What To Do About Excessive Sweating Under The Arms?

Q. I am a 42-year-old male with excessive sweating under my arms. What are the chances of this being caused by another underlying condition? Or is it just age related?

A. The simple answer to your question is that you don’t know what’s causing your sweatiness, but there are several treatments you can try on your own without seeing a doctor: Wear loose clothing so the moisture doesn’t stay trapped in armpits; check out anti-perspirants and deodorants online or at drugstores; exfoliate once or twice weekly with an over-the-counter skin cleanser specifically designed for sensitive skin (look for one that contains glycolic acid or salicylic acid); apply moisturizer daily after cleansing, then bedclothes when not wearing clothing.

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