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The Best Treatments For Excessive Sweating

Updated on August 5, 2011
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Excessive sweating is a problem for many people around the world. There are various causes for this condition and sometimes the specific cause cannot be determined. Regardless of the cause of the sweating, what matters to the people who suffer from this condition is how to treat it. Listed below are several options.


Treatments For Primary Localized Sweating

There are several different ways to get help when you suffer from excessive sweating and here is a list of many of them. They range from things you can easily handle at home to complex surgical options. The first thing that needs to be determined is whether you are suffering from primary localized sweating or generalized sweating.

If you suffer from primary localized sweating, it means that your problems are limited to specific areas of your body and both sides of your body are affected.

If this is the case, many people have seen positive results from using prescription sprays or lotions that work as antiperspirants. Medications can also be prescribed that stop your sweat glands from working so effectively.

Other options include a treatment that uses Botox to stop your nerves from prompting the sweat glands to work. This has been found to be especially effective for underarm sweating.


Surgical Options

There are several surgical options available to help if you are suffering from excessive sweating. Surgery is a substantial commitment so you should carefully consider the potential risks related to the extent of your sweating problems. Although these procedures are considered both safe and effective, any kind of surgery poses its own risks.

One surgical approach is to remove some of your sweat glands through a surgical procedure. This procedure would focus on the specific problem areas that you have.

Another popular option deals with a nerve that runs through your chest. This is a nerve that triggers excessive sweating in various parts of our body. During this procedure, this nerve is cut so that it is no longer effective.

Each of those procedures will provide you with different results, so you should discuss them both in detail before making your decision. It’s important to gather as much information as you can to make sure that you have the highest chance of being happy with the results.


Treatments For Generalized Sweating

The most common cause for generalized sweating is an underlying medical condition of some kind. That means the focus of trying to treat this specific kind of sweating (usually referred to as primary focal hyperhidrosis) is focused on the specific medical condition. Since there are other medical conditions to take into account, it also makes this type of sweating much more difficult to treat.

The best case scenario is to identify the health problem that is the cause of your sweating and fix the problem. However, sometimes it isn’t quite that easy to handle. It may be difficult to determine the specific cause of your sweating and other times the condition may not be one that can be cured.

Other causes of generalized sweating are reactions to specific types of medications. If this is the case, you can try other types of medicine, but you may not have any other options.

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