Treatment of sweaty underarms
It can be annoying and embarrassing and isolating to say the least. But sweaty underarms (or axillary hyperhidrosis) can feel like it is ruining your life.
But there is good news: There are safe treatments available, these treatments work well, and you can choose one or a combination of what works for you.
Anti-perspirants: These are creams or sprays which can be applied over the skin. These are usually available as part of many deodarants. However, you may wish to ask your dermatologist to prescribe a stronger one if the ones available are not working for you. Apply the antiperspirant overnight to dry skin for best results.
Oral medicines: There are a few medicines which do work on reducing the sweat, however, most of them work only till you take them and have significant other side effects like mouth dryness, and constipation.
Botox: If anti perspirants don’t work for you, then an experienced doctor can inject small doses of Botox into your underarm. Botox reduces the sweating by 50-70% for upto 7 months. Speak to your doctor today to understand more about Botox.
Microneedle radiofrequency: This new treatment for underarm sweating promises significant improvement after a couple of sessions.
Surgical approaches like excision, curettage, liposuction and laser with Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy are usually discussed and rarely suggested even in the most severe cases of underarm sweating. This is because there are other safer procedures with more predictable results.
Discuss with Dr. Rasya Dixit about the various treatment options and choose one or the combination which works the best for you.
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The information provided in Dr. Dixit's answer is for educational purposes only and is not intended to constitute medical advice. The information provided should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with a qualified health professional who may be familiar with your individual medical needs.