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Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

If you experience chronic excessive sweating of the armpits, hands, feet or face you are not alone. At least 3% of the global population suffers from this medical condition.

If you sweat to this extreme, we know it can be embarassing, uncomfortable, anxiety inducing and disabling. It can disrupt all aspects of your life, from career choices and recreational activities to relationships, emotional well-being and self-image.

TReatment options for excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

There are several types of treatment for hyperhidrosis:

  • The first is a 20% topical Aluminium hexahydrate (driclor, applied like a roll-on deodorant).

  • Second, iontophoresis (a non-invasive device) can be a good option for those who are prepared to have regular sessions with the iontophoresis units on the affected areas.

  • A sweat gland-paralysing injection of solution (BTX) to affected areas.

  • For the axilla (The space below the shoulder through which vessels and nerves enter and leave the upper arm; armpit), surgery is an option either to the local sweat glands or to the nerves that supply them

Surgery can be a big step for many people, so if you don’t want to have this procedure and haven’t found topical applications helpful, then the injections of a solution (BTX) that targets the sweat glands could be a good option. These injections last between approximately six to 12 months, depending on the individual.