What is Compensatory Sweating?

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When people sweat excessively in any part of the body they will always be searching for a way to stop the sweating, which can be terribly annoying and interfere with your daily life.

In this modern world, solutions have been found to stop excessive sweating, but sadly, some of these methods have irreversible secondary effects that nobody wants to live with.

In this post, I will talk about “What is compensatory sweating?” and give you some tips to prevent it and what to do if you have it.  read more

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How to Reduce Sweating in Armpits

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As much as sweating is healthy for your skin and helps you regulate the temperature of your body, sweating in your armpits can get in the way and prevent you from having a normal life.

Today I will show you how to reduce sweating in armpits. So stay tuned to the end of this post and check what I did to not only reduce sweating but stop it completely.

My Story

I have lived with axillary hyperhidrosis for over half of my life and I know exactly what it means to have sweaty and drenched armpits for the better part of the days. read more

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Why Do My Armpits Sweat So Much? Here 3 Scenarios Why

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Hi everybody,

I think the question “why do my armpits sweat so much?” is a great question and I am happy that you asked it.  It tells me that you are having a real problem and you are looking for a solution.

Did you know that I asked that same question for many years?  I rarely ever asked this question to anybody else, but to myself thousands of times.

I always felt ashamed that my armpits sweat so much and always left huge, I mean huge, sweat marks behind.  It took me years in finding out what clothes and in which colors I could wear to make the terrible sweat marks less visible.

And yet, I do not live in a humid or very hot climate.  Ok, it gets really hot during summer time, but not humid.  But most of the people living here do not sweat so much.  At least that was my perception for many years.

I waited for that day to find somebody with sweat marks.  And you know what?  Shhhh…. although I never saw them again, I remember some faces and some people that had large sweat marks.  What a relief that was for me.  But that did not solve my problem.

You see how sweaty armpits can become an obsession?  Everything seems to go around it.  Whenever someone invited me, usually the first thought was: Who is going to be there and see my sweating and what am I going to wear?

That was plain crazy.

I did my research to stop this problem, but it seemed as if nothing helped.  I even bought an e-book that claimed to stop armpit sweating, but none of the methods that were explained worked.

Let me reformulate what I just said.  It is not that these methods were not effective, they were some great ways to reduce sweating naturally, but with someone suffering from hyperhidrosis, it was not enough.

What Do We Sweat For?

Have you heard the term primary hyperhidrosis?  It is used to describe a condition where you sweat uncontrollably for a  known reason or a non-known reason.

if you sweat moderately every time you get warm, then sweating is a completely normal body function.

You see, our whole body is filled with sweat glands (except in our ears, under our finger-and toenails) that sit right under our skin and are ready to get into action.

Yes, sweating has a specific function: Maintain our body temperature.  Our body comes equipped with the most effective cooling system ever found: Sweating.

Whenever our body’s temperature goes up the normal 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, our brain quickly sends signals to our sweat glands to start producing sweat as the body is getting warmer.

Sweat glands kick in and do their job by pushing out sweat, which evaporates when coming out of our pores and takes a little heat along.  That is the way our body maintains its body temperature.

Therefore, sweating excessively in your armpits, in the first instance, is great!  It does exactly what it was thought for.

But… Our Body Has 2 Types of Sweat Glands

The eccrine sweat glands are located over your whole body, except where your apocrine glands are found.  I will describe that in just a moment.

The eccrine glands lie just underneath the skin and the watery liquid that comes out is mainly made up of water with few salts and minerals.

These glands come into action as soon as your body is generating more heat, due to external factors such as weather, exercising, working, etc. or internal factor such as dehydration, fever, cardiovascular diseases, among others.

And then we have the apocrine glands which are found in your armpits, groin, palms, feet, and forehead exclusively.  These glands are located a little deeper than the eccrine sweat glands.

These glands produce a thicker yellowish liquid that is made up of water primarily but also carries proteins, fats, minerals, and salts along.

The apocrine glands are not linked to the part in your brain that controls body temperature.  They are linked to our hormones, adrenalin to be more specific.

These glands kick in as soon as you are stimulated because of stress, fear, anxiety, sex, danger, among others.  And they kind of cool down these stimulations.

Interesting fact though is that in some people, these sweat glands have no “off-button”.  Science has not found why in some people the apocrine sweat glands are overly active.  One thing is clear, it is not necessarily due to a hormonal imbalance. It “just” happens for no known reason.

At second glance, if you sweat excessively all the time, even though you are not working or in a warm room, sweating becomes a not-so-great thing anymore as it seemed in the first place.

2 Types of Hyperhidrosis

If you sweat uncontrollably in your armpits, then you a potential candidate of one of the following types of hyperhidrosis:

1) You have primary hyperhidrosis.  Commonly individuals start to develop primary hyperhidrosis during their early teenage years or even in early adulthood.  It never develops in the later stages of life.

The only thing that you know about it that suddenly you start to sweat a lot, but you feel as healthy as before.

After I did my research years ago, I found that I suffer from hyperhidrosis.  Healthwise, there is absolutely nothing wrong with a condition like primary hyperhidrosis.  There are no long-term effects other than the ones that I mentioned: Your confidence and self-image is greatly affected.  And that is enough to look for a solution.

If you suffer from primary hyperhidrosis you can usually tell because it does not follow a pattern.  You can be in the hot sun on some days and will not sweat a drop, and then you can watch a movie in a cold room and still sweat as if you were a leaking container and vice-versa.

2) You have secondary hyperhidrosis.  There is another form of excessive sweating which is not only uncomfortable but needs immediate medical attention in some cases.

Secondary hyperhidrosis is when you sweat excessively but for a reason.  It can happen to anybody at any age.  It comes suddenly and it will go away once you find the cause and you get a cure for it.

If you have only recently started to sweat excessively and you are over 25 years old or you know of somebody that is not even a teenager yet, watch sweating closely.  It could mean diabetes, cardiovascular disease, pregnancy, fever, cancer, tumors, hyperthyroidism, obesity, etc.

However, most of the time, sweating will not be the first sign of these diseases, but it will be a symptom along the way.

Also, secondary sweating usually has a pattern.  For example, you sweat only on the right side of the body, or just in your armpits, or at certain times of the day, or under certain circumstances, whereas primary hyperhidrosis does not follow a pattern.

