Armpit Sweating, Hyperhidrosis, And Why It’s Crucial To Work With A Good Doctor

Don’t Be Shy To Talk To Your Doctor About Armpit Sweating and Hyperhidrosis!

This article is long, but important. Read carefully.

Watch the video for the main idea. But be sure to read this entire section BEFORE moving forward!

The Doc’s gonna’ play a crucial role in your quest to stop armpit sweating and hyperhidrosis.

I know this may be a little hard for you to accept. I have recently learned that an overwhelming amount of people are scared or shy to visit the doctor. But it is crucial that you do it!

Why is it Important to Work Consistently With a Good Doc?

First off, it’s always a good idea to get professional help with important issues. Second, chances are the Doc’ll give you treatments that stop (or at least reduce) excessive armpit sweating. Third, (and most importantly) if the Doc can’t give you something that works, they’ll be willing (and able) to vouch for you that nothing has worked to stop your sweating.

Why Would I Need a Doctor to Vouch For Me?

There are a few standard treatments for excessive armpit sweating that are usually covered by insurance:

(Be sure to read about both of those things by clicking on them.)

These actually work for most people to stop excessive sweating. BUT, if they don’t work, you’re going to want to try other things.

Like possibly Botox, which works well, but is considered “cosmetic” or “elective” and therefore not covered by insurance. UNLESS, you get your doctor to vouch for you.

Learn more about hyperhidrosis botox

There’s also a bunch of “alternative treatments” that are considered “elective” or not a “medical necessity.” Things like hyperhidrosis acupuncture and hypnosis have cured excessive armpit sweating for many. But again, they’re rarely covered by insurance. And they can be pricey.

Click here to learn about hyperhidrosis acupuncture

Click here to learn about hypnosis for hyperhidrosis

Finally, if you try everything and nothing stops your armpit sweating, you may want to consider hyperhidrosis surgery. Again, pricey. Again, not covered by insurance. Are you seeing a trend here?

Learn about Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (ETS)

Learn about Retrodermal Curettage

(It’s important to read about this stuff before you move forward.)

BUT, if you have a good Doc to vouch for you, saying that you’ve tried everything under the sun, and that excessive sweating is changing your quality of life, then it may become a “medical necessity,” and your insurance company might fork out some dough.

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And that would be sweet. So the moral of the story is..Go to the Doctor!

So What Type Of Doctor Should I Go To?

You don’t have to go to a dermatologist! Not unless ya’ want to… Most general physicians will have everything you need to treat excessive sweating.

Even if you have a very extreme case of armpit sweating, you’ll probably be just fine with a regular Doc.

What The Doc Will Try First

The first arrow in the Doc’s quiver will be a prescription strength antiperspirant. Drysol is a popular brand that you may have heard of.

Click here to learn about what Drysol is and how to use it the best way

Other Things The Doc May Try

If the prescription antiperspirants don’t stop your armpit sweat, there are also several oral medications prescribed to cure underarm sweating. Some people have success with oral meds, but most people report that the side-effects are too disruptive.

Click here to learn about different oral medications prescribed for excessive sweating and hyperhidrosis

Ironically, oral medications that you’re currently taking for other reasons can be causes of armpit sweat and hyperhidrosis themselves. Two of these that we’ve learned about are Bupropion and Citalopram.

Click here to learn how Bupropion can cause excessive sweating, and what you can do about it

Click here to read about Citalopram sweating, and what can be done about it

New methods of treating hyperhidrosis are constantly being created and tested. As we research and learn more, we’ll post for you.

Is There Light At The End Of The Tunnel?


A majority of excessive underarm sweating cases (~65%) are resolved with prescription antiperspirants. Working consistently with a good Doc is essential to finding a long-term cure for excessive armpit sweating and hyperhidrosis.

So go get to reading! When you’re finished reading about Step One, go from ‘Armpit Sweating Doc’ to Step Two

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