These substances are typically the first line of defense against excessive sweating. Antiperspirants decrease the release of sweat and absorb odor-causing moisture. They are available over-the-counter or in prescription strength.
This treatment delivers a mild electrical current through water to block the output of sweat. It is often used for excessive sweating of the hands and feet, and can be done at home.
Botox blocks the chemical that activates the body’s sweat glands. It is used to treat severe sweating under the arms, as well as the palms and soles. You usually return to normal activity the same day as treatment. Repeated treatment is often required to maintain the effect.
Glycopyrrolate and oxybutynin are in the class of medications called anticholinergics. They decrease excessive sweating by preventing stimulation of the sweat glands. They may be prescribed when sweating takes place in more than one place on the body. Anticholinergics can be associated with side effects such as dry eyes and dry mouth.
Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy
When conservative treatment options fail, our dermatologists may recommend this minimally invasive surgical option. It is performed by a cardiothoracic surgeon, who destroys the nerves that control sweating in the part of your body that's affected. This procedure is only considered for the most severe cases of hyperhidrosis.