I have a problem with sweating in my armpits and especially between my legs. It goes away after an hour or two when I get cooled down, but it seems to be getting worse. The only thing that works is applying deodorant right before going outside during the summer months, but not all of us use one every day! Do you have any suggestions that will prevent this?
Answer: Sweating between legs can be caused by several factors including extreme exercise, a thyroid disorder, a hormonal imbalance and underlying medical conditions such as diabetes or lupus. This condition needs to be diagnosed by your doctor so he/she can rule out other possible causes for excessive perspiration. Once this has been ruled out then treatment options may include antiperspirants containing aluminum chloride hexahydrate (the active ingredient used in most antiperspirants) which helps reduce underarm sweat production due to its ability to block the hormone known as adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), which stimulates sweat glands directly below the pituitary gland responsible for controlling sweat production. Also taking medications such as beta-blockers may help decrease excessive perspiration while taking antihistamines may reduce allergic reactions from underarm sweat secretion resulting from substances found in certain plants or perfumes used on skin prior to going outdoors wearing antiperspirant containing aluminum chloride hexahydrate products also provide relief from severe sweating while using ointments containing urea cream can make them more effective at reducing underarm