Hyperhidrosis is abnormally excessive sweating that can be seriously disruptive to daily life. It can also cause social anxiety and embarrassment.
Managing excessive sweating
You may have already been through this list of suggestions but they are well worth trying:
- Use antiperspirant
- Bathe daily
- Choose socks and shoes made of natural fibres
- Change socks often
- Air your feet
- Choose clothing to suit your activity
If none of that works and you are still aware of excessive sweating, then you could try Driclor. This is a very strong antiperspirant and can be used under the arms or on hands and feet. Made from aluminium chloride, it works by blocking sweat glands and diminishing sweat flow. It is usually applied at night and can be purchased online.
It can have a downside in some people, however. It can make skin very itchy and sensitive but it has a high success rate.
Other treatments for excessive sweating
If you see no improvement with Driclor, then you may consider Botulinum Toxin A. A qualified practitioner, like myself, can mark out the distribution of the sweat glands in your arm pit and then inject the toxin. This acts by temporarily blocking the chemical messenger that causes sweating. Treatments take 40 minutes and last 6 months or more.
If you would like to book a consultation or treatment at Dr Camilla Hill’s Clinic, call 07864 922453 or 01527 280 820, email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete our contact form.