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I perspire a heavy amount. I have tried many

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I perspire a heavy amount. I have tried many anti-perspirants to no avail. I mainly sweat around my face and neck. I am not usually hot, I do not know why I would be sweating this much. Please help!
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Celeste NP replied 6 years ago.
How long have you been doing this?
have you talked to your provider about this?
Have you tried any prescriptive antiperspirants?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
No...have never discussed with my primary. I have had the problem for years. I was recently diagnosed type II I kind of thought that was the problem, but my sugar is under control now and it still happens. Even in the dead of winter..i walk outside and just pour sweat
Expert:  Celeste NP replied 6 years ago.
You are experiencing something called hyperhidrosis.
This occurs with or without diabetes so that is not really a factor here.
There is prescriptive antiperspirant so you can talk to your provider about getting that.
Some other things that help are:
Wear loose non restrictive clothing.
Avoid caffeine and alcohol in your diet.
Weight loss.
Sometimes people elect to go thru a procedure that blocks the sweat ducts but this is not always successful.
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