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How To Stop Excess Sweating
Hyperhidrosis: Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating of the underarms, palms, or soles of the feet or breasts. Treatment may involve over-the-counter antiperspirants, prescription antiperspirants, iontophoresis, medications, surgery, and botox. I prescribe 3% topical glycoyrrolate to be used as needed. ...Read more
See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Meds and surgery: While it depends upon what you mean by excess sweating and where it is occurring, there is a condition called hyperhydrosis that will cause people to sweat excessively in their armpits, palms, feet, and sometimes neck and upper chest. There are prescription antiperspirants that can be used, but there is also a surgical procedure called a sympathectomy that can be used to decrease sweating. ...Read more
Primary focal: For mild primary focal (axillary) hyperhidrosis is: otc antiperspirants containing low dose metal salt (usually aluminum). For mild to moderate & unresponsive cases: rx strength 20% alcl in ethanol (drysol) or 6.25% aluminum tetrachloride (xerac) + baking soda applied next am can be tried. Topical Glycopyrrolate available through compounding pharmacies is another option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Excessive sweating: You won't be able to until you have seen your doctor who will review your history, examine you, and likely order tests. If that does not give the answers you and the doctor want you would be referred a specialist. ...Read more
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