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What is the solution for excessive armpit sweating ?

hi iam 22 years old female ihave excessive sweat from armpit area even when it is not hot out side idid thyroid function test and it was normal it is really embarrassing me so much ihate my life please please please hlep me to get rid of it
Wed, 27 Apr 2011
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Hello and welcome health care magic
first of all relax don't worry from your complaints it seems you are suffering from hyperhydrosis which is controllable just consult a dermatologist and he will guide you regarding the management which includes few medications and topical application.
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