How Can I Prevent Sweating?

Question: i am a 26 year old male and have been suffering from hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) for the past 4 years. i was first diagnosed with POTS/chronic fatigue syndrome; however, after an extensive battery of tests I believe it’s more along the lines of hyperhidrosis. I’ve tried to self-administer benedryl spray (1 tsp twice daily), but this only seems to make my hands dry out even more…so I switched to stinging nettle oil mixed with vitamin e oil, which helps quite a bit. However, whenever I sweat excessively on my head or back it makes me smell like cheap gasoline and causes rashes on these areas as well as other parts of my body that aren’t effected by excessive sweating such as arms and legs, making those areas itch too! What can be done? Is there any special medication or cream one should use? How can i prevent sweating?

– david daniel

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