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happy face
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for me this is really embarassing but for some reason, no matter if its hot or cold, what kinda shirt i'm wearing, no matter the kinda deodorant i use (i even have secret clinical strength!!!) my underarms always get really wet and you can see it on my shirt. i don't know what to do. i don't think its normal for a girl to sweat that much! and its no where BUT my underarms. what would help?
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LittleMissSunshine
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From the sounds of it, you've exhausted most of the antiperspirants on the market. BUT if you're willing to give them another shot, look for ones that have a higher percentage of active ingredients.

More than likely, you're going to have to pay a visit to the Doctor for a prescription strength antiperspirant. There are many reason why excessive sweating can occur and your Doctor should be able to address these as well.

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LittleMissSunshine
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Sorry, computer glitch!

[ 08-22-2007, 04:15 PM: Message edited by: LittleMissSunshine ]

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Heather
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Just to make it clear, too, there's nothing abnormal about sweating, nor about women sweating, in particular.

It's also perfectly normal for people to sweat so that it is visible, even with products being used. No, not everyone sweats that much, nor will everyone always have visible sweat stains. For some people, there may be an imbalance or disorder causing excess sweating, but for others, it's just the way bodies are.

Before spending a pile of money on endless products (especially since it's perfectly okay to sweat and have it be visible, we are mammals, after all), I'd just ask your general doctor about it. If he or she says you're in good health with nothing to worry about, I'd take them at their word, and if you'd like a stronger product, I'd just ask them about something and then expend your money and energy in more productive places.

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I'd just like to add that the US appears to be having a hotter summer than usual this year, so that may be the culprit for some of your sweating. I just know that my classes are FULL of people with sweat-soaked shirts just from waiting for the bus and walking around campus.

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