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Is there anything you can do for hyperhidrosis?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Different things

There various topical medications that help hyperhidrosis.
If those do not work, for hyperhidrosis of the hands and armpits, surgery via vats sympathectomy is up to 90-95% effective. http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/surgery/specialties/cardio/thoracicsurgery.html.

In brief: Different things

There various topical medications that help hyperhidrosis.
If those do not work, for hyperhidrosis of the hands and armpits, surgery via vats sympathectomy is up to 90-95% effective. http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/surgery/specialties/cardio/thoracicsurgery.html.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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