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Hyperhidrosis ( Excessive Sweating)

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. It is most commonly associated with the axilla (armpit), but it can affect other parts of the body too. If you are stressed of embarrassing sweat patches and want a hyperhidrosis treatment, Botulinum toxin , commonly known as Botox, may be the answer.

What causes excess sweating?

Excessive sweating can be due to a variety of reasons and the most common reason is the genetic predisposition. Apart from that, secondary causes like hyperthyroidism, diabetes, or neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.

Botox is used to treat Hyperhidrosis. The best treatment for secondary hyperhidrosis is to treat the underlying cause, which will normally reduce the excessive sweating, if that is not possible e.g. in Parkinson’s disease, Botox can be used to improve the excessive sweating.

 

If you have new hyperhidrosis we recommend that you seek advice from GP in first instance so that causes of secondary hyperhidrosis can be ruled out.

How to stop excess sweating

When used to treat hyperhidrosis, Botox in the armpits is administered via a series of injections to prevent the sweat glands from excessive sweating.

  • Excessive forehead sweating

  • Excessive armpit sweating

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