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Exercise for young teens. Constraint: no sweating allowed.

My friend teaches in a school in in a large municipality in Denmark and is looking for advice on how to comply with the latest "Great Idea For The Kids". [more inside]
posted by reflecked on Aug 24, 2014 - 30 answers

Best pillow protector for a sweaty head?

Even in the nicest weather my head can get a little sweaty. Pillow protectors seem to be the answer to keep my sweat from sinking in and stinking up my pillow, but I have yet to find one that strikes a nice balance between comfortable and effectively sweatproof. Sweatheads of the world: have you found one that fits the bill? [more inside]
posted by Lentrohamsanin on Aug 11, 2014 - 7 answers

Aren't my sweat lines sexy?

I cycle with a (timbuk2) messenger bag and I get super nasty sweat lines on my shirt, right inbetween my boobs, where my cross-strap is. I don't even cycle far (rarely more than 5 miles at a time). Is there any solution other than using a rear rack? [more inside]
posted by Aranquis on Aug 8, 2014 - 25 answers

Summertime boob management

I've been blursed with ample boobs. Ladies of Mefi, is it ok to put antiperspirant under my boobs in the summer months? This is what I've been doing to reduce the perspiration thus far. Am I harming my health in any way by doing this? If so, any alternate strategies? Thanks!
posted by SpecialSpaghettiBowl on Jul 25, 2014 - 32 answers

Sweaty McSweaterson

It is hot and I sweat. No, I POUR sweat from my head and it is quite embarrassing in public. Are there ways to deal with excessive head sweating aside from hiding in my house splayed in front of the my lone fan? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Jul 22, 2014 - 23 answers

Acute Dizziness & Sweating

What might have caused my recent episode of acute dizziness and sweating? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 5, 2014 - 25 answers

Car sweat. How do I minimize that?

Help me figure out how not to sweat in the car, so that teens can get good, comprehensive sex education! [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic on Apr 23, 2014 - 21 answers

I need your head/sweatband recommendations.

I get sweaty when I work out. I get REALLY sweaty when I practice yoga in a 105 degree room. I need a headband that will 1) help keep my hair out of my face when I'm in down dog and 2) help prevent my hair sweat from joining forces with my face sweat. [more inside]
posted by gumtree on Jan 11, 2014 - 8 answers

Hairstyles or other ideas for keeping sweat out of my hair?

Does anyone have any magic ways to keep your hair less sweaty while exercising? I want to run every second day, but I don't want to wash my hair that often and have just realised that that is actually the number one reason why I procrastinate on running. [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Dec 26, 2013 - 7 answers

Are there medications available to counteract how much I sweat?

Basic facts: male. 30 years old. Very active, eats well. The problem: I have a really bad sweat problem. I will very easily sweat through the back and front of my shirt in this humid weather (I'm located in NYC). What are my options? Are there any medications to counteract the sweating? Is there are certain type of doctor I should talk to? Please help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2013 - 12 answers

on this week's edition of Disgusting Shoes...

What can I do to prevent the gross black stuff that builds up in my women's flats due to my sweaty sockless feet? [more inside]
posted by wintersonata9 on Mar 28, 2013 - 23 answers

Other oils to protect steel

I play an Array Mbira. The tines are made of spring steel. I have sweaty hands, so the tines tend to rust unless I coat them with oil. The folks who make the instrument recommend 3-In-One Oil, which is what I've been using. Does it contain anything toxic? Are there other oils I could use to protect the tines? [more inside]
posted by gray17 on Dec 28, 2012 - 7 answers

Super socks for sweaty feet

Please share your recommendations for ladies sweat-wicking exercise socks. [more inside]
posted by t0astie on Nov 3, 2012 - 7 answers

The sweat that killed my pretty

Super last minute plea for help: I am going out for a super fancy pants dinner tomorrow night with my partner. The problem is that it is going to be hot as hell and I'm a person who sweats a fair bit. Help me save my hair, makeup and keep the back of my dress from getting soaked with sweat. Please... I beg of you... For once I want to end the date as pretty and put together as I was when the date started. :( [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Aug 28, 2012 - 48 answers

Dogs have wet noses. Last I checked, I am not a dog.

I sweat a lot...on my nose. It is awkward. Is there any way to mitigate this? [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Jun 22, 2012 - 13 answers

Waterproof shoes...sweaty feet.

Waterproof shoes...sweaty feet. [more inside]
posted by facehugger on May 22, 2012 - 6 answers

How to play it cool boy, real cool (and dry).

