I sweat excessively. Can I use deodorant/ antiperspirant?
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What causes excessive sweating of the armpits (axilla)?
Axillary hyperhidrosis is more common in women than men, although it can occur with both sexes. Axillary hyperhidrosis does not cause any symptoms and may even go unnoticed on some people because the perspiration will stain clothing, causing no problems other than embarrassment at wearing something stained with sweat or body odor. On others, the excessive sweating of the axillae appears to be an ongoing problem that cannot be cured by topical products alone. It has been known for many years that there are two types of axillary hyperhidrosis: primary and secondary (idiopathic). Primary axillary hyperhydrosis occurs in some people who have normal gland function but do not produce enough sweat under certain circumstances to keep themselves dry. In these cases, a medical disorder called apocrine syndrome develops due to a lack of glands producing sweat from hair follicles linked directly or indirectly to skin pores where glandular activity would normally take place; therefore preventing adequate cooling via evaporation from skin surface pores when this type of external heat source is present such as during exercise or hot weather conditions. Secondary axillary hyperhidrosis is caused by a medical condition that affects one’s ability to control their own body temperature through perspiration. This form usually develops after previous surgery affecting your lymphatic system which