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Old 01-02-2017

Hi there

I've been seeing a dermatologist for hiperhidrosis for a few years now. Tried everything: oxybutynin, beta blockers, glycopyrolate, iontophoresis... the only thing that worked on my hands is botox!

Anyway... I've been offered no solution for the lower back/crotch area. I have a feeling there may be an underlying condition or something as I feel the heat more than most, always have a desk fan running at work even with air con.

I have a real problem with lower back/crotch sweating. If you see the attached photo, that's after standing in a meeting room for only ten minutes, so it's pretty bad.

Does anyone have any ideas? I've tried talc etc. It feels like there's something raising my body temperature or something which causes me to sweat excessively and I do not know how to get referred elsewhere. Dermatologist said there was nothing she could do for that area.
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Old 01-03-2017

Try Certain Dri. They also make special t-shirts which you most likely don't need, but they may make underwear. I wear 50/50 boxer shorts since they dry faster than 100 cotton. Secure wipes from PharmacyCA. Unfortunately it sounds like you have tried most things. It may be possible to scotch guard your pants so moisture doesn't penetrate through. I feel for you. It's a tough area to treat.
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Old 01-06-2017

Try Vichy 7 days cream for your lower back, apply it every night. Good luck!
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Old 01-19-2017

Try for extra padding. I'd avoid using things like talcom powder too as I'm pretty sure that isn't good for you.

Best of luck!
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Old 02-25-2017
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Hi laurenzo,

There are a few things you can do.

1 - Perhaps the easiest thing is to wear different pants. If you can, wear black trousers, as this will make the sweat much less noticeable. I have a wool/polyester (60/40) blend pair that dry very rapidly, and you have to actually be looking for moisture to find it.

2 - Adult diapers, while a blow to dignity and self-esteem, may help to keep you dry.

3 - If you don't need the full protection of a diaper, women's sanitation pads also work. I have used them successfully on occasions where I thought I might need the extra insurance. Even having them there can make you more confident and relaxed, which in turn will help to keep the sweating manageable.

4 - There are a number of topical creams/gels that can be applied (though perhaps you've used these already...?) You said you've tried glycopyrrolate. Have you tried it as a topical cream? If you have a prescription made up for you, a compound pharmacy can make it for you.

5 - Diet. You likely already know that HH can react to what you eat and drink, so try to avoid caffeine and other stimulants.

Lastly, we're with you, friend. We know the struggle, and it's hard. Hang in there.
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