Sweaty armpits are usually a passing condition. But if you suffer from excessive underarm sweating (axillary hyperhidrosis) even while resting, this can drastically interfere with your life.
Many with the condition develop near-compulsive coping routines to hide the problem. You may choose clothing that doesn’t show sweat stains, cover-up under layers of clothing, wear tissue beneath clothing, or avoid social situations. But this condition can be treated!
Most common causes of excessive sweaty underarms include:
- Stress and anxiety
- Medications that help manage stress (can actually make you sweat)
- Primary hyperhidrosis
WHAT CAN BE DONE?
Tips in How to Control Sweaty Underarms
Aside from professional treatments, the following can help cope with sweaty underarms.
- Shave underarm hair to help reduce excessive sweat and eliminate body odour.
- Wear breathable, loose-fitting clothing, so your underarms cool properly and prevent staining.
- Avoid caffeine as it stimulates the nervous system and increases sweating.
- Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and eat water-based foods to keep your body cool.
- Use topical antiperspirants to kill odour-causing bacteria and actively block your sweat glands from producing underarm sweat.
Applying baby powder to your underarms can help smooth them and keep them cool, to control your sweat.Explore Further
Anti Chafe Balm
Chafing can occur in your underarms and using an anti chafe balm prevents friction and moisture buildup.Explore Further
Aluminum Chloride Hexahydrate ACH
Topical powders and solutions with ACH can reduce underarm sweat by 30%, especially if the product contains a high concentration of 20% ACH (like Drysol and other brands).Explore Further