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Suffering from excessive sweating, odour in armpits, used antiperspirant, no effect. Remedy?

Hi Matthew, Recently, I have been suffering some excessive sweating and odour just in my armpits. I m a 23yr old girl and i find this really disturbing and it disrupts my relationships with friends and family as I feel that I smell bad everytime. I have done everything possible, showers twice a day, baking sode+lemon, antiperspirant deodorants, name it. No help. I also notice that I m woken up at night by my soaked pjs and sheets. Its a sweat galore all day. This started in January this year. What else can I do? :(
Asked On : Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
You seem to be suffering from axillary hyperhidrosis.
To treat the same and prevent bad odour, you may follow these suggestions
1) use an antibacterial soap to bathe
2) shave your axillary hair frequently
3) use aluminium chloride hexahydrate lotion available as drysol every night for a week then wash it off in morning. This would block sweat ducts and prevent sweating.
4) if this doesn't work, you might need to take iontophoresis or Botox sessions.

Hope that helped.
Take care
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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  Anonymous's Response
Hello, there are many causes to increased sweating. It could be a primary hyperhidrosis where people just tend to sweat without any cause. Increased thyroid hormone levels can also cause that (associated with weight loss, increased appetite, anxiety, irritability). Apart from these common causes there are many uncommon causes as well. So Kindly visit a doctor once, get the necessary work-up done to find out the reason behind your problems.
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Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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