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What you can do for sweaty armpits

Clothing. Wear loose-fitting clothes made with natural fibres or specially formulated fabrics that absorb moisture. Consider using dress shields (sweat guards), which can be stuck inside the armpit area of  your garment to suck up the moisture. Finally, avoid wearing colours that will show up sweat marks more easily; white and black clothes are usually less noticeable when wet than other colours.
Avoid pungent foods such as onions, fish, garlic and spicy meals. These foods can be smelt in sweat and make it more noticeable.
Malt vinegar is an old-fashioned remedy that might be worth a try. Apply some to your armpits at night. Wash it off in the morning and then use your normal deodorant/antiperspirant.
Shave your armpits. Hair holds sweat and gives the bacteria more to work on.
Commercial antiperspirants. You have probably tried most commercial deodorants and antiperspirants, but check the labels and look for one with a different active ingredient. If you have heard a rumour about antiperspirants/deodorants and breast cancer, take a look at the section on antiperspirants and breast cancer.
20% aluminium chloride is the next thing to try if ordinary antiperspirants have not done the trick, but it can damage clothing. Ask your pharmacist for products that contain aluminium chloride (these include Driclor, Anhydrol Forte, Odaban, Perspi-Guard and Perspirex) and use as follows.
  • Before going to bed, wash and dry your armpits thoroughly. If you apply the solution to wet skin, a chemical reaction produces hydrochloric acid, which can irritate skin and tarnish jewellery. If necessary, use a hair dyer to ensure your skin is absolutely dry.
  • Apply the solution when you are lying down in bed. This sounds odd, but armpit sweating switches off when you lie flat, and the solution will be more effective if applied then. The solution works by passing into the openings of the sweat glands, causing them to swell up and block, but if sweat is pouring out of the glands when you apply the solution, it will not be able to get in.
  • It works best if the area is covered with plastic cling-film (food wrap). Unfortunately, the armpit is an awkward shape. Use tape (such as Micropore, which you can buy from a pharmacy) to hold the plastic wrap in place, then put on a tight-fitting T-shirt to help keep it in position.
  • Do not apply the solution directly after shaving, or the skin may become sore.
  • Wash off the solution in the morning, and do not reapply until bedtime.
  • If it proves effective reduce the application to every other night, and then to once or twice a week. Do not use it every day, because it can irritate the skin.
  • If it causes irritation, applying 1% hydrocortisone cream twice a day for not more than 2 weeks can help.

What doctors can do for sweaty armpits

Iontophoresis is a treatment in which special spongy pads are applied to the armpit. These pads are moistened with tap water or a solution of glycopromium bromide, and are then connected to a small electric current from a special machine. Several treatments are needed initially, and sweating is then prevented or minimised for a variable time (maybe only a few days, but possibly several weeks). The treatment can then be repeated. Iontophoresis is available through some hospital dermatology (skin) or physiotherapy departments, and if it is successful you might wish to buy your own iontophopresis machine to use at home (they are available from
Botulinum toxin (Botox, Dysport) is a powerful poison, but injections of very tiny doses into the skin stop excessive sweating.
  • The injections are painful, but the pain is tolerable. Treatment takes about 30–45 minutes.
  • Botulinum toxin works by inactivating the nerves that trigger sweat-gland activity.
  • One treatment of about 12 tiny injections stops or substantially reduces armpit sweating for 2–8 months. After that, a repeat session will be needed.
  • This is a fairly new treatment, and is not available in all hospitals, but your doctor will be able to find out the location of the nearest specialist treatment centre.
  • It does not work for everyone, but about 9 out of 10 people respond (Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin 2005;43:77–80).
  • People who have had this treatment say that it greatly improves their quality of life (British Journal of Dermatology 2004;151:1115–22).
  • As you would expect, this treatment also reduces the smelliness of the armpits (Archives of Dermatology 2003;139:57–9).
A sympathectomy operation to destroy the sympathetic nerves that control sweating, often by keyhole surgery, is almost the last resort.
  • A general anaesthetic is required.
  • The sympathetic nerves lie in the chest just under the second, third and fourth ribs on each side. The surgeon operates through an incision in the chest wall and cuts the nerves or destroys them using an electrical current.
  • After the operation, you can return to a sedentary job after 1–2 weeks, and to a manual job after 2–3 weeks.
  • The immediate success rate is almost 80%, but after a few years only one-third of people who have had the operation are satisfied (Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin 2005;43:77–80).
  • The main drawback is that the body may compensate by increasing sweating elsewhere – usually the trunk, but sometimes the feet – so you may end up swapping sweaty armpits for a sweaty abdomen. This happens in between one-third and three-quarters of people who have had the operation. In 1 in 100, this ‘compensatory’ sweating is very severe, and they regret they had the operation. Unfortunately, the operation cannot be reversed.
Liposuction and subcutaneous curettage are methods of removing sweat glands from the deep layer of skin. They do not always work, and there may be bruising or scarring.
Surgical removal of some skin from the armpit is the final option. It can be dramatically effective, but can cause scarring so is rarely performed nowadays. Under a local anaesthetic, the surgeon removes a section of skin about 4 x 1.5 cm in size, taking away the most troublesome sweat glands.
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Written by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Edited by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Last updated: Tuesday, October 7th 2014


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Posted by Optional on 24/10/2015 at 06:08

I have sweaty arm pits all the time since I have started middle school. Can you please help me?

Posted by Mae on 07/10/2015 at 02:22

Im 13 now... Every morning,I am in school, when I was sweeping... Little by little,sweat comes out in my armpits.. Uggh!!! I hate it very much,I just roll my sleeves but its turning bigger and bigger... Even when i put tissue on it, they just torn of and still the sweat is still visible.!!!

Posted by Optional on 18/09/2015 at 02:44

where can i get Driclor in Kenya pliz help

Posted by David on 30/05/2015 at 04:41

This article is really helpful, but one other way to greatly reduce armpit sweating is through destroying the sweat glands in the armpit using a minimally invasive (key-hole) technique to pass an ultra-fine fiber-optic laser under the skin of the armpit. You can read more about them here:

Posted by Optional on 22/03/2015 at 06:56

try vests with sleeves. it will absorb the underarm sweat so that you won't get noticed and your clothes don't get stained.

Posted by No name on 18/02/2015 at 11:29

SOLUTION!!!!!!!!!!!! please read this. It might help Every since I was 12 I used to sweat like a PIG!! Would never wear short sleeve tops cause it would be soaked around the armpits which was embarrassing. During summer time, I would avoid going out cause I knew I'd sweat and wearing layers wouldn't even help. During winter it would be cold as hell I'd still sweat A LOT Anyway..... I discovered DRICLOR SOLUTION ROLL-ON Only £7 omggg this saved my life. So it might not work for everybody but please do try. How it works; Apply at night just right before bed. Wash off in the morning with soap and try not to use body spray in the area but can spray perfum as normal. Use it everyday for a bout a week then you'll noti that you won't be sweating as often. Then in about two weeks you'll find yourself applying it maybe twice a week. (I've had the same roll on for over a year and 4months) that's how effective it is. warning!!! Ipside effects is that is can make ur armpit really itchy at night but hey, no pain no gain ;)

Posted by Optional on 10/01/2015 at 06:57

I am 14 and i started getting this problem the end of 8th grade. I've been told since i'm a dancer i will tend to sweat more than others, but i hate it. Ever since it started i've had low confidence and i mostly wear only black shirts or sweaters (since the sweat doesn't show). If i don't have either of those i wear a dark jacket over my shirt the whole day even if i'm hot. I NEED HELP

Posted by Optional on 21/10/2014 at 05:36

Ugh! I sweat wayyyyyyyyy too much! Does anyone have any advice for me? I'm only 13! I hate it and I have PE everyday! I stay in the locker rooms to avoid sweating soo much! I feel so unattractive! Help!!!!!!!

