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How to Prevent Sweat Stains Quiz
by Staff
No one wants to lift up their arm to find unsightly colored sweat stains under their arms. And this problem isn't limited to men -- women can have equally embarrassing perspiration problems. Do you know why they happen and how to get rid of them? Or, like most people, do you believe common myths about sweat stains? Take the quiz and find out.

What is the medical term for your armpit?

  • Patella
  • Axilla
  • Sesamoid

Which sweat glands are responsible for your body odor?

  • Eccrine
  • Apocrine
  • Leonine

The active ingredient in antiperspirants is what type of compound?

  • Aluminum-based
  • Carbon-based
  • Tin-based

One way to prevent sweat stains on clothes is to:

  • Apply a single, thin layer of antiperspirant
  • Apply several layers of antiperspirant
  • Shave your underarms

And the second part to preventing sweat stains is:

  • Using a hairdryer on your underarms
  • Letting the antiperspirant dry completely before getting dressed
  • There is no second step.

What product can help protect the underarm area of your shirt?

  • Dress shields
  • Hairspray
  • Fashion tape

What do ingredients like triclosan in deodorant do?

  • Block the growth of bacteria
  • Prevent you from sweating
  • Neutralize stink

A certain medical condition describes excessive sweating. What is its name?

  • Hydrophobia
  • Hypertrichosis
  • Hyperhidrosis

How many sweat glands do you have?

  • Between 2 and 4 million
  • Between 2 and 4 thousand
  • Between 2 and 4 hundred thousand

To be approved by the FDA as an antiperspirant, a product must reduce a person's sweat by what percentage?

  • 5 percent
  • 20 percent
  • 50 percent