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Sweat is nature's way of preventing our bodies from overheating, and it is a fantastic mechanism. However, the sweat glands' ducts can be prone to clogging, causing infections. We'll look at some of the conditions that develop and how to treat them.

By Matt Cunningham

Have you ever taken a bandage off a cut and the skin underneath was lighter and wrinkled, like you'd been in the bath too long? That's maceration, and in some cases, it can complicate healing.

By Nathan Chandler

Nobody likes to ask a stranger in a towel if he can bum a squirt of toothpaste in order to brush his teeth with his finger. Unless you go straight home after working out in a neighborhood gym, you'll want to pack some basic essentials in that gym bag of yours.

By Tom Scheve

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When you take off that shirt after working or exercising outdoors, chances are you get a good whiff of heady body odor. You know this is caused by sweating, but why does it have to smell so bad? It's all due to your apocrine sweat glands.

By Laurie L. Dove

Hyperthermia is a symptom of your body overheating. But unlike a fever, which is protection against infection, hyperthermia is an uncontrolled rise in temperature. What causes it? Can it actually be helpful?

By Jonathan Strickland

With 2 to 4 million sweat glands in the human body, it's accepted that there's a time and a place to sweat. But while most people expect to walk out of the gym dripping with perspiration, it's weird to wake up feeling that way.

By Mark Boyer

Deodorant use has been traced back to the ancient Sumerians who also developed the world's first written language. They knew what was important. But when you're looking at today's grocery aisle full of options, what should you reach for?

By Tom Scheve

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When you sweat, you feel it on your forehead, hands or maybe your feet. But did you know that there are millions of eccrine sweat glands all over your body? They help to regulate your body temperature and sometimes cause health concerns.

By Laurie L. Dove

Usually, a couple swipes of deodorant is all you need to be confident that when you walk into a room, other people won't start walking out. But for some people, a couple swipes -- and a couple more, and a couple more -- just isn't enough.

By Tom Scheve

Sweating helps keep your body from overheating, but why does your face get so much sweatier than everywhere else when it gets hot or when you exercise? It turns out that the answer was there before you were born.

By Josh Clark

Does your morning jog cause your face to break out in pimples? If so, you're not alone. Why do workouts lead to breakouts, and what can you do to stop the cycle?

By Charles W. Bryant

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If you're human, you sweat. It's one of those facts of life that most of us fight on a daily basis, even though we couldn't do without it. But for some people, sweat is more than a nuisance.

By Julia Layton

Looking to downsize your overstuffed bathroom drawers and medicine cabinets? There's a way to do that and shrink your receipts at the same time -- don't pay any more attention to (or money on) unnecessary products. You only need a few.

By Shanna Freeman

If you lick the back of your hand after a run, you'll taste salt. That gives us one idea as to what ingredients make up the perspiration that's running down our bodies after a good workout. But what else can be found in the dampness?

By Tom Scheve

You landed the lead role in a musical, and you've been rehearsing for weeks. But on opening night, a river of sweat pours down your face and your clothes are soaked. What's going on here?

By Tom Scheve

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Some of us deal with sweaty bodies for most of the day while the people around us remain cool as a cucumber. Do the damp-handed among us need to replace the lost salt with a hearty helping of something packed with sodium?

By Tom Scheve

Most of us use it daily (and wish everybody else did, too). Few of us give the product much thought unless we realize we've forgotten to put it on. We're talking about the hygiene must-have that's been popular throughout the ages: deodorant.

By Tom Scheve

If you're a problem sweater, then even a hot shower can lead to a relentless perspiring fiasco. How can you plan your day to avoid these embarrassing situations?

By Charles W. Bryant

When you're up for your dream job, sweaty palms often accompany you to that critical first interview. But what if your hands constantly drip and smear sweat everywhere? Should you hold out hope for cool, dry palms of your own?

By Maria Trimarchi

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It's embarrassing when your sweat soaks straight through your clothes. Are there any fabrics that will keep your excessive sweating problem a secret?

By Charles W. Bryant

You know the cliché: Men sweat, but women perspire. You've seen both men and women sweating at the gym and know the cliché's true. But a sweat gland is a sweat gland -- whether it's from a male or female body. So why do men sweat more than women?

By Maria Trimarchi

Dogs like to sniff feet no matter how they smell, but people don't. If stinky feet are the bane of your existence, take a deep breath (on second thought, maybe not) and relax -- we've got some ways to stamp out the smell.

By Shanna Freeman

What's in that spray that's causing those white stains to appear at the armpits of your shirts? And how can you treat them?

By Laurie L. Dove

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Did you know a woman's sensitivity to musk is 1,000 times greater than a man's? That might explain why that musk spray you've been dousing yourself with is arousing you more than him!

By Laurie L. Dove

Men, will your heady smell of sweat and scent make her come toward you -- or run the other way? Keep reading to find out.

By Laurie L. Dove