Posted by Optional on 22/08/2014 at 04:00

Ive had sweaty armpits, hands and feet since I was 12. Since then my life has been a struggle everyday trying to find something that can help me. Im not sure if its related to anxiety nervousness or simply just being hot and unable to tolerate it. I fear touching people or shaking hands. Its a big problem for me. I always gave to keep a fan on and keep a cup of ice water so that I can cool myself and control it a little bit. Ive used prescription antipresperants as well as meds but nothing works for me.I even sweat in cold weather too. I need help. This is affecting my life everyday.

Posted by Anonymous on 01/08/2014 at 10:38

Hi I always get sweat marks under my armpits and no matter what I cannot seem to get rid of them no matter the season. Even in winter when it's not even that hot I can feel my wet armpits! It's so embarrassing especially at school and in summer time when it's too hot to wear a sweatshirt. Please help me ASAP!

Posted by kaylee on 16/03/2014 at 12:46

ugggh I suffer every day from pitt sweat its effecting my life. spring is coming soon and I cant hide under jackets every day and I love fashion. I just went shopping and of course my pitts sweat HELEPPPE

Posted by Phool singh on 26/11/2013 at 01:58

Axillary hyperhidrosis treatment

Posted by Optional on 22/11/2013 at 12:39

Hi i dont sweat really bad its just that my armpits have a stinky odor even when i shower twice a day, what to i do?

Posted by Optional on 15/11/2013 at 08:48

I've been dealing with sweat for years and I could not wear anything I've just had Botox was a pain thats bearable but lumpy afterwards. I had two big pads underneath both arms and I got told to wear them for 24 hours or for 48 hours I'm not sure when I can wear stray or even shave under my arms yet but I'm hoping I can get back to normal soon I go back to the hospital in 6 weeks and if I need some more than I just phone them and they will get me in but that's only when it starts wearing off

Posted by Optional on 30/10/2013 at 01:09

There is no problem without a solution...have u tried natural honey and ACV?? Its the best natural remedy so far...

Posted by Hannah on 24/10/2013 at 09:54

I'm 13 almost 14. I sweat under my armpits so much. At school, at church, and anywhere. I try to wear loose clothing and black shirts to cover it but people and classmates still notice. I'm scared to tell my parents I'm pretty sure they don't even notice though. It's so sad hearing that everyone else has these problems. I thought I was the only one. At school I just try to think about not sweating and I keep my arm on my desk so air will get to it. But when I go to lunch I can't help it. I hate it so much. Help?

Posted by Optional on 03/10/2013 at 12:14

I have underarm sweat since I was 12. It's affected my personal life, and confidence in myself.. I have tried every deodorant out there possible.. And nothing f***ing works!!! I've been the only one out every friend, colleague etc.. It runs in my family too.. Two siblings have it, and 2 don't.. I hope anyone else out there with similar problems, will let me know a little something if they know it..

Posted by Optional on 04/09/2013 at 12:42

Just started using the anti-perspiration containing aluminium chloride and have noticed an improvemt already, although I just experienced the pain of applying it 10 hours after shaving! Even though its good its annoying how it can easily irritate skin of you do not follow the exact steps.

Posted by Optional on 29/08/2013 at 01:33

im 13 and about to start my new school and im on a sport scholarship, im really sporty and the sport uniform is bright green and i sweat really bad. Im really worried and don't want to go because of it. its stoping me, and ive sweated really badly since i can remember. nothing has every really helped,

Posted by Optional on 29/07/2013 at 06:01

The way I see it: I respect people who don't care if other people see their sweaty armpits, so I've just kind of stopped caring. Sometimes I do care, which makes it worse, but often I have a "what the hey" attitude. It's only a problem if you make it a problem.

Posted by angel on 30/10/2012 at 03:10

I used to have sweaty,smelly armpits untill I found driclor,just try it,you will see for yourself..just after one day you will see the results,its amazing,no more low selfesteem and embarrassing "maps" on your keeps me dry and feeling fresh all day long,thank God I found it

Posted by grace on 25/10/2012 at 08:35

to day i had loads of sweat(fist time) and it was dripping and i stoped eating spice yet it smells like indian foood which reminds me of a girl who got bullied because of it

Posted by Optional2 on 01/10/2012 at 12:31

Hi For me, this problem started 2 years ago. First it was very smelly sweat odour and it lasted for a few months. Now I just sweat underarm more then usually which wouldn't bother me much if it wasn't for a wet patches on my shirt. I do have very sensitive armpits so can't use strong antiperspirants while other don't help and also I'm not too keen on chemicals they are made of. So now I'm using a natural deodorant and Nonchalante underarm pads that stop sweating from showing, at least most of the time. It is problem and everybody has to find it's own way how to deal with it.

Posted by Dww on 26/09/2012 at 03:20

Wats da way forward nw? We r suffering from this sweatng thng so much. We didnt make this choice in any way. So lets nt b demoralized so much becoz lyf must go on. 4 those who mock us dnt knw wat we go thru its hell bt since dey dnt help us fel any better its also nt ur business 2 care wat dey say. To hell wid them

Posted by Dww on 18/08/2012 at 06:44

Pple who dnt av da excessive problem cannot knw wat those who av it go thru. It is stresful, humilatng n irritating as wel. I alwys ask God y me. Pls if anyone knws wea i can get sweat guards in kenya pls let me knw

Posted by Optional on 05/06/2012 at 04:34

this isnt helping?! i cant afford this crap!!!!!

Posted by Mike on 21/03/2012 at 04:45

I have sweat excessively since I was in middle school. Working out, running, sitting and not moving....I sweat worse under the armpits and sometimes the groin. Here is what I have come to find out. Two Hypothetical situations (I'm in college, so I will use a college scenario): 1.)Hot day, walking to my class in a lecture hall, arrive sweaty and hot and sit down. People around me notice my sweat stains. Couple people whisper to their friends and look at me, couple people next to me look at the sweat stains and look away. I get embarrassed, obviously. I try to hide my stains by putting my arms down tight. The stress from thinking about it and the heat from my arms down just makes me sweat more. I get more nervous, start sweating from my face aswell, people can now obviously tell that I'm embarrassed, pity me, feel bad for me. I miss all the info from the lecture and sit miserable and embarrassed for more than an hour in a lecture with 200 watchful, judgemental peers....Life sucks. Scenario 2.) Hot day, walking to my class in a lecture hall, arrive sweaty and hot and sit down. People around me notice my sweat stains. Couple people whisper to their friends and look at me, couple people next to me look at the sweat stains and look away. I take deep breathes, smile to myself about how trivial my sweat stains are compared to my grades in college, how people who are actually genuine and who I would care to hang out with wouldn't care or make fun of my sweating, and that my complete non-chalant attitude towards my sweating (obviously noticeable) is ultimately witnessed as CONFIDENCE to those who notice my obvious stains and my not-caring attitude. I have realized that my self-consciousness about my sweating comes from the "anticipation" of being made fun of or being made embarrassed by someone (more often of the opposite sex). I have realized that if someone actually made fun of it to my face or to a friend, they would obviously not be a person who I would naturally want to associate with or be friends with. I have been through quite horrible and embarrassing situations involving sweating over my youth, but what I have come to realize, is that if I act normally and confidently with a sweat sodden shirt and pants, and try and interact with people and be friendly, it is going to send a much different message about my person to someone than if they see me embarrassed, looking at and trying to hide my sweat stains. The final answer to your sweating: See it for what it is, reason out the worst that could happen with your sweating (you become embarrassed, why? Because you let yourself become embarrassed!) I know, I know, it is so much easier said than done, but I guarantee you, if you can practice being mindful and not caring about your sweating, even interacting with people with a smile when it is so obvious!, you will learn to not care about your sweating, and be so much more happy and confident in more than one aspect of your life. After all, how many people can say that they feel 100% confident sweating their ass of in a lecture hall filled with 200 college students, with lots of people watching you. I can, and it only took me 8 years of experiencing and figuring out what I just told you in 20 minutes... And the process of reaching this point is one of the hardest things I have ever done. If you have trouble keeping on track, it might be beneficial to see a psychologist instead of return trips to a dermatologist, just to help you talk things out and keep your mindfulness on track. (I personally never did lol, but I know it wouldn't have taken me 8 years if I used a psychologist as a 'secret confident and supporter.' Best of luck to everyone, hope you all can come to appreciate it for what it is, your body just chilling =D