Ok, I have less than 24 hours, and I am already sweating: what are some drastic short-term steps I can take to stop myself from sweating in an interview? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good on Mar 8, 2012 - 16 answers

Is it a wet dream if it's all just sweat?

Why am I sweating so much when I'm asleep and dreaming? [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha on Feb 22, 2012 - 22 answers

Gonna make me sweat

I am doing a musical theatre revue in a formal gown. I am fat and there will be dancing. How can I minimize the look and feel of sweat and still stay fancy? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Feb 13, 2012 - 21 answers

I'm sweating this one out

I have mutant sweat that seemingly alters the color of every shirt I own: whites turn sweat-stain-beige and most colors get bleached. Can I do anything to prevent or treat it, or am I stuck wearing the three colors that aren't affected? [more inside]
posted by supercres on Jan 4, 2012 - 20 answers

Is B.O. catnip?

Why does my cat seem to like sweaty clothes? [more inside]
posted by c'mon sea legs on Sep 19, 2011 - 21 answers

Shirt soaking

Bad idea? Soaking dress shirts in a bucket of water for a week at a time. [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on Sep 5, 2011 - 18 answers

Dr Claw is MAD about her hair

Summertime, and the livin's easy... except for sweaty clumpy bangs! Perfectly-fringed hair people: what is your f&*%ing secret? [more inside]
posted by sestaaak on Jun 9, 2011 - 17 answers

How do I clean the inside sweatband of a Panama hat?

I have a real straw, made-in-Ecuador Panama hat. It's not stupidly expensive but it's nice enough. It has a cloth sweat band that, after a few months of wear in a tropical climate, has an awful sour smell. How do I best clean it? [more inside]
posted by m1ndsurfer on May 22, 2011 - 9 answers

too much sweat

Sweating, heavily, from almost purely mental exertion? [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on May 8, 2011 - 23 answers

Need new socks. lots of them.

Socks: Everyday Mens Socks: Whats the best fabric for an 'everyday' sock? Whats your favourite sock? UK preferably. [more inside]
posted by mary8nne on Mar 3, 2011 - 15 answers

Holy Sphincter!

Why is it that I -- and many others -- have a physical reaction when watching the video of the transmission tower free climb (from this FPP)? [more inside]
posted by ericb on Sep 15, 2010 - 23 answers

Merino for the fatter cyclist?

I have read that merino wool is the ideal base layer for cyclists because it soaks up sweat without getting cold, clammy and smelly. This is just what I need for my daily cycle commute. But I tried on some merino long-sleeve t-shirts, and found that I am too fat to wear them decently. Are there merino blends, cuts or alternatives that have the desirable sweat-eating properties but won't cling so faithfully to my bulges?
posted by beniamino on Aug 31, 2010 - 10 answers

How do I avoid sweating so much under my hats?

Doctors advise me to avoid much sunlight, but I'm bald. I need some protection, and sunscreen is such a bother. I have hats, but in my Florida humidity, I sweat bucketloads up there. Was there a trick before hats became unpopular? Cowboys didn't have to mop their brows every 5 minutes, right?
posted by cmiller on Aug 22, 2010 - 18 answers

What kind of deodorant REALLY blocks sweat - STRONG sweat?

The slightest heat will make me sweat. My underarms get soaked. My deodorant isn't cutting it! What do I use? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 9, 2010 - 27 answers

Why does my bionic sweat bleach my clothes?

Why does my sweat sometimes bleach my clothes? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2010 - 21 answers

Do you need anything dampened, or made soggy?

I have hyperhidrosis and could use some wardrobe recommendations to help me get through the summer. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 18, 2010 - 12 answers

help me stop the sweating, please

summer is coming around and I'm ready to give up on hoping deodorants will finally work for me. please tell me about the various surgical treatments. I heard of botox, I heard of suction, I even heard something about lasers, but I have not heard from anyone who has done anything more drastic. any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Apr 18, 2010 - 11 answers

Please recomend a work-out wipe-down towel

What product do you recommend for a post-work-out wipe-down when no shower is possible? (Sweaty details inside.) [more inside]
posted by Mid on Mar 23, 2010 - 22 answers

Those hippies and their biological cologne...