Is There Something I Can Do About My Sweating?

Definitely, there are things you can do that will give you relief.

However, first figure out why you sweat excessively.  Is it just because the weather is becoming warmer and you work outside or because you do not have air conditioning?  Or is it that you are sweating uncontrollably in your armpits for a long time already and there is no reason for it?  Or is there an underlying health issue that you are aware of or maybe even unaware of?

For each of the above-described types of hyperhidrosis, there is something you can do.  Let’s find out what exactly.  I’ll describe three different scenarios.

Scenario #1

You are doing your exercise routine and you sweat a lot in your armpits.  But once your body cools down, your sweating ceases and will not come back until your body gets warm again due to thick layers of clothing, working, doing chores, running errands, warm and humid climates, or others.

If that is the case, you can do one of the following:

1) Wear appropriate clothes.  read more

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Why Do Men Wear Undershirts Or Should Men Wear Undershirts At All? Find Out Here

Last updated on July 25th, 2019 at 04:28 am

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Traditionally, undergarments were worn to protect clothes from touching the skin. Since taking a bath was commonly done once a week, you would expect strong odors on your skin which, if touched by expensive garments that weren’t washed, could spoil them.

My grandparents grew up in the 1920s when washing clothes and bathing was not common. Also, buying new clothes was not an option. Many times, clothes were worn from one generation to the other. And in order to keep them in good condition, they were not washed, especially those that were worn for special occasions.

For instance, clothes that were worn to a church were never washed. They put them on just for the church, and religiously changed right after church.

Undergarments were very practical to keep the outer layer of clothes in good condition and clean since the outer layer was usually the more expensive one.

Ever since Adam and Eve, garments were used to cover the sense of shame. When they sinned against God, the Bible says, they were aware that they were naked and therefore covered up in large fig leaves.

So the purpose of undergarments serves various purposes, from covering our sense of shame to holding our private parts in place to preventing expensive outer clothes to be spoiled.

In this article, I am going to discuss the question: Why do men wear undershirts and share some interesting facts about it.

But Why Do Men Wear Undershirts? History Of Undershirts

There is not a known history behind the undershirts. However, Roman soldiers used a lightweight fabric under their military uniforms. That could have been the starting point.

Hundreds of years later, the well-known union suits were released and became a trendy fashion for men. As time went by, undershirts, like we know them today, were released.

After WWII, the undershirt became very popular, even to the point that it was worn in public without an extra shirt on top. At first, this was not well accepted, but after public figures started doing it, it became widely popular. From there, today’s t-shirt has become a daily garment for millions of people.

Undershirts serve a few good purposes:

1) Protect clothes. We men sweat a lot every single day, especially those that are physically active outside or that are working physically. These men tend to sweat even more than those that work in an office setting or the ones that have more intellectual jobs.

Our outer layer of clothes easily gets worn off if we do not use undershirts. And we all know that our shirts get very gross if they are exposed to sweat all the time without protection.

2) Hairs poking out. On certain types of fabrics, thick body hair and commonly breast hair often poke through the surface, if we do not wear undershirts. Although body hair is natural, it does not look nice when it comes poking out of our shirts.

3) Provide an extra layer of warmth. Undershirts certainly provide an extra layer of protection during the colder months of the year. Instead of wearing thick jackets or even multiple jackets, an undershirt comes in handy and it does give protection.

I have been using undershirts for many years and I think I can safely say that they even provide an extra layer of protection against the heat.

4) Chafed skin. Some shirts and their fabrics are stiff, which is why they can cause chafed skin. Ideally, men wear an undershirt when wearing these types of fabrics, for example, fronted evening shirts with tie or bow.

5) Prevent stains. After deodorants became popular in the 1950s, the need to use undershirts to protect shirts from yellow stains has become inevitable. Although stains do not only come from deodorants but from sweat as well, wearing an undershirt gives at least some sort of protection.

Heavy sweaters know exactly how often they have to exchange their dress shirts because they become so gross after a few uses.

Should Men Wear Undershirts? The Do’s And Don’ts Of Wearing Undershirts

Historically, elegant and noblemen did not use undershirts. It was only later with the union suits that it became widely popular and accepted.

Wearing undershirts is a must! Because of these mentioned purposes and others, men should always wear an undershirt. However, there are a few things to do and a few things not to do when wearing undershirts.

1) Wear an undershirt. If you wear an undershirt, make sure that it is an undershirt and not a t-shirt. T-shirts come in different colors and the fabric is slightly heavier, which does not make it a good option for an undershirt.

Undershirts should be comfortable and not constrict your movements, therefore, chose lightweight undershirts.

2) Wear fitted undershirts. read more

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Best Undershirts For Sweating: Here Are My Picks

Last updated on July 15th, 2019 at 03:54 am

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In this summer season, we naturally sweat more, especially when living in tropical climates or where the weather is humid.

When we sweat more in our armpits than we normally do, sweat stains start to show up and it can cause some embarrassment. Especially for those that are living with primary hyperhidrosis, a condition in which you sweat excessively without a known cause.

I have suffered this condition for many years and I know exactly how embarrassing social events can be when you have your armpits drenched in sweat. You can take a shower, change your clothes as much as you want, but nothing changes. In no time you are completely drenched in sweat.

After the search for many years for a solution, then eventually giving up because I did not find anything, I miraculously found products that changed my days completely.

I found the best undershirts for sweating, that I never even dreamed about seeing one day. It did not take me long to buy a little over a week’s stock because they immediately solved my problem of wearing dark and baggy clothing immediately, without compromising my health.

In this review, I will talk about the best undershirts for sweating that you will find on the market. Make an informed decision before you buy, because these products are not cheap. I am doing my best to show you the positive and negative about each product so it is easier to choose and live with dry armpits for the rest of your life.

1:  Thompson Tee Undershirt

The Thompson Tee is a life-saver for anybody sweating excessively in their armpits. This shirt that hides your stains completely; your clothes will stay dry even though you sweat.

If you don’t mind excessive sweating in your armpits, and you prefer not to use antiperspirants because of health-related issues, you can rest assured that not one drop of sweat will come through this undershirt.

