, PLEASE HELP!!! Am Losing hope...its only my face, the worst place. I NEED ADVICE...

Posted by Optional on 24/09/2011 at 07:05

I noticed that whenever I wear jeans, I wind up with an awful odor. I'm a very clean person and it only happens when I wear jeans, nothing else. Could it be because of perspiration?

Posted by Janet on 23/09/2011 at 09:29

Trying to come to terms with autonomic sweating; spinal cord injury C3 to T3 and failure of bowel to open & close; bowel problem probably caused by significant L4/5 S1. When sweating the skin leaks, its not sweat as we know it. Thoroughly soaked during the night. Bowel Consultant understands. GP doesnt suggest she does but having had so many changes in GP, the problem is in their not having time to read notes of a patient who has long term condition.

Posted by Imogen on 23/09/2011 at 11:36

I am 14 and for 2 years I have noticed I start to sweat quite a lot in school, it is never at home only in school and I get really embarassed. Especially now I am doing my gcse's and I find it really hard to take off my blazer when in school in case any one sees the marks on my top, please please help me!

Posted by Optional on 21/09/2011 at 05:12

This is to student nurse - I suffered from the same as you and it really affected my confidence as a teenager, however I now have it under control because Driclor deodorant is a miracle worker! The only draw back is that it stings like crazy (imagine someone jabbing your armpit repeatedly with pins for several hours). It will probably keep you awake all night but over time you will need to use it less often. I have been using it for about 7 years and only need to use it about every 6-8 weeks now - well worth the odd sleepiness night. PS you can buy Driclor from Boots for about £7 if I remember rightly - (my current one has lasted me ages because I don't need to use it so often anymore). You put it on a night, wash it off in the morning then use normal deodorant during the day. Hope this helps :)

Posted by fisher on 10/09/2011 at 07:21

after a major operation, (abdominal aortal aneurysm) involving 5 stints, I sweat twice as much as I did before. Why?Also, my sex drive has doubled.

Posted by Optional on 09/09/2011 at 09:25

I have groin hyperhydrosis and the accompanying foul smell ,I tried the Talcum(Baby poweder) but the effect lasts not a single working days ,I tried the Lemon works good but the Burning effect is unbearable and kills all the bacteria and all the area will be etching ,the Last better option is ground Garlic with honey applied on the affected area gives better than all ,decreases sweating and the Foule smell get much better

Posted by Optional on 08/09/2011 at 09:10

Any idea why e.g. I (female) have problems with perspiration stains on my white shirts and my husband, who sweats more heavily, doesn't have any perspiration stains?

Posted by Optional on 05/09/2011 at 09:05

HI, ime a student nurse and I suffer from excessive sweating under my armpits, i have done for a couple of years. I havent spoke to anyone about this, as i am so embarresd and it really gets me down and upsets me. I am always hiding under cardigans and jackets, and i wont take them off even if ime extremely hot, Because ime to scared. I also get nervous of sweat patches. Its such a horrible thing, and i really dont know if i can take it much longer. I seem to be fine when ime at home, But as soon as ime going anywere, whether it be university, work or shopping, the sweating starts really bad. I hope you can help me

Posted by James on 05/09/2011 at 06:15

My back,armpits sweat at the least wee thing I do. I haven't been to doc yet but would line to know if there is any treatment for this

Posted by Optional on 05/09/2011 at 04:35

ODABAN!!!! If you are not using it already then get on it!! Can apply it anywhere on the body, i use it for my face and arm pits. Use a cotton pad and give several spays on it and use all over the face and armpits. Sometimes theres a little irritation as this is strong stuff but you can always get to sleep find and the next day you will be completely dry.

Posted by Richard on 28/08/2011 at 09:50

A little more than 30 years ago I started noticing a foul odor coming from my groin. Since then the odor has gotten worse and worse. I have lost jobs and friends. I have even attemtped suicide. I cannot count the doctors I have seen for this who do not know very much about this condition. I even disturb my neighbors with my odor because it gets so loud sometimes. My groin doesn't have to perspire very much for the odor to get bad. I am so tired of having to be alone all the time. Please, please, please can somebody somewhere help me out of this nightmare!!!

Posted by Optional on 27/08/2011 at 07:53

when ever i sit down on a leather chair or plastic chair theres always a sweat ...

Posted by Optional on 25/08/2011 at 09:00

I am 38, almost 39, and I have never sweat so much in all my life! I feel like a man, and I feel like people think its because I need to lose 30 pounds. The worst spot is under my breasts! I put deodorant/antipersperant there, powder, NOTHING helps! I literally drip all day long. I have to wear tank tops under ever shirt! So embarassing! I even sweat under my eyes and at times above my lip, I am at my wits end! Please help!

Posted by jimmy AJ on 25/08/2011 at 04:49

i think my problem is the most annoying one its even when iam sitting in the house in one place sweat is down mainly from my armpits only and that is my problem in all conditions and in all times plz anybody can help?

Posted by Rachel on 23/08/2011 at 01:55

Please help if you can, I have to walk to school and it takes about 35 minutes to get there I live in Florida so it is very hot and when I walk to school I am extremely red and sweating especially on my face , chest , and back . Please help !

Posted by Pete on 20/08/2011 at 11:26

I have been on 300mcg fentynl patches for a year or so now, i get sweating of head face neck , just like id run 50 miles , this happens between 5 to 10 times a day . Can anyone suggest a fix or why this keeps happening i hate it , the sweat runs of my head and nose and is ruin my life people look and wonder whats going on . Any advise id be grateful. Pete.

Posted by Optional on 18/08/2011 at 11:03

I have a problem where no matter how far or little I walk I sweat badly mainly on my back,side, armpits, arms chest, and forhead which is very embarrasing as im soaked no matter what I do can anyone help

Posted by Anne on 16/08/2011 at 11:22

Im Burning Hot on face & body, then sweat all over me especially between breast so i'm am soaking wet on my chest. but not my head. My period stopped during my stay in hospital for a broken ankle bone. I was given a strong selection of drugs including cacodamol & morphine while in the hospital, Im not used to taking any drugs & they made my sick. I was wandering if this has anything to do with what i'amolm experiencing at the moment?

Posted by Vegas on 10/08/2011 at 09:16

I break out in a sweat just sitting in an air conditioned room and I strip down and I sweat taking cold showers Blood wook all good but I just about live in a shower. Last month I called 911 and they saw what I was going through. Almost 4 hours in the ER with a fan on me and I went back to normal. Doctors are at a loss

Posted by salman raza on 10/08/2011 at 11:28

is there any one from pakistan with the same situation of excessive sweating on hands feets underarm. i want to get ets surgery. is there any doctor in pakistan who perform this surgery. i am waiting for your reply.

