No Sweat

I am not a particularly sweaty person by nature, but every now and then and often out of nowhere, I get a bad case of the sweats. I’m talking needing-to-blow-dry-your-underarms-with-a-hair-dryer sweats. It’s more likely to happen when I’m nervous or excited, but it can happen for no reason at all. I only get the crazy sweats a couple times a year, so normally it’s not a problem…but I really want to make sure that the wedding isn’t one of those times.


I recently bought this antiperspirant, which is supposed to keep your underarms dry for up to 72 hours!

You are supposed to apply it at bedtime, which I keep forgetting to do, so I have yet to try it out.


I’ve also heard of something called Sweat Block, which is a moistened pad you dab in your underarms that is supposed to block your sweat glands for an entire week! I don’t know how I feel about blocking my sweat glands long-term, but for special events (like a wedding!) it might be worth trying.


Does anyone else get the random sweats? How do you control it?


Ms Cheetah

Los Angeles/Palm Springs
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March 2011
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    chern 90 posts, Worker bee @ 6:02 pm

    I sweat ALL THE TIME, not dripping but enough to be super annoying. It’s the worst when I’m nervous…I tried certain dri in high school & it stung really bad when I put it on & for hours after. It may have been because I shaved earlier in the day, but I never tried it again…I use secret clinical strength every day & before bed, & that seems to help a bit…I’ve heard soaking sweaty feet or hands in strong black tea helps temporarily, but I’ve never tried.

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    Caribee 36 posts, Newbee @ 6:08 pm

    I hear ya Jaguar! I bought Certain Dri a while ago, but I keep forgetting to try it at bedtime too :) I’d never heard of those Sweat Block pad though…sounds intense!

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    JillBill 425 posts, Helper bee @ 6:11 pm

    I have a gnarly case of the nervous-sweats… my plan is to have a good supply of tissues and whatnot around me during the wedding day so I can wipe right before walking down the aisle, wipe as soon as I recess up the aisle, and steal away a private moment or two to tend to my sweats…

    (that just sounds gross)

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    Rgeddy 2188 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:14 pm

    Certain-Dri is the only product I use!!! well.. its the only product that I’ve tried that actually works. I use it every 2-3 days at night before I go to bed. Be careful! it’s strong at first! don’t use after shaving, and be gentle until you get used to it! But seriously I highly recommend it! Most days I rub a little ‘deodrant’ on in the morning to keep fresh but this product is an ‘anti perspirant’ to stop the sweat. good luck!

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    MUI831 730 posts, Busy bee @ 6:16 pm

    Certain Dri rocks! Although definitely don’t put a lot on and don’t use it after shaving. Then it’ll burn. Otherwise, it works so well. I’ve been using the secret clinical strength for my every day and it also works. I think for my wedding day, I’m going to double up on both of them just to be sure!

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    jaguar 6492 posts, Bee Keeper @ 6:29 pm

    I get nervous sweats too. But not really in the pits (hee) … I get it around my hairline and my face goes red. DARN PALE SKIN. I wonder if you could use that stuff around yer head? 😉

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    glasses 2749 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:31 pm

    OMG I am SOOOO sweaty in the heat. It is gross. I have never found anything that works really well, but I feel ya on the sweaty thing!

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    Mr. Bowtie 202 posts, Helper bee @ 6:38 pm

    We need more Nelly references!

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    chern 90 posts, Worker bee @ 7:00 pm

    @Mr. Bowtie: agreed!

    and thanks everyone for the tips on certain dri, maybe I’ll give it another chance!

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    xtatic1 783 posts, Busy bee @ 8:11 pm

    I am contemplating putting ice packs in the back of my dress, or finding a way to strap a fan to my thigh. I sweat so easily, mostly my back. I have also heard that your doc can give you (Drysol, Xerac) but I haven’t tried them.

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    Caribee 36 posts, Newbee @ 8:25 pm

    @Caribee: and by Jaguar, I mean Cheetah….my bad! Me and my poor knowledge of wildlife… :(

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    cheetah 297 posts, Helper bee @ 8:29 pm

    @Caribee: No worries! We are both safari cats!

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    meladoug 273 posts, Helper bee @ 9:13 pm

    Certain Dri is fantastic! That’s what I plan on using for my wedding!

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    futuremrse 493 posts, Helper bee @ 9:28 pm

    I used to use Certain Dri and yes, it stings and my pits were really itchy after I used it. But I used it for years (a few times a week) and I barely sweat at all anymore. But now I sweat in other places! My mom jokes that I still have the same amount of sweat, it just goes to different places now!

