Excess Sweating

Excess Sweating

 

Why people have excess sweating?

Following are main causes;

  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Certain medications
  • Diabetes
  • Menopause
  • Stress anxiety
  • Any infection as tuberculosis
  • Or it is idiopathic

Hyperthyroidism or heavy sweating is embarrassing

  • First step for treating heavy sweating is Anti-Perrspirants

You can buy it over the counter at your local supermarket. You can use it in the morning & at night too.

  • Next step is Medical Treatments;

If your hands & feet are sweating too much you have the following options:

  • Iontophoresis

During this, you sit on your hand’s feet or both in a shallow tray of water about 20 to 30 mins- low electrical current travels through water which is safe.

  • Contraindications
  • Pregnant
  • Pacemaker
  • Epilepsy pts

How many sessions?

It is a few min session just once a week.

  • Botulinum Toxin

It is FDA approved for heavy sweating. It prevents glands and lasts for 6 months.

  • Anticholinergic drug
  • The doctor will prescribe.
  • Surgery
  • Improvement is 80% with excellent

Steps to follow at home

  • Don’t wear heavy clothes, wear light breathable fabrics
  • Shower daily dry yourself completely before applying antiperspirants
  • Use underarm liners and shoe inserts
  • Don’t order double jalapeno burgers with spicy sauces.
  • Spicy food and hot drinks can make it worse.
  • And treat the underlying conditions if any.