my right armpit sweats a lot more than my left especially during my ovulation period. is this normal & how do i treat it?

The apocrine glands that produce sweat are triggered by hormones during ovulation or menopuase.Therefore there is no irregularity related to a sweating armpit during ovulation.Some home remedies that can combat sweat are:

Use an after bath rinse by adding a tablespoon of honey to tepid water. This helps prevent body odour. Another remedy is adding a cup of vinegar or camphor oil to your bath water.

Herbalists also suggest drinking a cup of sage tea daily, to reduce sweat gland activity.It is beneficial for those who perspire excessively . One and half teaspoon of dried sage or two tea bags in one cup of water boiled for ten minutes can be consumed in small doses throughout the day.

answered by B C

Excessive sweating in the armpits is called as axillary hyperhidrosis. The exact cause is not known. It is not certain whether this is caused due to over activity of the sympathetic nervous system or the sweat glands themselves. It is sometimes brought on by stress, emotion, or exercise, but can also occur spontaneously. During ovulation period, hormonal changes are occurring so it is possible that you may sweat a lot during this phase. It can be really embarrassing to carry around smelly armpits and an offensive stench around and this can interfere with your daily activities.

Here are some natural home cures to treat sweaty armpits
  • Apple cider vinegar as it serves as the best body odor home remedy treatment.
  • Applying baking soda on the armpits as it helps to kill bacteria and also absorbs sweat. Baking soda should not be used on the genitals.
  • Add a few cups of tomato juice in the bath tub and soak yourself in water for about 15 minutes.
Some more tips to treat sweaty underarms -
  • Eat healthy and wholesome foods with whole grains, fruits, soy and green leafy veggies.
  • Bathe regularly even 2-3 times a day if you can. Wear clean fresh clothes every day, because the smell always lingers on your clothes. Keep yourself as dry as possible.
  • Use a deo or antiperspirant stick.
  • Generally ointments or salves which have an astringent effect dry up the sweat glands and are found to be beneficial.
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answered by P P

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