How Can I Say It???

Location: Newcastle

I want to go to visit the doctor about my sweating problem. I am not very close to my mum and I know that she would have to come with me. I don’t really know how to tell her about my problem because I am only 13 and am really embarrassed by it, please help!!!

My second question is, I have only been suffering from this for about 9 months but it is awful, because I am a teen could this problem just randomly disappear or do I need to take action now????

It’s so unfair because all my friends can go round wearing whatever they want and I can’t because of the sweat and it starts to really upset me sometimes. Will this problem go away by itself???

Please can someone help me because this sweating is my worst nightmare!


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One response to “How Can I Say It???”

  1. Chris says:

    Hi Emma,

    I’m very glad that you asked this question. There’s probably lots of people suffering with this same dilemma.

    First of all, since you’re only 13, there’s a very good chance that this problem will disappear by itself. A very good chance. I know it’s hard, but for the time being, just try not to care about it so much. Be open about it. Because it’s not your fault. And you shouldn’t have to worry about it.

    Second, definitely tell your mom. Even if you’re not very close with her, she loves you. You are the same as her, you came from her, and that’s how she feels about you, whether she shows you or not. Tell her, and when you do, I bet you’ll see her concern. She wants you to be happy.

    Sometimes our problems, like excessive sweating, turn out to be blessings in disguise. Like right now the sweating disease seems like the worst thing that can happen. But when you tell your mom, I bet you’ll become closer with her a little. Even though it will be awkward at first, I bet that by the end of the day, you’ll have a closer bond with her. So, what I’m getting at is that this could be the beginning of a closer relationship with your mom, which would be good for you.

    Third, is that what the doctor gives you will more than likely cure your sweating. They’re going to give you a prescription antiperspirant that is stronger than what you can get in stores. If it doesn’t help you after a couple months, and you still need help, there are tons of things you can try.

    I hope this helps, and I hope you solve your sweating problem. Please don’t be a stranger, and let everyone know how it works out.


    Chris Mechanic

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