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Health Tip: Botox Isn't Just for Wrinkles

Posted 26 Oct 2018 by

-- Botox is made by a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It's been used as a way to treat eye and nerve disorders for more than 20 years, the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology says. While people typically think of Botox as a remedy for facial wrinkles, the AOCD says it's FDA-approved to also treat: Crossed eyes (strabismus). Twitching of the eyelides...

Health Tip: Dealing With Body Odor and Bad Breath

Posted 4 Oct 2018 by

-- In rare instances, body odor or bad breath is a sign that something's wrong. In most cases, however, it's perfectly normal. So how do you deal with it? Typical body odor can be controlled by regular bathing, shaving, wearing clean clothing and using deodorant, the National Institutes of Health says. A dry mouth allows bacteria to thrive. These bacteria often make compounds that contain sulfur,...

Health Tip: Suggestions for Excessive Sweating

Posted 11 Sep 2018 by

-- Sweating is the body's natural reaction to keep itself cool during warm or hot conditions. But when it's excessive – especially from the hands, face, underarms and feet – it may be a symptom of a condition called hyperhidrosis, the American Academy of Family Physicians says. The academy mentions these possible treatments for excessive sweating: An aluminum chloride solution (Drysol) can be...

This Protein Makes Armpits Reek, and Scientists Want to Stop It

Posted 10 Jul 2018 by

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 – Afraid to raise your hand because of embarrassing body odor? Here's some good news for you: Scientists say they're one step closer to conquering smelly armpits. Researchers in England say they've identified a protein that enables bacteria in your armpits to take up odorless compounds in sweat and make it stink. According to the investigators, it may be possible to...

Dermira Receives FDA Approval for Qbrexza (glycopyrronium) Cloth to Treat Excessive Underarm Sweating

Posted 30 Jun 2018 by

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Dermira, Inc. (NASDAQ:DERM), a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to bringing biotech ingenuity to medical dermatology by delivering differentiated, new therapies to the millions of people living with chronic skin conditions, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Qbrexza (glycopyrronium) cloth, an...

Antiperspirant Use Seems Safe During Breast Cancer Treatment: Study

Posted 11 Aug 2017 by

FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2017 – Contrary to what some doctors might say, new research suggests it's OK to use antiperspirants while undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer. Researchers surveyed 92 patients and found that 79 percent said their doctors had told them not to use antiperspirants during treatment. And a survey of 105 doctors and nurses found that 82 percent said they regularly told...

Health Tip: Coping With Sweaty Feet

Posted 7 Jun 2017 by

-- If your feet are sweaty much of the time, you may have a condition called hyperhidrosis. While it's not cause for worry, you can do things to cope with excess sweating. The American Podiatric Medical Association suggests: Wash your feet daily, especially between the toes, with antibacterial soap. Dry feet well, then sprinkle cornstarch, foot powder or an antifungal powder to keep feet dry....

For Some, Too Much Sweat Takes Emotional Toll

Posted 6 Apr 2017 by

THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 – Don't sweat the small stuff. That's sound advice for most – but not if you're one of the 7 million Americans diagnosed with hyperhidrosis. People with hyperhidrosis sweat for no obvious reason. And their overactive temperature control system can cause them to avoid social settings altogether. Hyperhidrosis often goes undiagnosed, said Dr. Robert Korst, medical director...

Don't Sweat It: Gender Doesn't Dictate Perspiration Rate

Posted 24 Feb 2017 by

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 – Differences in how much men and women sweat have little to do with gender, according to a new study. Instead, sweating is linked to body size, researchers found. This might help explain why larger people – typically men – tend to perspire more during exercise or in warm conditions. "Gender has long been thought to influence sweating and skin blood flow during heat...

Excess Sweating Can Be a Drenching, Wrenching Burden

Posted 7 Dec 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2016 – People with hyperhidrosis – an excessive sweating condition – also seem to have higher-than-average rates of anxiety and depression, a new study suggests. Roughly 21 percent and 27 percent of people with hyperhidrosis screened positive for anxiety or depression, respectively. That compared with 7.5 percent and just under 10 percent of other patients, the study...

Sweating Over a Perspiration Problem?

Posted 19 Oct 2016 by

TUESDAY, Oct. 18, 2016 – Perpetually damp arm pits and a dripping forehead aren't just embarrassing. Excessive sweating sometimes leads to other skin problems, a dermatology expert says. "Many people who excessively sweat do not realize that they have a treatable medical condition," said Dr. Jenny Eileen Murase, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the University of California, San...

Health Tip: Why Can't I Stop Sweating?

Posted 29 Sep 2016 by

-- Everyone sweats, but sweating profusely may be a sign of hyperhidrosis, the medical term for excessive sweating. The American Academy of Dermatology mentions these risk factors: Having another member of the family who sweats heavily. Having a medical condition such as gout, a tumor or diabetes. Taking certain medications or supplements. Undergoing menopause, which can trigger hot flashes.

Study Pits Antiperspirants Against Underarm Bacteria

Posted 2 Feb 2016 by

TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 – That antiperspirant may keep you dry, but it might also disrupt the bacterial "community" that resides in your armpits, a new, small study suggests. Researchers said it's not clear whether that disruption has any dire effects – or whether it could even be beneficial. But the findings, published online Feb. 2 in the journal Peer J, add to questions about the ways in which...

Do People Transmit Happiness by Smell?

Posted 26 May 2015 by

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 – As emotions go, happiness usually hides in plain sight: seen in a broad smile, heard in a raucous laugh, felt in a big hug. But new research suggests there may be a less obvious way to pick up on another person's positive vibes: smell. According to a team of European researchers, happiness may generate chemicals that get secreted in sweat, and that sweat signal gets...

Scientists Sniff Out Origins of Body Odor

Posted 30 Mar 2015 by

MONDAY, March 30, 2015 – There's new hope for people plagued by body odor, with researchers pinpointing bacterial genes that play a major role in the malodorous scent. The findings might someday lead to new ways to control the problem, the researchers suggested. As the researchers explained, body odor occurs when bacteria on the skin break down molecules in sweat. In the new study, the...

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