Posted by Optional on 16/02/2012 at 03:38


Posted by Optional on 09/02/2012 at 04:16

i put on deodorant but i still be musty an i hate it when people say in class"somebody musty!" an go round smelling people its inbarrsin

Posted by Robert on 20/01/2012 at 02:05

Hi, I'm a 15 year old male. & I can't do anything without constantly sweating on my face, armpits ( I have quite alot of armpit hair so I don't know if that affects it) I can't lift my arms.. & around my p***s. Also I have alot of hair around it. Advicee pleasee.

Posted by (hisbbygirl) on 04/01/2012 at 09:07

Use Certain-dri U apply it at night and the next morning u apply ur regular Deodorant and it does actually work.!(: I've been using it for 1 month now!(:

Posted by zee on 21/12/2011 at 10:47

u know um suffering from anderarm sweating medication is available in my country pls i need ur help

Posted by nicky on 21/12/2011 at 09:54

u should all use REXONA EXTRA DRY, use it 3 times a week, it is a bit enjoying in the beginning i know. but i have used it once a week.. 4 weeks in a row. and i REALLY don't sweat anymore.. u have to dab the stuff under your armpits before u go to sleep... PROBLEM SOLVED!..

Posted by Selena on 04/12/2011 at 09:24

Where can i get sweat block in Nigeria?

Posted by Optional on 02/12/2011 at 05:00

Recently found underarm sweating to be a problem (caused by anxiety due to public speaking - a big part of my job) and it's gradually become worse. The more self conscious I am about it, the worse it gets. At mid morning I'd realise I had started sweating, try and cover it up, it got worse. I tried every anti perspirant available, showering twice a day and even used to stuff tissue paper under my arms to absorb the worst but nothing helped. It got to the stage where I was carrying another top with me to change into half way through the day. Spoke to doctor about it as it was making me very self conscious and got anhydrol forte from a pharmacist - a very, very strong anti perspirant. And it worked within days! I don't wear any other anti perspirant or deo now and I don't need to. Totally dry and no smell at all - it's wonderful. I have had some problems with it.... it itches like mad when I put it on and leaves a red rash, but if it means I can go a whole day without caking myself in sprays and don't have to change my top at lunchtime I'm happy to put up with it. I know it's embarrassing to go to a doctor about but please (those who have commented recently), go and speak to a doctor or pharmacist. I've been there. I've gone through my teens totally lacking self confidence due to moderate sweating and through my 20s keeping my arms firmly by my sides due to excessive sweating. Hope you get it sorted!

Posted by Optional on 22/11/2011 at 02:04

I am 22 year old female and have had thhis problem since 12 years old! I teard up reading all the comments cause i know exactly how everyone feels on here! it sucks feeling insecure allll the time. I love summer but I dread going out to places with friends in fear of embarresment from my under arm odor. I take 2 showers a day and as soon as i get out i put deodorant and im back to smelling 5 mins later. I have tried everything! This problem has affected every part of my life, from going places, being intimate, picking out clothes, hanging out with friends and being active.

Posted by Optional on 17/11/2011 at 12:28

i'm only 12 and i sweat when im cold when im hot just whenever my underarms feel like it its embarrising no one else in my class sweats i try to wear a jacket but it just goes right through and i cant have a wide varity of shirt types because i will sweat and you can see it. i have sweat under my arms since i was around the age of 10. my mom says it will go away but it hasnt and im sick of it and im to scared to try any of those treatments and other things you can do to prevent it. please help:(

Posted by ewan on 15/11/2011 at 11:10

i have starting to drive but i get really bad sweat patche's , what can i do to stop this

Posted by Optional on 14/11/2011 at 03:03

I have suffered with this problem for my entire life and endured countless embarassing situations. My palms were so wet paper I was writing on became soggy. My under arms are continually damp and smell after a short period of time. I have had a bi-lateral sympathectomy and several botox treatments. Nothing works for long, there is no magic cure. If your body temperature regulator in your brain is set too high your body is constantly cooling itself by sweating. If it cannot come from your under arm it will find another outlet, with me its my back and chest and groin which run with sweat, this is also a posible side effect of the sympathectomy which did dry palms. My mother had this problem and received radio therapy, my sister had some sweat glands surgically removed but that left horrible scarring. I now fear for my teenage son who is beginning to show the same symptoms. If anyone can help us please get in touch.

Posted by Optional on 01/11/2011 at 10:43

i sweat everywhere, hands, feet, armpits, body, scalp etc, you name it and i have sweated there. i am sporty and often worry about sweat patches on clothing in school and what is worse, is that i tend to smell after a while of sweating. sometimes i sweat for no reason. sitting in class, reading a book etc. normally one would sweat when there is some emotional activity but i can be calm yet still sweat. i can look at my fingertips and visibly see sweat seeping through my pores... it is one of my biggest insecurities (besides mild acne) my other problem is that i also have dark underarms, it gets worse when i have just finished working out, or playing a sport, it gets darker. i have tried driclor, and a whole range of deodorants that only worked for a while. i have been to my dermatologist and he suggested i go remove my glands under my arms and i will be sweat free, but i fear what the info has states in the above article. i really dont know what to do, as many people tell you to do one thing and then you get the rest saying you should not. this is a topic that i am completely open to hearing about. another problem is that i am thin (normal, lean, healthy for my age.) i dont put on weight unless its muscle. i have a fast metabolism and was wondering if removing my sweat glands or ducts will have any effect on my weight, metabolism etc. thanks in advance.

Posted by Linda on 12/10/2011 at 10:10

It makes me sad to hear that so many young people are going through what I went through when I was a teen, let's face it,it's an embarrassing and humiliating problem. After years of being limited to colours and fabrics, I've had enough!!!! In one weeks time I'm having Botox in my armpits. Can't wait to see what the results will be, positive hopefully!!!! Will let you all know!!!

Posted by lyle on 30/09/2011 at 12:56

i'm 13,i have sweaty armpits since 10..i always wear jacket but it's hot..i'm using a deodorant,,my tita said don't shave 'coz it will cause black armpits..plz. help always sweat when i'm in school i can't raise my arms,,

Posted by Please help me! :( on 25/09/2011 at 10:56

Please help me! I'm 11 years old and my arm pits sweat non stop! It's ruining my life, and it's been going on for a year. Even when i'm just siting there it begins to sweat. I've been failing my math tests because i can't raise my hand. PLEASE HELP ME!!!