Fenugreek makes you smell like maple syrup. What X's make you smell like Y? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Jan 7, 2010 - 21 answers

why do i sweat when i'm not hot

Why are my armpits dripping sweat when i'm not hot? [more inside]
posted by nadawi on Jan 4, 2010 - 15 answers

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My hands sweat. A lot. They sweat when I am hot. They sweat when I am nervous. They sweat when I am holding a object in my hand. They sometimes even sweat when I look at them. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by jstarlee on Nov 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Did I permanently break my sweat glands?

I think I permanently broke my sweat glands. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2009 - 9 answers

Why does hypoglycemic sweat stink so bad?

I am a type 1 [insulin-dependent] diabetic, and sometimes at night, when I haven't eaten enough to cover the insulin I took that evening, I 'bottom out': my blood sugar goes down very low and I wake up bathed in sweat and must go searching for orange juice. My question is about this: The nighttime sweat from low blood sugar just... stinks. It is powerfully rank sweat, as though I had not washed in many days. My partner agreed, he has noticed that it is different from any other sweat I sweat. "You NEVER smell like that any other time. It's a low blood sugar thing." Yet only at night! I also become clothes-soakingly sweaty if low blood sugar happens during the day, BUT it seems 'normal', the same as when I exercise. Can anyone tell me why this might be? Why is the night-time hypoglycemic sweat so incredibly smelly? [more inside]
posted by st looney up the cream bun and jam on Aug 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Sweating the small stuff, the big stuff and everything in between

Sweat management: help keep me from drowning during an interview. [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Aug 17, 2009 - 17 answers

What is that strange acrid smell whle showering

My shower (an in-stall water heater) sometimes smells like something rubber is burning. It's a strong acrid smell that I only notice while in the shower and usually only after a sweaty workout. There is no sign of smoke like you would expect with burning rubber. Is this just some sort of weird sweat and treated water chemical reaction? Anybody heard of something like this?
posted by srboisvert on Jul 24, 2009 - 11 answers

Guitarist with hyperhydrosis and oily skin needs help

I am a borderline professional guitarist who suffers from hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating) and also seems to have developed a very oil-extruding physiology. Is there anything I can do to make it so that I don't have to wash my hands between each and every song? If not, what is the most efficient way to clean up and dry off my hands every five minutes or so? [more inside]
posted by sid abotu on Jul 20, 2009 - 17 answers

Clean Shirt but Smelly Underarms?

I'm a clean guy by nature, I take showers daily, and use deoderant. The problem is when I do any kind of physical work that's not too strenuous (aka dancing, carrying bags) my armpits sweat a bit, but not a lot, but the smell is strong! The result of this that I'm forced to throw a perfectly clean t-shirt into the laundry bag just because the underarm areas smell. Is there any way to kill this smell, I feel like I'm wasting money on cleaning clean shirts :\ Any and all advice is welcome!
posted by wildrain2008 on Jul 19, 2009 - 27 answers

The most breathable shoes you've ever worn.

Super sweaty feet leading to eczema on the tops of my feet. What are your favorite breathable shoes? [more inside]
posted by mollymayhem on Jun 27, 2009 - 12 answers

Help me beat perspiration on vacation

How can I beat perspiration while I'm on vacation? I'm a fairly sweaty person and will be doing significant traveling in Europe in July. What tips do you have to keep me looking good without showering three times a day? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 19, 2009 - 27 answers

My face and head sweat too much; make it stop?

I sweat a lot when dancing, mostly from my face/head. More than other people, to the point where it's often remarked upon. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by Jacen Solo on Jun 2, 2009 - 13 answers

How Do I Stop Burning Up?

CrisisFilter: when I'm in a meeting and there's a question that everyone looks at me to answer, I burn up - I feel my face redden, my ears start to glow and my back heats up and starts to sweat. Why is this a crisis? I've just been made Training Manager. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 12, 2009 - 12 answers

Breathable dress shoes for sweaty feet

My feet sweat a lot, no matter if I'm sitting still or running around. I am in search of the perfect work/dress shoes (business casual) that will help me best deal with my sweaty feet! All shoe suggestions are welcomed! [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly on Feb 17, 2009 - 19 answers

A clean pair of clothes...really?

Is gym-provided workout clothing safe to wear? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Dec 29, 2008 - 10 answers

Sulfa danger?

I'm allergic to sulfa drugs (specifically known to be allergic to Septra). My boyfriend's taking Bactrim, a sulfa drug. Could I have an allergic reaction from kissing him or coming into contact with his sweat? Could sleeping next to him be dangerous?
posted by anonymous on Dec 26, 2008 - 4 answers

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