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    Sweating Too Much? 5 Natural Remedies To Make It Stop

    …rub them under your arms and the areas, which sweat more.

    5. Witch Hazel

    This herb is a great astringent and antiperspirant, which gently dries up the sweating area. Tea made up of this natural herb can also be used.

    (Honorable Mention) Cornstarch and Baking Soda

    To get rid of excessive underarm sweating, apply a mix of cornstarch and baking soda under the arms after thoroughly cleaning them. Let it stay for half an hour and wash it off later. You can also add any essential oil as a deodorant into the mixture.


    A number of treatment options are available for those with hyperhidrosis. Dermatologists will start first with prescription strength antiperspirants.

    If this doesn’t work, doctors will try iontophoresis, which is treatment with low-level electrical currents, or botulinum toxin (Botox) injections, which block the signal that activates sweat glands. These treatments are repeated when signs of sweating come back. Other drugs that that interfere with sweat glands are available if the preferred treatments don’t work, although they may cause more severe side effects. Surgery to remove sweat glands or cut the nerves to glands is a last resort, says Pariser.

    Out of the 8 million people currently dealing with hyperhidrosis, only about 40% have discussed it with a health care professional.

    “Sweating isn’t something people want to talk about,” says Pariser. There’s a stigma with excessive sweating.” So, young people often don’t get treatment that could help with this embarrassing problem. “When it starts in the teens and they bring it up to parents or doctors, it’s often blown off as a teen whose body is changing,” says Pariser. “Then they think there is something wrong when it’s a medical condition that is treatable.”

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