Posted by Amish Dave on 01/09/2011 at 10:19

After my first experience with hemmroids, I started to experience excessive sweating from my anal region. It does not smell, in fact, it is quite sweet smelling. But it creates all sorts of problems including soaking my underwear and pants and creating rashes. I've been on the search for months trying to find a solution. Unfortunately I've mostly found that I'm not alone and learned some techniques to deal with it. Namely, I used a tissue to place in the crack of my butt. Usually absorbs most of the sweat. I change this anywhere from every hour to every couple of hours. Still, there have been times that I find the sweat leaks through and people, most likely, have noticed the sweat streak! If I find a solution, I'll get back to you.

Posted by Optional on 26/08/2011 at 02:55

please help me... im in high school and im very embarrassed because my classmates just tease me about my under arm even my crush help me please

Posted by faye on 25/08/2011 at 08:12

Im 17 turning 18 in sep and for the past 2-3 years i have been suffering with this annoying sweating problem. I haven’t seen my doctor about it yet because im so embarrassed to tell, considering im a girl and its gross and they’ll only ask me if i drink alot of alcohol or smoke (which i hardly do ) but would like to be able too (because it will be after all, my 18th).recently ive seen these deodorant adverts on the telly about ‘’perspiration’’ and how girls hide it well..... it really gets to me because i cant seem to find anything that works.. Ive recently finished my first year in college and has been dealing with really bad stress which has also caused my hair to fall out, id be here all day if i explained but the symptoms are unbelievable.. my lectures used to be on the 5th floor and everyday i had to walk up and down the stairs for my breaks etc and it used to drive me mad, being all hot and sweaty infront of hunders of teenagers was a awful feeling. Every morning i used to stress out over what to wear, everyone who has this problem knows how it is i assume! It was horrible. this sweating business is slowly ruining my life.since ive noticed it being so bad i feel like its gotten worse, and because i have really bad nerves i presume thats why its getting worse? every time i feel hot, i constantly think to myself..’’am i sweating, oh god im getting even hotter’’ and it gets worse and worse. So now i restrict myself to go out, i just stay indoors most of the time. When i do on the other hand i wear the most stupidest tops even if its raining and just feel like an idiot, i thought i was the only one who had this problem but clearly not.. so to cut the story short, i dont have much time to find something affective, no botox no surgery and no strange sweat pads... oh and if there’s something like drysol but without the irritation at night, that would be fab! Please help :(

Posted by Optional on 24/07/2011 at 12:09

I couldnt live with Maxim. Ny skin was irriated but I apply aloe vera with it and this does the trick

Posted by Optional on 17/07/2011 at 10:55

Hi, im a 15 year old girl, and am suffering from excessive sweat under arms. A couple months ago i complained to both my parents that it wont stop, and that i cant wear any of my favorite clothes out in public...i even bursted out crying in front of them. So later that week i went to go see the doctor and told her about the problem, and she recommended something like "Drysol" that has high aluminum chloride, or a type of deorderant with 20% of aluminum chloride...she also recommended "Botox" or "surgery" Drysol does work so i really do recommend you buy it.

Posted by Michelle Samuels on 24/06/2011 at 10:15

I have honestly tried almost everything out there and have seen several doctors that have yet to help. I actually started using 1-2Dry as well(I found them online) and have noticed that it really absorbs my underarm sweat issues and it really prevents from staining my clothing. I suggest others to try these underarm pads as well hope it works for others as well.

Posted by Anonymous on 16/06/2011 at 11:11

I thought i was the only person who suffered from this problem. Im 17 years old nearly 18 and excessive sweating is really getting me down its ruining my life. I cant wear half of my clothes due to embarrassement because they leave visible sweat patches. My hands are always sweaty so in college i avoid getting too close to people as i get really self conscious about my visible sweaty hands, my feet are always drenched in sweat so its embarrassing in summer i also have the same problem with my arm pits! Recently i went to my gp and i got ahydrol forte and it works really well for armpit sweating and works immediatly although it can be very irritable when going to sleep but i would recommend it however it didnt effect my hand or feet sweating. Im really fed up of tbis problem and just want it sorting as it is effecting my social life as i get embarrassed around lads when i have sweaty palms and arm pits and spend half my life with my arms by my side trying to disguise the problem. How can i get a surgical treatment?

Posted by Karen on 16/06/2011 at 10:18

If any of the above options do not appeal to you there are always alternatives. I've had this problem for years, yes it's embarrassing but it is something you can live with. If you're not sweating I would be worried. For me botox was not an option - it was just plain scary! I've used underarm pads. They definitely stop the eternal musty smell from my clothing, and have saved the color on my shirts! This method - the underarm pads I think is the best solution for the $$$. I use 1-2 Dry. I've definitely suggested these to a few of my friends who think its ridiculous, but after trying them out - they LOVE them too. You can purchase these online at If you have any questions shoot me one and I'll try to check back. Good luck!

Posted by sophie on 09/05/2011 at 10:23

help my mum wont let me see the doctor but no antipersperant helps and sweat and smell loads. i dont have a lot of money to spend so i need something that works well......

Posted by tiffany on 06/05/2011 at 03:52

i am 21 now & i've been sweating for as long as i can remember. it's so depressing & i have absolutely no social life b/c of it. everyone says drysol works but frankly, its not worth it. the burning is terrible, i couldnt sleep & it makes your underarms all dry & your skin peels! using this actually made me more depressed b/c i often thought "why me" and "everyone else just uses regular deodorant." i fed up with this & im just going to get my sweat glands removed. i thought aobut botox but not appealing to have to keep going back or knowing that it "decreases" sweating not "eliminates." im to the point where i want my sweating completely gone! it's ruined my life! i'd just like to liven the life i havent been able to b/c of it.

Posted by Optional on 29/04/2011 at 03:22

I am a 14 year old boy and my armpits sweat sooo bad during school and it starts when im just sitting there and it is horrible. When i hug my girlfriend i can tell she can feel my wet armpits but she doesnt say anything. i really hate it and want it to stop. i have used lots of different extra strength antiperspirants and it still doesnt work. please help.

Posted by Mike on 10/04/2011 at 08:54

Seems I'm not the only one with this bizarre and ever so frustrating problem...It's pretty much just started, literally a couple of weeks ago and its so annoying. Wetness underarm really feels uncomfortable. I used sure and that worked fine, but for some reason when i decided to change as i realised it was causing white marks on my clothing, to a spray, i tried loreal. Big mistake, as it caused white marks aswell but more importantly wetness and now whatvever(deodarent) i choose i feel wetness...even when not hot outside! so far i'm using mitchum, seems ok now but i haven't been outside yet and thats when i'm hot, not inside. I'm going to use malt vineger at night times(heard it soaks up dryness) and then wash in morning and use usual deodrant. hope it works and will let you guys know how u iy went

Posted by Optional on 09/04/2011 at 08:59

Anhydrol Forte is the answer to armpit sweating, the stuff is brilliant. Its a roll on that you apply at night, then wash off in morning.

Posted by Mayank on 03/04/2011 at 06:17

I sweat crazy all the time even not active.i know its because of puberty but still i need help of an expert as it is very hot in jaipur and i really dont knw how i control my sweating. my study is getting affected and its very bad to wear wet undergarments for the entire day daily.

