Sweaty Armpits

Dear Clover,5 years ago

I have a problem with sweaty armpits. They're not particularly smelly, or at least no one has told me they are. The problem I have is whenever I get nervous or embarrassed for whatever reason, I start getting huge drops of sweat forming in my pits and dripping all the way down my sides. The problem just exacerbates itself, making me more and more self-conscious of my pits and how sweaty they are, getting embarrassed by them, and the worse and worse they're getting.

I have tried antiperspirants of all types, from athletic (like Degree) to more feminine types, to even trying folk remedies but nothing has worked so far.

Leaky Pits

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Dear Leaky Pits,5 years ago

Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is not so uncommon. While you may have some success with therapy to reduce your anxiety, you might also want to consult a physician with some experience treating this condition. There are treatments available including -- believe it or not -- Botox. It could also be a symptom of an underlying condition related to your adrenal and thyroid glands. It's worth getting checked out since it may be more than just nerves.