FAQ - Hyperhidrosis
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How long does it take botox for palmar hyperhidrosis to take effect?

I got injected a week and a half ago and sweating was reduced a bit but it didn't completely stop like I expected it to. Does it take longer for my hands to completely stop sweating or is botox not that effective?

It should usually take 2-7 days to see full result. However, my doctor did say that it may be slower for some people, so 2 weeks tops. I just had my palms done too 3 days ago. Still havn't achieved 100% dry, but some major improvements. Good luck.  (+ info)

what are some medicines to treat hyperhidrosis?

i have excessive sweating/hyperhidrosis. i would really like to learn how to "cure" it without any invasive procedures. thank you!

i feel you dear.

i have been cursed with dripping soaked wet palms that ruin paper when i write on it for as long as i can remember and from what i have read right next to getting a gland cut out of your armpit or taking some kind of disgusting liver killing medicine, there isnt anything

i have been dealing with it for a long time

when i play video games, i have a pink towel that i have to keep under my hands all the time

i have tried spray on deodorant, that just sucks and stinks, and i have tried powder, but that gets messy and clumpy, circulating air and wind blowing on me helps me the most

it might be something you have to live with

i smoke medical marijuana out here in california, and i find that a lot of times that takes my mind off of it long enough to give me some relief

i am sweating balls as a type this LOL

i am sincerely sorry for all the problems is causes you, i am most afraif to hold peoples hands, but if they care about you enough they understand and dont really care

good luck!  (+ info)

Can facial hyperhidrosis (sweating on the face) come from use of moisturizers with sun block?

I seem to sweat profusely with warn weather, activity, and any activity now that my moisurizers contain uva.uvb protection.

The condition "facial hyperhidrosis" seems too extreme to be a cause. Dunno, really.

I would say wait till it is cooler times, it is still hot out and inside all them time. You could just be hot and sweating. Or trying a different moisturizers, and see if it persists. Good luck, and I hope this helps!

Jordan  (+ info)

I believe I am suffering from hyperhidrosis. Do you know of ways on how to counteract this condition?

I sweat profusely. This condition makes me stay in air-conditioned rooms all the time. However, it is inevitable to go out to warmer temperatures especially if you live in a tropical country.

I have encountered an article which explains that titanium clips are surgically placed inside the body to hinder the effects of the nerve responsible for profuse sweating in the palms or soles.

My problem is, I sweat profusely in my scalp, face and torso. It really becomes very embarassing during 'social situations.

Help me, please!

You should take homyopathic medicine to have a permanent cure
Take PSORINUM 200 tabs.It will cure your internal system and purify your body from all the abnormallities
thanking you

vijaymohan  (+ info)

Is Ditropan safe medication for hyperhidrosis?

I have hyperhidrosis and my doc recently recommeded dirtropan. It has worked amazingly. I have been sweat free like never before. Although I am noticing water retention and bloating. Very stuffy nasal congestion other than that very dry skin and mouth. I am just wondering if I would use this all the time would it be safe for me?

These are side effect of this drug.Better to discuss with your doctor.  (+ info)

what can be the home treatment for hyperhidrosis, in hands?

I'm a student and when i write on my notebook, play handhelds, and write text messages, my hands tends to be sweaty? any home remedies you can recommend?

Treatments available for primary hyperhidrosis include:

topical and oral medications
botulinum toxin (Botox) injections
These treatments are not permanent and must be applied continually or reapplied when the effect wears off. Surgery is the only permanent treatment.

Treating secondary hyperhidrosis requires that the underlying condition be identified and treated.

Topical Medications
If over-the-counter antiperspirants do not control excessive sweating, a physician usually recommends a prescription antiperspirant. This may control hyperhidrosis for some patients with light to moderate hyperhidrosis. However, prescription antiperspirants are strong solutions which may cause red, swollen and itchy skin, and they may lose effectiveness over time. Most prescription antiperspirants must be applied several times daily.

Prescription antiperspirants include:

aluminum hexahydrate in alcohol
tannic acid solution
formalin solution
glutaraldehyde solution
Oral Medications
Various oral medications can be prescribed and may help control hyperhidrosis. Antianxiety medications can help patients whose excessive sweating is primarily due to stress-induced anxiety. Antidepressants also have helped patients cope with hyperhidrosis. However, these medications often have side effects such as dry mouth, blurred vision and difficulty with urination.

Oral medications include:

NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
Calcium channel blockers
Temporary Corrective Procedures
In this procedure, the patient uses a battery-powered device to deliver a low current of electricity to the hands or feet, and sometimes the armpits, while the patient's body is immersed in water.

Although iontophoresis is quite safe, it may be no more effective than a topical antiperspirant. The procedure is time consuming and can be mildly to moderately painful with some mild skin irritation. Frequent and lengthy treatments are necessary to control sweating. Patients who are pregnant or have pacemakers cannot be treated with iontophoresis.

