Dermatologist Dr. Amy Wechsler discusses with us the most effective ways to treat the excessive sweating known as Hyperhidrosis.


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  1. MPT

    For bad underarm odor wash the underarms with betadine wash. It kills the bacteria that causes the odor. After 2 or 3 times the odor is gone for good.

  2. kbs

    I have a 12yr old daughter she has really bad under arm odor. I have used every type of deodorant there is please help me. what can I use???
    People’s Pharmacy response: Has she tried rubbing alcohol or milk of magnesia? They don’t seem like deodorants, but many people find them helpful. Good luck to you both!

  3. Julie A.

    I have no life what so ever. I can go outside in the heat or the cold without sweating from head to toe. I can’t wear makeup I can’t even move without sweating. Please help….

  4. Gracie

    I am a gymnast with really sweaty hands and feet. Staying on the beam is hard enough… staying on with sweaty feet is almost impossible! I don’t know what to do to stop or even lessen the sweating. I just want it to go away so I can focus on the tricks and not the sweat marks left behind on the mat.

  5. jb

    I have become a prisoner in summer with sweating from my head. No makeup, hair soaked, too embarrassed to go out. I live with a towel around my neck. So miserable any physical activity is impossible. Help!

  6. KSM

    For under arm sweating I had my Dr. prescribe me Drysol. I have tried every type of deodorant/antiperspirant there is. Even ones that say they are clinical strength. This is the only one that works and I mean it works!!!! But I have a problem with my hair line and face sweating so bad. I am soaking wet after any short activity and so hot it makes me sick to my stomach and really tired…. any ideas?

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