Most people don’t. They sweat only when they are physically active, or when they are in a hot environment. Sweating is essential for keeping your body temperature under control, but it also helps to cool you down by sending moisture evaporating from your skin’s surface into the air around you.
How do people with hyperhidrosis prevent their sweating?
They use several methods to decrease their sweating. You can learn how these methods work on the Simple Solutions pages about wearing antiperspirants and applying Botox injections to reduce excessive sweating (see below).
What are some common treatments for excessive sweating? What do doctors say about them?
There are many products that claim to treat excessive sweating, including prescription medicines such as Sinequan (doxepin) and Chantix (varenicline), over-the-counter drugs such as Drysol lotion, solarcaine cold cream or gel, Nivea après sports cold cream or aftershave balm, Benadryl antihistamine medication used for allergy symptoms which can be added to water bottles so it will soak through clothing if needed at night; medicated pads used overnight called Travacalm RX; CoolAid flavored oral drinks like Gatorade; Preparation H ointment used on armpits before bedtime; Lotrimin Antifungal Shampoo applied daily; tape steps of clothes that stick out over armpits