How to stop hyperhidrosis
Do you experience high levels of sweat? Do you find that you’re constantly sweating even when cool and relaxed? Do you find that you focus on wearing dark clothing to eliminate armpit stains every day? If you are dealing with excessive sweating, it may be time to speak to the team at the Skin Center of South Miami to discuss possible treatment for a condition known as hyperhidrosis.
What is hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for a long-lasting condition such as excessive sweating. Sweating may occur from the armpits, hands, feet, or head. When this condition is prolonged and occurs every day, it can greatly impact a patient’s self-confidence and self-esteem. Patients may be embarrassed about wearing certain clothing that accentuates the problem. Both adult men and women can experience hyperhidrosis, and when it becomes a more chronic condition, treatment options should be considered.
What can be done for hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a condition that can be treated in a variety of different ways. Sometimes, patients need to use the process of elimination to find the best treatment option for them. In most cases, the most conservative choices are made. Patients may want to use clinical strength over-the-counter antiperspirants or ask their doctor about prescription strength alternatives. Our doctors may also recommend certain nerve-blocking medications that can reduce the amount of sweat produced. Additionally, there are topical creams and procedures that are available through prescription that can reduce sweating. In more severe cases, our team may recommend injectables such as Botox, which can reduce the activity of the sweat glands. However, this will only last several months before more injections are needed to maintain the results. If none of these treatments work for an individual, they may be told that surgical intervention is their only option. Surgical treatment removes sweat glands in the area for permanent results.
Considering treatment for hyperhidrosis?
Speak to the team of the Skin Center of South Miami to discuss your options. Miami, FL patients can call (305) 740-6181 to request a consultation visit and initial evaluation. Our team of providers work closely with patients to ensure they have successful treatment of problematic conditions such as this.