Posted by christina on 09/08/2011 at 09:36

I don't know what to do anymore . I need help . I smell all the time .

Posted by Optional on 09/08/2011 at 08:17

i sweat real bad around my rear end, my underware is soaked, it's embarrasing

Posted by Optional on 05/08/2011 at 03:43

Has anyone tried Perspirex? It really helped me - I used to sweat a lot under my arms and would get really bad sweat patches. I'd recommend trying it, it's a really effective antiperpirant and lasts for a few days. There's more info here:

Posted by Optional on 03/08/2011 at 06:59

ANSWER TO OPTIONAL 7/6/11 your one sided face/head sweating may be `frey`s syndrome`. i`m not a doctor so you should ask your own doctor, i found the link when i was looking for relief from my own sweating.

Posted by Optional on 17/07/2011 at 05:51

My head sweats profusely in the heat. The sweat actually is dripping off my face. Nobody I know has this problem. This is very embarrassing. I NEED a solution! HELP!!! Are there any drugs or herbs that can help?

Posted by Optional on 12/07/2011 at 10:23

I am having terrible sweating sessions which last about an hour each, at least 3 times a day.It is always the upper part of my body.Mainly my head and face Sweat pours from my head and face.I have to dry my hair with my hairdryer to dry it out.It is usually: 11am, 3pm and 6pm when I have the sweating sessions.I had a hysterectomy at 28, and have been on fentanyl 50 patches for 12 years.These were increased to fentanyl 75 patches a year ago, but with no effect.I have also been taking confiance herbal menopause tablets for 15 years.What else can I do? Is this something other than menopausal? I had a hormone test 15 years ago which proved I was going through the menopause.

Posted by Optional on 07/07/2011 at 05:06

Is sweating while working in kitchen, when going for a walk a serious problem for a person above 60 years old. Pls let me know Sir

Posted by Optional on 01/07/2011 at 10:39

plz help me sir because of excessive sweating my face becoming darker i take bath twice a day but i feel im not fresh because of excessive sweating feel more embarrassing

Posted by Optional on 01/07/2011 at 12:10

I feel this is partly a physical problem but possibly mostly a psychological, confidence problem. How to solve it? Well I already work on myself and try and do things to ensure I am fulfilled and sane etc. I think I don't do enough exercise and drink a little too much sometimes. I don't think there is a magic cure. I think some hard work has to be done - for me - exercise - quite a lot; less reliance on alcohol oh and cut out the fags - about 5 a day but too many at my age I feel. Will try and update you all on my progress.

Posted by Gary on 28/06/2011 at 09:55

Hello all, I've had a sweating problem all my life. I had the keyhole surgery for my facial sweating and it worked great. The only problem was that after that I started sweating a lot on my back and chest, I never had chest sweats until after operation. It was a real pain, sweating through shirts etc. Anyway a few tips for anybody in same position:- 1)Wear black or white shirts, sweat not as noticeable. Go with different colour collars or sleves if t- shirts just for variety. 2)Cold baths and showers before stressfull situations, works well for me. 3)Hold cool ice pops in your hand and put your hand on the back of your neck. 4)Run your inner wrists under a cold tap. 5)Get a plastic fizzydrink bottle, preferably non see through and fill it with water and freeze. Carry it with you. Keeps your hands and body cool in all sorts of places. 6)Use relaxation hypnoisis to chill out. 7)If your out, order a cider and lots of ice. 8) Open your mouth and breath across your tongue, thats how dogs cool down, still working on this one myself.

Posted by Anonymous on 19/06/2011 at 10:12

this is really useful and weirdly intresting, it help me qwith my assignment., thanks

Posted by Optional on 07/06/2011 at 07:22

I have very bad sweats on the left side of head, that make hair wet through.Also a straight long down left side of face from forehead to chin.

Posted by NottheGirlnextDoor on 29/05/2011 at 02:38 Hey so I wanted to let everyone know about this. i have been on this website looking and reading these comments and trying to find some answers. i am 28 female, and have been having tons of sweating in my face hair neck chest back thighs butt...everywhere...I know i couldnt afford to get botoxed all the anyway i found this site listed above and decided to try it out...IT WORKS!!!! It is a wipe, and you just dab it on. before just standing up to go get in the shower I would start sweating...trying to dry my hair..just didnt work out...ever! I had started taking batsh at night so i cud just fix my hair in the morning without drying but i still sweat. Anyway try this out guys it didnt burn my face or skin wasnt harsh at all, and really worked!

Posted by Optional on 10/04/2011 at 12:39

I have an excessive sweating problem; I can't go anywhere without my back, armpits, and forehead getting drenched. Last time I went to a GP about this, I got dismissed with a “some people sweat more than others”. I just try to deal with it. I sneak off to the nearest bathroom frequently and dab myself dry with tissue, and I put on plenty of antiperspirant...

Posted by Optional on 07/04/2011 at 09:57

I have been sweating for many years.I even had to stop going to church.I don't even go out any more.My doctor doesn't even know.I go threw about 3 shirts a day.I am so tired of it

Posted by tadii on 07/04/2011 at 09:39

i use a lot of deodrate even 48hr ones. when i play football at school in my uniform, my top is always fully covered in sweat top to bottom. what shall i do?

Posted by sweaty pits on 06/04/2011 at 07:40

I have struggled with this since my teenage years once i hit puberty and became more anxious socially. Over it now so might get botox injections rather than having to choose only clothes such as black shirts which hide it. It is quite annoying because it is very noticable the sweaty patch with certain clothes when i lift my arms. It is extremely frustrating because the under arms dont smell but there is just plenty of persperation unlike other people who have bad body odour and dont sweat as much.

Posted by Optional on 23/03/2011 at 10:13

what id ont understand is why someone doesnt make something or do something to stop this excessive sweating problem! i would!! imagine the money someone could make out of providing us with it. im not goin to go into detail about my sweating daily problems because ive read all the comment and mine i think is worse than all of your for example i ran for 50 metres i would be sweating mad if i sat down after that i would sweat more and more and more and i would be able to stop. why cant someone make something i would pay massive massive bucks for something quick and easu i mean thousands.

Posted by Optional on 13/03/2011 at 04:54

Since I can remember I have suffered from hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and thought I was a bit of a freak as I didn't know anyone else who sweated like I did. It affected my whole life as I was constantly worrying about people noticing the sweat dripping off my hands or coming into contact with people and I would only wear dark clothes or a jumper to cover sweat stains under my arms. At the age of 20 I did a bit of research online and discovered there was an operation which could help me, I spoke to my doctor and decided to go ahead with it. I am not sure what it was called but it involved them making a small incision in my arm pit and severing a nerve in my rib cage and I stayed in hospital for one night. Since then my life has changed, my hands and under my arms no longer sweat excessively and I am not constantly obsessing about sweat or worrying about having to shake hands with people. The operation does not fix excessive sweating for the feet so I still have that but that is bearable, you do get compensatory sweat and I now sweat a lot on my back and I sweat a bit on my upper lip but that is nowhere near as bad as my hands and underarms were. It has now been 7 years and I do not regret having the operation at all. I would recommend everyone suffering from hyperhidrosis look into this as it is definately life changing!