I have loved to wear sweat proof undershirts for a few years already and I feel uncomfortable when I don’t wear one.

You can be confident in whatever clothes you put on. Sweat will stay in those patented pads.

The Good About the Thompson Tee

1) Hydro-Shield Technology: The Thompson Tee has thick patented pads in the armpits with hydro-shield technology. Wetness is soaked up and kept in place. No leaks and stains on your outer layer of clothes.

Sweating becomes second nature to you. I focused so much on my excessive sweating, which made matters worse. After finding sweat proof undershirts, I have stopped thinking about sweating in my armpits, because sweat stays in place and will not leak through.

2) Comfort: I have found the Thompson Tee to be a comfortable undershirt. Although individuals might object to the thick pads, I got used to them in no time. It did not take more than a few days to really start to love these undershirts.

I started to love sweat proof undershirts and I find them comfortable because they give me so much freedom and confidence, that they do not seem to be a problem for me at all.

3) Durability: Just like other undershirts, these are very durable. I used my first set of these undershirts for a good 2 years. I washed them every single week, each one of them, and I used them all the time. You could see that they had been worn, but not to the point where I needed to replace them with new ones immediately.

The great thing is that the sweat pads are also durable. Sweat has never leaked through, and it continues like that. The undershirts are very expensive when compared to non-sweat proof undershirts, but they are well worth it.

4) Colors and shapes: The Thompson Tees are sold in various colors, available for both genders, and you can find them in v-necks and crew neck.

That is very practical since you can use them for whatever outer layer of clothes that you want to. Especially the v-neck is a deep cut, which is great when you like your button-down shirt open at the top.

5) Material: read more

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How To Stop Nervous Sweating Today: How I Stopped It Completely.

Last updated on September 11th, 2018 at 02:01 am

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Has it happened to you that you are invited to your best friend’s wedding and you just wonder what you should put on because you know ahead of time that you will have huge sweat marks in your armpits because of excessive sweating?

Things are even worse for you when you are asked to wear a specific color of a dress shirt or dress. Let’s assume you are the groom’s best man or the bride’s maid of honor. You will have to wear whatever the bride and groom will choose for you.

Not only to weddings but also to all kind of social events, excessive sweating in your armpits, forehead or palms is highly embarrassing.

That presentation that you have to give, and you know that you will want to show something, and immediately thoughts like “…but everybody will see my sweat marks”, or “… I cannot do that because I sweat too much and that is awful” flood your brain and off are you are to a vicious cycle.

If you tend to sweat excessively when you go to social gatherings, you have a condition called nervous sweating.

Nervous sweating is when you sweat because you get nervous. But how to stop nervous sweating?

Understanding Nervous Sweating

Nervous sweating affects people greatly because it is a condition that makes them insecure and very nervous about themselves.

When you dread sweating the most, that is when it happens the most. All the time you have to give a speech, meet new people, meet well-known people, go to weddings, funerals, church, etc., your fear about sweating triggers your nervous system and that again triggers the sweat glands.

Some consider nervous sweating a social phobia. However, I do not think that this is the case. If you sweat excessively when you get nervous, I can only guess that you always sweat easily and even excessively.

I have faced nervous sweating for many years, but I consider it to be a case of primary hyperhidrosis and not so much a social phobia.

What is nervous sweating? Find out more here .

What Is Primary Hyperhidrosis?

The term primary hyperhidrosis is used to describe a condition where a person sweats excessively for no known reason. That means that you could not find a cause for this sweating.

Yet hyperhidrosis only happens in your armpits, palms, feet, groin, and forehead. You do not sweat all over your body when you have hyperhidrosis. That is because there are the apocrine sweat glands, which are connected to your endocrine system.

Sweating is actually for controlling body temperature, but especially in people suffering from primary hyperhidrosis, the apocrine sweat glands apparently have a different view of that important body function. Nevertheless, everybody that gets into a serious predicament will start to sweat at some point because of these sweat glands.

Adrenaline triggers these sweat glands and they go into production. Research is not sure what causes hyperhidrosis, but one thing is sure, in people suffering from this condition, the sweat glands do not regulate this sweating function correctly.

It is known that people suffering from hyperhidrosis produce at least 6 times more sweat than the body requires cooling down.

There are more causes of excessive sweating.  Find out here .

How does primary hyperhidrosis relate to nervous sweating? read more

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Why Does My Sweat Smell So Bad? Understand The Odor Behind Sweat

Last updated on July 25th, 2019 at 04:20 am

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​Sweating is a function of your body that helps you keep your temperature regulated. There are anywhere between 2-4 million sweat glands all over your body, which work tirelessly to maintain your body temperature. If sweating is important for your body, why does my sweat smell so bad? I will try to answer that question in this blog post.

If only sweat would smell as good as flowers and nature, which I posted in the picture, that would be great. Reality is that sweat stinks and nobody loves to be around people that smell sweaty. read more

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What Is Sweatblock? The Answer To Excessive Underarm Sweating

Last updated on July 10th, 2019 at 03:43 am

I am so glad you came across my site.  Chances are that you are suffering from excessive sweating and you are looking for a solution.  You have been battling awful sweat stains for years and you have not been able to find a solution that merely helps for odor.

Just like you, I have been living with hyperhidrosis ever since in my early teens.  For many years I thought that I would have to live with this for my whole life if I would not go for surgery and remove my sweat glands.  Even though I hoped for change, I was disappointed again and again.  Sweating did not stop!

I had been longing to be free from sweating so badly.  I even prayed about it many times.  Little did I know back then about the reason why I was sweating.

Many new shirts had large yellow stains after only a few uses.  I chose dark colored shirts so sweating would not be too obvious.  Also, wearing sweaters and jackets was another way of trying to hide my sweating problem.  I mean, who wants to see another person sweating heavily?  Sitting next to someone who has drenched armpits could not be too comfortable.

In fact, I would not put my arms around my wife’s shoulder because my armpits were completely wet.  Now, after finding a solution to my problem, I can do that comfortably without having to fear embarrassment.  Wherever I go, my shirts stay completely dry and even better, my armpits do not sweat after all.