Posted by :( Why Me? on 26/03/2011 at 12:01

I Have bin suffering from really bad sweat patches under my arms.I Find it so hard to cope.I Tend to keep my coat on all day if i can even through lessons because my problem is so bad.I Feel So Uncomftable And I Just wish it would all go away.My mum has a thing about sertian deodrants,she dosnt like me using deodrants with aluminum in And to be honest i dont know why? but i just need a solotion that can help me im fed up now :( i love sport but i find it so hard to be able to do it when continly im having wetness under my arms.Its coming up for the summer months now and i would really like to be able to wear some nice clothes to school but NO I cant because of this fricken problem.My friends are always like "you must be hot with that coat on" " why dont you take it off" And i would love to but i cant :( so if anyone has any usfull tips then please please help me much appriciated :)

Posted by Anonymous on 23/03/2011 at 10:05

just amazing at the amount of people that suffer my problems in exactly the same way there needss to be a easy treatment for this someone would make big money on this!!! i would pay so much its scary!! well firstly ill get up and be fine around my own house really comfortable on my own. i hate going to college sometimes i miss lessons just because of it. i hate it. my arm get sweaty even when sitting down then within 15 mins im so self conscience it makes me sweat even more, and especially when someone asks me a question during a class i just keep sweating like crazy. outside im more comfortable im scared about getting a job because all jobs available would expose this horrible condition working in a stuffy store you cold air :( somtimes its ok but once i start sweating you cant stop and get rid of it and as i said the self conscience part of people looking at me that makes me sweat or even doing a physical activity in a classroom ii freak out. or in asituation when you teache says something like right take your shoes off :O... no! i dont understnad how im fine at home and thats why i like home because of the relaxing feeling of being alone. i like my own company and im a deep thinker aswell but as soon as i get to college BANG! everyones up going mad with their t shirts and sandals completely sweat free! :(

Posted by D: on 22/03/2011 at 06:23

I have read some of the comments on here and I just want to say 'OMG Me too' I thought that I was the only person to sweat soo much apart from Lee Evans haha. But some times I feel so crappy that I just dont want to be near anyone in case they see. I have to bring a t-shirt or sometimes 2 to college every day so that I can change in the toilets throughout the day and I get so depressed by it some times when everyone is sat around having a laugh and stuff and I have to keep my arms by my sides and hope the patches havent gotten any further. I was with my boyfriend the other day (he doesnt know) and he was hugging me and I just wanted to hug him back but I couldnt lift my arms up in case I grossed him out :'( Somethimes I get so depressed about it i just cry! I have tried sooooo many things its almost unbelievable. Sure, Right guard, normal supermarket brands, chemist stuff, so many that i've forgotten they're names, i've even tried wearing pads under my arms but it just goes over the sides and edges :( I've tried not thinking about it, thinking about other things, forgetting that its there. But nothing works. I though it was something to do with the amount that I worry about things, like constantly thoughts going through my head about my life etc. but my life isn't even that bad. Just the swaeting that gets me down and hinders my social life. its the real reason im still a virgin because I would have to tell him first and I just cant bring myself to do it. D':

Posted by Sugar on 19/03/2011 at 09:12

hii, im 14 and ever since i can remember i have suffered with really sweaty hands. also recently when i started my period my underarms have been sweating excessively. i have tried lots of different dioderants but nothing seems to work. im starting to feel really depressed and i dont know what to do. the strange this is that i dont smell when i sweat, i just get a massive sweat patch. ive kind of learnt to deal with my sweaty hands but it is still very imbarrissing and i would appreciate any advice and help people can offer on fixing my problem. thanks.

Posted by Optional on 18/03/2011 at 01:27

I have the problem too I only wear black shirts cause ofbit I justt wanna know why and how to stop it

Posted by Personal care products on 07/03/2011 at 02:49

This is a really helpful article. My sister had this problem before, it's not so much a problem now but now she has black underarms? And it's very easily irritable to any personal care products she puts on it. The area chaffes and crack and it stings. Is there any product you can recommenced for her to use? Thanks. This is really a big problem as it's getting very unsightly and it hurts when the skin cracks.Hope you can help.

Posted by Drysol fan:)! on 04/03/2011 at 01:22

Hello everyone:)! I'm regan and I'm 15 I started sweating under my arms when I was 12. I thought it was cause I was nerves all the time till I found out it was that long weird word:p well I suffer from bdd ( body dismorfic disorder) it where I think I'm ugly and it resorts to plastic surgery and ya well my doctor told me that maybe I'm that way cause of my sweat ? So he made me use Drysol.. It a type of antipresprent you put on at night like once a week ..scince then I have not sweat continually and it's made my life better so I recommend Drysol it works! No lie! And don't be afraid to tell people about your sweat cause if you hide it and they dont know chances are they might be hiding it to! One of my bestfriends did the same and I never knew just saying:) so rem try DRYSOL look it up now!!

Posted by Me on 01/03/2011 at 09:47

Hi, I'm A 12yrold girl who is slightly over weight....I sweat like CRAZY...we have to wear uniform so we can't wear a coat inside! I get ready and by the time I get to school I have GIANT sweat spots under my arms!!!! I've tried everything!!!

Posted by Optional on 01/03/2011 at 03:00

im 17 and turning 18 on may. i also have this excessive sweating.i rub ice cubes on my armpit before i go outside it works for a second but when i feel the heat of the sun sweat flows then. i havent tried natural deo. because i don't know where to buy it. this thing is so embarrasing. even when im in airconditioned room i also sweat because of the people around me. i wonder if i am in a cold country like u.s would my sweating remains. nah' were all tired of this thing. i thought i was the only one whose suffering.

Posted by Optional on 15/02/2011 at 07:16

It's a hard problem

Posted by Tonia on 01/02/2011 at 03:23

I'm 15,i've been tackling the problem of sweat since the age of 12 and my parents seems not to take it so embarrasing .i have tried diff deodorant and its not working.i need to know where to get botox injection in Nigeria.i'm tired of this shit please help.

Posted by A RESOLUTION!!!!!!! on 29/01/2011 at 06:13

A SOLUTION TO EXCESSIVE UNDERARM SWEAT!!!!!!!!!! I am 21 and suffered through middle and high school as an excessice sweater. Researched for years for help to no avail. My wardrobe consisted of all black shirts to hide the embarassment, and It was bad!! Winter time, its cold, I work in a call center sitting on my butt and still, Im soaking my shirts....People im serious, I found a solution. DRYSOL. Its not cheap, but it really works. I buy it at the local superstore (probably available elsewhere) in the pharmacy section. Had to ask for it cause they keep it behind the counter. You put it on maybe three times a week before bed. It irritates the underarms for a day, but so what.......IT WORKS and its worth it! Again DRYSOL. You can buy it in two forms, with a dabber (more expensive) or with out. Its about $20-$30. I bought the cheaper one (just the bottle with out the dabber) and just use cotton balls to apply. It lasts a long time. 1 bottle lasted me about 8 months, you dont even need to use deodorant...EVER!!! I know your probably sceptical, I was, but If you have the problem and think its bad enough that there is no fixing it, your wrong, cant stress it enough. Drysol works!!! Good luck

Posted by Optional on 29/01/2011 at 04:42

hi i have had this problem for 2 years because i had a lot of hair in the armpits and my mum would no let me shave then i turned 14 and i was aloud to now its not that sweaty and im cool with it so now i have a bf and he really likes me not sweating and stinking

Posted by Optional on 28/01/2011 at 03:21

hi, im 13 and i have been suffering from sweaty armpits since 4th grade, every day i wear a baggie long sleaved jacket and i have to even in the summer because it so bad, ive tryed alot of antiperspirants for men and woman and nothing helps, i even have a dance comming up and i really want to go its just i dont want to wear a jacket all the time! even when its cold out i sweat like crazy someone help.

Posted by Optional on 25/01/2011 at 01:23

Man im so sick of finding remedies for this, sometimes i just hope i can live with this shit and not care bout wad others think. Just live my life the way i want it to be and actually for once be proud of who i am. God created us this way. he must have His reasons.

