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Sweat like a sailor
anyone else sweat real bad? messes up all my clothes and its just a bad look. normal deo/anti perspirants dont work nor does baking soda. smell isnt an issue only the sweat. whats something good and strong?

in the game of life there are spectators and players,which are you?
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05-01-2013 10:45 PM
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RE: sweat like a sailor
I've found that intense cardio in the morning reduces my sweating the rest of the day. Just avoid dehydration.
05-01-2013 11:04 PM
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RE: sweat like a sailor
also do you change your deodorant brand every several months? some people say the bacteria gets immune to it after a while so you have to change it up

in the game of life there are spectators and players,which are you?
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RE: sweat like a sailor
Sounds like you have a condition called hyperhidrosis. You should probably schedule an appointment with a dermatologist. When you do mention the following treatments and see which one is the best for you. In the meantime below is a summary and some other options if you don't have insurance:

Miradry- This destroys excessive sweat glands in your armpits without surgery and is very highly rated. Pretty safe as it uses microwaves but might be expensive. This is probably the top and cutting edge treatment at the moment.

Drysol- Can be very effective and its just a roll on that you dab wherever you oversweat. The problem is that its main ingredient is aluminum chloride which is apparently not good to have floating in your bloodstream.

OTC- Certain-Dry and Mitchum Advanced Control have been very effective for me and you can find them at your local convenience store. Same problem as Drysol though since the most active ingredient is aluminum. In terms of over the counter though these are two of the best treatments out there. There could be others I'm not aware of though(just use Google or Amazon reviews to find other OTC options), but these work very well. In fact, start with these for a few weeks to see if you even need further evaluation.

Botox - Botox is very effective for reducing excessive sweating(I also tried this), but it hurts like hell and is not really a short procedure since they poke needle in the specific area quite a few times. It also doesn't last very long(6 months tops).

Glycopyrrolate- This is a pill that treats ulcers principally, but apparently doubles as a great antiperspirant . The downside would be the side effects like dry mouth, eyes and blurry vision.
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RE: sweat like a sailor
I just get the hardcore antiperspirants with aluminium chloride and accept that my life may be shorter but will definitely be happier.

I don't need to take a change of shirt when I go anywhere, I don't need stick-on sweat pads for important meetings/interviews.


I ran out a couple of months ago and until I restocked it was like that bit in the newest Bourne movie - no fucking way will you ever go back to how things were originally. Constantly sweating through multiple layers << having dry pits all day. No comparison.

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RE: sweat like a sailor
What about forehead sweat? Should I just rock out like Andre Agassi did in the 90s?
05-02-2013 09:21 AM
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(05-02-2013 01:11 AM)iWin Wrote:  Sounds like you have a condition called hyperhidrosis. You should probably schedule an appointment with a dermatologist. When you do mention the following treatments and see which one is the best for you. In the meantime below is a summary and some other options if you don't have insurance:

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thanks for the great list. mitchum advanced control has been the best youve found in terms of a regular over the counter deoterant/anti perspirant stick? i've read very good things about certain-dry, but that sounds like the next level and i want to try the strongest of the regular brands first

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05-02-2013 09:34 AM
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RE: sweat like a sailor
This works for me:

http://www.amazon.com/Odaban-Antiperspir...B001O1M6II

http://www.odaban.com/

I think the main difference with these and ordinary deodrants is that they contain silver particles.
05-02-2013 10:14 AM
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(05-02-2013 09:34 AM)GenJx Wrote:  
(05-02-2013 01:11 AM)iWin Wrote:  Sounds like you have a condition called hyperhidrosis. You should probably schedule an appointment with a dermatologist. When you do mention the following treatments and see which one is the best for you. In the meantime below is a summary and some other options if you don't have insurance:

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thanks for the great list. mitchum advanced control has been the best youve found in terms of a regular over the counter deoterant/anti perspirant stick? i've read very good things about certain-dry, but that sounds like the next level and i want to try the strongest of the regular brands first

Yes for me,Mitchum is good . Certain Dry is pretty much considered a regular brand now since if you go into a Walgreens or CVS, you will see it next to your regular Old Spice and Right Guard. I would say its ok to start with tbh. Although it might be a little irritating at first, just follow the instructions and you should be good. If still apprehensive go with Mitchum first then, SweatBlock and Gillete Clinical apparently are good too.
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(05-02-2013 09:21 AM)Jaylow Wrote:  What about forehead sweat? Should I just rock out like Andre Agassi did in the 90s?