Posted by no name on 02/03/2011 at 09:16

im 14 nd i play basketball but i sweat soo much! its mostly on my head but its so bad that all my hair gets wet nd its really noticable! my friends even ask if i poured water on myself sometimes! i have an important match coming up where supporters will be soming to watch nd im afraid to play cuz it will be to embarrising, what can i do to help this??

Posted by Optional on 28/02/2011 at 01:09

I suffered with excessice under arm sweat all through school, forsed to wear black shirts all the time to avoid people noticing.. DRYSOL WORKS. A little expensive $20-$30 for a ssmall bottle but it lasts a long time. It irritates a little, but only need to use it about once a week. IT WORKS! I buy it at the grocery store, its over the counter so you need to ask for it. DO IT, IT WORKS. DRYSOL!!!!!!

Posted by Optional on 28/02/2011 at 12:40

I have read all your articles but they are of no help. You have not recommended a treatment in any form.

Posted by Optional on 27/02/2011 at 05:36

I suffer ith back sweating which makes my clothes very wet, it is highly embarrassing and so I don't get to panicky I tend to wear cardigans then it dosn't show, but its a vicious circle because the cardigan makes me worse.

Posted by Nomcebo Nxumalo Pretty on 24/02/2011 at 08:12

My niece sweat excessively,she is 6 months old,since she was born ,this problem is a non-stop.Please help what could be the problem with such a young soul.

Posted by Optional on 22/02/2011 at 10:23

I have suffered from sweating since I was 11 and I started sweating after walking to school (1 mile). Now, I can't walk down the street without breaking into a sweat. It's mainly my face and groin. I have 3 fans placed around my house to help if I sweat, but when I leave the house there's not much I can do...

Posted by Optional on 18/02/2011 at 09:59

I sweat excessively when I walk or do small tasks. Mainly sweat drips from my face & neck. It's so embarrasing. Could I be having a health issue?

Posted by Optional on 17/02/2011 at 12:22

This was no help..........

Posted by maria on 29/01/2011 at 11:53

i have a problem of sweaty face all the time.please help

Posted by AAYUSH on 28/01/2011 at 02:58

oops i just hate to leave home to school.the ventilation of my classroom in very bad.right from the first period i start the end of second period my shirt is totally soaked.

Posted by Optional on 07/01/2011 at 09:02

I swaet all the time. it goes threw my shirt and sometimes my sweatshirt. How can i get the sweating to go away.

Posted by Optional on 06/01/2011 at 06:59

Posted by Optional on 22/11/2010 at 07:50:24 am Look for a cream product called Lavilin underarm deodorant. You apply A LITTLE BIT and rub it in to areas that smell bad (i.e. groin) from sweating and it eliminates the odor for up to a week! I cannot explain to you how amazing this product is, I do not feel comfortable if I haven't used it within a few days. It is a miracle.

Posted by Optional on 03/01/2011 at 02:15

I'm a 13 year old girl and I have suffered from excessive sweating most of my life so far but it seems to be getting worse I have extremely sweaty palms When I'm in school my pen will slip out of my hand, when I touch the table it leaves a mark whenever someone touches my hand they say 'you've got sweaty hands" ( not in a mocking way just a kind of I'm letting you know way) even when I'm sitting down my armpits sweat for no reason ( I must admitt I'm always red hot even when it's cold but it still occurs when I'm warm or even freezng) and to add on to that when I stand up from plastic chairs it always leaves a sweat mark. Any help? Because it's really embaressing trying to cover it up

Posted by Optional on 27/12/2010 at 11:01

I'm a young girl , slim not other medical related issues wrong with me . Except lately I've been beginning to sweat quite a lot I know it may be puberty but it it mainly arm and lower region that is a sweet sweat smell why is this happening and how can I stop it?

Posted by michele on 27/12/2010 at 03:53

So I suffer from excessive sweating from my head, neck and chest mostly. I have been having this problem for about 2 years now. I am about 50 lbs. overweight but this started before I was overweight. I am now overweight becuase I can never do any kind of activity. The slightest movement even trying to take a shower, get dressed, wash dishes or anything i start to sweat alot. My underarms are mainly okay becuase I have clinical strength deorderent to put on. My sweat does not smell.When I am soaked I could easily squeeze my clothes and the water runs out of them. My hair gets so soaked it looks like I just washed my hair and then to top it all off I get really cold sweats after I start to cool down and I am sitting . I always need the icepack on my head also I get very bad migraines. I also need the air conditioner and fan blowing on me. My skin feels cool to touch yet my face is beat red and I am drenched in sweat. I cannot stand this. I have been to several drs and none of them can figure it out. They all say that I do have a problem but they just dont know what it is. I have had several tests more than I can name including blood work and sometimes the bloodwork comes back abnormal and one minute they think I have Pheochromycytoma and then the next minute my bloodwork is fine so then they dont think I have pheo and then they give up and on to the next willing dr. I am going crazy. I have lost most of my friends cause they dont understand that I cant do anything without going through all of this and afterwards I end up with the chills and a bad headache. It is not worth going through this so most of the time I am just sleeping or laying on my recliner so I dont have to go through this. On top of everything I also was diagosed at the age of 17 with Fibromyalgia so that surely does not make it any better. I cant even make it to Wawa and family functions are another embarrassing thing. Everyone looks at you like why are you sweating its like winter time and I am dressed like summertime yet still drenched. If anyone else is like me please contact me. I would like to talk to someone that is also going through this. Also if anyone has any answers that would be great or any suggestions! Thanks! Michele Oh by the way I am 31 years old.

Posted by Optional on 26/11/2010 at 06:42

i dont have problems with smell, but if i am active for 5 mins i start sweating. a game of basket ball and my shirt is soaked. after 2 my entire body has a coating of sweat on it, and I'm talking pickup games to 7. Is there a problem with me?

