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Excessive sweating on the face and armpits - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, i exessively sweat alot in social situations under the arm pit area and on my face a little, i have tried all kinds of deodrants and was prescribed a roll on substance from a doctor that didnt really work to well. I really think it is due to low self-esteem issues and being very self concious in social situations. Any help would be very much appreciated as it is limiting my personality when i am in public and i am constantly come home feeling so frustrated.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr xxx here
User :   Hey
Doctor :   Give me moment let me read your query
User :   yep
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   There are three causes for this condition
Doctor :   1, neurologic 2. metabolic and 3, systemic
User :   right...
Doctor :   Ok what antiprespirants have you tried
Doctor :   Have you tried the ones with aluminium chloride hexahydrate
User :   umm, i cant be terribly specific, gillette,adidas, lynx all the well known ones tbh, all the ones that are anti-perspirant 24 hours blahblah ones
User :   i was given some roll on stuff from a doctor before
User :   which made a little diffrence, it really stinges when u put it on though
User :   stings#
Doctor :   The treatment is three divisions 1, Antiprespirants with aluminium chloride hexahydrate 2, Iontophoresis 3. anticholinergics 4, cervical sympathectomy the l;ast option
Doctor :   *last
User :   and these will be in superstores? or will they only be in chemists?
User :   and what if these dont work?
Doctor :   You get with chemists only
Doctor :   I gave you the last option also
Doctor :   Surgery
User :   ok i see
User :   no idea how much time i have left , but am i allowed to ask any other questions?
Doctor :   yes proceed
User :   ive been told i have really low self esteem issues? it kind of links in with this exessive sweating problem, but im very self concious alot of the time and have trouble being myself because im worrying to much about other things, n e advice you could give me on that?
User :   oviously i talk to friends about this but they all give me the same answer
User :   obviously #
Doctor :   That can also contribute to excessive sweating
Doctor :   You should overcome that
User :   ok
User :   arethere any specific brands i should look out for in the chemists?
User :   just so i dont have to ask at the counter
User :   lol
Doctor :   You can give a try to Drysol with 20% aluminium chloride hexahydrate
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   Nah i think thats it, Thanks ; 09
User :   ; ) #
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Heat and emotions may trigger excessive sweating in some, but many who haveexcessive sweating, sweat nearly all the time, regardless of their mood or the weather.
Doctor :   So you dont have bother of low self esteem issues.
Doctor :   Bye for now
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