Sweating plays an important role in thermoregulation — maintaining the right body temperature — but unless you have a fever, are living in hot weather, or have been very physically active, the armpits are the primary source from which this sweat will leave your body. In this thread, people who sweat excessively from their buttock areas even under normal circumstances come together to discuss the possible causes of their problem, and to see whether there are any solutions.
What do the experts say?
Humans have two different kinds of sweat glands — the eccrine sweat glands can be found all over the body, and they emit a kind of sweat that doesn't smell, while the apocrine sweat glands, found in the scalp, groin area, and of course armpits, makes the kind of sweat that's typically called "body odor". Besides high temperatures, a fever, and strenuous physical activity, things like spicy foods, stress, certain medications, and the menopause can also lead to temporary excessive sweating.
People who suffer from excessive sweating outside of these circumstances are, however, likely to suffer from a condition known as hyperhidrosis. Hyper, as you know, means something like "too much" or "excessive", while hidrosis refers to sweating.
Regardless of the cause of your excessive sweating, it can be a very uncomfortable condition to live with. Of course you want answers — and you want the sweating to stop!
Root causes of excessive sweating can include:
- Chronic medical conditions like diabetes, lung disease, Parkinson's disease, gout and spinal cord injury
- Temporary conditions (even if they have long-term consequences) such as a stroke, frostbite, the perimenopause, a tumor, or an injury
- Certain medications
If no cause can be found, you may be diagnosed with primary hyperhidrosis, before which your doctor may order lab tests to see if a culprit can be identified.
Treatment options for excessive sweating in the buttock area can include:
- A good antiperspirant — yes, especially strong ones are available via prescription.
- Showering more frequently and using antibacterial wipes throughout the day in an effort to counter the effects of your sweaty problem.
- Medications that stop you from sweating as much, usually anticholinergics like glycopyrrolate or oxybutynin.
- Using talcum powder to absorb some of the sweat.
- Using vinegar to kill some bacteria, decreasing the smell.
This may seem quite unsatisfactory, considering that people with excessive sweating in other areas of the body have more options, such as botox injections and even Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy, a surgery that severs a nerve to send the message to stop sweating so much (and that can incidentally cause compensatory sweating in other areas, including the buttocks).
Questions pertaining to sweaty behinds included:
- Yes I have a smelly anal butt problem I smell all the time I bath and I shower and still get the smell now people are talking about me calling me he stinks what can I do to get rid of the smell
- Smelly buttcrack is not, and i dont really know what to do.
- I read that someone went swimming and the chlorine water kinda helped.
- Hey man I'm a junior in high school and I have the exact same problem and I'm looking for answers as well and my friends tell me the same that its just in my head and others don't notice but its weird because I can smell it
- Please help me
A few users were bold enough to discuss their symptoms in slightly more detail:
- I'm in 9th grade right now and my butt seems to get damp in the crack and it's emberrassing because it makes a gross smell.
- When I'm in class and I get up it feels like it's wet.
- Also it leaves a dark yellow line in my underwear.
- and it leaks smelly blood like stuff, so that would account for the wetness and the smell.
- lots of moisture , lots of stink .
Posters share how long they have been experiencing excessively sweaty buttocks and what they have tried to do about it:
- Hi guys of had the same problem too since I was 12 I'm 38.
- I'm 17 this year and i would say it started around when i was 14, it never happens in winter but as soon as i get really hot it sweats and smells really bad, my school's ac wasn't working in our class.
- But when i workout my butt sweats but it doesn't stink.
- I've been popping Vitamin D3 once a day and the sweating/smell has 95-99% been gone.
- Cause my docter don't have a clue.
What can be done to remedy a sweaty butt crack? SteadyHealth members have some tips:
- first you should always shave your butt and your thing, and take a shower once at least everyday and use baby powder after shower.
- (NOTE: don't use deodorant, perfume, or similar things)
- first make sure you use the soap with antibacterial properties that's very important that it says antibacterial you can buy them for pretty cheap in any soap eisleSecond I put a little bit of baby powder on a washcloth folded together and head out the powder just like at a barbershop and then use it on my rear and just underneath therethird make sure you keep track of your diet we need a lot of bad processed foods here in America try some better food and definitely water I'm guilty of not drinking enough water but I think it helps regulate your body temperature and a lots of other good things you can Google that thoughLeslie I know this sounds a little odd but I've been for the last two weeks clenching my rear and anus really tight specifically my anus not my rear muscles and I notice it seems like that it's tightened up you have to remember to do this is often an long as you can and after a while I start getting tired I'm just trying to remember to starting a good habit
- I would totally recommend giving this product, Dingo Dust, a try.
- try using a Miconazole cream twice a day and see what happends.