Axillary hyperhidrosis is a medical condition characterized by excessive sweating in the underarm area (axilla).
People with this condition experience abnormal and uncontrollable sweating, which can lead to significant discomfort and embarrassment. The sweating often occurs even when the individual is not engaged in physical activity or in a hot environment.
What Causes Axillary Hyperhidrosis?
This condition is typically caused by overactive sweat glands in the underarm region and or not related to regular sweating triggered by exercise or heat.
How to Treat Axillary Hyperhidrosis?
Axillary hyperhidrosis can be managed through various treatment options. The choice of treatment depends on the severity of the condition and individual preferences.
The following are some of the most common methods used to treat this condition:
Strong antiperspirants containing aluminum chloride can help reduce sweat production. These products are applied to the underarms before bedtime and washed off in the morning.
Laser Sweat Ablation
A laser is used to destroy sweat glands, which can provide a long-term reduction in sweat production.
Botulinum toxin (Botox) injections can block the nerve signals that stimulate sweat glands, reducing sweating for several months. This treatment is effective but requires repeated injections.
During this procedure, you will lay with your arms lifted and your hands behind your head. Your healthcare provider will administer multiple Botox® injections into the skin of your underarms.
After the application, you will be able to resume your activities, but it will be advised to avoid demanding physical activity for the remainder of the day to allow the Botox® to settle into the sweat glands.
Which is the Best Option?
The choice of treatment depends on your preferences, the severity of the condition, and the potential benefits of each method. It is essential to consult your dermatologist or healthcare professional to discuss the most suitable treatment plan based on your needs and medical history.
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