Posted by Amethyst on 26/11/2010 at 02:21

Does anyone know how to stop from sweating so much in your groin area?? This started recently for me and i dont know what to do... the doctors tell me to use anti biotic soap but all that does is kill all the bacteria and keep giving me a yeast infection... cant use baby powder because it causes me to have a rash... i just dont know

Posted by Optional on 22/11/2010 at 07:50

i understand what all of you are going throu but imagine hanging out with friends or family or just being out in public like interviews ect and when you get up theres a patch of ass sweat that everyone can notice i have been wearing 2 pairs of underwhere and even toilet paper between my ass for the last 12 years i have no idea what to do have tried just about everything dont ever want to leave my house when people say have a seat hang out i just say id rather stand i have been sitting all day its so imbarrassing that many of times have thought of suicide which i know is not the answer and would never do it but it makes me sick that i cant live a normal life and dont feel copmfortable around otheres and the worse part is theres a sweaty ass smell to go with it i have 2 deoderents one for my arm pits and another for my ass even thoe it does not work so well but this is my nightmare i even had a doctor tell me there was nothing he could do to help me........... please if there is someone out there with this problem please help me im tired of living like this and crying my self to sleep most nights i dont go to family holidays due to how i feel extreamly deprest help me

Posted by Erik on 19/11/2010 at 05:50

I am sixteen years old and ever since elementary school my hands armpits and feet sweat excesively. It was only last year that me doctor was taking care of an ingrown toenail and noticed that I was basicaly dripping all over the floor. She sent me to a local dermatologist and a newer clinic to see what they could do. According to the doctors I have Hyperhydrosis which is over active glands. To combat the problem they prescribed Glycopyrolate, I know take it every morning and don't have to walk around embaraced by my sweaty hands.

Posted by Optional on 14/11/2010 at 12:41

hi i am 24 year girl and i m facing heavy sweating problem in underarms. even when temperature is 10 degree celsius i sweat the same way i sweat in summer...please help i m getting married due to this i would be facing embarrasment in near future

Posted by Optional on 10/11/2010 at 05:58

Get your dermatologist to write you a prescription for Drysol/Hypercare. I grew up with sweaty armpits until I started using Drysol after I graduated from college and it changed my life! I can wear anything now without worrying about excessive underarm sweating. I will definitely recommend it to my kids when they hit puberty!

Posted by SAM on 10/11/2010 at 01:58

Hi My name is Sam, i am 27 year old i having big sweeting problem, i sweat lot at groin area, unable to wra light colour pents, i have this problem from last 5 years, PLZ PLZ let me know what should i do , PLZ help me.

Posted by Joe on 06/11/2010 at 03:32

How can i help my excessive sweating. I play a sport which I take supplements for like creatine and i also take an antidepressant. i want to stop sweating as much as i do. it puts a dampor on my life. i try to hook up with girls but after dancing at clubs im soaked and i cant help it. It puts a limit on my game and i dont wnat that

Posted by Optional on 04/11/2010 at 01:55

I exccessively sweat only in my genital area while I'm sleeping, what could be the cause of this problem ?

Posted by titus on 26/10/2010 at 10:38

i sweat all the time if the place i am i hot i sweat when i walk short distances i sweat i can be sitting still an i sweat

Posted by Optional on 26/10/2010 at 08:25

d a total hysterectomy at the age of 45 and I went into instant menopause. I should not be having hot flashes at this time in my life. I wear very thin shorty pj's I have the overhead fan going I have the air conditioning on and sometimes I put the tower fan on and I can not cool down. When I finaly fall asleep I wake up with my pj's top is all wet.

Posted by Optional on 21/10/2010 at 11:34

i have a very strange problem where my scrotum sweats excessively, even if its cold, they sweat, its getting very annoying because my cloths get damp, there realy is no smell so i have no idea exactly why it happens. the area is not red nor painful, just very damp. if anyone knows why this could be happening, please help ty

Posted by Optional on 19/10/2010 at 08:28

I sweat CONSTANTLY and it seems I am sweating when no one else is. Even if I am not feeling hot I am usually sweating. It is sooo embarrassing, and this article was of absolutely NO help to me what so ever.

Posted by Anonymous on 24/09/2010 at 08:42

im 14 and my armpits sweat all the time! i cant even take off my blazer in school because i know i will have sweat patches terribly, i hate it so much and its so embarressing because nobody else i know sweats as regular as i do! helpp!!!!

Posted by Optional on 22/09/2010 at 12:15

I sweating around groin area and sometimes working all day my pants begin to hurt from sweating what can i do I have try powder that don't seem to help what can I do ?

Posted by Denise on 16/09/2010 at 01:14

I had dealt with this problem for 40 years and finally made something that has worked so well for me, I am now selling my Wrapps online. It literally wraps around the crotch of ones briefs, men or womens, and absorbs sweat. When damp, it takes seconds to change out for a dry, clean, cool Wrapp. Wrapps, the extra P stands for perspiration, is made of 100% cotton and can be washed hundreds of times. Visit my site, To learn more about hyperhidrosis come to very sweaty

Posted by fazzz78 on 07/09/2010 at 09:55

I sweat, a lot. From my feet, arms, hands, back, chest, head - you name it, I sweat from it... and tons!! Up until about 6 yrs ago the only thing which my GP could do was prescribe me an Aluminium chloride solution roll-on. This worked a bit and would have been fine if it was stronger. Then a yr later they diagnosed me with having "hyperhydrosis". They referred me to a Hospital where they said they could operate close to my spine and sever some nerves which should stop the sweating - only prob is that a side effect was that it could cause even worse sweating somewhere else which could not be treated. I said I would think about it, and am still thinking. A yr after this, in 2005, I heard about a doctor in a hospital who treats hyperhydrosis by using botox injections. I got her details and managed to get my GP to refer me to her. She inject a small amount of botox at your most problomatic areas - for me that was arm pits and hands. 20 injections into each hand and each arm pitt. It has to be one of the most painful experiences of my life, but it takes 15mins and the pain is over immediatley. It stops those areas sweating by about 95% and last me about 3months. It is amazing, but painful. I have also tried a treatment called Iontophoresis - which use electical currents thru a small machine - didnt really work for me but heard it is good for some. I have now heard about a laser treatment which stops sweating but its not on the NHS and cost a couple of thousend - maybe worht it thou if its permanent! Anyway, hope this helps. PS. I know many hospitals are now treating hyperhydrosis by botox, iontophoresis and the operation - so dont let ur gp fob you off. Demand to be referred, or even research these treatments at your local hospitals using the web. Good luck :D

Posted by Optional on 07/09/2010 at 03:04

I have read these posts as well as others on different sites. I too have been absolutely miserable with excessive sweat. Even when I get out the shower I can never get dry and always dread the hairdryer! Hair is wet before I can dry it. I took HRT from age 50-55 and I really don't know why I stopped....there are far too many benefits of HRT. This morning I was thinking about my old HRT patches that I still had in my medicine cabinet. The expiration date was actually 3 months ago but I thought ... worth a try. I am amazed at the difference I have felt today. I put that patch on around 9am this morning and it is now 7pm and my sweat...drenching episodes are almost gone. I ran several errands today....out in 110 degree heat (Arizona) and I know now that I will definitely get back on HRT!! The best day I have had in at least a year and a half.

