Hyperhidrosis | ShinagawaPh Doctors Blog


Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that occurs when the temperature isn’t hot and you’re not doing any strenuous activities. In some people who have this condition, the sweat literally drips off their hands. This condition often affects the palms of the hands, soles of the feet and underarms.

Sweating is your body’s mechanism to cool itself. Your nervous system automatically triggers your sweat glands when your body temperature rises. Sweating also normally occurs, especially on your palms, when you’re nervous.

There are several treatment options for excessive sweating, one of which would be the use of aluminum chloride, iontophoresis, botulinum toxin A injection and surgical procedure.

Botulinum toxin A injection is an option that usually works well for armpit sweating. Treatment consists of many small injections just under the skin in the affected areas. The botulinum toxin stops the nerves in the skin that control the sweat glands from working. The downside of botulinum toxin is that the effect usually wears off after 6-12 months. Therefore, to keep working, the treatment needs repeating when the effect wears off.

Consult a physician who is able, capable AND trained appropriately in providing every option of care for the specific type of hyperhidrosis you have. This includes topical therapy if appropriate, medication if appropriate, iontophoresis if appropriate, Botulinum toxin A injections if appropriate, or surgery if appropriate.

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