Hypherhidrosis Treatment

Hyperhidrosis may put a big hold on one’s life, but it is a very treatable condition. When suffering from a less serious form of hyperhidrosis one can control the sweating by using antiperspirants (Deodorants are not antiperspirants! Deodorants only hide smells, whereas antiperspirants stop the production of sweat) , not wearing any man-made materials such as nylon and avoiding certain food, such as Indian food because of the spices. Also, if hyperhidrosis causes your feet to sweat, always have an extra pair of socks with you. Change your socks on a regular basis and try rubbing your feet with baby powder. This will soak up sweat and help keep your feet dry.

A severe case of profuse sweating, however, requires professional medical attention. A new treatment in this field, called Iontophoresis, uses electrical stimulation to stop the secretion of sweat. With the treatment needing around four sessions every week and also maintenance, it is highly time consuming. Also, pregnant women and people who suffer from a heart condition should not consider this treatment as it could be harmful to their health.

Botox injections are also considered to be highly successful in reducing sweating in the arm region. When injected, the botox prohibits the sweat glands from secreting sweat. But, botox brings many risks. It may, for instance, freeze the muscle in the injected area. It is also a temporary solution as the botox wears off after a certain period of time. Because of this the treatment is expensive and also time consuming.

Surgery and medication are two other options in treating hyperhidrosis. Visit a doctor to figure out which remedy suits your situation.

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