Health Tip: If You Sweat Excessively

Suggestions for treating hyperhidrosis

(HealthDay News) -- Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating.

The American Academy of Dermatology suggests these possible treatment options:

  • Prescription or over-the-counter antiperspirants.
  • Immersing hands and feet into cool water and adding a special medical device that delivers very low-voltage electrical current (iontophoresis).
  • Injection of diluted botulinum toxin type A at appropriate spots on the body.
  • Oral medication to help suppress overactive sweat glands.
  • A surgical treatment that interrupts the nervous system's interaction with the sweat glands (sympathectomy).
Diana Kohnle

Diana Kohnle

Published on June 29, 2010

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