This is something I could have only dreamed of a few years back.  Rarely have I discussed my sweat problem with anybody or told someone that I suffer from a condition called hyperhidrosis.  Neither have I shared the fact that I have no control over my sweating.  Neither have I showed my contentment after finding the solution.  Nobody would listen to me anyway, or?  People that do not have this problem, have no idea what one is going through.

A lack of confidence, as well as embarrassment,  are the “daily bread” of heavy sweaters.  You become completely unsure about yourself and wish not to be among people at any given time.  Even though this fear of people is irrational, if you sweat, it seems so real and it spins around in your head every single day.

Let me tell you about my solution to this sweating problem: My honest Sweatblock review.

Here is video to start.  I feel the same way Gabby does about Sweatblock.

What Is Sweatblock?

Sweatblock is a clinical strength antiperspirant that you apply to your armpits.  After letting it air dry, the active ingredients of this product will go directly to your sweat glands, form a block around them, and stop your sweating temporarily.

The active ingredient of Sweatblock is aluminum, which is known to be effective for your sweat glands.  These are blocked for some time and you will not be sweating at all for a few days.  But then, sweating will come back to normal and you have to reapply this product.

Some people just do not like to wear many layers of clothes, which is often necessary when sweating excessively.  There are padded undershirts that are not comfortable if you live in hot climates.   Sweatblock, a rather new product on the market that I have used very often effectively, stops your sweating completely, making it not necessary for you to wear multiple layers of clothes..

What I Love About Sweatblock

As stated, I started using Sweatblock back in the summer 2016 and I just love this product.  There are a few things that I want to point out to show why this product is one of my favorites.

1) Effectiveness: Sweatblock blocks your sweat glands in the armpits completely. The active ingredient is aluminum chloride hexahydrate, which “knocks” the sweat glands out for some time. It has proven to last between 4-10 days, depending on how you apply it and also differs from person to person. In my case, the longest was 7 days of complete dryness. If you apply it correctly, what happens is that you do not sweat at all in the armpits or the coming days.

One thing the company and users claim is that it will never lose effectiveness over time. That means, your body will not become immune to the product, no matter how long you use it.  If you continue to use it every 7 days over a long period, you will not be sweating again after a time, even though you are applying the product.

However, the product has to be applied correctly, else it will not be effective.  A few times, it only lasted about 2 days, and I know clearly that it was because I did not apply it correctly.  Other times, it would last a good 7 days of staying dry completely, and after that another 7 days of sweating coming back to normal slowly.

2) No stains: Even without wearing undershirts, you will not have those ugly yellow stains that you always have had because of excessive sweating.  Some people do not like to wear undershirts and others like it.  I will never go without sweatproof undershirts.  However, my white undershirts were ugly after only a few uses and I have not found a product that takes the yellow stains completely away.

When applying Sweatblock, you do not have to worry about putting on a strong deodorant or antiperspirant in order to stay fresh the whole day.  Since you do not sweat, it is not needed.  Therefore, you will not have to worry about ugly and lasting yellow stains.

3) No side effects: The company, along with research claims that there is absolutely no need to be worried about side effects or long-term effects on the body. Our body has sweat glands all over, which is why when you block some glands, your body can perspire through the other sweat glands.

Although I am not so positive that there are no long-term effects, there are no studies to support that there are long-term effects on your health.

Half a century ago, it was thought that aluminum was linked to different cancers, Alzheimer’s and other diseases.  Only recently, studies from renowned cancer treatment centers claim that there is not enough evidence to link aluminum to these diseases.

These studies report that we get more aluminum through the foods we eat every day than we get through antiperspirants, yet foods that contain aluminum are not considered dangerous, which makes sense.

As said, I am not sure if that is true, but evidence shows that you should not be too worried about using a clinical strength antiperspirant.

It is like wearing glasses.  If you need them because they improve your vision, you will use them, although you know that your vision will get worse.  When using Sweatblock, you are not absolutely sure that there are no side effects, but you get your freedom and your self-confidence back.

4) Wear whatever you want: The good news with these excessive underarm sweating solutions is that you have no need to wear baggy and dark clothes to hide awful sweat stains.

Your confidence is boosted, and I am a perfect example of that. Sometimes I felt that I was over focusing on my sweating that I could not hold a conversation upright and would walk out of some people’s way in order to avoid them seeing my sweat stains.  Read more about my struggle with primary hyperhidrosis.

I always kept looking at other people to see if I would find more people with my problem. But seldom did I find people like that, which made me think that I was the only person on planet Earth with this problem. Only later did I find out that this is not all too common. Only around 2-3% of the population suffers from hyperhidrosis, which makes you a special case if you have this problem.

What I Do Not Like About Sweatblock

There are some downsides to this product that I have experienced over time.  With SweatBlock you don’t get wet in your underarms at all: You stay completely dry, which is the best thing about. But there are some things I do not like.

1) Not always effective for long: This product has been effective with each application I have done, but there are times when it only lasted for 2 days, as I said before.  On some occasions, I started sweating right after 3 days heavily, and on other occasions, I stayed dry for 7 days and almost dry for another 7 days. Therefore, it works differently with each application.

However, this happens because you either did not apply correctly or because you did not have your armpits completely dry before application.  Another reason is sweating after application.  Ideally, you need to apply this product when you know that you will stay dry for at least 4 hours after application.  This can be challenging for somebody that sweats all the time.  Just before bedtime is, therefore, the best chance to get it done effectively.

However, once you start sweating again, you can reapply it before you are back to normal sweating.

I also found that too much hair in your armpits prevents the product from getting into your sweat glands.  It seems to be more effective when you have your armpits shaved or at least trimmed.

2) It can burn after application: I never got a rash when applying Sweatblock, as other users have claimed. My skin is highly sensitive in the armpit area, but this product has not caused any irritation.

The only side effect that I had, was the prickling in my armpits for hours after application. The active ingredient is really strong and the wipes have a strong smell. Since it is most effective if applied before bedtime, I often did not sleep well the night I applied it.  Sometimes, I do dream a whole lot more and seem not to be able to rest well.

But let me tell you that the effectiveness has not stopped me from using the product because the positives outweigh the negatives by far.  Also, I must say that I have not applied this product every week because I simply forget.  I use these padded undershirts that will not let my sweat seep through, so I sometimes forget to put on Sweatblock.  And that is probably why my body does not like Sweatblock after the first application.

