There can be several challenges while treating a patient suffering from Hyperhidrosis. It is a condition where the patient sweats excessively irrespective of the weather conditions. It may take some time to determine the best treatment procedure for a patient. Usually, experts would recommend treatments that need fewer invasions in the beginning.
Changes in lifestyle
When you work towards altering your lifestyle, it cannot help in curing your primary Hyperhidrosis. But it can help to enhance your level of confidence and improve your symptoms.
Here are a few easy tips that can be of great help to you:
- Stay away from all those triggers that have the ability to make you sweat more; for example alcohol and spicy foods.
- Instead of using deodorant, make sure that you are applying antiperspirant more frequently.
- Try to stay clear from restrictive and tight clothing and artificial fibers like Nylon.
- When you wear either white or black colored clothing, it can bring down visible signs of sweating.
- Make sure that you are wearing that are made of leather. Try not to wear the same pairs of shoes daily.
- Do not wear socks that are made out of artificial or man-made fibers. Make sure that you are changing your socks twice a day for sure.
- Use shields for your armpit so that excessive sweat can be absorbed and your clothes can be protected too.
When your sweating can not be controlled by a regular antiperspirant, your General Practitioner may suggest or prescribe a stronger antiperspirant for you. Often antiperspirants that constitute of aluminum chloride are used in the treatment of Hyperhidrosis. An antiperspirant plugs your sweat gland thus reducing sweat. It should be regularly applied at night before your sleeping time. It should be washed off the next morning. Regular use of moisturizers or emollients and soap substitutes can also be helpful.
Consult a dermatologist
When the above mentioned treatment or change in your lifestyle does not yield any relief from excessive sweating your General Practitioner may ask you to consult a dermatologist for advanced treatment such as using Botox injections or undergoing a surgery.
Using Botox to reduce excessive sweating
Botox has an ability to block chemical signals emitted from the nerves on a temporary basis. These signals are instrumental in stimulating your sweat glands. Thus sweating can be reduced in the injected area. A treatment of hyperhidrosis is extremely effective and may even reduce sweating in some patients up to 90 percent within a week after the Botox is injected. The dryness will be there for about six months or even more than that. As the sweating gets reduced after the Botox treatment, even body odor will reduce as a direct impact.