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How should you use antiperspirants for heavy sweating?

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Antiperspirants aren’t just for your underarms. You can use them on your hands and feet, too, as well as along your hairline to help with facial sweating. It can help to gently massage it into your skin. The spray kind works well for sweaty feet.

Studies show that it’s best to put it on twice a day -- once in the morning and again just before bed.

If OTC antiperspirants don’t work, your doctor can prescribe something stronger. Test any new antiperspirant on a small area first to see if it bothers your skin.

SOURCES:

Kamudoni, P., , June 8, 2017. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

Haider, A., , Jan. 4, 2005. Canadian Medical Association Journal

International Hyperhidrosis Society: “Antiperspirant Basics,” “Drugs/Medications Known to Cause Hyperhidrosis,” “Diseases and Conditions that Can Cause Hyperhidrosis,” “Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS),” “Iontophoresis,” “Lasers,” “Medications,” “miraDry,” “OnabotulinumtoxinA Injections (Botox),” “Tips for Best Results -- OTC,” “Tips for Best Results -- Rx,” “Two Types of Hyperhidrosis,” “Underarm Surgeries.”

Mayo Clinic: “Botox injections.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hyperhidrosis: Tips for Managing.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on April 09, 2018

SOURCES:

Kamudoni, P., , June 8, 2017. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

Haider, A., , Jan. 4, 2005. Canadian Medical Association Journal

International Hyperhidrosis Society: “Antiperspirant Basics,” “Drugs/Medications Known to Cause Hyperhidrosis,” “Diseases and Conditions that Can Cause Hyperhidrosis,” “Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS),” “Iontophoresis,” “Lasers,” “Medications,” “miraDry,” “OnabotulinumtoxinA Injections (Botox),” “Tips for Best Results -- OTC,” “Tips for Best Results -- Rx,” “Two Types of Hyperhidrosis,” “Underarm Surgeries.”

Mayo Clinic: “Botox injections.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hyperhidrosis: Tips for Managing.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on April 09, 2018

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