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Useful contacts

American Academy of Family Physicians

The American Academy of Family Physicians has an article on night sweats on its website. The article was written in 2003 and is intended for doctors.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society website has an excellent section (updated in 2008) explaining that there is no reason to believe that deodorants can cause breast cancer.


Antiperspirantsinfo is a website that aims to give accurate information about antiperspirants and health. Note that it is funded by Unilever, who manufacture antiperspirants. There are sections on myths and facts, and it has a FAQ section.

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK has a section (updated in 2010) on ‘Deodorants and Cancer’.

DermNet NZ

DermNet NZ gives information from the New Zealand Dermatology Society about various dermatological (skin) problems including excessive sweating.

Hyperhidrosis Patient Support Group

Hyperhidrosis Patient Support Group is a UK organization that offers support to people suffering from excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).The website has excellent information with photographs of treatments such as iontophoresis.

International Hyperhidrosis Society

International Hyperhidrosis Society is a US organization with an excellent and informative website. (Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating.) The website has practical suggestions for dealing with excessive sweating, and a special section for teenagers.

Iontophoresis machines

Iontophoresis machines for home use can be bought from

Seeing, Hearing and Smelling website

The Seeing, Hearing and Smelling website from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute gives more information about pheromones.

Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists

The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists has a website with lots of useful advice about caring for feet. Use the search box to find the page on sweaty feet.

US National Cancer Institute

US National Cancer Institute has a factsheet on antiperspirants/deodorants and breast cancer.


Talking to your doctor can help get to the bottom of your problem!