Hyperhidrosis is defined as excessive sweating, and it usually involves the underarms, hands and feet. Individuals can experience this condition in an overall generalized sense or localized affected area. It can be an embarrassing and uncomfortable problem. Excessive sweating is embarrassing not only because of the obvious wetting and staining of your clothing, but also because it is commonly associated with an offensive odor. We offer a proven perspiration reduction method that reduces excessive sweating along with the odor that sweat produces.
If antiperspirants won’t work to reduce perspiration, BOTOX® or Dysport® will. More than a few starlets at the Academy Awards ceremonies have used BOTOX® under their arms to avoid marring their appearance and staining their expensive gowns. These quick treatments reduce perspiration effectively for many months. Say goodbye to sweaty hands, sweaty feet and sweaty underarms with BOTOX® or Dysport®. One half-hour treatment usually last a year or more.
The primary symptom of hyperhidrosis is wetness.
Diagnosis of Hyperhidrosis
- Starch-iodine test: An iodine solution is applied to the sweaty area. After it dries, starch is sprinkled on the area. The starch-iodine combination turns a dark blue color wherever there is excess sweat.
- Paper test: Special paper is placed on the affected area to absorb the sweat, and then weighed. The heavier it weights, the more sweat has accumulated.
You may be also be asked details about your sweating, such as:
- Location: Does it occur your face, palms, or armpits, or all over the body?
- Time pattern: Does it occur at night? Did it begin suddenly?
- Triggers: Does the sweating occur when you are reminded of something that upset you (such as traumatic event)?
- Other symptoms: Weight loss, pounding heartbeat, cold or clammy hands, fever, lack of appetite.
There are surgical and non-surgical treatment plans and options available as there are many different levels of this condition.
Treatments for Hyperhidrosis
- Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy