Excessive sweating (otherwise known as hyperhidrosis) is often an embarrassing condition where a person sweats excessively, for some reason more than the body requires to regulate temperature.
It commonly affects the underarms but also the hands, soles of the feet and the face. It is common in the UK with up to one million sufferers so you are not alone. The body needs to sweat to remove waste products, regulate temperature and keep your skin clean.
Effective medical management
Recent advances in medicine mean that this condition can be treated very successfully. Your dermatologist may prescribe topical applications to control the sweating or may recommend Botox injections which are innovative and highly effective at controlling hyperhidrosis. The Botox injected in small doses blocks the chemical messages sent along the nerves to the sweat glands preventing them from being switched on. This is often a positive, life-changing treatment for many sufferers.
Treatment options include:
- dermatologist consultation and prescription
- botox injections