3) The price: Considering that one package has 8 wipes, you can assume that you need to buy a new package every 8 weeks, which can be expensive in the long run. You also have to contemplate that 8 weeks is only an approximate that it will last. For some, it could last up to 80 days, and for others only up to 32 days.

If you suffer from hyperhidrosis, you are likely willing to pay a price for the sake of stopping to sweat, so the price is maybe not a problem to you, as it was not for me.  On the long run, it can be expensive, but if you consider all the clothes that you throw out because of the ugly stains, you are probably better off buying a product that stops sweating.

How To Use Sweatblock

When using Sweatblock, you have to be careful about how to apply it because you can get a severe rash on your armpits, which will make you throw this product into the garbage immediately. Nevertheless, you should have little to no side effects when applying.

First step: Your armpits should stay dry for at least 4 hours after application, which is why it is recommended to apply right before bedtime. I have never applied during the day, always before bedtime when I knew that my armpits would stay dry for at least 4 hours. Also, I don’t sweat as heavily during the night as during the day.

You should consider trimming your armpit hair since it seems not to be as effective with long hair. Wash your armpits thoroughly and dry completely before applying.

Second step: Open a package of Sweatblock, take out the wipe and start pressing or dabbing the damp wipe onto the skin of your armpits. NEVER rub onto your armpits, because that can cause a severe rash and irritation. Use only one package of the 8 packages contained in the box per application. You will only need one wipe for both armpits.

Third step: With armpits open, let it dry completely. I usually let them air dry for at least 8 minutes before I will close my armpits again. It is most comfortable to do it while laying in bed. You can get yourself comfortable before you apply it and then give it time to air dry.

That is all you need and the next morning when you get up, you will not sweat anymore for the next few days.

Caution: If you will not let it air dry completely, or if you apply it when armpits are damp or wet, you don’t get the wanted effects. I tried it once and surely enough only the 2nd day or so I started to sweat again. You have to follow the instructions given above very carefully if you want it to be completely effective.

All in all, I love this product and it has worked wonders for me. Before I bought it the first time, I was skeptical if it would be effective. The first time I put it on, I did not put on an undershirt just to see if it would work. I was not so sure if I wanted to believe it. I thought it would be a waste of money, but I was willing to pay for a so-called solution because I was tired of my sweating problem.  I touched my armpits at least 100 times the first day and they were completely dry. That was so unreal to me.

I even told my wife to feel my armpits and she was so happy for me because she knew how much I struggled with my excessive armpit problem. The first day was so unreal, that I was sure the next day I would be back to sweating again.  But you know what, my armpits stayed dry for 7 full days.  That was amazing.

I could have literally shouted my happiness into the world. Imagine dry armpits after around 15 years of wet armpits every single day? I finally found a product that helped me.

There are days, however, when I forget to apply Sweatblock, or when I just cannot stop sweating before getting into bed.  That is when the Thompson Tee, a padded undershirt comes in handy.  I absolutely love to wear undershirts, which makes it easier for me to forget Sweatblock.  You can read more about it here.

However, you will not regret buying Sweatblock and finally getting those underarms dry!

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What Is A Thompson Tee? A Powerful Tool To Hide Excessive Underarm Sweating

Last updated on July 10th, 2019 at 03:20 am

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today I am back with another great blog where I will answer the question: What is a Thompson Tee.  It is my absolute favorite undershirt with awesome technology that hides your sweat stains completely.

When you suffer from excessive underarm sweating and there is apparently no way to stop it, you will certainly look around for all kinds of products that could be the solution to the problem.  That is exactly what I did.

I had been looking for natural methods that would finally hide or stop my sweating.  Everywhere I went, every single day, my shirts were drenched in sweat and nothing seemed to help.

I came to the point where I was considering surgery or botox to stop the problem, but that was too expensive at the moment, so I had to search for something else.  One day, I stumbled across sweat pads on Amazon and I thought that they could be my longed-for solution.

However, after reading all the reviews, I was not sure if it was something me.  Also, I was tight on budget, so I decided it was not the best thing to buy something that I really did not trust.

In the middle of all my research, I stumbled over this undershirt, and I decided to give it a try because of many positive reviews, that claimed to help a person with suffering from excessive sweating.

I am very happy that I bought the Thompson Tee.  It has been a life-saver in the past years.  I can hide my sweat stains completely.  My shirts stay 100% dry, even after heavy sweating.

I love to give my body as few chemicals as possible because we all know that our surroundings nowadays are full of chemicals and toxins. So why give your body a chemical to stop sweating? Although aluminum chloride, the key ingredient of clinical strength antiperspirants, might not be as unhealthy as believed for many years, you are probably not too eager to put it into your armpits.

And why do it when there are other options available?  Why not let your armpits sweat as much as they want and find a solution so it cannot be seen?

The Thompson Tee undershirts are the best option for those who don’t want any added chemicals applied to their body and for those who don’t want to undergo expensive surgery of sweat gland removal and spend a lot of money on expensive antiperspirants.

What I Love About The Thompson Tee.

Here is my honest Thompson Tee review which I have used since November 2016 pretty much every day!  And I love them so much!  I have never worn better undershirts than these, especially because of my excessive sweating problem. Here are a few reasons I love these undershirts so much:

1) Hydro-Shield Technology: These shirts have thick pads in the armpits that have the hydro-shield technology. They soak up all wetness and keep it in. No more leaks and absolutely no more ugly stains on your clothes.

These shirts get the job done extremely well. I don’t mind sweating now anymore, because my shirts never ever get wet again under normal circumstances. If I work outside for really long in the hot sun, it could be that after hours of excessive sweating, some sweat would come through, but that takes a long time.  However, it hasn’t happened to me more than twice in these years.

2) Comfort: The undershirts are comfortable, although you will have to get used to them. I started using undershirts regularly at the age of 17 because my sweating was so extreme that I needed something to protect me from stains for at least the first 15 minutes of that presentation, concert, or meeting. Therefore, switching to the Thompson Tee was not a problem at all. At first, the thick pads seemed uncomfortable, but only after a few days, I did not think about it anymore because I was SOOO happy that I didn’t have sweat stains on my shirts anymore.

