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What is the easiest way to treat heavy sweating?

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The easiest way to tackle excessive sweating is with an antiperspirant, which most people already use on a daily basis. Most antiperspirants contain aluminum salts. When you roll them onto your skin, antiperspirants form a plug that blocks perspiration.

You can buy an antiperspirant over the counter at your local supermarket or drug store, or your doctor can prescribe one for you. Over-the-counter antiperspirants may be less irritating than prescription antiperspirants. Start with an over-the-counter brand; if that doesn't work, ask your doctor about a prescription.

Many antiperspirants are sold combined with a deodorant, which won't stop you from sweating but will help control the odor from your sweat.

From: Excessive Sweating: Treatment Tips WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

International Hyperhidrosis Society: "Hyperhidrosis Treatments."

Cedars-Sinai: "Hyperhidrosis."

Cleveland Clinic: "Hyperhidrosis."

Bolognia, J. , Saunders Elsevier, 2008. Dermatology, 2 ed nd

Reviewed by William Blahd on October 21, 2017

SOURCES:

International Hyperhidrosis Society: "Hyperhidrosis Treatments."

Cedars-Sinai: "Hyperhidrosis."

Cleveland Clinic: "Hyperhidrosis."

Bolognia, J. , Saunders Elsevier, 2008. Dermatology, 2 ed nd

Reviewed by William Blahd on October 21, 2017

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