We have all suffered from some form of armpit sweat in our lives, but are your armpits sweating when you are not exercising or exposed to warm temperatures?
A lot of people (2-3% of our population) suffer from a condition called hyperhidrosis, which is characterized as someone who sweats excessively and unpredictably. Excessive sweaty armpits are a daily devastating challenge that negatively affects so many aspects of our lives from our professional career, education, social life, and anything else fun and family related.
If you suffer from extreme sweaty armpits you may think that no-one else understands the anxiety it causes, but plenty of other people do because there are millions of sufferers all around the world, and you are not alone!
How to Stop Sweaty Armpits
Most of us that suffer from armpit sweat have been doing so for years, not really knowing that there are solutions available to them. It comes as no surprise that less than 40% of people that suffer from sweaty armpits, or at least some form of hyperhidrosis, actually inquire about medical advice. This means there are millions of sufferers out there who live with this condition day in and day out, which is negatively affecting their social, business, and personal life. It is estimated that 1 in every 100 people deal with sweaty armpits each day, but fear not, there is relief in sight!
First off, there are numerous over the counter antiperspirants and deodorants available on the market, but realistically a lot of them do not do a satisfactory job for those looking to completely stop excessive armpit sweat. The annoying part is that many of these antiperspirants you see on the shelves of your local grocery store or supermarket claim to stop the wetness for at least 24 hours, and in some cases, 48 hours, but if you are like me and suffer from excessive armpit sweat, you know this is simply not true!
I am not suggesting that no-one tries using antiperspirants in the beginning, because they are considered the first line of treatment for excessive sweaty armpits. I just feel that you are probably on this website because you have already tried the over-the-counter antiperspirants and deodorants without prior success. I know I have!
On the basis that you didn’t have any success with store bought antiperspirants, including the ones that are advertised as “clinical strength”, your next option should be to try out some specifically formulated specialty antiperspirants that are not available at your local drug store, superstore, or pharmacy/chemist.
Trimming Your Sweaty Armpits for Better Results!
Specialty antiperspirants can be found and ordered on the internet and often contain aluminum chloride hexahydrate as an active ingredient. These types of antiperspirants are considered the best available and have the most effective results for sweaty armpits, but you just need to be careful because they can cause skin irritation if you do not follow the included instructions. What I have experienced, and this obviously applies to guys more than ladies, is that I shave my armpits before applying Certain Dri, or another similar product. Now when I refer to shaving my armpits, it is more a case of trimming the hair down to a shorter length, and I do this about once every 6 weeks or so. You can use a pair of scissors, or I prefer to use hair clippers which I picked up for about $15-$20 from either Target, Walmart, Amazon or other similar stores.
This really does make a difference and helps the active ingredients soak in to your skin for better results. Of course, ladies should not have to worry about this issue and can apply the roll-on or treated pads directly to their underarms.
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