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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?

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 more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Excessive Sweating (Definition)

can be associated with increased sweating through out the body or just limited to underarms, face, soles, palms. It occur when one sweats more than would be expected for activity level, stress level or ...Read more


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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?

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

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Im suffering from hyperhidrosis?

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

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What is the cause of hyperhidrosis?

What is the cause of hyperhidrosis?

"The cause"?: Hi. There is no "the cause" of sweating a lot. There are countless causes of excessive sweating, and only after many causes are excluded do we then diagnose "hyperhidrosis". Have you seen a doctor about this? Good luck! ...Read more

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I have hyperhidrosis--what do I do for it?

I have hyperhidrosis--what do I do for it?

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 more

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Are there any medicines for hyperhidrosis?

Are there any medicines for hyperhidrosis?

Yes: Topicals such as aluminum chloride (ie: drysol) help stop sweating temporarily but has to be reapplied daily to be effective. Botox injections help stop sweating for 6-9 months. ...Read more

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What is the mildest solution for hyperhidrosis?

What is the mildest solution for hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis: Compounded topical Glycopyrrolate 3% used at night is very effective for hyperhidrosis and very well tolerated. You will need a prescription and a compounding pharmacy to have the topical medication made. ...Read more

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Tried and true antiperspirant for hyperhidrosis?

Tried and true antiperspirant for hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis: Compounded topical Glycopyrrolate 3% used at night is very effective for hyperhidrosis and very well tolerated. You will need a prescription and a compounding pharmacy to have the topical medication made. ...Read more

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What is the best antiperspirant for hyperhidrosis?

What is the best antiperspirant for hyperhidrosis?

Antiperspirant: I would start at your local pharmacy that will guide you through the over-the-counter options. ...Read more

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Hyperhidrosis between the thighs. What is the cure?

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

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What can I do I think I have palmar hyperhidrosis?

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

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Nobody can determine why I have the excessive hyperhidrosis. Any ideas? Thanks

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

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I have hyperhidrosis and i smell so bad it's socially ruining my life. Is there any help for me?

There is hope!: Possible treatments may include: tea soaks, antiperspirants, medications, iontophoresis, Botox and endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ets). ...Read more

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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

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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?

Relax: Use talc, anti-perspiration deodorant armpit stick, and try to relax a bit, it's probably because crowds make your nervous. Try to figure out what about crowds makes you so uptight, cognitive therapy with a psychologist can help with that ...Read more

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What is it like to have the ets surgery(hyperhidrosis)?

What is it like to have the ets surgery(hyperhidrosis)?

Ets: Please go online and type in ETS surgery. You will find a number of relevant articles related to "Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy". They are not all quite the same but you will learn a lot. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Increased Sweating (Definition)

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Hyperhidrosis (Definition)

A medical condition where a person sweats excessively, even when ...Read more