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Excessive sweating in underarms. Treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:hi sir
User:i sweat a lot in underarms ,hands and legs what can be done to reduce it
Doctor:May I know your age and gender?
Doctor:Your current height and weight?
User:24 years , male,73 kgs and 5.8apprx height
Doctor:Do you suffering from any medical illness?
Doctor:Any regular medications that you take?
User:In google i got to knw that a product by name "Drysol"is used for reducing it.Is it good fr health
Doctor:Before I brief you, I wish to know some more details.
Doctor:Since when have you developed this problem?
User:Since birth acccording to me
Doctor:Do you experience fast heart beats and nervousness?
Doctor:Is the sweating present continuously or does it occur at particular times?
User:normally it will be continous
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:What you have is a condition known as hyperhidrosis.
Doctor:This condition occurs due to an, hormonal changes or an imbalance in autonomic nervous system.
Doctor:Occasionally person who have anxious behaviour (anxiety) also suffer from this problem.
Doctor:It is recommended that you check for thyroid problems by blood test.
Doctor:Now, Drysol contains aluminium chloride.
Doctor:It is known to be effective.
Doctor:however watch for irritation and skin reactions before trying on regular basis.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:Not yet purchased that medicine but in google search i heard thats it
Doctor:Yes, Drysol contains aluminium chloride - an effective agent.
Doctor:You can try it.
Doctor:If they do not help you; and if your blood test come normal
Doctor:then the other options of treatment are
Doctor:1. Trying oral medications under guidance of a physician.
Doctor:2. Ionotophoresis - I am unsure if they are available in India.
Doctor:You can search for institutes having this facility.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:thk u very much
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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