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05 Feb 2003

Excessive sweat
I sweat excessively but just under my arms, i sweat rings under my arms and it shows on my clothing. It is very embarassing. I know about the operation where they cut away the sweat glands but I don't have a medical aid and I believe that it is a very expensive operation and can only be done by a surgeon. Is there any thing else I can do? No deoderants help, I've tried everything on the market. Can it be hormone related? I am 23.
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CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Blue eyes, you might suffer from hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is excessive perspiration due to over-activity of the sweat glands. The best person to see about this would be a surgeon or a dermatologist. The surgeons don’t remove the glands, but rather cut the nerve that supplies them. Good luck.
PS. If you mail me at netdoc@mweb.co.za, I’ll send you some info on hyperhidrosis.
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