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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
Hyperhydrosis: It not all that uncommon. Keep yourself well hydrated and wear cool breathable clothing. You can try a stronger anti persperant like certain dry over the counter. It can be uaed on the palms and feet as well. If its a real problem there is some benefit to Botox injections in the really sweaty spots like armpits. ...Read more
No.: Talcum powder will absorb sweat that has already been excreted, but it cannot prevent sweating; your sweat glands don't know whether you are applying powder or not. Several preventative treatments, both topical and oral, are available, but most require a prescription. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Sweating & Stress: Best way is to work on your stress. What are you sensitive to? What seems to trigger it? How do you respond? Psychotherapy can help you explore these areas and learn to deal with them so that your body won't have to go into sympathetic overdrive (with sweating). See your family doctor to look @ overall health. If needed, certain medications can help also. Relaxation exercises on your own. ...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
How to reduce or stop hot flashes and excessive sweating from menopause but without HRT because I'm breast cancer survivor?
Damiana, menopause: Damiana has been widely used, and is reportedly useful for a number of conditions, including imbalanced female hormones. Many women have reported reduction in night sweats and vaginal dryness associated with menopause. It is best taken as a tincture. Black Cohosh is another consideration, but use should be limited to short periods of time due to the potential for liver damage. ...Read more
Needs eval: Dear ddoor4ul, night sweats can happen due to hormonal changes (especially in perimenopausal women) but also due to a variety of other conditions, the most concerning being cancer. Please schedule an virtual consult to discuss further about this symptom. I hope this gives you guidance. ...Read more
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