Posted by helpme on 23/01/2011 at 01:21

help me im a twelve year old gurl who feels terible i get made fun of cuz i sweat alot help me none of this seems to b working

Posted by Anonymous on 20/01/2011 at 04:23

I understand that there are quite a few people (mostly girls) who have beeN discussing how horrible their sweating has become. Like many, I am 13 and female as well. I have been dealing with severe sweating issues ever since age 9 or 10. My mother and I have tried it all, mens deodorant, womens deodorant, (all antiperspirant, mind you), natural deoderant, extreme deodorant (around 20% antiperspirant), multiple deoderant at a time, and it is truly getting rediculous. Over the years, we have probably tried around 15 different types of deodorant. It has gotten so bad that I would have circles of sweat underneath my arms, and one guy in my grade even asked me what it was. This is going to sound incredibly cliche, however, I truly need some natural remedies to stop the trauma. (I also know that many have mentioned botox, and unfortunutely, that is not exactly tangible in this day and age due to the horrendous economy.)

Posted by Optional on 18/01/2011 at 03:39

Hey I'm 13 and I have been suffering from sweaty armpits since I was 12 and its freaking annoying my mom says it's just hormones but I want it to go away!!! And I don't appreciate the web sites name... Embarrasing comments this isn't just embarresing it's so uncomfortable how am I supposed to get a bf with this? Or go to prom? This is something that's way out of hand for a 13 year old and it's ruining my life!! Please anyone help me!!! This sucks

Posted by Optional on 13/01/2011 at 05:41

I ave dis rashes under my ampit nd also sweat a lot i ave used BEFLAMEX-GCI and even taken some tablets but its still there what should i do

Posted by Give it a Go! on 12/01/2011 at 11:55

Ok I'm back. I got an appointment earlier than expected and went in 2 days ago. They said it would take 2 weeks to get the full effect. Well so far, I couldn't be happier. Get it done...don't wait any longer. Already I've experienced a 90% reduction in sweating in stressful situations and a 100% reduction in normal conditions. In my mind I keep thinking I'm sweating and I have to keep going to the bathroom to see in the mirror that I'm actually not sweating. It's freaky. Maybe that's what the 2 weeks is for, to mentally adjust. It's summer were I live, so this is the best time to test the outcome. If it gets better from here, in my mind that's a bonus. Previously I would have wet patches under my arms about twice the size of your hands (each armpit). I've described the process below in my own terms if it's of any interest to anyone. I lay on a bed without a shirt under a blanket up to my chest. I put one arm at a time straight behind me so the armpit was exposed. She then applied a heat lamp to my under arm and wiped my under arm with alcohol. As I began to sweat, this identified where the sweat glands were and a she would then inject some some botox. I had about 20 injections each side. About 3-5 of the 40 injections were uncomfortable but other than that, it was a breeze. In and out in 45 minutes.

Posted by Give it a Go! on 07/01/2011 at 06:27

Hi, I sweat in a snow storm and like most of you, I get extremely embarrassed. I have just looked into getting BOTOX and have booked in to get it done next week. Cost is $1,200 which I'm not excited about but I've had enough. I am a successful businessman and am sick of having wet armpits on my business shirts.... embarrassing! I'll give you my honest review in 2 weeks to let you know how it goes. On a scale of 1 - 10 of sweaty armpits, I'm a 10 and I'm the cleanest neatest most hygenic guy I know. I'm male 39 years old and been living with this since I was about 13 or 14. I've tried all the other shit listed below, so here goes.

Posted by pauls on 04/01/2011 at 12:44

I had my sweat glands surgically removed over 30 years ago, and have not regretted one minute of it. Though I find just lately I am becoming quite 'sticky' under the arm pits on humid days. Though this is not particularly worrying me, I am wondering if its possible for the glands to regrow.

Posted by tehh anon purhson on 15/12/2010 at 10:49

well my twin sisters had sweat problems before me, but ive started to realise that I'm getting them, i put extra deodrant on but I'm actually scared of trying any more methods, i have a shower everyday n'all and yush I am 13 D: ehhh!

Posted by harleydavidd on 15/12/2010 at 12:44

excessive armpit sweating as an isolated type of excessive sweating. The one solution is that before going to bed wash and dry your armpits thoroughly. hyperhidrosis

Posted by Optional on 20/11/2010 at 04:41

Hi, I'm 13 years old and I'm a qirl I'm havinq problems with sweatinq and its horrible, I've tried baby powder to help but it only works for a little my mom says ill grow out of it maybe when I turn 14 which is in feb. But can you please help me and qive me more ideas, qoinq to school like this is embrassinq and sometimes I think that people can smell my armpits. PLEASE qive me more suggestions.

Posted by Anonymous on 18/11/2010 at 09:09

I'm 14, I have really sweaty underarms all the time, I hate it. I'll just be at school, when i realize my whole underarm is wet, then i get conscious and keep my arms by my side because i am so worried anyone will see. I haven't tried any methods or deodorants, i only use either Lynx or Rexona [i'm a girl, i just like the smell of Lynx]. It's a big problem for me, as i have too wear the school uniform every day, and don't get to choose what type of clothes i wear. It makes me really depressed. I always seem to smell, and it grosses me out, I even have to bring my deodorant to school everyday and spray myself at least 5 times in the day. Any suggestions, I'm sick of the sweating.

Posted by Optional on 12/11/2010 at 06:29

An easy and inexpensive way that I've found to visibly reduce underarm sweating is to use dress shields. They are disposable pads that stick to the inside of your shirt to absorb sweat and prevent moisture from soaking through your clothing. Klima Health Solutions sells some great ones... very sticky and the most absorbant of all the brands I've tried.

Posted by Optional on 11/11/2010 at 01:22

Hey Guys, I've dealt with terrible underarm sweat for years and have tried everything. Botox was very good but expensive. I recently found an amazingly thin T-shirt that literally contours your body so it very difficult to tell you have it on and is made to stop sweat from going unto your outside shirt -- no kidding, I love it and I feel more confident than I have in years. I'm blown a way.Check it out,

Posted by Optional on 02/11/2010 at 02:25

I have had this problem since i was 14. i hate when im with my friends and they all wear the cute clothes and i want to wear them too! im stuck wearing bigger clothing and sweatshirts so i dont get embarassed by the sweat marks. ive told my mom and we have tried every kind of deordorant, baby powder and these pads that u can put on the sleeves were armpits are and they dont work either. it has been getting worse and i cant stand it!! I dont know what else to do!! :( i only like wearing tanktops and sweatshirts and it gets hot wearing them but what else can i do!? all i have to do is put on my tshirt and walk out of my room and im sweating! i have had to wear another shirt and then change into a different one later on during the day!! all i want is to be normal! i thought i was the only one and realized im not alone!

Posted by whitey nsubuga on 17/10/2010 at 11:48

i recon that i have sweat problems and it happens every year and dnt knw wat to do about happens in summer and i need information on how to stop it.

Posted by Optional on 17/10/2010 at 04:15

i wish it will work thanks!

Posted by Optional on 14/10/2010 at 04:47

Wow, were certainly not alone. I have suffered with excessive sweating since I was a teenager, I'm now 43. All this time I was extremely embarassed about it & like most of the other people who have commented I tried really hard to hide it. I didn't realise how common it is. I have been using Driclor with great success. It has just run out so I am going to try Dove Clinical Protection which I got from Woolworths. Don't give up there are solutions to this common problem.To all the young people who have commented, don't be ashamed or embarassed it's obviously a common problem.(I know easy to say, hard to do). Just be honest about it and seek help from your parents or a trusted adult. Wish I had told my parents about it when I was a kid. (too embarassed). Driclor is available from the Chemist without prescription. If that or a similar product doesn't help ask your parent or caregiver to take you to the doctor for him or her to help. Good Luck.

