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WHAT IS EXCESSIVE SWEATING?

You might be living with excessive sweating.

Sweating is an absolutely normal and necessary function of the human body. But, if you’re an excessive sweater, or someone with a condition called hyperhidrosis, you could be producing up to five times more perspiration than is needed – and dealing with the discomfort that comes with it.

On average, we lose about one liter of water per day. Excessive sweaters sweat 4-5 times more than the average person.

Every person has from two to four million sweat glands distributed across their body. Most of these are called eccrine glands, and they produce a clear, ordorless fluid that helps regulate body temperature. (The other kind are called apocrine glands and they’re the ones responsible for body odor.) For excessive sweaters, the eccrine glands in particular are overactive – it’s like the sweat switch is always turned on.

And that can create some difficult situations to deal with. From having to change clothes multiple times a day, to having trouble using touchscreens and technology, to seeing your sweat soak through paperwork at school or at the office, or just avoiding handshakes or physical contact, excessive sweating comes with a whole host of challenges we know you’d rather be without.

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The Science Behind Sweat

UNDERSTANDING SWEAT

Why do we sweat, anyway?

We need to sweat to regulate our body temperatures (it’s called thermoregulation). It’s the body’s natural cooling process.

On average, we lose about one liter of water per day through the skin without even visibly breaking a sweat. And less than 1% of the sweat we produce comes from the underarm. In fact, we sweat all over the place – on our palms, our feet, our foreheads, cheeks, chests, groins, and legs.

Our eccrine glands produce sweat, which is clear, odorless, and 95% water. Our apocrine glands produce a thicker fluid which, when it reacts with bacteria on the skin, produces body odor. For excessive sweaters, it’s mainly the eccrine glands that are in overdrive – and that’s why there’s so much wetness.

Dr. Sweat can help you control excessive sweating—and live freer, easier, and drier.

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HOW CAN WE HELP?

We get it. And we’re here to help.

We designed Dr. Sweat with 15% aluminum chloride. That’s the highest level available over the counter, without a prescription.

What’s so great about it? It’s been proven in clinical tests to provide relief for excessive sweaters for 7 days. You just dab the pre-soaked pads on dry underarms before you go to bed at night. Then feel the difference for the next 7 days.

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SCIENCE OF SWEAT

Learn how to manage excessive sweating with tips from our experts