3) Durability: At first, I bought only 1 undershirt to see if it would really work. After trying out many things for my excessive sweating problem, I was not sure if this would work at all. Only after wearing a few times, I stocked up. I now have had 7 undershirts for a good time already and I wear them every single day.

They are not worn yet. Look at the picture.  This XL slim fit Thompson Tee has been used by me weekly for good 18 months at the time of this image.

They didn’t get loose as I expected it would after time and as the picture looks like.  Compared to shirts that I used before, like Hanes, they would get baggy very soon; these longer until they get loose.

They have no holes in them yet and they continue to do their job 100% all the time. I have tested them so much, it gets washed at least once a week and it has stood the test.

4) Colors and shape: When I first bought these shirts, they were still new on the market, so it had a few options available. However, as they are growing in popularity, the company offers more options. There are a few colors, of which white and black continue to be my favorite. I also like the V-neck option so people will not see that you have undershirts when you have a few buttons open on your shirt.

They also have round-neck and the deep V-neck if you like to have your buttoned shirts open at the top.

5) Material: The materials of these undershirts are great. They are made 95% of ultra-soft rayon from bamboo and 5% spandex. The spandex helps that the shirts don’t shrink nor expand after washing and using. My shirts still fit pretty much the same after 18 months of regular using as they did when I bought them. And they are very soft and comfortable.

6) Extra length: At first, I did not like that these shirts were extra long because I thought it was uncomfortable. However, after using them, I found that this was actually not a problem, but a huge plus. My undershirts stay tucked in the whole day. They don’t come out all the time as my Hanes undershirts always did. This point could be argued by some, but for me, it is a huge plus.

7) No chemical treatment: I absolutely love the fact that the shield guards are not chemically treated and yet it doesn’t become ineffective after many uses. I can sweat now as much as my sweat glands want and yet not stain shows up.

8) Stay dry: Even though you sweat, the shields will not get soggy or too wet. Yes, it gets wet after heavy sweating, but not to the point where it is too uncomfortable to wear; not to the point, where you feel the need to change into another shirt.

On workdays, I put on my undershirt in the morning and get out of it in the evening and, yes it is wet, but I never again feel the need to change immediately after coming home or even during the day because everything is wet. Somehow, with this technology, the wetness is locked in, which is great.

On the left, you will see a close-up of the underarm, the thick pad that shields you from sweat.  It is really hard for sweat to come through.

Also, in this image, you see again, how strong the shirts are.  As mentioned, this shirt has been used for around 18 months weekly and you can tell that it has been used, but it is in good condition.

9) For both genders: The good thing about these shirts is that you can get them for women for men. When they were launched started, if I don’t recall incorrectly, they were only for men. After the time, it has proven to be effective, so you can now get them whether men or women.

Now you can find many different ones for both, men and woman.

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What I Don’t Like About the Thompson Tee.

Every product has its good sides and its bad sides. And the Thompson Tee is no exception. There are many good sides to the product and the best is that I finally have my “sweat freedom” back. I can sweat, but my confidence is not compromised. The negative sides of the products will never outweigh the positive ones for me.  Here are a few things that I do not like:

1) Hard to dry: The pads on these shirts are extremely hard to dry. If you hang it out overnight, you cannot expect it to be dry in the morning. The pads soak in the wetness so well that you can hardly get it out again. Therefore, having a few of these is highly recommendable. Even if you throw them into the dryer, it takes longer for them to be completely dry. I always turn the inside out and hang them out for a day or two if I don’t want to use the dryer.

2) Price: These shirts are well worth the cost, but it is a bit pricey when you consider buying undershirts for a full week. However, since they last longer and can be used daily for a long time, the price is not that high. When I first came across them and they worked so well, I was so tight on a budget that it took some time until I could buy a full week’s stock.  However, the 7 shirts I have will last for some more time (although I have lost much weight in the past months, which could lead me to need new ones in the near future.  However,  if that would not be the case, I can see that they will possibly last a few more years).

3) Stains on the pads: Although you will not get another stain on your shirt, the pads on your undershirt will still get the ugly yellow stains from the inside over time, because you still sweat.

It is kind of nasty, but as a heavy sweater, I am used to wearing sweat-stained clothes, so it doesn’t bother me because nobody sees the sweat stain and they are only from the inside of the shirt.

Plus it is only on the inside, where your armpits and undershirt touch, never on the outside of the pad.  Check out the images of my shirt.

As you can see on this picture of the same undershirt that I posted above, I just turned the inside out.  You can see how much deodorants and sweat stains are on it.  But in the picture above, you can see that it doesn’t come through.

Let me tell you that this shirt has not been treated for yellow stains once.  I have not once used Oxiclean, direct sunlight or other methods to remove sweat stains.  Don’t you think that this shirt has done its job really well?  I do and I am so happy to have these to put on.

Tip: Let me suggest that you buy a slim fit. When I first bought them, I was at least 70 pounds overweight, which means that I am not slim at all, but have excess belly fat. After reading many comments, I decided to try the slim fit even though I doubted it would fit. However, I was SOO happy that I had not bought the original fit.

I think the more fitted it is, the better it soaks up your sweat without letting it seep through.

The slim fit was perfect for me, although I never dress slim fit shirts. I have not tried the original fit, but I assume that it must be quite loose, for which I highly recommend wearing the slim fit. The Thompson Tee undershirts are my #1 recommendation if you suffer from hyperhidrosis. You will not go wrong when buying these shirts.

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My Verdict Of This Undershirt

As you must have noticed during my post, I am very excited to own Thompson Tees, since they have given me back sweat-freedom and confidence, that I lacked.  Can you imagine having a teacher that sweats excessively?  Well, that is just me. I had to worry constantly about what to put on.

I found out that darker clothes did not show the sweat stains so well.  Also, jackets and sweaters covered them really well.  Multiple layer clothing was also nothing uncommon.  Wintertime was the best because I could use jackets without having to find excuses, like in the hot summer days.

The past few years have been wonderful because I am wearing whatever shirt I want, whenever I want and for as long as I want.  I recall only once when the sweat stains showed, even though the Thompson Tee.  I must have sweat extremely because that does not happen to me normally.  And believe me, I sweat a lot!  It was strange how once little sweat stains showed up.  But you know what?  They did not show up where the pad was but around the pad.

