Avoid wet armpits at work

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Avoid wet armpits at work

Stress in the workplace leads to a variety of physical and emotional responses, including excessive sweating. Sweating is a natural response of the body to stress and usually occurs when you don't want it: you are giving an important presentation, you have a job interview or you finally have the attention of an important colleague.

Although it is completely normal to sweat during stressful situations, excessive sweating can be a real source of embarrassment and discomfort in the workplace. Especially if it is visible through a wet armpit spot in your clothing or through the odor of sweat.

There are several ways to reduce excessive sweating due to stress:

  • Manage your stress level: Try to put things into perspective, practice mindfulness, do breathing exercises, take regular short breaks to relax.
  • Think about your clothes: Clothing can play an important role in reducing excess sweat. Wear clothing that breathes and wicks away moisture, such as cotton. Wear anti-sweat underwear. T-shirts, tops or briefs with an armpit pad to ensure that you don't get wet armpits during an exciting moment.
  • Use antiperspirants: Use deodorants and antiperspirants to reduce sweating. There are also extra strong antiperspirants that you can request from your doctor and use to reduce sweating.
  • Drink plenty of water: Drink enough water to stay hydrated and regulate your body temperature. It may also help to avoid caffeine and alcohol, as these substances can make sweating worse.
  • Consult a doctor: If excessive sweating is really a regular problem and is affecting your life, consider talking to a doctor. There are medical treatments available, such as medications and Botox injections, that can help reduce excessive sweating.
Remember that you are not alone. It is known to be common in menopausal women, but men also struggle with sweating a lot. Try the above solutions and otherwise don't hesitate to consult a doctor!


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