Doctor insights on:
Options: Best care starts first in family physician's office. Surgery can be quite successful for appropriate candidates. While done often by experienced thoracic surgeons (vats), it is chest surgery (major surgery). There are risks and benefits. Appropriate candidates should be selected. This link to consensus: http://goo.Gl/voqx5. ...Read more
Over-active sweating: Hyperhidrosis refers to excessive sweating, typically of the palms, soles of feet, and/or underarms, that occurs when the person is not hot. People who have it avoid shaking hands because they are embarressed by their constantly sweaty palms. Multiple treatments are available. You should go to sweathelp.org for more information. ...Read more
Yes: A lot of people used it and it is helpping them, there are side effect. ...Read more
Antiperspirants: It's best to let the body do what it needs to, i.e., sweat out toxins (of which there are far too many in our world today). If using an antiperspirant consider using it sparingly, for big events rather than daily. Avoid odorous foods such as garlic and onions on those days when you want to stay especially fresh and clean-smelling. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Antiperspirants: Once size does not fit all. I would start at your local grocery and spend some time looking at the information on each of the available products. When you find one you think will work best start by taking the smallest, least expensive product. you hope will work. ...Read more
Antiperspirant: Begin with the same thing sold for under arms. It is very important to apply to DRY skin. A dermatologist can work with you. You might try 20% or even 35% aluminum chloride, always on completely dry skin. Covering with saran wrap or plastic gloves for a few hours twice a week often makes the antiperspirant more effective. Surgery, pills, botox not to be considered except in rare cases. ...Read more
Yes: Botox injected in the skin is effective for temporary reduction of sweating. It is commonly used in armpits but also in the palms and soles. As previously mentioned it takes several days to start working and lasts about 6 months. When injected into the palms the patient needs to know there may be mild transient weakness of grip that likely won't bother a sedentary person but may trouble a laborer. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Biofeedback: Biofeedback is a technique of training which allows a person to control facets of their autonomic nervous system. Often used for migraine and other chronic pain patients when trying to control things such as blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing patterns...I don't see why the technique couldn't be used to influence the autonomic system where sweating were concerned. Interesting possibility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Robinul (glycopyrrolate): Serious reactions for Robinul (glycopyrrolate) include: anaphylaxis, intestinal obstruction, heat stroke, seizures, arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest. Common reactions include: dry mouth, vomiting, constipation, flushing, headache, urinary retention, urinary hesitancy, blurred vision, palpitations, tachycardia, anhidrosis, dysgeusia, and lactation suppression but not boils. ...Read more
Find the cause: If the sweating is widespread it could mean you have a disease process that could be treated instead of just covering the symptoms. If it is just underarm sweat, botox injections, and some new energy treatments (ultrasound, RF, laser) can be used. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I use drysol for hyperhidrosis & sometimes it controls the sweating. I've also taken glycopyrollate po, it worked but caused side effects. Any ideas?
Drysol sweating: Drysol only works well if it is used properly. Have to blow dry the skin first before using it! need to get all the sweat dried out first before applying it. Use daily for a week, then every other day the second week then every 3rd day the third week then weekly forever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would applying Drysol to palms of hands help if you suffer from the TOP of the hand being red (due to hyperhidrosis)? If not, how to lessen redness?
HUH???: Hyperhidrosis does not cause redness of the dorsum [top] of the hand. Exactly which topical antibiotic? Why? Topical antibiotic and latex allergy certainly can make hands red. Why Benadryl? Used mostly as a sleep aid, should not be used except at bedtime. Echinacea is a waste of money. ...Read more
Hyperhidrosis: Texas wedding is a frequent problem on my hands and under arm areas. In fact sometimes on the feet it can be so bad that the patient actually rocks his or her shoes with all the swelling. You might ask your dermatologist about Drysol which is a special solution of aluminum chloride which is applied in certain ways and you might find this very helpful. There are also internal medications. ...Read more
Sweat Treatment: Excessive sweat is easy to treat with Botox injections. These are very tiny injections and not usually uncomfortable. The treatment should last at least 6 months and is often covered by insurance. Alternatively, one can use clinical strength antiperspirant available off the shelf. The secret is to apply it at night before bed. It can be washed in the morning and will still work. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Antiperspirant: I would start at your local pharmacy that will guide you through the over-the-counter options. ...Read more
Depends: Is it only in the thighs ? When does it occur - when its hot, during strenuous activity? There are topical treatments like certain dri, drysol. There also medications that are prescribed like robinul (glycopyrrolate). Surgery may be option but it is usually not done for thighs only. ...Read more
Excessive sweating: If you have excessive sweating in your palms you can try a prescription antiperspirant called Drysol. Apply once a day. If you are having other symptoms with this such as weight loss, diffuse sweating, elevated heart rate consider a thyroid or other endocrine issue and see your doctor ...Read more
No: See a dermatologist to find the cause and treatment for your hyperhydrosis. ...Read more
in sufficient histor: You do not say if you sweat all over or just in certain places such as your armpits and the palms of your hands.If you sweat all over excessively you should see an endocrinologist. ...Read more
I suffer from hyperhidrosis and sialorrhea. Are these two related? I have researched both and have the symptoms of both.
Possibly yes: There are a number of conditions that can cause hyperhidrosis (excess sweating) and sialorrhea (excess saliva). Motion sickness is the most common cause of these symptoms together. They can also be seen with rare conditions, such as serotonin syndrome, tetanus, rabies, scorpion stings, and black widow spider bites. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more
I'd tend to sweat a bit too much, like when i'm in a crowded area, but at home, i don't. I wouldn't say it's hyperhidrosis though. What should I do?
I had Xeomin injections in my underarms for hyperhidrosis one week ago. It worked for left side but not very well for right side. Should I repeat?
Speak with Doctor: You're very much entitled and SHOULD speak to the doctor so they can review the procedure, how much was used, and see what extra dosing could be offered (if any) for that right side due to lack of effect. Also, it could be taking just a bit longer to start responding than the left so the doctor may ask you to just hang in there a minute. Contact me at: www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more