Hyperhidrosis is a condition that is most known for the symptoms of excessive sweating. The condition is also identified as polyhidrosis or sudorrhea. Either way, the condition isn’t a threat to one’s life. It is, however, quite inconvenient for the person who has it and can be embarrassing and traumatic, and often indicative of an underlying health condition (i.e., hormonal or thyroid issues).
While this condition may seem overwhelming, there are certainly methods out there that can be used to reduce the symptoms:
1. Prescription deodorant and antiperspirant
Using prescribed deodorants can be a very natural and simple way of getting rid of excessive sweating. Everyone already uses deodorant so this option can be very appealing to someone who is new to experiencing this condition. A doctor will most likely suggest antiperspirants that contain ingredients such as aluminum chloride. Common prescriptions may include Drysol or Xerac Ac. One should also take into consideration the side effects of using this treatment such as irritable eyes and skin. On a positive note, once the prescribed antiperspirant is applied to the skin at night, it starts to kick in. Upon waking up and washing the treatment off, one should be able to feel the difference. The skin should feel more dry. This option is most effective when done carefully and in avoidance of the eye area.
2. Prescription creams
When using prescription creams to take care of excessive sweating, one should keep in mind that the product contains glycopyrrolate. This kind of product may be best for someone who is prone to irritated skin and experiences an irritable sensation from prescribed antiperspirants.
Using creams to combat respiratory conditions may be an excellent option for those who need a gentle treatment. This option may help with excessive sweating that comes from the area of the face.
3. Botulinum toxin injections
This treatment can be generally identified as Botox. Many people have heard of this option but do not realize how beneficial it can be to individuals who are prone to excessive sweating. This treatment is one of many nerve blocking medications. It can be painful at times and one may experience muscle weakness. Botox for hyperhidrosis comes to effect any time from 6 to 12 months and has to be done repeatedly. It can be a stable option for someone who likes to make sure that they are on track and are taking care of their conditions effectively.