Posted by BrightonMate! on 04/09/2010 at 05:50

Not only do I sweat back and front and face but I get chest pains... any idea what it could be?

Posted by Optional on 02/09/2010 at 08:16

Ive had an operation and botox to cure under arm sweating....the only solution i have found so far is DOVE/SURE MAXIMUM PROTECTION me and try it.....

Posted by Optional on 02/09/2010 at 04:04

I was sweating until one year ago.Now I can never sweating and I am suffiring from that condition. What would you be advise me to get rid of this problem. I would like to sweat depending on temperature . Best Regards

Posted by Jim on 02/09/2010 at 01:11

Hello all! I can tell that many of you are suffering from, "hyperhydrosis" by your descriptions of uncontrollable excess of sweat. It will pop up in different places for different people e.g. armpits, hands head, back etc. This ailment is not just a litte extra sweat, or more than most. It is more to the extent that you can & will sweat starting about 15 minutes after you wake up until you go back to sleep. It started to become wosre in your early teens and does not show any sign of improvement. It will happen regardless of the temperature or activity and you most likely choose you wardrobe based on what will/will not show sweat (Hawaiian shirts and sweaters are a favorite). I literally suffered from this until my late 20's. I have even quit jobs because of I could not wear the uniforms without soaking the armpits. I had two doctors tell me it was natural and that the body is suppose to sweat and did nothing for me. By sheer luck, I met with a doctor for something unrelated, explained the problem and he was able to prescribe what I would consider a miracle drug for me. Before I go on, the posting from "Schoolboy" is just short of infuriating for me to read. You, Schoolboy, are an ignorant fool and apparently do not have the slightest idea on what this condition is and how it controls lives - consider yourself lucky, ignoramus. I have spent years dealing with this and have only found a couple of items to work. Over the counter anti-perspective called, "Certain Dri" that is in a green and white box. And, a prescription for Drysol or Hypercare. These are roll-on that you use before bedtime and will start to see the results within days. It will change your life, I promise. Just to note, don't be fooled by the other brands on the shelf that claim to stop sweating. You should be looking for an ingredient called, "Aluminium chloride" and it should be around 15-20% of the active ingredient. I would really suggest getting the prescription though and if your doctor tries to shrug it off, ask for another physician to evaluate your concern. I wish you all the best and hopefully someone can benefit from this info. I know I would have welcomed it when I was a teenager.

Posted by Optional on 31/08/2010 at 09:47

I only sweat from my head it drains from my head to my face is there an herb I could take

Posted by Schoolboy on 30/08/2010 at 12:02

I do not know why you people worried of sweating. sweating is natural and each and every person born in this world is sweating. What is there to feel shy. Always be brave and show your sweat, your wounds to others with pride. But keep your body odor free. Only thats important. I love sweating very much because only that keeps me lively.

Posted by Anonymous on 28/08/2010 at 10:55

Im 14 yrs old and my armpits sweat like crazy but it doesnt really stink; i need help!!!!!!!

Posted by Optional on 27/08/2010 at 04:37

I have suffered with Endometriosis & Polycystic ovary syndrome since I was young which messes your hormones up. I have no idea to this day if this could have caused my sweating. The PCOS made me put on alot of weight, this was when I started sweating everytime I walked anywhere or was nervous or talking to people etc But I had a hysterectomy when I was 23 & lost most of the weight & have continued to sweat excessively. I have little tolorance to the heat & when the weather is hot I am sweating as soon as I've had my shower. My back is literally dripping with sweat, my underarms are moderate as they have deodorant on them but still get sore red lines on them through the sweat mixing with the deodorant, my thighs, crotch (& pants) get soaked which is uncomfortable & embarrasing. I sweat on my face & neck too. I have no idea what I can do about it. It's all the time, I go shopping & my clothes end up soaked & I get sore skin on my thighs where they've rubbed through the sweating (so can't wear skirts). Anyone that has any answers would be cool. I know you can have botox injections if say you have excessive sweating from your hands or armpits but what do you do if you sweat all over? Just remember you are not alone.

Posted by Optional on 20/08/2010 at 12:57

I HAVE THE SOLUTION!! I have tried everything and we all know nothing works! I sweat excessively under my arms and I tried WORKS!!

Posted by bonnie on 20/08/2010 at 10:16

I had a hystarectamy(sp)in 1985 and they say hormones r fine I am in a air condition home and water poures off me,I sleep with a fan on me,I walk to another room and most of the time the same thing happens,I sit and all of a suden there the sweat is again,I know its not the humidity,and its not hormones,and the doctors just say live with it I dont run a sweat is not from the weather or under my arms its face and arms(were ur arms bend at the elbow inside)please if someone could help I have been to doc.and they no nothing. thank you

Posted by Optional on 10/08/2010 at 07:37

I can be sitting in an air conditioning environment and I simply start to sweat on back of my hands, around the back of my neck and slightly under the arms and inside the elbows

Posted by Carole on 09/08/2010 at 03:41

I am a female, but my face sweats like a man. The minue I become overheated my face sweats. Its embarrassing and very incomvenient, and has interefered with a lot of my social activities. I'm overweight now but have suffered wit this problem since puberty, it becoming more problematic when I went on the pill at 19. I's so embarrassing, I can'r enjoy foreign holidays in hot places, I can't got to clubs. My mother never sweated like this and neither of my sisters does, but my dad says he sweats when he is nervous or undertaking physical exercise. What can I do? It's really geting me down.

Posted by Optional on 09/08/2010 at 12:01

my body feels warm all the time and i sweat a lot

Posted by Optional on 03/08/2010 at 08:49

I'm 14 years old an i constantly am aware that i have very sweaty palms. I am constantly reminded by my girlfriend who lets me know when they're really sweaty. with that my armpits have always been sweating constantly with minimum eforrt or maybe none at all. I'm not in bad shape as i am pretty average size. However since using "Driclor solutions" my armpits have stopped sweating completely. but this still leaves me with the problem with the rest of my body. My chest, back, hands, arms and head (including forhead and hair) sweat uncontrolably mainly in high tempertatures or with little action when taking part in sport. I sweat much more than anyone i know and i am very conscious and ashamed of this. i don't know if this is a medical condition, i just want to know if their is any thing i can use/take to stop my body sweating to the extent where i am completely drenched.

Posted by Optional on 30/07/2010 at 03:31

I'm 17 years old and my armpits are always sweating. once I put on my deodorant I start sweating like crazy. The armpits of my clothes are always drenched and it leaves a bad smell. Getting close to my peers and boyfriend is embarrassing. I would change my shirt about 4 times a day, but now I only wear certain clothes such as white and black tank tops and sweaters. I have been looking at the botox but can't handle needles. I absolutely need help!

