Hyperhidrosis Treatment

Hyperhidrosis treament usually include antiperspirants which can be bought over the counter or those which are prescribed by the doctor.

Hyperhidrosis is the excessive sweating of the underarms, soles and palms, and will most likely occur in people who are healthy. The excessive sweating is a common disorder that can produce discomfort and even embarrassment since too much seat can stain clothes which negatively affects social and business interactions. Excessive sweating can also affect the daily or regular activities like gripping a steering wheel, holding a pen and even when shaking hands that is why hyperhidrosis treatment is necessary.

Other hyperhidrosis treatment which suffering indiviuals should consider area microwave destruction of the sweat glands, oral antichlolinergic medications, iontophoresis, Botox and even surgery. Over the counter antiperspirants are readily available and those that contain aluminum chloride are considered more effective than natural antiperspirants. Prescription antiperspiratns containing aluminium chloride hexahydrate are also considered to be reliable. Lontophoresis is a procedure which uses a device that directly transmits electricity into the skin using tap water. The sameprocedure can be done for 10 to 20 minutes for each sessions in two to three sessions per week. Microwave destruction makes use of an apparatus that damages the sweat glands and prevent excessive sweating while causing little damage to surrounding tissues of target glands.

An oral medication such as anticholinergics can reliably reduce sweating while botox or botulinum toxin is an FDA approved procedure for treating excessive sweating of the underarm. Botox is injected into the tissues of the hand and armpit which can result in six months of relief to sweating. The injections make use of very small needles to reduce discomfort of the procedure. A surgical procedure called cervical sympathectomy which interrupts the nerve pathway is usually a last resort.

The doctor recommended aluminum chloride hexahydrate is a good remedy for excessive sweating. It can be applied before going to sleep at night for about 7 to 10 nights continuously then once a week to make sure hyperhidrosis does not occur again. The aluminum salts contained in this antiperspirant accumulate in the sweat ducts and clog these sweat openings to eventually stop excessive perspiration. This treatment is considered effective for those who sweat profusely in the underarms but in the soles and palms.

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