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Excessive Sweating Hyperhidrosis Treatment

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Underarm Excessive Sweating/ Hyperhidrosis
  • Sweating is a normal process by which body cools itself when it encounters increased external temperature or when physical activity increases the body's temperature.
  • Axillary hyperhidrosis is a condition where someone sweats excessively from the armpit area, which is totally resistant to all types of deodorants and other odour controlling medications.
  • It is present in 1% of the population and a family history is present in 30 to 50 % of cases.
  • People with excessive sweating, sweat up to four times more than normal person.
  • People complain that anxiety and stressful situations triggers excessive sweating causing embarrassment at work or social situations resulting in low self esteem.

Underarms sweating is triggered by-
  • Heat or cold
  • Exercise
  • Alcohol, coffee, tea, smoking, hot or spicy food
  • Stress, anxiety, strong emotions

Hyperhidrosis can be Focal or Generalized

Generalized is because of -

  • Exercise
  • Alcohol
  • Pain
  • Infections
  • Endocrine and  neurologic reasons



hyperhidrosis treatment in delhi

  • It  affects palms,armpits, soles or face.
  • Triggers are emotional stress, mental activity, thermalstimuli.
  • Cause is unknown.
  • Genetic predisposition may exist 

Effects of Hyperhidrosis

  • Embarrassment due to wet palms and soaked clothes.
  • Avoiding handshaking.
  • Impaired performance and productivity at work.
  • Depression and lack of confidence.
  • Can prevent  a personfrom a particular career path.
  • Recurrent bacterial and fungal infections can occur.
  • Difficulty with intimate relationships.

Treatments of Focal Hyperhidrosis

Lifestyle changes offer marginal relief
Deodorants are likely to cause skin irritation when used for long term.
Treatments are topical and surgical
Topical- Aluminium salts, they block the sweat gland duct. Can be used as first line treatment.
Iontophoresis- charged ions block or disrupt the sweat gland ducts
BOTOX for hyperhidrosis

Botox underarms 

  • Botox is given by microinjections into the skin for underarms sweating.
  • Botox for underarm hyperhidrosis blocks the nerve trasmission or signals that cause the sweat glands to activate, and thereby reduces or eliminates profuse sweating.
  • Relatively painless
  • Results can last from 6 to 9 months, but eventually will wear off.

FDA approved Botox for treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis that can't be resolved with prescription creams or antiperspirants in July 2004.