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Posted by: Anon | 2011/02/07

excessive sweating

Hi Doc,

I''m a 26 year old woman. I''ve found that over the last few months (or particularly this summer) that I sweat considerably more than I used to. I play some sport where after an hour or so my hair is sopping as well as my under-shirt. Even during the day at work, I leave sweat marks on the backs of sofas from my lower back.

I can say I pretty much sweat like a man and it''s not very ''lady-like'' - rather embarrassing!

What could the possible causes be? What can I do to reduce the sweating during sports and everyday activities? (Of course I do use antiperspirants, but they make virtually no difference)

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Our expert says:
Expert ImageCyberDoc

Hallo Anon
You may be suffering from hyperhidrosis. You can try something like Probanthine tablets if the sweating is in your hair. Localized sweating can be treated with products like Drichlor or Perspirex.
If you have other symptoms like weight loss, or low grade fever or coughing there may be an underlying infection and further tests may be necessary.
Talk to your doctor about this.
See also http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0004518
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2011/02/08

Hallo Anon
You may be suffering from hyperhidrosis. You can try something like Probanthine tablets if the sweating is in your hair. Localized sweating can be treated with products like Drichlor or Perspirex.
If you have other symptoms like weight loss, or low grade fever or coughing there may be an underlying infection and further tests may be necessary.
Talk to your doctor about this.
See also http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0004518
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Anon | 2011/02/07

ok. I''ve just seen post 1003 - I don''t have a sweating problem in my crotch, but I imagine the products you mentioned there would help me too. (original poster)

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