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04 Apr 2003

Sweating
HI DOC,

I HAVE A SEVERE UNDERARM SWEATING PROBLEM. I WASH ,SCRUB,SHAVE MY UNDERARMS, BUT STILL I SWEAT AND CAUSE WET AND COLOUR STAINS ON MY CLOTHES. THIS IS REALLY EMBRASSING SINCE I WORK IN A CORPORATE ENVIRONMENT. I WET MY CLOTHES EARLY IN THE MORNING NO MATTER ITS COLD OR HOT. PLEASE HELP
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01 Jan 0001

Amy, assuming that you’re not overweight, don’t suffer from a thyroid problem, adhere to the accepted hygiene regimens and that you’re in good general health, you might suffer hyperhidrosis. This is basically excessive perspiration due to over activity of the sweat glands. It usually occurs in otherwise healthy persons and is confined to the palms, soles, axillae, inframammary regions, or groin. Treating the underlying cause is a lot easier than to try and treat the hyperhidrosis itself. If there is no underlying cause, you can try using an aluminium chloride containing antiperspirant (Drichlor®).
If you’re interested you can mail me at CyberDoc@mweb.co.za and I’ll send you some more info on it. Good luck.

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