Treatment for Groin Sweating

Lifestyle changes may make a real difference to the sweat levels of the groin region, and there are a few simple things that you can do to try to cut down the amount that you sweat.  These include:

  • A healthy diet with plenty of fresh vegetables.  Too many toxins and chemicals in your food might lead to increased sweating
  • Wearing cotton underwear so that the area can breathe
  • Showering often to make sure that your groin remains clean
  • Use talc can keep the area dryer for longer
  • Shaving the area can sometimes help, although for some people it might worsen the situation if the skin is irritated by this action

If these solutions fail to make an impact then there are some treatments that you might wish to consider.


There are many different antiperspirants available in pharmacies both online or on the high street that are specifically designed to help with excess sweating, Hyperhidrosis and bromhidrosis. Most of these can be applied to the groin region and have very good results.  They come in many forms, as a roll on, a spray or a powder, and generally work in the same way.   The antiperspirant is high in aluminium chloride, a substance that plugs the sweat glands so preventing them from producing any moisture.  These are generally pain free, only causing a problem when you have allergies or sensitive skin, and are cheap to buy.  

Botulinum Toxin

If these fail to work, or if you find that you suffer a reaction to the antiperspirant then there are other options, although they are more serious and expensive.  Botulinum Toxin injections can provide a temporary solution to your sweating problems, and work by plumping up the skin molecules to effectively block the sweat glands.  They need to be re-applied every 6 months or so, but can be a good solution if antiperspirants are not working. 


The most severe form of treatment is surgery, although this carries its own risks and can cause more sweating in different areas as your body compensates for the nerve shut down.  There are two basic procedures, one that removes the sweat glands from the skin of the area, and another that cuts the nerves that control your sweating.  Both have pros and cons, and surgery really ought to be a last resort to your Hyperhidrosis problem.  


Most people find that by combining some lifestyle changes with the use of an effective antiperspirant they can better prevent excess sweating in the groin region.  This will also help to reduce any odours that may occur due to bacterial breakdown, and allow you not to worry about such things on a day to day basis.  It is rare that anyone is allergic to this, and if so Botulinum Toxin can provide an alternative, if slightly more expensive option. 

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