Posted by Anonymous on 08/10/2010 at 04:19

I can't stop sweating even when I was really good I almost tried every antipersant deoderant i have a girlfriend and I getting very shy to go up to her cause of my problem my parent won't take me to the doctor or anything... can you please give me any advice???

Posted by Optional on 25/09/2010 at 01:32

Yeah I may be just a little 13 year old girl but this problem has been haunting me for a long time. I have tried three deoderants but none of them work. My mom is too cheap to give me quality deoderant so I am stuck. I see all of the other girls with cute outfits, but if I wear that then everyone can see my sweaty armpits. I have to where t- shirts cuz they don't show my sweat as bad. Is there any way I can join the other girls with cute outfits.

Posted by mary on 24/09/2010 at 12:31

i have the same problem. Ive sweat since i was 11. it really bothers me Ive tried changing deodorant but it wont work. my mom told me that if i put lemon under my armpits it would stop but unfortunately it didn't work i get really embarrassed my friends would ask if they could barrow my sweater and i would say no because i knew i was sweating. :( this has stopped me from doing a lot of things and for school i have to wear white shirts and it really embarrasses me. i need help and fast.please help me.

Posted by Optional on 04/09/2010 at 05:25

Hi. Im a 13 year old girl and im absoulutly embarassed to post this but i was at school without a jumper on a boy commented on my 'sweaty under arms' i pretended not to hear him and put on a jumper i was crying inside. i really need help with this problem because i always have to wear a jumper and sweat more because im hot! I need help. soon!

Posted by Amy on 01/09/2010 at 05:18

Hello, i really need to solve this problem :( i got to high school on monday and ime really scared i sweat only when i see people and get nervos then sweat more. i need help fast please love amy x

Posted by :/ on 25/08/2010 at 12:09

still need help with good really. im getting embarrased around friends and everything :(

Posted by Help me on 11/08/2010 at 08:16

Please help me, i have always sweated under my armpits for years now. I only have to get ready in the mornin to go out somehwere and have already got big sweat patches under my armpits! Its really stopping my social life, and also wearing colourful tops, i also have to go out all the time in jackets and wear baggy tops so my armpits cant touch my top. Please help me!

Posted by Megan on 08/08/2010 at 02:52

I've recently turned 17, and I have had this problem (Hyperhidrosis) for just about seven years. I've hated it every single day. I'm taking propradonol and it helps a teeny tiny bit. I honestly don't know how I've lasted this long. Growing up they told me I'd grow out of it. I'm still waiting. Maybe this time next year, when I'll be 18, I can go out and enjoy my life not having this horrible thing!

Posted by alikaki on 04/08/2010 at 05:52

i have that problem too ... i like this boy so much but i cant even go close to him cause he's gonna notise the sweat...i feel so uncomfortable i dont even move to much so they dont notise the sweat marks ...plz , what can i do ? im so sad that i have this problem , all of my friends r fine , its just me and i hate it :(

Posted by jennifer on 01/08/2010 at 12:54

i have a very big problem, my armpit sweat alot and i have tried all the solution still not working, i dont put on white dress and i cant stay for an hour without sweating and my armpit stinks can u please tell if there is any phamacy in ghana where i can get botox injection, i am in pains and am always embarrace please help me

Posted by Optional on 23/07/2010 at 02:59

I have a real bad problem with sweating its getting out of hand now I feel uncomfortable when im around this boy I like because I just pour out with it and im terrible when im nervous and the other day I was just a tiny bit cold and I had to change my top because it was soaked I cant go out anywhere without feeling embarresed, im actually happier now because im not the only one with this problem I just wish I could stop it :(

Posted by Candice on 14/07/2010 at 01:04

I've tried everything. I've tried Drysol..and couldn't sleep due to the burning, and this was a month after using it. My Doctors won't refer me to a specialist because it's only my armpits, not my hands and feet. I can't lift my arms at work, or wear any t-shorts. I'm getting married in September and am TERRIFIED that I'll have pit stains on my wedding dress! I certainly did at our wedding social. How embarassing.

Posted by Really Embarrassed on 13/07/2010 at 11:39

I have a really bad problem with sweating, the boy I fancy, my best friend, and my teachers have all noticed it because our school uniform is red and the sweat really stands out. I dread going to school now and I can't forget about it because everyone points it out.

Posted by hog on 11/07/2010 at 06:18

ive been dealing with this problem since i was still in school and overtime i realised that the problem stems from psychological factor. i get really sweat when im around people i dont comfortable with which makes me nervous. when i feel comfortable and try to ignore this problem, guess what, no embarassing sweat patches! so just an advice, try to take ur mind out of it and you'll do fine. and try to feel comfortable around people, stop thinking too much. hope this helps. cheers

Posted by baby on 10/06/2010 at 03:50

i have had this problem for going on a year,and im only 12 years old. i always wear a black shirt so nobody will notice, but it is very hard in school because we have a uniform. for me i wear a bigger clothes. i dont know what will work i have tryed many things. Pleas help!!!

Posted by PM on 08/06/2010 at 08:48

Hello All. Please do not let this problem stop you - I have had this problem since high school which was almost 20 years ago. Sweaty armpits is extremely embarrassing when you are a teenager; however, there are more DIY treatments plus the internet that provides excessive information about this topic. Best advice to avoid Botox or surgery - keep your armpits clean and shaved regularly, use cornstarch (baby powder) under clean armpits and try the vinegar treatment nightly. It will not happen overnight but hopefully you will see results in 2-3 weeks. Also, monitor the food that you eat - minimize or eliminate processed foods, refined sugar, and so forth. Young ladies - you can camoflouge the sweat by wearing dark colors and camoflouge blends until you are able to control - also, try getting regular exercise 2-3 times a week. Hope this helps - I am very successful and I made it, sweaty armpits and all :)

Posted by Optional on 06/06/2010 at 11:44

my son sweats realy bad, he has used persoerex and still he seats but he to embarresed to go to docs.

Posted by Paul on 03/06/2010 at 09:04

Thanks for the succint article, it very clearly outlines the issues. I've had this condition since I was 21. I'm 29 now so I've had it for 8 years. I can honestly say it has had a profoundly negative effect on my life, reducing my confidence, making me very depressed, preventing me from taking up jobs where I would have to wear a shirt etc.. I also found it very hard to socialise and to meet new people where before I would have been much more outgoing. I found it too embarassing to go to the doctors about it after my first visit where the doctor prescribed beta blockers. ( The prevailing opinon at the time was that the condition was caused by a nervous disposition). According to the latest research I've read there is an element of genetic predisposition for this condition. This buoyed me no end as I had believed it was 'all in my heead' which was endlessly frustrating. I recently came to the conclusion that I was not going to let this rule my life, every person you come across has some form of flaw with their body that they are uncomfortable with, no matter how confident a persona they protray. I decided that this was mine and it shouldn't rule my life. (I'm blessed with a great circle of understanding friends btw which helped enormously) I only recently heard of this drichlor product and picked some up from the pharmacy the other day. I'm on my second day of use now and I can say that it has had a dramatic effect on my the problem there is already a very noticeable reduction in the amount I'm sweating from the underarms (which is my problem area). I would urge anyone with this problem to go to your GP and don't leave until you get some medical help, learn from my mistake and don't leave it as long as I did. The difference in your quality of life is profound when you finally realise that this is a medical condition that can be overcome and that it isn't going to be forever.

Posted by Optional on 02/06/2010 at 02:50

somewhat helpful thanks

Posted by Kazzla on 02/06/2010 at 12:43

...Well im getting realy upset because i Sweat ALOT under my arms and it shows through shirts, and iv had people laughing at me, and its almost impossible to hug a girl or be round one because i just feel realy embarressed... Please help me with advise... :'(

Posted by Megan Wiles on 15/05/2010 at 11:24

I never use deodorant ever in my life, but they do not get sweaty when I go to bed.