Posted by Optional on 28/07/2010 at 12:28

I'm 18 yrs old and I am always hot,sweating and I get headaches all the time. Even when I'm hot and sweating. Please help me find some solutions.

Posted by pete on 26/07/2010 at 10:42

I used too sweat under my arms heavier than my friends when we were young, but since having an operation for an ankle injury 3 years ago my head and back are soaking after minimal work or sometimes on on their own. My father, who had a new hip 2years ago now suffers the same, having been totally sweat free in this area for 55 years previous. Is there a connection?

Posted by Ajmal on 25/07/2010 at 10:08

I have allways problem with forehead sweat and i am so sad about it because of that i am stay at home and i dont joy my life as well as ordinary people in around me and i doesn't participte partys pls helpe me or else i die early one thing mention i say allways it mean winter and summer

Posted by Pete on 23/07/2010 at 12:01

I am slightly overweight but no more than my friends. Any small amount of walking or lifting/bending and I am sweating. Even worse when it is slightly warm. It is more embarassing because I sweat all over my head causing my hair to drip. I have to keep wiping my face and it can't look very good to whoever I'm chatting to

Posted by Optional on 22/07/2010 at 12:05

i sweat on the back of my head and neck,can anyone help!!

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Posted by Rohit on 10/07/2010 at 03:39

My undergarments are always sweaty in humid season,it gives me sexy look infront of girls.but i change it thrice in a day,i like to wear jockey brief and sexy jeans.

Posted by Optional on 09/07/2010 at 02:20

I cant sweat. Why is this?

Posted by Optional on 09/07/2010 at 03:44

facial sweating for no apparent reason. Have thyroid problem but under contol. Recently had successful treatment for breast cancer, but sweating there befor that

Posted by Optional on 08/07/2010 at 11:09

i have very bad sweat problem under my arm... after about 10 mins i start to sweat really badly. it even goes the whole way down my arm... i went to a pharmacy and they gave me this stuff called DRICLOR. its very good. its been 3 days and there is no sign of any sweat makes... try it, like me if u have nothing to lose then it cant hurt

Posted by Darren on 30/06/2010 at 01:02

I sweat as soon as I start any type of exercise, yea for sure I sweat much more in the summer, but even in the cold I can break a sweat, and I think I'm one of the few people who actually like it, my sweat doesn't smell bad or anything, I feel like the more I sweat the longer I can exercise for and sweating like this is actually good for you, it removes all the toxins in your body, It's a problem if you don't sweat because it can be fatal. My personal advice is eat better...don't give your body all those extra toxins to remove and you will notice a difference. I know I don't have a problem with sweating but Might as well get more opinions on here.

Posted by karen on 30/06/2010 at 08:08

to lynsi who posted on 26 5 2010 way to avoid having an excessive sweaty groin,is to shave off all your hair on and around your pubic area.i find that by doing this you sweat a lot less,becouse hair traps in body heat.once shaved you will feel a lot cooler and you can wear your tight jeans.i have gave some advice on how to shave pubic hair and how to look after your pubic area after your pubic hair has been shaved off on the shaving rash page.goodluck karen. ps,also to no answers who posted on the 13 6 2010 this page is not awaste of time one question has been answered....karen

Posted by Emma on 28/06/2010 at 01:42

I sweat all over, but more-so from my head and feet. I sweat before I'm even out of the shower. I sit with a fan pointing at my feet in the office. I have ruined so many pairs of shoes with sweat marks. My pillow-cases are stained, and I have to change my pillows often because they never dry. It's really getting me down. I'm 41. It's not the menopause - because I'm not ready for all that as well!

Posted by hal on 22/06/2010 at 05:23

i sweat mostly under my arms but when im in gym class in school i have to wear white so nobody sees the sweat stains under my arms when i play volleyball. and if i play hard enough my back sweats an its sooo gross.

Posted by no anwers on 13/06/2010 at 01:31

why do you keep putting questions on here nobody is answering them, the page itself is a waste of time

Posted by Optional on 08/06/2010 at 08:06

i suffer from excessive sweating now a days.the sweat appears on my face mostly on my chin and upperlips and give an embarassing look.i am obese with 85 kgs of weight

Posted by sweaty on 03/06/2010 at 12:53

I'm twelve and i'm a girl and i'm in a competitive gymnastics team. I'm the third tallest but i sweat the most!!!! we won't even be 2 minutes into warmup and i'll already have that dreaded sweat stain ON MY BACK!!! and when i search it on the internet it gives solutions to guys. boys. men. i have a gross man problem. literally my back gets soaked. i went to a bathroom and wrung my leotard and sweat dripped out of it!!!!! its sooooooooooooooo embarrassing. i've used baby powder i've used the secret clinical strength anti perspirant i drink 9 glasses of water and day and a glass of green tea in the morning and in the night. NOTHING HELPS. and there's no chance in hell that i'm getting botox to my back. i've asked for priscriptions but NONE of them worked. i'd like to see the person who has a worse case then me. I'm so so so embarassed 100% of the time. I'll sweat just by sitting down. and i'm not even fat. i mesured 27 inches around my stomach just to make sure i didn't gain wait. any help would be nice.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by nervous wreck on 27/05/2010 at 09:52

everytime i go out within 10 minutes the majority of my shirt is soaked and my face is drenched, it ruins my night and takes away my confidence because people laugh at it. what can i do?

Posted by chrisyboy on 27/05/2010 at 06:48

I have a problem that i sweat from my forehead when aronud people is there anything i can do to stop this?

Posted by Lynsi on 26/05/2010 at 01:38

I sweat from the groin area during hot weather.I cannot go outside if the weather is hot - can only wear dark coloured trousers as the wet patch soon shows. Jeans in hot weather are a definite NO. I regularly have to change my underwear. Help please!

Posted by Austin on 22/05/2010 at 05:10

I sweat alot!!! and its really embarassing, i find that my back is soaked, goin head. When my girlfriend comes down she notices it and i cant do anything about it, and im constantly having to 'dry' myself with a towel. if im in a bed for a certain amount of time i end up creating sweat patches..i have no idea what to do...