That was kind of an awkward picture on my armpits, but I am grateful it has not happened more than once.

I can finally focus on the things that I have to do.  Before I owned these shirts, I did my job, but I always worried about the sweat stains, and when to find a chance to run home to change or shower.  Now, I confidently wear whatever I want and it is effective throughout the day.

On a final remark, I highly recommend the Thompson Tee over any clinical strength antiperspirant.  Why?  That is a routine issue for me.  I forget to put on antiperspirants in the night before bedtime and the next day I will likely sweat.  However, I am used to putting on undershirts daily, so I only have these available now.  I can go sweat-free with or without antiperspirants.  Not that I do not use antiperspirants here and there, but not on a regular basis.
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What Is Duradry? Is It The Ultimate Solution To Excessive Sweating? Find Out Here.

Last updated on July 11th, 2019 at 04:58 am

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If you have found out that primary sweating is what is bothering you, you absolutely will want to know what is Duradry.  This is a clinical strength antiperspirant that stops excessive armpit sweating after only a few uses.

Duradry is a clinical strength antiperspirant; a product that was created specifically for people suffering from primary hyperhidrosis.  It is a competitor of Certain Dri, Sweatblock, Drysol, among other products that aim to reduce heavy armpit sweating.

More than 5% of Americans suffer from excessive sweating and are looking for lasting solutions.  Excessive armpit sweating can be so annoying and embarrassing.  Out of the blue, your armpits get completely wet and you have large stains on your underarms.

You have looked for lasting solutions, and have found recommendations online on how to use natural remedies to stop excessive armpit sweating.  Nevertheless, you have not found anything that gave you more than temporary relief.

I have experienced this problem for many years and know exactly what it is like to try different methods at home without success.  You get so tired of being nervous and embarrassed when being around people, that you dread going out because the only thing you can think of is how to do it so you will not sweat that much anymore.

But before I go more into detail about Duradry, the miracle product, let’s look a little deeper into what hyperhidrosis is and if Duradry is for you.

Understanding Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is the condition where people sweat excessively in their armpits, perineum, forehead, and neck due to the apocrine sweat glands that produce sweat continually without a given reason.  There are 2 kinds of hyperhidrosis, namely, primary (focal) and secondary (generalized) hyperhidrosis.

Primary (or focal) hyperhidrosis refers to excessive sweating without medical reasons.  The apocrine glands produce an excessive amount of sweat, which is mostly triggered by the nervous system.  People suffering from this condition can sweat heavily in a cool room without doing any exercise.

However, this condition always develops in the teenage years and into early adulthood because the hormonal change in your body starts the apocrine sweat glands, which are inactive during childhood.

Primary hyperhidrosis continues on for life.  The only way to stop this condition is by using remedies such as clinical strength antiperspirants or undergo medical intervention by removing the sweat glands completely.

However, there are also some other natural remedies that can reduce heavy sweating but will not stop it completely.  These include a change of diet, exercising, use herbs, among others.

Research has not been able to define exactly what causes primary hyperhidrosis.  However, people suffering from this condition, as I do, can have a tough time dealing with self-confidence, grueling sweat stains, wet clothes, among others.

Secondary (or generalized) hyperhidrosis refers to excessive sweating with a medical reason behind it.  There are a number of diseases that can make a person sweat excessively.  It could be an indicator of a serious condition.

Generalized sweating can start at any given point in life.  It is not uncommon to sweat asymmetrically or to sweat heavily only for a few weeks.  It is generally accompanied by other symptoms like shortness of breath, increased heart rate, among others.

Medications can also be a trigger of generalized sweating.  In order to rule out generalized sweating, I highly recommend visiting your doctor to know if underlying health issues could be the triggers of excessive sweating.

People that suffer from primary hyperhidrosis will commonly look for antiperspirants to help them solve their problem.  In the next section, I will tell you all about Duradry.

History of Duradry

Jack, the person behind Duradry, has been suffering from axillary hyperhidrosis for well over 2 decades.  He tried many deodorants, antiperspirants, and natural home remedies to stop this embarrassing problem.  Little, if anything at all, did he achieve.  

His sweating problem persisted. Being frustrated and tired of sweating excessively and not knowing how to deal with it, he sought medical help.  He was prescribed a product, specially formulated for hyperhidrosis, by a dermatologist.  The product was effective, but there was one problem with it: It irritated his armpits badly because it contained alcohol.

Jack came to the point where he did not want nor could use that product anymore because of the rashes it would cause.  However, since the product was effective for his sweating problem, he did a good amount of research to find a better solution.

He finally understood the ingredients that a clinical strength antiperspirant needed to have to stop armpit sweating for good.  Staying dry in the armpits, and not suffering from ugly sweat stains anymore brought him to the conclusion that he must make his own formula to help himself and others suffering from the same condition.

Now, after understanding the problem and long sleepless nights dedicated to in-depth research, he sought a well renowned cosmetic formulator that could help him develop the best formula that would not irritate skin, but stop armpit sweating.

The rest is easy: Duradry, an effective antiperspirant, was born and has since helped people to regain confidence and, of course, given them dry armpits around the clock.

How Does Duradry Work?

Duradry has a specially designed formula of anti-sweating ingredients that block the sweat glands in your armpits.  There are two different applications that you will need when using Duradry.

The first one is one that will directly affect your sweat glands during the night when you sweat the least.  The other formula is the one you use as a deodorant during the day but also has sweat reduction properties.

The first one, PM Duradry has active ingredients like aluminum chloride hexahydrate, which is the best known and purest form that blocks the sweat glands in your armpits.

Salicylic acid, which is a great component that helps to moisturize the skin so you will not have to worry about irritated skin or rashes because it is used in precise quantities that do their job.

You apply PM Duradry just before going to bed, having your armpits washed and completely dried, so it can have an effect on the sweat glands.  When your sweat glands are the least active, this formula does the miracle to block them.

In the morning, after getting up, you put on the AM Duradry, in which you will find some of the following key ingredients: Aluminum, Zirconium, Trichlorohydrex, and Gly, which is known to be the best available active ingredients that are highly effective for blocking the sweat glands too.

