This is a bit yucky, so apologies in advance... since I was about 14, I have had a problem with excessive sweating from my armpits (hyperhidrosis). I have tried lots of different deodorants made specifically for hyperhidrosis sufferers (driclor, perspirex, odaban, you name it...) but my skin couldn't tolerate them. My parents even spent nearly £500 on an iontophoresis machine, but it burnt me and was completely ineffective. I was wondering if anyone else had this problem, as I am desperate to find a solution so that I can wear the clothes I actually LIKE!! Also, has anyone had the botox injections treatment?
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- Thread Starter
- 27-12-2010 23:09
- 28-12-2010 15:37
Firstly, you're not yucky! and not at all alone in this. I've had the same problem for years but one thing that really helps is 'Sure Maximum Protection' - the cream one (I hope this isn't classed as advertising!). It's rubbed under your arms and has been amazing for me, it's just such a crazy feeling to stay dry after doing normal things like walking. I really, really hope it works well for you too if you decide to try it as I understand buying yet another deodrant to try probably doesn't sound too nice! it has been immensely helpful for me though so I just thought I'd share in the hope it'll do the same for you. Either way, best of luck and if it doesn't help or irritates your skin I just want to say that it's very likely the only person this problem is bothering is you. No one told me previously that I looked or smelt bad, but I do understand that it can be a big blow to your confidence so I really hope things look up .
I hope it helps a little and good luck ^^.
- 28-12-2010 21:51
I've heard that you can go to the doctors and get botox injections to stop the sweating if nothing else works? Hope you do get it sorted!
- 28-12-2010 21:56
Hello I had the exact same problem and trust me i know exactly what its like. U said you tryed obadan , did it irrate your skin? Or did it just not work. . That product has changed my life ( no exaggeration) I would kiss the man or women who made it. . Give it a good go .
- 28-12-2010 22:06
hey, i have this condition in my hands, feet and armpits. i got the botox injections, they work fantastically on the armpits, the hands and feet are a bit iffy because they cant inject everywhere so you get small sweat patchs and a tingling where your hand or foot wants to sweat but cant due to the botox, however the injections have helped a large amount but can be very costly if not done on the nhs. i live abroad so i cant help with anything to do with getting it on the nhs
- 29-12-2010 13:39
I suffer the same problem. I found Driclor worked fairly well but my skin became itchy and painful after a few days of use, so i use it occasionally for a special night out or something. Still havent found a proper cure though. I'm trying lots of different deoderants but it's so expensive, especially since i'm now a fully fledged student!
It may sound silly but i'm too embarrassed to go to the doctors about it so the botox injections are out of the question right now for me
If you find a solution, please let me know