How To Prevent Sweating Armpit?

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Q. I have been told that surgery is the only way to prevent sweating under the armpit area of my upper arms, but can you explain why surgery would be necessary? Also, it has been suggested by a dermatologist that I try an anti-perspirant deodorant which will inhibit sweat glands and reduce perspiration—what do you think about this? If this does not work, what other options are available for me? Thanks! — M.K., Florida

A. You may want to check with your dermatologist or plastic surgeon first about any procedure he might recommend before making any decisions on your own skin care routine. However, there are many steps you can take on your own at home until such time as surgery becomes necessary. Here’s some information from WebMD:

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