You can also find Zinc Ricinoleate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinateone, which keep odors out and also keep you fresh.

When applying these two formulas every 12 hours, your sweat glands will not work and produce sweat for no reason.  You can go dry in your armpits the whole day, without having to worry about uncomfortable sweat stains on your clothes.

On the long run, you will not need to apply PM Duradry every single day.  Once excessive sweating is under control, one or two applications per week will do just fine, depending on your body.

AM Duradry also contains skin moisturizers that will keep your underarms hydrated, without giving you rashes or irritated skin.  The formula also contains a neutral fragrance that will not interfere with your body sprays and perfumes.

The best thing about Duradry is that it does not leave marks on your clothes, or powdery chalk like other deodorants do.  The ingredients of this formula are made to stop your sweating for good but also work as a deodorant which helps you stay fresh during the day.

Is Duradry Effective?

Duradry has not been on the market for a long time, but it has proven to be very effective.  As stated above, Duradry has key ingredients that have been tested and have shown to stop excessive sweating, no matter how bad your sweating problem is.

There are many success stories on their website but also found online, where people say that they used it for some time and it worked really well.  It is highly rated by happy users.

However, Duradry is only effective for armpits, exactly what it was designed for.  Many people suffering from excessive sweating on feet, hands, and fore-face are looking for solutions and think that applying this product in those areas will be effective as well if it is effective on armpits.

This is not the case, however.  Armpit sweat glands are different than sweat glands located in other parts of the body (Why? Find out here), which is why you should look for a different solution if you have a different problem than axillary hyperhidrosis.

This is not to say that you will have no positive effects on hands and feet, but will likely take longer to have a meaningful effect.

Is Duradry Safe?

Fear around the use of antiperspirants has been widespread in the last few decades as studies suggested that aluminum, the main ingredient of antiperspirants, causes many diseases, like breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

Researchers had injected aluminum into rats and rabbits back in the 1960’s already, and they found that aluminum degenerates the brain of the animals.  The studies also suggested that patients dying of Alzheimer’s had higher levels of aluminum in their brains.  This leads to the thinking that antiperspirants can be dangerous.

However, in recent years, this topic has again been widely researched.  The new studies suggest that our skin was designed naturally to block toxins, and our bodies do a very good job at it.

Yes, aluminum might block the pores temporarily, but the aluminum cannot go deeper into the skin since the skin was designed to get rid of toxins.

Also, research has proven that aluminum was injected into mice bloodstreams for years in large quantities before an effect was highly noticeable.  We also have to take into account the fact that we consume aluminum daily through our foods and nobody has questioned that.  We could potentially be more harmed by aluminum that enters our body through food than what we get through antiperspirants.

Aluminum is the main active ingredient in antiperspirants, yet we smear so little into our armpits every day that we should not be worried about it, according to claims from researchers.

The American Alzheimer’s Association and the National Cancer Institute both state that there is no conclusive evidence about the relation between Breast Cancer nor Alzheimer’s.

Personally, I think it makes sense that our skin was designed to block out toxins.  Read everything about aluminum chloride and its safety here.

Do We Sweat More On Other Body Parts When Using Duradry? Is That Ok?

The question then arises if blocking the sweat glands is a good idea.  We have sweat glands all over our bodies.  Blocking the sweat glands in our armpits will not mean we will not sweat anymore, it just means that we will not sweat in the armpits anymore.  The other sweat glands are working and getting their job done.

In fact, I have experienced that with clinical antiperspirants, it happens that you sweat more on other parts.  In my case, whenever I put apply them, I stop sweating in the armpits, yet I sweat more on my forehead, which is not unwelcome at all.  It stops embarrassment in the armpits.

Duradry is FDA (Food And Drug Administration) and ISO (International Organization for Standardization), which means this product has passed many procedures to be counted among the safe products.

Concluding, Duradry is a safe product which you can apply.  There is simply not enough evidence that blocking the sweat glands with aluminum has a negative impact on your health.  Further studies would need to be done to have a greater picture than we already have.

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What Do I Like About Duradry?

As every product on the market, everybody claims to have the best.  But they all have their pros and cons.

Duradry has the highest % of Aluminum, compared to its competitors, which means that it would be more effective than the others.  Duradry has 15% of Aluminum while others range between 12%-14%, which is not a big difference.

The ingredients of Duradry are moisturizing, and it claims to reduce skin irritation, which is good for sensitive armpits.  However, the application is very important.

People using Duradry have not complained so much about irritated skin because it has other active ingredients like Salicylic Acid that protects the skin.  You might have some itching when you start to use this product, but that should go away with only a few uses because your skin gets used to it.  Also, since you do not apply the PM Duradry daily, you should not be worried.

I also like the price of Duradry.  You get more out of it than you get with some of the other clinical strength antiperspirants.  You should get around 200 applications of Duradry per order, which would be at least 200 days since you apply it daily.

As said before, all clinical strength antiperspirants have their pros and cons and you would find happy users for each product.  You would also find users that would not change to another option because they found a lasting solution to their problem.

Others would gladly try different options because they were not happy with the one they were using either because of irritation, practicality, price or comfortability.

Do I Recommend Duradry?

Duradry is a great option if you are looking for a solution to your heavy armpit sweating.  If you are dreading to go to social gatherings because of large armpit stains that embarrass you, you can definitely try Duradry.

Duradry has a 100-day money back guarantee.  You get your money back if it is not effective for you or you did not like the product.

However, I have used Sweatblock for quite some time now, and I love it.  I have not found it necessary to switch to Duradry because Sweatblock is 100% effective if the instructions are followed.

In fact, Sweatblock is a strong competitor of Duradry and they both have great products, yet Sweatblock has been longer on the market and it continues to be a bestseller.

Personally, I have been able to go sweat-free for full 7 days with one application of Sweatblock, which far exceeded my expectations.  That gave me my confidence back and I have continued to buy Sweatblock.  I always buy enough to have extra for a few months to make sure that I have it on hand whenever I need it.

If you suffer from excessive armpit sweating, I invite you to try Sweatblock. Imagine all those sweat stains are gone and you have your freedom back.  Have you not wanted that for a long time?

I understand exactly how you feel with those wet armpits and those feelings of “everybody will stare at me”.  Things can change for you today!

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