Heavy sweating – Causes, symptoms and solutions

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Heavy sweating – a common condition

Do I have heavy sweating or Hyperhidrosis?

Symptoms – the effects of heavy sweating

These areas have an unusually high concentration of eccrine glands that are responsible for sweating. Outbreaks of focal Hyperhidrosis, may, however, be experienced in several body parts at the same time.



Why sweating can become excessive

Heavy sweating can be temporary or long-term

Treatments and measures that offer help for Hyperhidrosis

The topical application: Anti-perspirant

Anti-perspirants are especially effective in minimising excessive sweating in the armpits through their main ingredient (based on aluminium salts) and are also usually the first measure that is recommended by dermatologists, as it is a rather “cosmetic” and non-invasive way to keep sweating at bay.

Anti-perspirants contain aluminium salts like Aluminium Chlorohydrate (ACH) or Aluminium Chloride (AC) as active substances. These act on the eccrine and apocrine sweat glands by partially and reversibly clogging the duct of the sweat gland thus reducing the amount of sweat that is produced. This clogging is harmless. Because there is less sweat, there is less dampness and noticeably less odour. Anti-perspirants are available as sprays or roll-ons, and even small quantities of Anti-perspirant can make a big difference to the output of sweat.

In cases of excessive sweating we advise to try out the following routine:

Use Eucerin 48 h Anti-Perspirant Roll-On both in the evening, before going to bed, and in the morning. Using Eucerin 48 h Anti-Perspirant Roll-On in the evening allows the active ingredients to build up the clogs in the sweat glands. They are not washed out by the shower and last at least for two days. Therefore the effect of product is more intense by an increased usage frequency.

If the effect is not yet strong enough for your individual needs we suggest that you try out Eucerin 72 h Anti-Perspirant Intensive Pump-Spray, with ultimate efficacy against strong perspiration and odour. Please make sure to read and follow the usage instructions carefully and do not use on a daily base for a longer period of time to avoid irritations.


  • avoiding spicy foods, alcohol and coffee
  • staying out of the sun
  • wearing natural fibres, such as cotton
  • choosing either light or very dark clothing that will conceal the signs of sweating
  • armpit shields are also an option. They will additionally absorb sweat and protect clothing

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