Posted by Rose on 16/05/2010 at 09:14

female utress removed long years ago, diabetic patient controlling with in limits but,once in while 6months once heavy sweating right from head to all over body drenching over clothes, at times with vetigo and eye blurness. kindly indicate reason, remedial mesures

Posted by PennyLoo on 11/05/2010 at 10:19

I SWEAT A LOT. My hands mostly--It totally ruined my social life and growing up i didn't do a lot of things i wanted to do because i was afraid of people touching my hands. Still sweat a lot-- but i'll never get botox. People are just gonna have to learn to except it like i have. :)

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Posted by Optional on 30/04/2010 at 07:31

i can't find anything about how many cups of sweat are produced in a average day.:(

Posted by Darren on 28/04/2010 at 10:05

I have tried a product called perspirex. It is an amazing problem that is very effective. I have been using it for a year already and not once have I sweat under my armpits. I'd advise all of you to at least try this product. You have nothing to lose. Check the website for more information.

Posted by helen on 28/04/2010 at 06:53

i suffer from excessive head sweating which is really embrassing my doctor says that there is nothing that can be doneis this right? i have had this for years. is there any help out there to put a end to my misery

Posted by angela lee on 27/04/2010 at 11:49

i hope u can help me my back sweats can u help me please

Posted by kalyan on 27/04/2010 at 07:04

this topic is very useful for my literatute survey

Posted by Optional on 27/04/2010 at 02:11

i still have i problem bec i wanna get a touch cellphone but i cant bec of the sweaty hands

Posted by Vineet on 22/04/2010 at 03:30

My brother sweats badly.He always sweats a lot.He hate light colored shirts.He feels embrassed when he goes to school.

Posted by Ankit on 17/04/2010 at 09:53

hi,i'am Ankit, i do suffer from excessive sweating a sexy teen boy it seems to be good when i sweats infront of girls at school, but i feel very difficult to wear wet ubdergarments. just after taking shower i starts sweating, its very embrassing when my sister saw sweat going down to my body.i don't feel shame when i sweat infront of my friends. but in school and teaution its very embrassing when i sweat badly infront of girls.

Posted by Optional on 16/04/2010 at 04:17

i have sweat problem it never goes away even if in hot or not what shall i do?

Posted by Optional on 13/04/2010 at 01:48

Ive done so much research on this matter, im a 21 year old female and have had really bad problems with excessive underarm sweat since about 14. Its bad & unfortunatly there seams to be no cure other than surgery. So I live a little darker than I some times prefer. Ive tried all anti perspirants possible with out success, so now my wardrobe consists of all black and/or very dark T-Shirts. Its still there but not a visible issue for people to gock at.

Posted by Frusterated on 08/04/2010 at 11:29

I can't wear light colored clothes because I sweat so much. It get's twenty below here and I still sweat. My life is revolved aroubd worrying what to wear so I don't show my sweaty armpits. It's gross.

Posted by Optional on 05/04/2010 at 11:25

after food I can sweat excessively also I suffer from nocturnal sweating, but not everynight

Posted by Optional on 29/03/2010 at 04:25 I have just started a hyperhidrosis forum. It's still in it's infancy, but will hopefully grow into a valuable resource.

Posted by Optional on 28/03/2010 at 02:35

iv became aware that when me and partner start 2 have sex ( foreplay ) , i start 2 sweat and he can taste cigrettes thats the smell coming from my pores and its turning him of sex with me , is there anything i can do ?

Posted by Optional on 26/03/2010 at 07:28

Im 23 and I believe i have an excessive sweating problem under my arms, no matter what time of year it is (even winter) i sweat excessively from my armpits. It deters me from wearing shirts/ grey tshirts or anything else which i think will show it up more obviously. Its so bad that i can even sweat when sat at my computer in my bedroom with my pyjammas on. Even going down to my local shops, I will have to change the top i am wearing when i get back (5 mins later) It is a real problem for me and really bothers me, it causes me to lose my self confidence and i regularly end up in public toilets drying my clothes under hand dryers. I have looked into possible solutions, have stopped drinking coffee and other foods which may make it worse, I have bought and attached armpit pads to the insides of my clothing (which work to a point, until the moisture is so severe that they slip off) and have tried different types of deodrant/ antiperspirant but to no avail, I have also researched and considered botox but this can be pricey. does anyone else have these problems as severe? no- one i know seems to...

Posted by Optional on 24/03/2010 at 08:51

My face, neck and underarms, go red and sweat a lot i am post-menopausal, hrt didn't help

Posted by Sylvia on 24/03/2010 at 04:44

I have suffered continual day sweats all over my body for years. Is there a tablet i could take for this problem.

Posted by Optional on 23/03/2010 at 03:15

i sweat alot

Posted by John Kasonda on 22/03/2010 at 07:08

I am a Priest at my church and sometimes used to serve others Holy communion. Sweating is the biggest problem i have especially when serving others. i feel so embalanced that i would wish I could not serve bcoz someimes I actually feel the sweat on my face almost dripping into the serving cup. How can i stop this sweat and the embrasement i usually experience. Please help. Unfortunately my third born daughter also has the same problem. She sweats a lot especially in the night when she is asleep. Is there any remedie. if so please let me know.

Posted by Optional on 22/03/2010 at 05:06

e every i am sweating on my back face and head every morning i am takeng antidepressant drugs can that be problem

Posted by Optional on 17/03/2010 at 12:01

i cant even wear shirt coz the stainz of sweat under my armz looks so pathatic plz tell me how to control this realy very thankful to you

Posted by jason evans on 08/03/2010 at 07:28

i got problem with sweating i am at training programed i do have bath and i change my clothes and used deodorants but all day this girl upseting me is there any help nhs give me?

Posted by chris on 05/03/2010 at 02:52

i lied bout my age. i'm now 48 but my nose has been sweating all my adult life. i didn't mind so much but it is now happening to my youngest daughter. and i know how miserable it mde me a lot of the time. don't want her to go through the same thing. any suggestions please.

Posted by Optional on 04/03/2010 at 08:15

over sweating of palms..whats the cure?

Posted by Optional on 03/03/2010 at 10:24

l have been sweating since l was in High School, is there away that l can go for an operation to stop this excessive sweating. It's so embarrasing & now l am working.

Posted by cecy ! on 02/03/2010 at 08:16

well wat can i say im 15 and i have an ENORMOUS sweat prolem so far i havent tried anything from websites. But im thinking of trying something today. HOPEFULLY it does work! but all i can say is that clinical deorderants do not work at all. Thanks bye bye

Posted by James89 on 28/02/2010 at 09:12

I sweat a lot when i go out to party at night clubs, or at concerts. I'm always sweaty, especially in the neck and throat area, and arms. even the forehead and face area have excessive sweat, and my clothes stick to me. It doesn't dry until I change and take a shower.

Posted by Optional on 28/02/2010 at 02:38

i have sweaty hands and feet what could be the problem. i also have cold hands and feet what is the problem i lose weight nowadays very fast what could be the problem are there drugs that cure these problems?

