by Fran Connors
The most common area of the body to suffer from unsightly sweating is under the arms. Even in people who do not suffer from excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), this area can quickly cause embarrassing stains to appear on one’s clothing.
Excitement, activity, spicy foods and stress can all lead to overproduction of the blend of salty water and fatty oils to pour from the underarm area.
One mostly forgotten fact about sweating, especially under the arms, is that this is nature’s way of spreading pheromones through the air to attract or repel social interaction on the basic animal level. Perfumes and cologne are artificial masks and replacements for this basic function.
One should keep in mind that some sweating under the arms provides a normal cooling function for the body. A too aggressive program of preventing all sweat can lead to clogged pores and irritated skin.
While continued excessive sweating can be an indicator of underlying medical problems, underarm sweating alone merely needs to be dealt with through more practical efforts.
For daily control of the problem there are many over the counter antiperspirant and deodorant treatments.
It is only if the problem is so sever as to require multiple changes of clothing each day that you would need to seek professional medical relief.
Starting with prescription strength concentrations of these same chemical treatments, your doctor may also recommend iontophoesis.
Running a mild electrical charge through the skin under the arms can also decrease the production of excess sweat for several days at a time.
Unless your underarm sweating becomes a major problem, you should not consider surgery as a form of relief. While the current surgical treatments can be performed on an outpatient basis.
They can be painful for some time and can present other side effects that would make all but the worst cases of underarm sweating easier to deal with than the treatment. Since sweating is not a life threatening decision you are usually best off searching for a safe natural and non-invasive treatment.
There is a natural product called DeodeRite from Native Remedies which helps to maintain healthy detoxifying of sweat glands, particularly underarm sweat glands.
By supporting elimination of toxins from the body, excess sweating is reduced and the odor is significantly reduced. There are no artificial ingredients and no side effects, so it is safe for both short and long term usage.