I haven't tried them myself but check out Maxim Face Wipes.
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I've increasingly become affected by facial sweating. It's really quite bad at times. I had a bit of a break from Game, moved to new country and was living somewhat isolated for around 3 months. I think this has increased it. It's becoming a Catch 22, where i'm worried i might start sweating, and then that feeds into it, once it starts. The weird thing is it's not when i'm conciously nervous or anything, it must be some sub conscious reaction. When it happens in company i call it out, rather than not mention it, and make a joke about it, or at least mention it rather than pretend it's not happening.

It is far more facial and forehead than bodily. I'm looking at my diet, cutting back on coffee and hoping the cooling of Autumn brings a respite from it.

I should add i've always been a heavy sweater, if i work out or play sport i'm saturated by the end, when most people just seem to sweat a bit. My dad's the same.

Anyone else have any experience with this? I'm thinking on some level it must be mental, like some minor social anxiety or something, as it's never been this bad before. I should add that it has been fucking hot here this summer, but still, it seems distinctly to have amped up in recent months...
10-01-2016 12:40 PM
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RE: Sweat like a sailor
Possibly a malfunctioning thyroid? Both hypo and hyper thyroidism can cause excessive sweating as it messes with the body's thermostat. Could be worth checking.
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(10-01-2016 12:40 PM)serpico Wrote:  I've increasingly become affected by facial sweating. It's really quite bad at times. I had a bit of a break from Game, moved to new country and was living somewhat isolated for around 3 months. I think this has increased it. It's becoming a Catch 22, where i'm worried i might start sweating, and then that feeds into it, once it starts. The weird thing is it's not when i'm conciously nervous or anything, it must be some sub conscious reaction. When it happens in company i call it out, rather than not mention it, and make a joke about it, or at least mention it rather than pretend it's not happening.

It is far more facial and forehead than bodily. I'm looking at my diet, cutting back on coffee and hoping the cooling of Autumn brings a respite from it.

I should add i've always been a heavy sweater, if i work out or play sport i'm saturated by the end, when most people just seem to sweat a bit. My dad's the same.

Anyone else have any experience with this? I'm thinking on some level it must be mental, like some minor social anxiety or something, as it's never been this bad before. I should add that it has been fucking hot here this summer, but still, it seems distinctly to have amped up in recent months...

Yes I have experience with this. This has been happening to me regularly all year. In social settings entirely. Ill be on a date or at a party, and my head/face will get soaked. I've had people call it out before, especially my last LTR. Its funny that when it happens I could swear its a sauna in whatever room I am in. It will start and then go away. And when it goes away I feel absolutely normal and dry, and the temperature is normal and fine in the room I am in. It happened last night on a date when I was drinking. I did get the bang after Banana

But in all seriousness, I thought this started happening because of steam room use. I would use the steam after every workout, everyday for over a year. I had heard somewhere that steam rooms will make you sweat more easily. Not sure if thats true at all.
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That would makes sense. I've had a muscle injury in my calf, and have been hitting sauna 4 or 5 times a week to stretch out in there. Glad to hear that it wasn't purely a psychological thing, as in the times when it happens it's not like i consciously feel particularly nervous. Much appreciated Vaun.
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(10-02-2016 03:27 AM)serpico Wrote:  That would makes sense. I've had a muscle injury in my calf, and have been hitting sauna 4 or 5 times a week to stretch out in there. Glad to hear that it wasn't purely a psychological thing, as in the times when it happens it's not like i consciously feel particularly nervous. Much appreciated Vaun.

this is just what I have heard about using saunas a lot, but I would still go get checked out by a doctor. I am still considering doing the same.
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You mentioned your dad is the same, so it's probably influenced by genetic factors and aggravated by nervousness/stress. That means you can control the issue, but it'll never go away.

I inherited the same trait from my mother. When I get hot (like for example when I do cardio or dance), I'm wet like October. But I learned to accept this as a part of me, so it doesn't bother me anymore. I occasionally suffer from hyperhidrosis in my armpits, but I've managed to get it under control by reducing stress and using a deodorant called Anhydrol Forte.

But do go and consult your physician, you never know what might be the cause. Better safe than sorry.
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