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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

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 environmental temperature. ...Read more


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Can taking the drug robinul (glycopyrrolate) for hyperhidrosis cause boils?

Can taking the drug robinul (glycopyrrolate) for hyperhidrosis cause boils?

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

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I suffer from excessive sweating and post nasal drip. Which specific anticholinergic drugs will help with these problems? (Only name anticholinergic drugs, do not provide other treatment ideas.)

I suffer from excessive sweating and post nasal drip. Which specific anticholinergic drugs will help with these problems? (Only name anticholinergic drugs, do not provide other treatment ideas.)

Odd question: Never run into a patient with a problem who was adamantly against options for treatment. Of course, it'd be different if someone were asking a homework or test question & needed a specific response. Otherwise, your constraint makes no sense whatever. These boards are intended for clinical problems & real patients. You as well as Your neighbors could Google the answer to your question. Cheers! ...Read more

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How can I cure hyperhidrosis?

How can I cure hyperhidrosis?

Potential surgery: Sympathectomy performed thoracoscopy can be very effective. ...Read more

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How do you cure hyperhidrosis?

How do you cure hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis: Hyperhidrosis of the underarms can be "cured" with suction curettage or miraDry. 86% of our patients only need a SINGLE miraDry procedure to treat axillary hyperhidrosis. We are a Platinum Plus Provider for miraDry. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from hyperhidrosis?

I'm 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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How can you control hyperhidrosis?

How can you control hyperhidrosis?

Treatment options: The treatment options are: antiperspirant, oral medications, iotophoresis (electrical shocking of the sweat glands- very easy to do) and Botox injection (very effective but temporary). For more info go to:: http://www. Sweathelp. Org/english/ good luck. ...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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How should I cure hyperhidrosis at home?

How should I cure hyperhidrosis at home?

Hyperhidrosis: You can't cure hyperhidrosis at home but you can control it with typical treatment as: antiperspirants, anticholinergic medications, iontophoresis (they sell a portable machine you can use at home). Other effective treatment options not done at home are: Botox injections. Surgery also a last resort option. ...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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How do I use hyperhidrosis oral medication?

How do I use hyperhidrosis oral medication?

Twice daily: If the medication you mean is robinul, (glycopyrrolate) it is generally taken twice daily. ...Read more

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How can I easily cure hyperhidrosis? 16 boy

No easy cure: Excessive sweating, or hyperhydrosis is a condition characterized by dysfunction of the sympathetic nervous system. Generally, patients are assessed by a dermatologist, who may initially try oral medications to control the sweating. If medical therapy fails, hyperhydrosis patients may be offered direct Botox injections within the sweat glands, or surgical sympathectomy. ...Read more

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How can I keep my hyperhidrosis under control?

How can I keep my hyperhidrosis under control?

Depends: On where it is. Occasionally cholinergics may work if drysoll does not. If it is underarm or palms there are treatments that are more invasive at the level of the vagal nerve (botox or surgical). See a dermatologist with an interest in hyperhidrosis. ...Read more

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Is there anything you can do for hyperhidrosis?

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 more

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What are the signs that you have hyperhidrosis?

What are the signs that you have hyperhidrosis?

Sweating: You may have excessive sweating which is usually localized to one or a few areas of the body. Most commonly the hands, axillas, feet. It can also be localized to the face. ...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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Are there any other remedies for hyperhidrosis?

Are there any other remedies for hyperhidrosis?

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 more

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Are there any good oral meds for hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis: To begin with oral hyperhidrosis (h)medications are not for every kind of h. They are best suited for patients with certain types of excessive sweating—people with excessive facial sweating, cranio-facial hyperhidrosis, generalized hyperhidrosis, and those who have not had success using other first-line therapies such as clinical strength antiperspirants, iontophoresis, botox, or combinations. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hyperhidrosis and I need help?

What to do if I have hyperhidrosis and I need help?

First 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 more

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Tips on how hyperhidrosis can be cured or cleared off?

Tips on how hyperhidrosis can be cured or cleared off?

Maxim...: ...Is an otc antiperspirant, available online, that I've found effective (no financial interest). If that doesn't work, the drionic device (also available online) is effective for some. Oral prescription medications are available, but they tend to cause side effects and I try to avoid them whenever possible. Sometimes they are necessary, though, to control this embarrassing problem. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hyperhidrosis oral medication help!?

Hyperhidrosis: This can be caused by many different issues. If you have a computer please go on-line and read the several articles about hyperhidrosis - what is it, what has caused it, how should it be treated, etc. No computer - go to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a way to stop hyperhidrosis from taking over my life?

Is there a way to stop hyperhidrosis from taking over my life?

Family physician: 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

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I'm worried if I have hyperhidrosis or something. What should I do?

See a doctor: Hyperhidrosis refers to inappropriate sweating. Sweating with exercise, stress or menopause is not hyperhidrosis. True hyperhidrosis is associated with over function of sympathetic nerves going to the hands and feet causing constant sweating. Medications are of limited benefit. A home treatment, iontophoresis can help. Persistent symptoms need surgery of sympathetic ganglion. ...Read more

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I have hyperhidrosis, but only in my nether regions. What can I do to cure this?

I assume...: ...That by "nether regions" you mean the groin area. There is no permanent cure - and anti-perspirants are neither effective nor practical - but there are several prescription medications that will decrease the sweating, if it's that bothersome. The medications do have side effects, like all drugs. ...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)

Hyperhidrosis is a condition in which the body sweats more than is needed for ...Read more


Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Hyperhidrosis (Definition)

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