Hyperhydrosis, or excessive sweating, is a common disorder which produces a lot of unhappiness. Excessive sweating happens when a person sweats more than is necessary. Sweating cools the body, which prevents us from overheating. People who have hyperhidrosis, however, sweat even when the body does not need cooling.

Sweating is embarrassing, it stains clothes, and complicates business and social interactions. Severe cases can have serious practical consequences like making it hard to hold a pen, grip a car steering wheel, or shake hands.

 Causes of Hyperhidrosis?

Most cases occur in people who are otherwise healthy. Although neurologic,endocrine, infectious, and other systemic diseases can sometimes cause hyperhidrosis. Heat and emotions may trigger hyperhidrosis, but many who suffer from hyperhidrosis sweat nearly all their waking hours, regardless of their mood or the weather.

Treatment for Hyperhidrosis?

The approach to treating excessive sweating generally proceeds as follows:

  • Over-the-counter antiperspirants – containing a low dose of aluminum are usually tried first because they are readily available. Antiperspirants containing aluminum chloride may be more effective when other antiperspirants have failed.
  • Prescription strength antiperspirants, which contain aluminum chloride hexahydrate.
  • Iontophoresis, a device which passes ionized tap water through the skin using direct electricity.
  • Oral medicines-  Anticholinergics reduce sweating.
  • Botox (botulinum toxin)-A, has been approved in the U.S. by the FDA for treating excessive axillary (underarm) sweating.
  • Lasers. Lasers can target and kill the underarm sweat glands.
  • Surgery. A procedure called thoracic sympathectomy may be considered as a last resort.

Botox and Excessive Sweating

Botulinum toxin A (Botox), a nerve toxin that can temporarily paralyze muscle, is often used for cosmetic treatment for wrinkles. Botox has also been used n many areas of medicine like in the treatment of muscle spasms and n certain types of headaches.

FDA has approved the usage of Botulinum toxin A for the treatment of excessive underarm sweating.

A small amount of Botox is injected with a very fine needle into roughly 25 to 20 spots in each axilla. This may produce up to 6-8 months of relief from sweating. The injections are uncomfortable, but use of a very small injection needle and application of local numbing creams/sprays makes them tolerable.

Palm injections cause more pain, requiring nerve blocks to numb the hands in order to make the injections comfortable. Though, the FDA has not approved Botox for sweating of the palms and soles of the feet, treatment of these areas has also shown good results.

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