Excessive Sweating Treatment
Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating can be control and cured. Learn more about the treatment, remedies
and cures for excessive sweating.
Excessive sweating is a common problem that can affect both men and women. Fortunately, there are several
treatment options available to help prevent and stop excessive sweating.
The treatment methods available to combat hyperhidrosis can be classified under invasive or non-invasive.
Antiperspirants are aluminum based chemical formulations that control overactive underarm sweat glands. Applying
an antiperspirant spreads aluminum particles on the skin. These particles block sweat from surfacing out.
A commonly used moderately effective antiperspirant is Drysol, usually available through prescription. With a
composition of 20% aluminum chloride and anhydrous ethyl alcohol, Drysol can be used as a topical solution for
axillary hyperhidrosis and help to prevent body odor. Keep in mind that antiperspirants such as Drysol will only
work with mild hyperhidrosis.
For maximum benefit, use an antiperspirant on dry skin at night when underarm sweat glands are least active.
Wash treated area after six to eight hours. Apply antiperspirants daily until favorable results are noticed. The
frequency of use can then be reduced.
Antiperspirant results vary from person to person. Allergies may affect results. Those who do benefit may
experience itching. Begin by using small doses of mild antiperspirant and gradually move to stronger products.
Hydrocortisone creams prevent skin irritation. Avoid antiperspirants if the skin is injured.
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Doctors may prescribe oral medication such as Diazepam, Indomethacin and Benztropine to help control
hyperhidrosis. These medications are able to block receivers on nerves in the sympathetic nervous system and are
referred to as beta-blockers or anticholinergics. Experts are however skeptical about their long term usage because
of their numerous side effects including constipation, blurry vision, dryness of the mouth, cardiac problems, and
changes in oral activities.
Another downside of oral medications is that their effectiveness may be reduced over time.
Iontophoresis involves passing mild electric current through water in which the patient immerses his/her hands
or feet. Moistened pads are used to treat axillary hyperhidrosis. Regular 20 to 30 minute treatment sessions three
to five times every week are effective. After the treatment ends, maintenance sessions are required. For this
purpose, FDA-approved machines can be purchased. Adding hyperhidrosis oral medication increases efficacy.
Self hypnosis is base on the power of suggestion and our human body has the capacity to become conditioned
through hypnosis to stop excessive sweating.
Excessive sweating is usually caused by hyperactivity of the sympathetic nervous system, when too many signals
are being sent from our sympathetic nervous system to the sweat glands causing unnecessarily high sweat
Using self hypnosis, we can calm our own sympathetic nervous system and thus reduce the activity of this part of
our nervous system, resulting in reduces sweating.
A number of studies related to hypnotherapy and how it works with perspiration also supported the idea that
people suffering from excessive sweating clearly benefit from self hypnosis. They get better, sweat lesser and live
a more confident life.
This hypnosis download can help with
overcoming excessive sweating
Invasive Treatments For Excessive Sweating
The Chinese believe that the root cause of excessive sweating is due to an imbalance of the body's vital energy
(Qi) and acupuncture can help stop excessive sweating by regulating that imbalance. Coupled with good diet habits,
acupuncture can also enhance the patient's overall health.
Acupuncture for hyperhidrosis is an FDA approved technique, with a number of people reporting dramatic
improvement in their hyperhidrosis condition after treatment.
Botox ® Treatment For Excessive Sweating
Botox ®, the commercial name for botulinum toxin type A, is extracted from the Clostridium botulinum bacterium.
An excellent treatment for hyperhidrosis, this toxic protein blocks neurotransmitters, chemicals that transmit
To control excessive sweating, dermatologists inject Botox into patients' underarms so sweat glands fail to receive
signals to exude sweat. This excessive sweating treatment is for those who fail to respond to topical
antiperspirants. Keep in mind that the effectiveness of the treatment is only temporary and you will need more
injections after four to eight months.
Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy
Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) the surgical procedure for treating hyperhidrosis is recommended when
traditional non invasive treatments fail. This is a minimally invasive surgical procedure which can permanently
cure hyperhidrosis. The procedure involves strategic clamping or the removal of a part of the sympathetic nerve
along your spine and back to block the chemical transmitter that causes sweating.
As with any surgery, there are risks associated with it and there are some side effects. The main side effect
with ETS is that in most patients it leads to compensatory sweating of other parts of the body mainly the back,
lower legs and thighs. About 10% patients suffer from excessive compensatory perspiration to the point of getting
ETS reversed. Common risks of ETS are bruising, infection, injury to surrounding organs, bleeding and slow