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An_246571 posted:
I have large breasts and find that I sweat profusely during workouts with my personal trainer, especially under my breasts. I can't always shower and change right after. Any suggestions on how to keep myself and my exercise clothing dryer? I have tried the clinical strength antiperspirants, with minimal success. I read in the newspaper to try an antifungal powder, but I don't have a fungus so I am not sure how safe that would be ( to use it frequently ).
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Rich Weil, MEd, CDE responded:
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I can't solve the sweating problem; that's genetic, and I'm not sure what you can apply to your skin to help you dry faster, but as for clothing, you should wear as little cotton as possible since it gets wet and stays wet. Instead, polypropylene keeps you dry by wicking moisture from the skin and fabric itself dries quickly REI, EMS, Campmor, and Backcountry.com are some of the many outdoor retailers that carry polypro. I also suggest you purchase a bra from Enell sports bra http://www.enell.com/ The bra is exceptionally supportive and they make them in all sizes. It might help keep your breasts from rubbing against your skin underneath them which will help you dry faster, and the fabric of the bra itself will dry quickly.

You can try here http://exchanges.webmd.com/skin-and-beauty-exchange and here http://exchanges.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments-exchange for suggestions. I'm curious to know what you find out. Please post back if you find out anything.

Good luck. Rich


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