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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
MEDS, procedure: First, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) needs a work-up: hgh level, thyroid tests, & rarely carcinoid/pheochromocytoma needs to be considered. Topical anti-perspirants containing aluminum chloride (drysol) 10-20% may help. Oral anti-cholinergic med (glycopyrrolate) or beta blocker (bp pill) has helped some. Iontophoresis, and Botox has also been successful. Finally there's surgery, sympathecomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sympathectomy: The surgery can be performed minimally invasively through the chest, called video assisted thoracic surgery or vats. It involves the cutting the nerves (sympathetic chain) that causes the excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis. It is usually an outpatient procedure. There are potential complications including compensatory sweating, so talk with a board certified thoracic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Evaluation: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer