Controlling Extreme Underarm Sweating

Episode #99 / Oct 2, 2009
Extreme underarm sweating (i.e., the type that causes you to change your top several times per day even with the use of regular antiperspirants) can be a terrible lifestyle problem. However, as Dr. Schultz will explain, there are to ways to fix this annoying issue.
Marybell on June 22, 2010 at 7:27am

What about underarm darkening? I don't have extreme sweating, underams don't ever smell bad ever, but I do have dark underarms? I am fair skinned and this is bad as I shave my underarms but still may lift my arms up in daylight because of this condition. What causes this and what is the possible solution? Have tried different deodorants, antipersperants, plain deodorants...different brands nothing works. This is a problem I have had since my youth. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

Neal Schultz, M.D. on June 28, 2010 at 8:30pm

@Marybell: Underarm darkening is a common problem which fortunately can often be helped depending on the cause. I suggest you see a dermatologist to determine the cause and therefore the proper treatment for your underarm darkening.