Hyperhidrosis

Sweating Excessively? Here are Sure Ways to Treat Hyperhidrosis

Sweating is a natural body process when our sweat glands are activated when we feel hot, undergo strenuous physical activities and when in stressful situations. It is not normal to sweat excessively even when under these circumstances or worse, when you engage only in light regular activities.

Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis brings lots of adverse consequences. It is embarrassing and can ruin your day. It stains clothes, makes you look less composed and may cause you to lose your confidence. Excessive sweating can negatively affect your romantic, social and business interactions or relationships.

Ways to Treat Excessive Sweating

Understanding the underlying causes for your hyperhidrosis is the key to effectively treating the condition. There are effective ways to treat hyperhidrosis that your doctor can prescribe depending on your situation.

 

1. Antiperspirants

Over-the-counter antiperspirants that contain small amounts of metal salts, usually aluminum, or the more effective type containing aluminum chloride are the usual first remedy one can turn to. They are readily available and convenient to use. When these fail, prescription strength antiperspirants that contain aluminum chloride hexahydrate may be tried. It is applied at night time for two to three days in a row then once a week thereafter. This treatment has been found useful for patients especially with excessive underarm sweating.

 

2. Ionphotoresis

Ionphotoresis is a device that allows ionized tap water to pass through the skin using direct electricity. It is believed to work by temporarily blocking the sweat duct. The procedure using ionphotoresis involves conducting an electric current to the patient’s skin a few times a week, with the session lasting 10 to 20 minutes each. It is to be followed by a maintenance program that consists of treatments at one to three-week intervals.

 

3. Oral Medication

Another method to treat and manage excessive sweating is by taking in oral prescription medications. These medications are typically formulated to limit the sweat that your body produces, such as preventing the stimulation of sweat glands. Oral hyperhidrosis medications are normally given to patients suffering from generalized hyperhidrosis, cranio-facial hyperhidrosis or excessive facial sweating, and those who are simply not successful in using other therapies including antiperspirants, iontophoresis, and Botox.

 

4. Botox

The procedure is carried out by doing multiple injections, a few cm apart into your armpits. The procedure lasts between 15-20 minutes and should not cause any discomfort. The treatment lasts between four and seven months. Once it starts to wear off, you need to have it again if you want to keep the effect going.

 

Say Goodbye to Excessive Sweating

If you want to properly manage hyperhidrosis and get rid of all the excessive sweat your body produces, including the embarrassment it brings along, there are various ways to do so as enumerated above. For quick, painless, and effective method that will bring your confidence back in no time, consult schedule a free consultation here with us at Komao Medical.