Posted by Optional on 10/05/2010 at 06:42

drysol really helped me with my problem. Its a liquid, all you do is apply it on at night time on clean and dry skin of course and you wash it off in the morning. You use your regular deodorant, you do this every second day and chances are youll never sweet again! you have to order it online or else youll need a prescription from your doctor. The website is:

Posted by Optional on 04/05/2010 at 09:26

Dri Fit Tee shirts are great for helping out with sweat problems... Most all dri fit comes in a variety of attire (polos, tees, longsleeve) so you can wear them in any type setting. Don't sweat it, and forget it!

Posted by Option on 03/05/2010 at 08:23

I get excessivly sweaty armpits and hands. It gets so bad to the point where i go home from school to change my shirt or even my sweater. My sweatstains are very noticable to others, and is extremly embarrassing. my hands also get so sweaty you can see it and they leave a wet mark on whatever i touch. please help me!!!!!

Posted by Optional on 29/04/2010 at 04:54

sweating is very embarrasing,,i hate it bt i will try the malt alot of ppl say that apple cider vingar works to

Posted by Adriana on 21/04/2010 at 08:29

I have a really big problem with sweating. My hands, feet and armpit swet a lot and ALL THE TIME! It is really embarassing. I can't ware sandels, can't ware shirts that i like because of the problem. When i was in school i would get my homework all wet ppl would ask me why would i swet a lot? IT'S EMBARASSING! I have resorted to wearing big clothing to stop the swet. It is also a trouble at work, where I must wear a white shirt I have considered quitting and getting a job where a uniform is not necessary, however I am still asked frequently why I wear big clothes. I have tried all the strong anti-perspirants on the market and they have no effect. I was wondering whether the Botox injections would be suitable.PLEASE HELP ME!

Posted by Optional on 15/04/2010 at 04:35

im getting tired of wearing a jacket in the hot tim e!!!!!!!!! what should i do to stop it. i was 11 years old when i started now im 12 years!

Posted by Optional on 13/04/2010 at 02:32

hi people, ive started too have this problem,it started about 2 years ago i never ever sweat anywhere else apart from my armpits the thing is i never ever smell off sweat it is embarresin for me and i like too wear all these nice short sleaved tops but im too embarresed because i sweat.what should i do?

Posted by Hailey again on 10/04/2010 at 09:38

Posted by Anonymous on 09/02/2010 at 07:43:00 pm... I have the same exact problems! I am 13 now, i started sweating really bad this year 09-10. I have to do the same thing in P.E also!

Posted by Hailey on 10/04/2010 at 09:35

I'm in school and its so embarrassing, the sweating. I always wear jackets to hide it but it doesn't work! I only like to wear tank tops now because the sweating on short sleeves irritate me! I don't own one long sleeve shirt. I just want to be able to raise my hands in the air with no problem! HELP! what should I do?

Posted by fatima on 08/04/2010 at 08:27

please help me, my own sweating is getting out of hand. it is embarassing me too much by staining any cloth i put on

Posted by Ruby on 22/03/2010 at 01:27

Thank you very much. I have heard the malt vinegar suggestion by several sights so thinki will stck to that. THe thing is my uncntolable sweating has come n very receently and its really bad, te thing is though, I am not hot when i sweat like this. I will mostlikely be cold and yet Ihave started to sweat like a pig

Posted by Optional on 20/03/2010 at 03:39

Tnks 4 ur care bt i tend 2 sweat fast under my ampit what can i use embarassing!

Posted by Anonymous on 09/02/2010 at 07:43

I have a really bad sweat problem. I take a shower every day in the morning before I leave the house to go to school and have found that this doesn't work. I have tried using various types of deodorant, none being effective whatsoever.. apart from one which was no use really because teh smell of the deodorant was very noticeable. Also every time I have P.E. I have to make sure I don't raise my arms up too high, so that peopel don't notice my sweat patches. It's so embarrassing and has had a serious toll on my social life. I'm 15 and have had this problem ever since being 13 or so. I don't know what to resort to next?

Posted by Rik on 23/01/2010 at 01:48

First, thanks for the first balanced, no-nonsense writeup on this topic. I am 44 years old and have suffered arm sweat since early teenage years. I have read a lot of the comments and recognize myself here. To the young people reading this, PLEASE don't let this condition stop you from reaching your full potential. If you were in a survival environment, the last thing on your mind would be sweat. You will also notice that the more distracted you are about other, more pressing issues, the less you will sweat. I recommend creating a personal "body environment" that minimizes the personal awareness concerns that trigger the sweating. Besides the tips and tricks on this web site, there are under garments specifically designed for us. I would follow all the recommendations on this site, related to clothing. Just knowing that your sweat won't show, will stop it in many cases. Personally, I have periods of more sweating. These can last for weeks followed by weeks of no problems at all (almost). I have also learnt to relax and not let perspiration bother me much. That will limit it too. I do a lot of networking events and that can trigger sweating. If I wear loose fitting clothes and a dress jacket, it simply won't show and I can manage. I am in pursuit of solutions and have been off and on for my whole adult life. I have actually just ordered some white shirts that have armpit protection. I have not received them yet, so we will see.

Posted by Anonymous on 31/12/2009 at 12:55

I have a really big problem with sweating and have done for about 3 years. It is really embarassing and I have resorted to wearing mens tshirts so as to stop sweat patches being visible. It is also a trouble at work, where I must wear a white shirt I have considered quitting and getting a job where a uniform is not necessary, however I am still asked frequently why I wear guys clothes. I have tried all the strong anti-perspirants on the market and they have little effect. I was wondering whether the Botox injections would be suitable, however I don't know if I could get them being just 15years old?

Posted by Anonymous on 15/12/2009 at 05:38

I tried lots of treatments for severe underarm sweating. The only thing that works for me is the Botox. I would recommend that anyone suffering badly sees thier GP about getting Botox. It really has changed my life. The discomfort of the treatment is far out wieghed by the benefits!!

Posted by ysm on 07/12/2009 at 01:48

since i was 13,my armpits start sweating and smell.Then i thought shave the hairs can be help,but it even worst then before.beside my skin become black as well.when i feel nerves,it sweat much more.if i take the Botox injection,can it help my skin back to normal colour or have any medical that can help for my skin?

Posted by Anonymous on 05/12/2009 at 10:31

i have a similar problem, spoke to my gp and within 2 months was booked in for the botox injections which i had yesterday. i know they take around a week to kick in so fingers crossed

Posted by KissKiss on 16/10/2009 at 03:08

I have had the problem of sweaty armpits for at least a year now. It makes it really difficult in my everyday life. I feel really embaressed about it and often find myself wearing black which is depressing because im a naturally bubbly person. I know i need to go to the doctors but im worried about what the cause of it might be.

Posted by Anonymous on 10/10/2009 at 12:54


Posted by Anonymous on 29/09/2009 at 08:00

I'm a 13 year old girl from the UK and I have a problem with sweating. I have to wear my jumper all the time in school so people wont notice. It is really getting my down because no one else seems to have this problem. I've tried lots of things but nothing works. Please help - what should I do ? Thanks, Girl,13,UK

Posted by Anonymous on 18/09/2009 at 11:31

hi im a 15 year girl who has had a sweaty armpit problem. i have tried everything but nothing seems to work. its very embarrasing espcially in school because kids would tell ill why are you sweating. i pretend i dont hear them and leave. its very hard to deal with. i try talk it over with my mom but she can not help no matter what i do it just doesn't seem to work. any recommendations? what shall i do? :(


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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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