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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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Old 06-12-2017
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Since you said you tried ionto, but didn't get results, I would like to know a few things:

1. How long are your sessions?
2. Are you switching polarity?
3. How many sessions per day do you do?
4. How many consecutive days/weeks have you done the ionto?
5. What is the voltage?
6. Are you using any additives to the water?

Please let me know.
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Old 06-14-2017

There is a good chance that anyone who posts 1-3 times or so isn't sticking around on the forum. Some people are just after quick fixes and will not read any back posts.
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Old 06-14-2017

There used to be an old drionic brand iontophoresis device which had a truncal applicator. I will search for similar things but I doubt there is anything. It feels like no one gives a damn about HH except to charge extortionate amounts for ionto mahines or provide body wrecking ets surgeries.
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Old 06-15-2017

Drionic did make one for the under arms as does the Fischer device.
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Old 06-30-2017

Good luck I deal with the same thing as a result of ETS. The butt/crotch is the worst. Back sweats super bad but at least it doesn't look like you've pissed yourself like crotch area. I've been told there's nothing you can do down there
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Old 06-30-2017

Originally Posted by SweatyCanuck View Post
Good luck I deal with the same thing as a result of ETS. The butt/crotch is the worst. Back sweats super bad but at least it doesn't look like you've pissed yourself like crotch area. I've been told there's nothing you can do down there
May I ask how long ago you had ETS and how long after did the Butt crotch and back area get really bad?
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Old 07-20-2017

It's been almost three years now and it has been horrendous since about a week after my surgery. Biggest regret of my life. I'd take my dripping hands back in a second. I've tried all sorts of pills and anti perspirants and nothing works. I think it is continually getting even worse if that's possible. Very embarrassing. Sutran underwear help it showing through as quickly but I still sweat through bad - just takes slightly longer. I feel your pain. Its the absolute worst thing ever.
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Old 07-27-2017

It's a bummer when ETS solves one problem and makes another area way worse than the original problem. Sometimes it happens years after the procedure is done.
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