Botulinum Toxin (Botox)
Researchers have discovered that Botox injections also effectively treat hyperhidrosis by blocking the nerves that trigger the sweat glands. Botox isn't a cure-all, however. It may take several injections to achieve the desired results, the treatments can be costly and painful, and the results only last from four months to a year.

Most patients with severe hyperhidrosis who have exhausted other medical treatments have the option of surgery as a permanent solution. There are basically two surgical options: sweat gland removal and surgery to interrupt the nerve signal.

Axillary Sweat Gland Removal
If excess sweating occurs only in the armpits, removing the sweat glands may help. Scars may sometimes form following surgery, restricting shoulder motion. The glands may also be removed using liposuction which results in very little scarring.

Surgery to Interrupt Nerve Signal
Mayo Clinic's surgeons have performed more than 60 endoscopic procedures and hundreds of open procedures and are among the world's most experienced with these procedures. More than 30 procedures have been performed in the past two years with excellent results. All patients have had complete relief of palmar hyperhidrosis, and, for most, additional relief of plantar hyperhidrosis. The most common side effect, compensatory truncal sweating, occurred in about 50 percent of patients, but was minimal.

Patients undergoing either procedure at Mayo Clinic start by having a consultation with the neurologist, have a sweat test, and see the surgeon and nurse. Further evaluation by others may be suggested, and patients who are good candidates for the procedure would be scheduled for the surgery.

The probability of success for these procedures varies with the location of the excessive sweating. There is a 95-98 percent success rate with palmar hyperhidrosis. Approximately 75-80 percent of axillary hyperhidrosis cases can be permanently cured. Approximately 25 percent of patients with plantar hyperhidrosis will notice some improvement. However, these procedures are not designed to treat plantar hyperhidrosis and should not be used if the feet are the only areas involved.

Endoscopic Transthoracic Sympathectomy
This procedure involves cutting the nerves that carry messages from the sympathetic nervous system to the sweat glands and completely removing part of the nerve chain. This surgery permanently interrupts the nerve signal that causes the body to sweat excessively.

Endoscopic Transthoracic Sympathotomy
Sympathotomy involves cutting the nerve chain at the second rib only as compared to a sympathectomy in which part of the nerve chain is completely removed.  (+ info)

Can hyperhidrosis be caused by a tramatic event?

My dad passed away when I was 12 (now I'm 14) and a few days later I noticed I was sweating way more than normal in my armpits. Did my dad dying cause my hyperhidrosis or was it caused by puberty or something else?

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How do you cure Palmar Hyperhidrosis and Plantar Hyperhidrosis?

I have this and it ruins everything..
I would really like ta find something ta stop it, i dont want this ta be a problem anymore,, my prom is coming up and i dont want ta have ta deal with it.. and i want ta be able ta wear flats and flip flops without my hands and feet sweating.. it is really a bother.

wowww, do i feel your pain or what?! I have it too :(
it sucks, and what i hate more is the ignorant response you get from people who dont have it and just dont understand "just wipe it off" or something lol hate it

umm there isn't a "cure"
but there are treatments. google it, you'll find a ton of stuff and blogs of real life people
there are treatments like iontophoresis, botox injections, there's even a surgery...
but i would go to a doctor first. and don't ever give up, because doctors will often just not care about it because it doesn't affect your health but just remind them that it affects your mental health because it truly does
and it takes forever to find a doctor that believes in you, but hold on
so call up your family physician :) and ask about it

i wish you luck :D  (+ info)

What is the treatment for hyperhidrosis?

I'm not sure and I need to tell me doctor. Only serious answers, please don't answer if you don't know. Thanks and have a nice day.
Antiperspirants and deodorants don't work. I've tried almost eveything. I need to know what the powder you put under your arms at night is called.

i had the same problem.
i am a neat freak and wash every day so i am not dirty or unclean, but i had a horrible horrible horrible smelling and sweating problems in my armpits!
i used eveything.
then i went to my dermo and he's a genius, he offered me HYDROSAL>
do it.
it WORKS LIKE MAGICCCCCCCCCC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hydrosal now it WILL help i swear to you good luck
ps-changed my life! literally. excuse spelling i was just excited to help u  (+ info)

What are the products available in the Philippines to cure hyperhidrosis or oversweating in the armpits?

i'm really embarrased with what i'm going through now because i'm experiencing my armpit always sweats. I tried every anti perspirant but it doesn't seems to work. I've heard of Maxim and Drysol but i don't know if its available in the philippines. Please help me

I understabd your concern. The active ingredient needed is "Aluminum Chloride". You can use a product called "Certain Dry", distributed by Nuwark Labs Edison New Jersey 08818. Telephone is 1-800-331-0221. Call or write and you can find out how to purchase this, it really works!! Good luck.  (+ info)

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