If you suffer from excessive sweating, you may feel like you've tried everything. Even if you feel this way, we'd like you to know that there are current treatments available for treating hyperhidrosis.
Some traditional treatments, like antiperspirants and iontophoresis, have been improved and we now know how to make them more effective. New treatments, like Botox injections, have started giving relief to those who never thought they'd find it. Physicians and their patients are also experimenting with combinations of treatments and getting good results.
Due to side effects, oral medications are not recommended as a long-term solution. Similarly, surgical options, although heavily advertised, are reserved for only certain severe cases of hyperhidrosis that have not responded to any of the other treatment options. Before considering surgical treatment, physicians and their patients must fully consider and discuss the very real risks of permanent damage and severe side effects.
For an at-a-glance overview of current hyperhidrosis treatments and the parts of the body they may be used to treat, click here.
Everyone's experience with this condition is different, so be patient and explore combinations of your options with your doctor to find the best treatments for your individual situation.