(Closed) Do you sweat a lot?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I am a hot mess when it comes to sweating. My friends and I call my armpits “pitters”. They always make fun of me when I’m wearing a shirt and the sweat seeps through. Have you tried any of the clinical deporants? I am going to admit however, they do not work. Maybe you can call your doctor and have some medicine prescribed to you. I don’t have advice for your dress. But I know that there are pads made to put inside your shirt that sticks to your underarm so that when you sweat, it goes on the pad and not your shirt. GL!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

deodorant?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i’m not normally super sweaty but i AM worried about getting too hot in my dress.  i burn up just trying the thing on!  i keep telling myself it’s just nerves and excitement and that once i have it on for a few minutes my temperature will regulate.

normally i’m always freeeeezing… today, june 11, with 91 degrees in the forecast… i’m sitting here at work with a space heater on and chillbumps on my arms. 

but ones that dress goes on, man oh man, my heart starts racing and i get all flushed and hot.

what to do?!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I am always warm and my “pits” sweat profusely all the time. Luckily, I don’t really sweat much anywhere else, but definately my underarms.

I was soaked on my wedding day (but not my face thank gosh!!!) and I’m so grateful for white wedding dresses! When I wear most colors, you see my sweat under my arms. 🙁

I don’t have any suggestions..I was upset getting ready because my legs and arms were so hot and sweaty (five layers and yes, the crinoline is HOT!) but then once the ceremony started, I totally forgot about it. I didn’t want to spend the big day worrying about sweating since there was nothing I could do.

Try not to worry! 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I sweat like crazy when  I have too much caffeine/alcohol or smoke too much [yea yea, I know I’m bad]. This also applies to if I’m putting too many chemicals/processed foods into my body too.

So maybe see if you’re affected by what you eat/drink?

 

An old trick to slow down sweat glands is to wipe down your armpits with rubbing alcohol [as if you were sterilizing the skin for an injection]. The alcohol dries up the sweat & kills the bacteria that makes the ‘smell’.

 

ALSO

Deodorant is NOT going to make you ‘stop’ sweating, and odor is a smell, so yeah, deodorant=de-stinkify.

Try an antiperspirant instead [yes, there IS a difference].

Also, if it’s super bad/you’re really worried, look into the ‘clinical strength’ types, or do as a close friend of mine does, get an unscented  ‘man’ stick– they usually formulate the antiperspirants stronger for men than women because apparently they sweat/stink more? idek.

GL!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

i sweat a lot! I got a prescription roll on for underneath the arms that you use once a week called hypercare.  you look pretty silly using it because you’re pits have to be completely dry when you put it on so you’re supposed to blow-dry your pits. however, it occasionally irritated my skin which was no fun.  I haven’t shopped for my dress yet but I’m definitely going to look for something light to try to avoid this problem.  I wore a big ball gown to my senior prom and my legs were absolutely pouring sweat.  gross, sorry. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yes I sweat like crazy too, especially my underarms. This morning was the worst b/c it was humid, I felt like I was melting. I want to get botox in my underarms, but I heard it hurts.

Sometimes I even break out into a rash if I am sweating and wearing tight jeans.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve had this problem for years, and my mom said she did too but grew out of it. Theres a medical name for it…hyperhydrosis or something. The clinical sticks/roll-ons do nothing for me, except waste my money. I just use Mitchem every day and usually wear layers so theres no wet stains.

My mom keeps telling me to try milk of magnesia, she read it somewhere and apparently people love it…you’re supposed to wipe on plain, liquid, white milk of magnesia with a cotton pad and let let it dry. I may try it, when I decide to spend the money on milk of magnesia.

I’ve considered getting the Botox injections in my underarms. They approved use of Botox there bc it stimulates/stops the sweat glands from producing sweat. The problem is, insurance companies don’t like paying for this “medical procedure” because too many people are asking to get it done just so they dont sweat anymore…the people like us won’t get approved because of them. I found a new dermatologist and I may re-visit the issue.

I KNOW I’m going to putting some yellow stains on my white dress. Ugh 🙁

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have actually looked extensively at products. The clinical strength antipersperiants have a higher percentage of active ingredient than a men’s antipersperants. However, a men’s antipersperant will have more active ingrediant than a regular women’s antipersperant. The clinical strength women’s antipersperant is the highest you can go with active ingredient. If that doesn’t work, I don’t think there’s anything else you can buy other than asking a doctor. I have found the clinical strength ones to work slightly better in “normal” conditions, but if I’m out in the hot weather, it’s not much different.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you go to your pharmacy you can get some over the counter/high strength anti-perspirants. I think I tried one called Drysol or something like that…. It really helped! Maybe you can talk to your doctor for some suggestions about over the counter products vs prescription products.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

I had hyperhidrosis all throughout middle and high school. Um, embarassing!! lol.

def.:Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively and unpredictably. People with hyperhidrosis may sweat even when the temperature is cool or when they are at rest.

Anywhoo, the ONLY thing that helped me was CertainDri (http://www.certaindri.com/Pages/CD_Home).

You can buy it at your pharmacy/target/walmart/wherever and you don’t need a perscription. It’s a roll on, and it’s not a deoderant. I think it’s best to be used at night..and it will eventually train your body not to sweat. I only had to use it a couple months before my excessive sweating went away (now I sweat like a regular person). Anyways, check it out and try googling to read some reviews..its pretty cheap and very effective as long as you follow the directions 🙂 good luck!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had this problem too – I went to my dermatologist and they prescribed me Hypercare – it literally made my life better – I was buying clothes at one point that I knew sweat in my pits wouldn’t show through.  Hypercare is amazing..i would recommend it to anyone that has armit issues..

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@ Anne…..my mom had me on CertainDri when I was in middle school!! From what I remember, it worked back then, but now that I’m in my late 20s I think my body is rejecting it.

But if anyone of you haven’t tried CertainDri…it really does work well. Best out of anything.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@Anne You just reminded me…this is (Certain Dry) what my alterations seamstress recommended for my sweating. I didn’t do it because she told me I had to use it the night before the wedding and then wouldn’t be able to shave the day of the wedding (and I personally wanted a super fresh shave) but she said it works!

I’m going to go buy some and try it. I just read online reviews..wow!  Thanks!

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