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Excessive sweating in armpits. Any remedy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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Doctor:please proceed with the query.
User:I sweat excessively from my armpits.... becomes quite uncomfortable doesn't matter if it's hot or cold
Doctor:From how long is this.
User:well, quite some time...don't even remember now... but lately it has increased the interesting thing is... I was in the US 3 weeks back...for a week..
User:and there was no sweating there. at office...which maintains about the same temperature as here in India..
Doctor:ok, what is your height, weight, age, sex
User:I'm 5 feet 6, 64 kgs, 29, male
Doctor:do you have any medical illness.
User:I don't...
User:i have a family history of high cholestrol...and my reading was about 200 an year back... which is when our family doctor prescribed Rozavel 10mg..
User:now my cholestrol reading is 140
Doctor:so are you taking it now
User:i've stopped it for a week to check if that's causing anything but apparently not...
Doctor:where do you experience sweating most
User:so i'm planning to resume from monday armpits only nowhere else
Doctor:ok, no other area. from how many yrs is this, or is it sincce birth,
User:doesn't happen when I sleep though
Doctor:does anyone in your family have this
User:also, stops randomly... but always happens in office not since birth i think
User:i generally sweat a lot... but that is when i'm in the gym..
Doctor:it does not seem to be genetic cause
User:5 years back i think the sweating was lesser than it is now
User:no one in my family has this
Doctor:it might be due to stress , because you did not have it from long time If it is present from long time
User:i don't think i'm stressed
Doctor:all over , unable to control then we suggest surgery
User:that's quite extreme can make some life style changes like wearing cotton clothes
User:i see
Doctor:using talcum powder over the area
User:ok..any specific powder?
Doctor:some people do resort to surgery
Doctor:i dotn think that is necessary for you
User:i have to resort to wear either black or white to hide the excessive sweating....
Doctor:do not wear balck
User:any other colour and it's a big wet area!
Doctor:it increase sweating
User:oh is it
Doctor:wear cotton clothes, white is preferable,frequently use talcum powder
Doctor:be in cool environment
Doctor:like ac room in office
User:yeah, the office has a/c
User:that's where i sweat the most!
User:not that much at home
User:where there is no a/c the primary suspect seems to be stress?
Doctor:you do not sweat in non ac room
User:yeah...not that much at home
User:but a lot of sweat in office
Doctor:See if you sweat in ac room then it might be due to stress, fear etcc..
Doctor:because you do not sweat at home
Doctor:try to relax
User:yeah...and zero sweat while sleeping
Doctor:try meditation
Doctor:so when you are sleeping no sweating, that is when you are most relaxed
Doctor:try meditation daily for 20 min
User:thanks a lot for your help doctor
Doctor:see if you can control your feeling s and emotions
Doctor:you are welcome.
Doctor:ok, kindly login for further queries
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