How Can I Stop Profuse Sweating out of my Armpits?

I am 16 years old, and I sweat profusely out of my armpits. I wear prescription strength antiperspirant deodorant, and that doesn't do a thing. I sweat no matter what the temperature is, and no matter what I'm doing. I'll have sweat stains on my armpits that take up my whole armpit, and go all the way down to my ribs.

Doctor Answers 18

Miradry is FDA approved for underarm hyperhidrosis -

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Wait until you are 17 and you can have the miraDry procedure. It is FDA approved and highly successful in 1-2 sessions to treat excessive sweating of the underarms. Another option would be Botox injections for underam sweating. It would be treated every 3-6 months depending on how fast your body metabolizes the Botox.

Various treatments

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There are various treatments including oral medications, injections of Botox, and surgery
Precision Tx and Miradry are under local anesthesia treatments.

Treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

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There are a number of modalities to consider, one of which you have tried, to treat excessive sweating of the underarms, a very common issue:

1. Prescription strength deodorant
2. Oral robinul
3. Iontophoresis
4. Botox injections
5. MiraDry Laser
6. Sympathectomy

Please consult with a board certified Dermatologist to determine the best approach for your individual case.

Dr. Ahdout

Underarm BOTOX® injections are an option.

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It’s possible that your sweating could be due to hormonal adjustments from the end of puberty. It might be another health condition, and in either case, it’s worth bringing up with a family doctor just to be on the safe side. With that said, excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is a condition that affects about 2 to 3 percent of Americans, leading to the symptoms that you’re describing. If it’s causing you embarrassment and discomfort, you can seek BOTOX® treatments to stop the sweating. For about three to six months, underarm injections of BOTOX® will decrease the amount of sweat that you produce by up to 75 to 80 percent.

Miradry instead!

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Our office specializes in Miraday. Miradry just got FDA clearance for elimination of all hair colors under the arm. It also has clearance for the elimination of underarm sweating and odor. Much cheaper than botox and permanent.

MiraDry for dramatic, permanent reduction in axillary sweating and odor

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MiraDry is a noninvasive, in-office procedure that uses microwaves to destroy sweat glands in the armpits. Patients typically have a greater than 80% reduction with just one treatment. This means that most patients no longer need deodorant or antiperspirant after treatment.

Botox works best

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Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear of your excessive sweating.

Botox works best -- 50 units per each armpit. A total of 100 units. You will have a  4 month benefit of the treatment and will notice a significant reduction in underarm sweat and smell.

I hope this helps.

- Dr. Bryson Richards

Profuse Sweating Under the Armpit

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Patients should always try conservative means first.  Certain-dr, drysol and Xerac are all possible choice which can take up to a month to work.  Some patients can not tolerate these products.  Botox is another excellent option and can last between 3-6 months for this application.

Anil R. Shah, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Botox is the simple, quick, easy answer to your problem...

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you suffer from primary hyperhidrosis and have progressed through the treatment plan in a logical order and now it's time to expand your horizons to botox...about 50 units injected into multiple sites under each arm and you should be good to go...maybe for about a to your doctor and see how easy it is to boost your self-esteem and confidence

Ken Landow, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist

Miradry stops excessive armpit sweating, it really works

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Soaking through your shirts everyday shouldn't happen to anyone.  The miradry system uses shallow microwaves to damage/destroy the sweat and odor glands in the skin.  This can give excessive sweaters long term if not permanent relief from their suffering.  The success rate has been really high with 1-2 treatments costing around $3000 total which, compared to the ongoing costs of Botox injections, makes it quite cost effective.  As a surgeon who has written a textbook on lasers, and a text on cosmetic injectables, the combination of safety, effectiveness and longevity of this device has converted me from all   the other techniques to this for my patients. Hope that helps and definitely check it out.

Victor Lacombe, MD
Santa Rosa Facial Plastic Surgeon
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