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Excessive Sweating Treatments

Author: Dr. Bobby Buka

Excessive sweating can be difficult to deal with and unfortunately, not all antiperspirant deodorants work. So how do you get rid of excessive sweating then?

We’ve got an excessive sweating treatment that works.

What is excessive sweating?

Excessive sweating is called hyperhidrosis and it’s a medical condition that causes increased and excessive sweating that is beyond normal amounts for temperature regulation.

It can affect multiple body areas, but it is most common in the armpits, face, feet, or palms. Localized sweating into these primary areas is more common, but generalized sweating all over the body is also possible.

In these cases, there may be an underlying medical condition unknown to the sufferer, such as thyroid problems, diabetes, or rheumatoid arthritis.

Excessive sweating can be embarrassing and interfere with an individual’s social life.

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Excessive sweating treatments

Dr. Bobby Buka provides many treatment options for patients to control and slow the sweating.

Here are some of the top treatments for excessive sweating.

Strong antiperspirants

Antiperspirants that are stronger than what you can buy over the counter can be prescribed in the form of lotion, spray, or roll-on stick for the armpit region.

This treatment for hyperhidrosis only lasts as long as the antiperspirant remains on your body, therefore this method can be unreliable at times.

Iontophoresis

This excessive sweating treatment is the application of low-level electric impulses onto the affected part of the body. This helps to momentarily curb the sweating but can be timely and rather costly.

During this treatment, you might feel a small tingling sensation in the treatment area but these electronic impulses aren’t strong enough to really shock you.

Botox therapy

This can also be effective for treating hyperhidrosis. Botox is comprised of botulinum toxin type A and this can be injected under the dermis of the skin in order to reduce sweating. It does so by temporarily blocking the nerve cells and neurotransmitters that send signals to the glands, thus disallowing sweat production.

The reduction of sweating typically lasts for six months, which is the treatment with the longest-lasting benefit for patients. The injections are safe and superior for hyperhidrosis in the palms, soles of the feet, facial areas, and especially armpits. After two weeks, a noticeable decrease in sweating results.

By request, Dr. Buka performs all of the Botox injections himself and ensures that there is minimal pain involved.

 

It is extremely important to receive the treatment from a Board Certified dermatologist, like Dr. Bobby Buka. So, schedule a consultation today to control the sweating causing you distress!