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Sweating

Why do we sweat? One important reason is to regulate body temperature. If we didn't have sweat glands in the skin all over our bodies, we'd need to stick out our tongues and pant like dogs to cool off in... (Read More)

Guide to Smelly Feet

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Soaks to reduce sweating, a military secret for smelly feet and athletes' foot solutions.... (Read More)
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Q. I have really smelly underarms. Sometimes they get so bad even I can't stand it. I've tried using normal deodorants, changing my diet and also applying deodorant crystal stones. Nothing works. I have read about experimenting with milk of... (Read More)
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Q. Recently, someone complained to you of excessive sweating. That person might have an endocrine problem. I used to sweat so much that I would ruin my clothes. This stopped once I had my hyperactive thyroid removed. A. Excessive... (Read More)
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Q. After reading about the difficulties people have getting off certain antidepressant medications, I want to tell you about my success. I planned a weekend at home with no distractions or plans and took Dramamine all weekend to stay somewhat... (Read More)
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Q. Is there any remedy for underarm sweating? Our 14-year-old granddaughter refuses to wear anything but black, as she feels the sweat does not show up as much. She has seen the doctor, but he had no suggestions.A. Your granddaughter... (Read More)
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Q. I used to work backstage for the wardrobe department in a theatre. Actors sweat, and clothes that are not machine-washable are dry cleaned only once a week. Clothes get sweaty and smell.The solution that I was taught is to... (Read More)
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Q. I take amitriptyline at night to help me sleep. I have read that this drug might make me more sensitive to the heat. I have been really suffering with the temperatures hovering around 100 degrees. Could my sleeping pill... (Read More)
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Dermatologist Dr. Amy Wechsler discusses with us the most effective ways to treat the excessive sweating known as Hyperhidrosis. --------... (Read More)
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Almost all antiperspirants contain aluminum, in one form or another. It is hard to say at this time whether we absorb any of that aluminum into our systems and even if we did, whether it would be harmful. Nonetheless, some... (Read More)
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Sweaty hands can be embarrassing, and sweaty feet can lead to foot odor and increase the risk of athlete's foot. One dermatologist we consulted offered the following home remedy: Boil five tea bags in a quart of water for five... (Read More)