Excessive Sweating

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition wherein a person sweats profusely and unpredictably. The sweating happens even at rest and in cool conditions. Most commonly excessive sweating is noted in the palms, soles and in underarms. Patients complain of the paper getting wet while writing, hands and feet are always wet, or noticeable sweating that soaks through clothes.

This condition can have a significant impact on the quality of life.

The Causes of Hyperhidrosis

  • Idiopathic: Sometimes there is no reason behind excessive sweating
  • Associated pre-existing medical condition
  • As a side effect of some medication

Treatment Options for Hyperhidrosis

They block the sweat glands and thus reduce sweat production.

Oral medications are prescribed for hyperhidrosis with fairly promising results.

This procedure involves immersion of the affected area in an ionized solution with an electric current of low voltage. The procedure must be repeated at least 4 times a week for 30-40mins.

Botox is a US FDA-approved treatment option for excessive sweating. The treatment offers control of excessive sweating for up to 6-9 months, requiring repeated sessions of treatment. It is proving to be the most promising treatment modality for excessive sweating.

This is the latest treatment option for excessive sweating demonstrating significant improvement. It is an effective, safe and non-invasive procedure. Repeated sessions are required to achieve a complete response.


Antiperspirants are not harmful to the body. But they can have some side effects such as causing irritation to the area applied in the form of redness and itching.

Medications can help reduce hyperhidrosis but can have some side effects such as dry mouth, urinary retention, constipation, nausea and vomiting.

Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis is completely safe. It has been approved by US FDA as an effective treatment method to treat excessive sweating.


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