Posted by meeeeeeeeeeee on 27/02/2010 at 01:22

omg i was in sixth grade last year and we had to run a mile and wear the clothes all day and the boys would make fun of me so inbarising so now i just wear t shirts and cover then up with sweat shirt beacause within 20 mins i have swat stains

Posted by Botox on 27/02/2010 at 12:37

I would luv to do tha botox injection on ma ampits hw much is it an were cn i go in cape town

Posted by T.G on 22/02/2010 at 05:23

hi ive been sweating all my life my hands and feet ive bought the dearest shoes and power and cream but it still no good when im on the phone or writing etc... my hands sweat that bad i could skit you on the face with the sweat my feet is realy bad to although ive about 80-90 pairs of shoes and i change my socks twice a day. I do find when my feet is dry my hands are as well. Thanks

Posted by Optional on 22/02/2010 at 01:56

Hi I really need help! I sweat so much! I only have two tops that don't show the sweat and it is really embarasing at school because I sweat through my jumper! I have tried 24, 48 and 72 hour deoderant. I have to reaply it every half an hour which slows it down but still doesent work! In pe it is differcalt because the shirts show sweat really badly. I am only 14 so I am not allowed to have surgery or botox is there anything else?! I have thought about leaving school or even wearing mens clothes which would not be good because I adore fashion! My life is over, isent it?!

Posted by Optional on 19/02/2010 at 04:15

I'm a 15 year old girl and i hate having this a carnt wear what i want and when doing PE and being at school i have to keep my jumper on which makes me hot then sweat more but its just so embarressing i've never told anyone i have this problem, im thinking i should so my mum can take me to the doctors.

Posted by F.T. on 08/02/2010 at 05:06

Reading these entries, it's clear that many of the people in this "blog" (including myself) suffer from Hyperhidrosis. This is a cronic condition and surgery is basically the only way to treat this. You can find more info on this website

Posted by margaretha on 29/01/2010 at 09:15

i sweat exessively in my face and head most of the time during the day and not so often at night. can you give me more information in this regard?

Posted by troubled on 21/01/2010 at 08:45

i sweat round the anus and when i walk it chafes me then i get a sore crevice after a bath its ok for about 4 hrs then starts again help

Posted by Anonymous on 17/01/2010 at 01:30

I am only fourteen and i have excessive sweating under my arms its extremely embarrassing being that I'm in high school and i know everybody's looking. Its been like this since 7th grade and I'm in 9th now. What should i do ..someone please help me ?

Posted by tired of being rustrated on 17/12/2009 at 04:31

Hello, I am a thirty-four year old women who has been laughed at and ridiculed for years now because of my sweat issues. I bathe regularly but as soon as I have any type of activity I sweat horribly and it smells. What do I do?

Posted by Rex on 14/12/2009 at 03:14

Hi, i sweat in the groin area and leave spots when i sit. I soak my trouser regularly and wet jeans too. It doesnt really smell bt i cant be myself and cant wear light coloured trousers. I cant even tuck in my shirt because it has to cover my wet trousers. Help me plsg

Posted by confusedsmell on 24/11/2009 at 03:21

I am 29 years old and since I was in 8th grade I have had an odor to me no matter what I do. I bathe and 2-3 hours later, I smell like onions. I wear deodorant, bathe constantly, body powder, and anything else I can find to help but nothing seems to work. What is this and is there a cure for this? Help!

Posted by Jenny on 12/11/2009 at 04:30

I have excess sweating problems, and while I was preganant I found that my sweating problem doubled, however was reluctant to use the majority of my usual deodorants while I was preganant due to the chemicals in them. So found a natural deodorant to use, I tried Alvin Connor's body stick, and it was great! It didnt stain my clothes and reduced the smell. Since having my daughter I have continued to use the deodorant and feel like it has helped alot. Its really good at reducing the smell which I found was my main problem

Posted by Anonymous on 08/11/2009 at 07:34

I am 65 and cannot take hormones. I can't understand being past menopause that my face sweats most of the time. Could there be an underlying problem notwithstanding having to live with sweating?

Posted by Jacqueline Wynn on 05/11/2009 at 03:36

i have an excessive sweating problem it runs in my family my mum has it and so do my brothers and sisters i use loads of deodrant but it still happens.... im ebrassed to go to the doctor what shall i do?? please help

Posted by Anonymous on 03/11/2009 at 04:17

I sweat to excess when i do any walking, it is not just under my arms but my whole body back and front which runs with sweat and soaks my clothes. Can you please advise?

Posted by sweaty betty on 01/11/2009 at 05:34

ihad a problem with my hands and armpits sweating had operation got rid of it. but just moved the problem on my back groin and legs wish i had not botherd worse than ever now.just think ever one is looking at you.and your sweat patches

Posted by wetwetwet on 10/10/2009 at 05:17

I sweat on my back face and head. It is awful. You have a shower and remain wet even after trying to get dry. Ive not told my friends and so i really worry about going out. I have started to avoid going anywhere now as I just cant face it. Saw dermatologist in the week and she didn't even speak to me. I was addressed as HER or SHE. Talk about rude. Even she didn't care. Just seems no hope!

Posted by Like to cool down on 29/09/2009 at 02:44

I sweat so much of the time and mine is mostly from my head, neck and chest area. Sweat really is bad on my forehead and runs down my face. My neck gets very sweaty and then if I touch my neck it is a clammy cold feeling. I can never wear my hair down because of this. I can get out of the shower and sweat will be pouring off me by the time I get my hair dryed. Would like to know something to do about this.

Posted by KiiT-KAT'Ox on 21/09/2009 at 09:16

Hey, i have a sweat problem and i just been to the doctors about it and she told me to have a blood test done, but i quite scared i dont just sweat under my arms its my hands too, even when its freezing outside i sweat? any reasons why? x

Posted by mr brady on 19/09/2009 at 08:39

when ever i sit down on a leather chair or plastic chair theres always a sweat mark why plus i sweat a lot from my head and neck and my hair i have short hair i sweat at my for head

Posted by Anonymous on 10/09/2009 at 08:12

When it comes to sweating problems, no one ever talks about back sweat. I am a very petite young woman, but my back sweats way more than anyone I know. It is extremely embarrassing, because, no matter what, my shirts always end up soaking wet.

Posted by Lara on 06/09/2009 at 08:04

I sweat in flashes everywhere on my body and I feel sweat comming down my back and neck. Would that be a hormon problem? I stoped HRT recently.


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Fascinating facts

Each person has 3-4 million sweat glands

At rest in a cool environment, a normal person loses about half a litre of sweat in a day

The sweat glands are capable of producing 12 litres of sweat in 24 hours

Hippopotamus sweat is red. It contains sunscreen and is also antiseptic (Nature 2004;429:363)

We can smell the sweat of a giraffe from a quarter of a mile away. The smell repels ticks (New Scientist 1 February 2003)

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