Underarm Sweating Problems
July 5, 2012
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- James Chambers
Underarm sweating is also known as axillary hyperhidrosis in medical
terminology and is a medical condition which is described
as a condition involving dripping of sweat in the armpits with a
This odor is usually resistant to all types of deodorants.
Underarm sweating is a type of primary hyperhidrosis which can be
in a person in singular form or may be in conjunction with
any or all other types of hyperhidrosis—this may include hands
feet and face as affected areas.
Underarm sweating is one of the
troublesome forms of hyperhidrosis as it produces odor
which makes working in a social sector a real task for the
patients. It is
that the sympathetic nervous system of the person over-stimulates
the sweat glands which cause underarm sweating. Though
almost all people have underarm sweating while doing some heavy
and exercise but axillary hyperhidrosis occurs even in normal
conditions. However under stress and anxiety this condition
The problem of underarm sweating generally begins in the adolescence
years; however there are reported cases of children suffering from
this problem. The severity of the problem increases in children
as they spend much of their time with friends in schools playgrounds
and other areas. Their friends tease them and crack taunts which
can hurt the feeling of a child and can make a permanent impression
on his or her mind—this may further lead to withdrawal effects
and social phobias in the later stages of the life. Proper attention
should be taken by parents in order to make their children come out
of this problem and not have social insecurity about their future
which can hamper the overall personality of the child. Usually parents
tend to deny this sort of thing and sometimes they refer it to as
a cosmetic problem when actually this is a medical problem and should
be dealt accordingly.
Symptoms of underarm sweating
As it is already pointed out that this is one of the most troublesome
conditions in hyperhidrosis the symptoms of underarm sweating are
most prominent. Sweat in armpits will make rings in the clothes of
the person and will leave stains that can be very clearly seen. Underarm
sweating also has odor which is resistant to deodorants and cannot
be controlled thus. If underarm sweating is present with other types
of hyperhidrosis then night sweating and hot flashes can also be
associated with this condition. Though sweating is normal to the
human body excessive sweating is the direct symptom of any kind
Underarm sweating and social sector
It is an irony of the fact that underarm sweating poses more social
problems than the medical problems for the person suffering from
it. People suffering from underarm sweating face severe social and
psychological problems while interacting with people and working
in conditions where many people are working in closed conditions.
Sometimes the effect of these problems overwhelms the person completely
and it becomes extremely hard for the person to fit in its own environment.
The career plans also suffer as the person is short of confidence
and faces self-esteem problems. However psychological advice and
counseling can help greatly in order to bring out the person from
this mental trauma.
Players and persons who work in factories and manufacturing companies
will also have to look for some treatments and other alternatives
in order to keep themselves focused in the work.
Underarm sweating and clothes
Underarm sweating cause great embarrassment due to soaked clothing.
Some patients use various strategies in order to keep their underarm
sweat under control like using pads shields absorbent tissues
and frequent clothing changes which helps in minimizing the severity
of the odor arising of sweat and thus allowing to work comfortably.
It is noticed that many people suffer emotional anxiety due to this
problem apart from the occupational problems that they have to face.
The choice of clothes gets reduced for a person who has excessive
underarm sweating. Silk and nylon are not preferred for sweat and
light colors are also avoided. This leaves fewer choices and also
increases the effort that you will have to put in selecting your
clothes. Women feel this problem as silk is one of the most wanted
fabric among women!
Diagnosis of underarm sweating
Hyperhidrosis and excessive sweating in general is believed to be
a hereditary problem and proper diagnosis of this problem is pretty
much necessary to reduce the impact of this problem. As it is known
that sweating is necessary for human body the approach to diagnosis
for underarm sweating starts with the assessment of the excessiveness
of the sweat amount. There are different methods for assessment of
severity of sweating which are known as practical qualitative
and quantitative methods.
During the evaluation of a patient with underarm sweating it is
sometimes necessary to assess the rate of sweat production and the
effects of the problem on the patient’s quality of life. The
problems faced by the person and the impairment of abilities due
to underarm sweating also serve as a valuable guide for proper diagnosis
of this problem. In general cases a sweat stain around the shoulders
of around 5 cm in diameter is believed to be normal but it is falls
in 5-10 cm then mild axillary hyperhidrosis can be expected. Sweat
stains of 10-20 cm are associated with moderate axillary hyperhidrosis
while stains over 20 cm are related to severe form of axillary hyperhidrosis.
The quantitative method to diagnose underarm sweating is known as
gravimetric measurement which can also be done on the palm. However
it is more limited to clinical measurements and may not be used in
The treatment of underarm sweating depends greatly upon the proper
diagnosis of the problem. It should be made clear that the hyperhidrosis
is not secondary in nature which is totally different from primary
hyperhidrosis and is caused by some other problems. The treatment
for secondary hyperhidrosis then should be focused on the specific
disease which is causing heavy sweating.
Treatment of underarm sweating
Antiperspirants are used for paltry treatment of underarm sweating
which is not a comprehensive treatment and have few results. Some
other medications are also prescribed but they still have not complete
impact on the problem. Surgical treatments are looked upon as the
complete solutions but very obviously like any other surgical treatments
they are associated with multiple side effects—sometimes more
severe than the original problem itself!
Compensatory sweating is one of the most common side effects of
surgical treatment for underarm sweating while scars and slow healing
of wounds are also associated with it. After going surgical treatment
for underarm sweating other parts of the body start sweating. This
sometimes also includes night hyperhidrosis or sleep hyperhidrosis
which involves excessive sweating during night or sleep—the
person wakes up totally drenched in the sweat! Sometimes other microbial
problems and skin problems also arise due to scars and slow healing
of wounds. In some cases it is also noticed that scars sometimes
reappear after once fading after the surgery which is annoying for
the patient who has already suffered much!
Surgical treatments are clearly not a panacea for underarm sweating
or any types of hyperhidrosis.