Excessive underarm sweating can be a life-limiting factor and often affects what fabric and colour clothing a person is comfortable to wear. Because of the significant social impact, it can often lead to excessive worrying.

Dr ILANA recommends trying a variety of antiperspirants initially. Antiperspirants with Aluminium Zirconium may be more helpful than regular antiperspirants.

If this doesn’t work, Drilclor with Aluminium Chloride is especially effective but can be irritating to the skin. Dr ILANA recommends testing on a small area that is completely dry.

If sweating still remains a problem, anti wrinkle treatments can be used and usually give a dramatic, life-changing result that lasts for 4-9 months. A Medicare rebate is available via dermatologists for severe cases.