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Excessive perspiration, medication - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   doctor i am a sales guy my problem is sweating
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i am always out of office and it makes me more sweat and it creates a bad smell
Doctor :   Ok
User :   it creates lack of confidence
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i am using body spray regularly but no use
User :   can u please tell me the solution
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
Doctor :   SInce when are you having these symptoms?
User :   26 years and i am male
User :   i am having a lot of hair all over my body
User :   i cant tell the correct time ............
User :   since long time
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no
Doctor :   *Do you have any other medical problems such as diabetes, hypertension, thyroid problems?
User :   nothing
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor in the past for these problems?
User :   no doctor
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   k
Doctor :   Perspiration is controlled by nervous system and hormones.
Doctor :   It is difficult to predict what could be causing this problems.
User :   so.....
Doctor :   Based on some research few conditions that are associated with this problem are
Doctor :   a. Genetic factors
Doctor :   b. Sympathetic overactivity
Doctor :   c. Certain medications.
Doctor :   d. Thyroid and other hormone disturbances.
Doctor :   Without a proper physical examination and tests, the cause cannot be found,.
Doctor :   You will need a few tests that includes thyroid function test, cortisol tests.
Doctor :   These tests can be done under guidance of your doctor.
Doctor :   while you plan to meet your doctor, the following measures can be tried.
User :   ok
Doctor :   1. Frequent cool showers - avoid bathing in hot water.
Doctor :   2. Antiperspirant talcs or body sprays need to be applied over the most sweaty regions such as neck, armpits as well as axilla.
User :   ok
Doctor :   3. Use of sweat absorbing clothings.
User :   because of my hair the sweat is staying within my body
Doctor :   These are 3 are few home remedies which you can right now practice.
Doctor :   If you feel you have plenty of body hairs, it is better to shave them off at areas of arm pits and pubis.
Doctor :   Presence of plenty of hairs can invite bacteria
User :   ok doctor will try
Doctor :   which can also cause increase in sweat as well as bacterial action on the sweat
User :   thanks alot for your valuable advice
Doctor :   can produce foul smell.
Doctor :   If these measure do not help, then you need to get those tests done.
Doctor :   If any endocrine abnormalities are associated, they have to be corrected as well.
Doctor :   Finally if no cause is found, it is probably due to genetic factors.
Doctor :   Such uncontrolled conditions are treated with antisympathetic drugs/cholinergic drugs
Doctor :   They can be obtained after consulting a dermatologist.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   I have to close the window as you are not responding.
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