“Almost 3% of people are forced to avoid handshakes, public speaking, and even romantic dates because of hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating!”
What to do if armpits, palms or legs sweat?
Increased sweating, can shake our self-confidence, interfere with communication, career growth, personal life …
But in many cases, sweating is not a pathology at all, but simply a special property of our sensitive nervous system.
How to determine that I need hyperhidrosis treatment?
Do not forget that sweating is a normal function that is responsible for cooling our body. If you are worried about sweating armpits and the smell of sweat, first ask yourself if this is caused by natural causes.
For example, they can provoke sweating:
- Severe stress
- Physical stress
- Too spicy food
- Unusual heat
But if increased sweating has become an everyday problem for you, you should think about diagnosing hyperhidrosis in a medical center.
For more than a hundred years, a test known as the Minor test has been used for this: iodine solution is applied to the dry skin of the armpits, and after drying, starch powder is sprayed.
As a result, the protruding sweat turns purple, allowing you to determine the boundaries of increased sweating and its intensity:
- Sweat stains up to 10 cm in size indicate a mild degree of hyperhidrosis
- 10 to 20 cm. – about moderate
- More than 20 cm – about a severe degree of hyperhidrosis.
How to get rid of excessive sweating?
Remedies for underarm sweating are very diverse – these are antiperspirants, formalin solutions, and physiotherapy, which temporarily weaken the intensity of sweating.
However, all these funds either fight only with the consequences of hyperhidrosis, or require constant procedures.
The simplest and most effective treatment is to inject botulinum toxin.
Such drugs will help you to forget about the smell of sweat under the armpits, sweating of the face, arms or legs for 6-8 months.
Before starting treatment, we recommend that you undergo a medical examination to rule out such causes of sweating as fever, hypertension, lymphadenopathy, glycemia and other diseases.
How is the treatment going?
A very thin needle, quickly and almost painlessly, injects a drug containing type A botulinum toxin into the problem area.
The whole procedure will take no more than an hour, but hyperhidrosis and the smell of sweat will cease to bother you in the next 6-8 months.
This is the same “sweating injection” that solves the problem without dangerous and traumatic surgery and has a minimum of side effects.
Is hyperhidrosis treatment suitable for men?
Of course, both women and men can make botulinum toxin in the armpits or remove sweating in the legs.
In addition, this technique is universal and helps even in cases such as sweating on the face or sweating on the head.
Is hyperhidrosis always “back”?
Of course, I would like to solve the problem of sweating armpits and palms once and for all, but this is impossible.
However, during the action of the drug, self-confidence returns to many patients, as they cease to constantly be embarrassed and nervous.
Are there any contraindications?
Contraindications are similar to any other procedures using botulinum toxin: myasthenia gravis, inflammation at the injection site, hemophilia, hypersensitivity to the components of the drug.