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What should I do if I sweat a lot?

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If you sweat a lot, you may have a real medical problem called hyperhidrosis. Instead of trying to cover up heavy sweating, talk to your doctor. It's not normal, and it's not something you have to live with. It can be treated.

SOURCES:

International Hyperhidrosis Society.

American Academy of Family Physicians.

Cleveland Clinic.

Bolognia J. , 2 ed, Mosby Elsevier, 2008. Dermatologynd

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 18, 2017

SOURCES:

International Hyperhidrosis Society.

American Academy of Family Physicians.

Cleveland Clinic.

Bolognia J. , 2 ed, Mosby Elsevier, 2008. Dermatologynd

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 18, 2017

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