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    bunnylovesbear 2248 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:40 pm

    Certain Dry never worked for me…although maybe I will give it another try. with all these success stories, I’m wondering if they’ve changed their formula or something. I’m also concerned about the crazy sweats on our wedding day!

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    violarulz 142 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:18 pm

    Mitchum’s roll on works the best for me, but don’t use it every day. It’s too drying for me, or something, because I get itchy armpits if I use it every day!

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    misskoala 1381 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:15 am

    Certain Dri worked for me, I love it.
    I haven’t used it in a few years because I stopped having the sweating problem a few months after I started using it.

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    BRbee 246 posts, Helper bee @ 1:24 am

    This may be a dumb question, but does it matter if you shower in the morning?

    The directions on the clinical strength Secret brand is that you put in on at night. I think I’m just weirded out by putting on deoderant/antiperspirant when I’m not squeaky clean right out of the shower.

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    Katjobin, Guest @ 8:49 am

    If you are really nervous talk to your doctor. My brother used to get mad crazy sweats and his doctor gave him a prescription that uses a hair dryer to seal it and is has fixed the issue for him. Of course I’ve never had pit sweat issues, instead face and handing sweating is my problem. Looks like I’ll need lots of tissues.

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    frenchfries 2168 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:05 am

    I heart Certain Dri. Seriously. I put it on before bed every night the week before the wedding, and I honestly didn’t sweat one bit on my wedding day (which I was worried about). It can make your underarms a bit itchy, but nothing too horrible. And yes, you can shower the next day without any type of problem (although, to be on the safe side I still used a “regular” deodorant that morning as well…although I probably didn’t need it!). Good luck!

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    Miss Winter 260 posts, Helper bee @ 9:53 am

    I’m so happy I found this post! My FH sweats through the underarms of all of his shirts and he had no idea what to do about the wedding day. We are definitely going to test out these products!

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    Miss Maid 87 posts, Worker bee @ 10:23 am

    I love Certain-Dri! It seriously changed my life. I used to have to change t-shirts several times a day because of my sweat problem. Now, I don’t sweat very often at all and I haven’t used the product in years. It totally works.

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    Baconprincess 36 posts, Newbee @ 12:24 pm

    Certain Dri definitely worked for me! The downside was that I kind of got dry, red areas around the outer area of my pits (I know that sounds gross, but I’m not really sure how to describe it, sorry)- maybe I was overzealous in my application and got it on skin that wasn’t really sweat-prone. I would probably suggest giving it a trial run and use sparingly, since red pits are almost as unappealing as sweaty ones!
    I think the idea is that it ‘sinks in’ to your skin and blocks your sweat glands while you’re sleeping and your body temp is lower- hence why you can still shower in the a.m.

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    taco 946 posts, Busy bee @ 12:53 pm

    Oh mah god. I am losing track of the unknowing pit-stain photos of me out there. I hear ya.

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    taco 946 posts, Busy bee @ 12:53 pm

    P.S. I love when Mr. Bowtie comments, he should do it more often! 😀

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    BunnyBunz 173 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:26 pm

    I used to “pitt out” every single day, even if I was freezing cold. It was worse if I was nervous. I have been using Certain Dri for a few years now and I never have a problem!! I do notice that if I don’t remember to put it on at night for multiple nights in a row it will itch/sting when I first put it on, but that goes away quickly. In the end that infrequent discomfort is worth the results!!

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    cheetah 297 posts, Helper bee @ 1:49 am

    I’m glad to hear so many of you have had success with Certain Dri–I’m going to test it out this weekend!

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    Beverly, Guest @ 5:35 pm

    I have a skin disease called Hyperhidrosis – it means “excessive sweat”. There’s lots you can do to help disguise or stop your sweating.

    There are t-shirts that will soak up as much underarm sweat as you can muster – They’re sold all over the world and have an excellent reputation, I swear by mine.

    There is also a similar thing for groin sweating and I am a co-founder of the largest Hyperhidrosis support group on the internet.

    If you need specific help or personal advice I’m happy to help – male or female. Please send me a private message on and I’ll always reply.


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    Lexsy 537 posts, Busy bee @ 5:46 pm

    Thank you so much for the tip!! I sometimes have some sweat problems, but I honestly never thought of taking a more aggressive approach about it. Will try these products out as well!

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    Beverly, Guest @ 6:31 pm

    @Lexsy: You’re welcome Lexsi, we’re working tirelessly to raise awareness of Hyperhidrosis and to help people take control of it. It’s 11.30pm on Saturday night in the UK (where I am) so that will tell you just how tirelessly we work!

    Please do contact me if you would like to have a walk-through of what your options are :)

    I got married two years ago by the way, it’s stressy enough without worrying about damp hair, face, hands and sweat patches!

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